Dr. York Zieren

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  • York Zieren
    • Languages
    • German
    • English
    • Competences
    • Corporate Law
    • International Project Business
    • Financial Crisis & Insolvency
    • Litigation & Arbitration


University of Kiel, Legal Trainee in New York, Hamburg and Schleswig


York Zieren advises clients entering new markets or new business areas (including joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions) as well as on business operations matters such as plant engineering and construction, framework-, delivery- and license contracts. 

York Zieren also advises in conflict and crisis situations, for example disputes between shareholders or managing directors, also in connection with impending or current insolvencies. York Zieren represents clients before both state and arbitration courts. 

Many of his cases are cross-border (e.g. China, Middle East, United Kingdom, USA). York Zieren’s breadth of expertise encompasses various sectors such as private equity, energy, cosmetics, the automotive and chemical industries.

JUVE Handbook on Business Law Firms 2017|2018 about York Zieren: „very prudent advise, highly skilled and target-orientated, (competitor)


Track Record Excerpts: 

  • Construction project in the Middle East (brick and tile factory construction)
  • Sale of used software-licenses as a result of insolvency (The Netherlands and Germany)
  • Carve-out (demerger) of business units (recycling industry)
  • Merger of two consulting enterprises
  • Negotiations for a Chinese enterprise concerning damages incurred through a violation of an exclusive distribution agreement
  • Enforcement of an arbitral award for an international joint venture (Turkey, Middle East)
  • Enforcement of an arbitral award against a Central American company (Panama)
  • Defense of a claim for participation in a company
  • Enforcement of claims under insolvency law in Switzerland
  • Enforcement of claims against a former manager of an Estonian trading company (also in the area of white-collar criminal law)
  • Feasibility Study on claims of a foreign investor due to state interference (Bilateral Investment Treaty, Energy Charter Treaty)
  • Representation of a foreign client in connection with the request of the Argentine Republic towards the Federal Republic of Germany to provide judicial assistance (white-collar crime)


Hamburg Bar Organization, DAJV (German-American Lawyers´ Association), The German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), N.I.F. (North German Insolvency Forum); INSOL Europe