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Dr. Ulrich Münzer
Photo: Ines Blersch

About me

For more than 24 years I have been working as a lawyer with the professional title Rechtsanwalt, obtained in Germany. First I worked as a "Westerner" in Dresden. 11 years ago I returned home.

I focus on reaching solutions for my client and to avoid litigation, because I know how stressful this can be for clients.

I am not a sole practitioner in the strict meaning. I have always been working with other colleagues in an office although this was not always visible from the letterhead or the website.

As my clients often have problems from different areas of the law, none of them became my main field of practice. On the other hand, there may be useful intersections: when advising on commercial leases my experience in construction law was often helpful. Particularly cross-border cases do not reach me from just one area of practice and conflict-of-laws issues are never the only problem of a case. Therefore, a rather diverse practice is useful.

I try to understand the interests of the other side as well, in order to be able to advise my client better.

From time to time clients praise my understanding of technical issues. This makes it easier for me to state the facts of a case to the court and to examine the other side's allegations.

I like legal research work, if it is necessary. (But I know: Clients do not wish to pay for the development of jurisprudence.)

If requests reach me about questions I am not sufficiently experienced in I will recommend a competent colleague – hoping that you will ask me again about your next problem.

Particularly in order to show my international experience and the origins of my language skills here is my

Curriculum Vitae

2016Bar certified specialist in International Business Law
Since winter term 2015/16Lecturer of International and EU company at the University of Applied Sciences of Pforzheim
Since January 2005Member of the Stuttgart bar
2004 – 2007Working Group European Contract Law of the German Federal Bar
2000 – 2007Commission on Private International Law and International Civil Procedure of the German Federal Bar
1997 – 2005Member of the Board of the Saxony State Bar; strong dedication to the development of institutional contacts with Poland and Slovakia
1996 – 2004Host Firm for the internship programme of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation; interns were young lawyers from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary
1992 – 2002active in the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), the last 4 years as a member of the Executive Committee
1988 – 1991Clerkship in Stuttgart (Opted Focus Legal Drafting) with one term at the School of Administrative Sciences in Speyer, Germany and an internship in a law office in Madrid, Spain
1987/88Ph. D. studies for a thesis in comparative law with research carried out in Strasbourg, France and London,England
1983 – 1986Law studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany (Optional Focus: Private International Law and Comparative Law), Final Spanish Course for students of Roman Philology and Course of English for Lawyers
1979 – 1983Law studies at the University of Passau, Germany with completed Specific Language Training for Lawyers in French and Spanish as well as first year of English for Lawyers
1966 – 1979School education in Waiblingen, Germany. 1976 exchange student in Markham ON, Canada