Dr. Axel Wenzel
LL.M. (Norwich)

Corporate LawMergers & AcquisitionsSuccession, Wealth and Foundations

Dr. Axel Wenzel<br/>LL.M. (Norwich)


Axel Wenzel specialises in advice to entrepreneurs, enterprises and foundations on all issues of German and European corporate law, in particular in national and cross-border reorganisations, company purchases, joint ventures and in connection with SE structures. As a partner of the practice group Succession, Wealth, Foundations, he also advises wealthy individuals, family-run companies and families of owners as well as non-profit or private foundations on all questions concerning company and property succession. In this connection he focuses on cross-border issues of inheritance and family law, as well as the law on foundations and non-profit organisations.

Axel Wenzel is regularly listed in the sector handbooks JUVE, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers as a recommended lawyer for corporate law, M&A and the succession, wealth and foundations sector. He is also regularly listed in the in-house counsel survey kanzleimonitor.de as a recommended lawyer for corporate law and M&A, in 2022/2023 as Top 1 lawyer for corporate law in Germany.


Axel Wenzel is a partner at Oppenhoff. He began his career as a lawyer at Linklaters LLP and transferred to Oppenhoff upon its foundation in 2008. He studied law at the University of Cologne, obtained his doctorate in law (Dr. jur.) under Prof. Dr. Peter Krebs and acquired an LL.M. (International Commercial and Business Law) at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, England).

Dr. Axel Wenzel
LL.M. (Norwich)


German, English

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