Dr. Claudius Werwigk

Lawyer, Partner

Königstraße 52
70173 Stuttgart, Deutschland
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T +49 711 222901-41
F +49 711 222901-71
E claudius.werwigk@anwalt-stuttgart.de

Areas of Specialism

Claudius Werwigk advises on company law, foundation law, the law of association and inheritance law. He advises companies, business-owning families and the self-employed on restructurings, company formation and the setting up of joint ventures, as well as succession and estate planning. He also specialises in advising shareholders, directors, supervisory board members and advisory board members on company law disputes and liability risks. Claudius Werwigk has particular experience of advising Swedish businesses.


Claudius Werwigk studied in Berlin, Lund (Sweden) and Cambridge (UK) and completed his doctorate on “Capital Raising through Intellectual Property Rights”. He has been a lawyer in Stuttgart since 2006. After working in a leading commercial law firm for five years, Claudius Werwigk became a partner in the firm in 2011. He holds a lectureship in business law at Stuttgart’s Media Academy. Claudius Werwigk speaks German, English and Swedish.


  • Inheritance Law section of the German Bar Association
  • German Association for Inheritance Law and Estate Planning (DVEV)
  • German-Nordic Association of Jurists
  • Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • Business Juniors Stuttgart


  • “Capital Raising through Intellectual Property Rights”, EUROFORUM Conference on Intellectual Property Rights in Business Transactions, Düsseldorf, August 2006
  • “How to Set Up Business in the German Market. The Main Legal Steps”, Swedish Business Forum, Stuttgart, September 2010
  • “Emergency Preparedness for Employers – What Can You Do and What Must You Do Before It Is Too Late”, 2012 Company Management Seminar of the Baden-Württemberg State Association of Painters and Decorators, Überlingen, January 2012
  • “Emergency Preparedness – Everything Ready for the Worst-Case Scenario”, BW Bank, Stuttgart, October 2012
  • “Pitfalls for Voluntary Workers – Practical Application of the Law Governing Associations”, Kolpingsfamilie Donzdorf association, October 2012
  • “Liability of Association Boards”, Baden-Württemberg branch of the School Friends Association, Stuttgart, November 2012


  • Werwigk, Capital Raising through Intellectual Property Rights, 2005
  • Sigle/Werwigk, Legal Protection for Project Financing, BW Bank Foundations Magazine I/2007
  • Werwigk, Branch Office or Subsidiary? – Legal Alternatives for Company Formation, 2007 Yearbook of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • Werwigk, The New Electronic Register of Companies and Businesses, “Schweden AKTUELL” 3/2007
  • Sigle/Werwigk, Foundations as Carriers of Appropriated Assets, BW Bank Foundations Magazine II/2007
  • Werwigk, Stumbling Blocks in German Legal and Business Affairs, 2008 Yearbook of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • Lips/Randel/Werwigk, The New Law Governing Limited Liability Companies in Germany, German Tax Law Review 2008, 2220
  • Werwigk, Reform of the Law Governing Limited Liability Companies in Germany Increases Directors' Liabilities, “Schweden AKTUELL” 2/2008
  • Sigle/Werwigk, Creation of a Foundation During Lifetime or by Will? BW Bank Foundations Magazine I/2009
  • Sigle/Werwigk, Corporate Compliance, in: Hamann/Sigle, Corporate Law Handbook, 2nd Edition 2012
  • Werwigk, The Limited Term Trust – An Attractive Alternative to the Perpetual Trust, BW Bank Foundations Magazine I/2012