Simon Sawert has been a lawyer at Oppenhoff since 2020. He studied law at the University of Osnabrück and completed specialised foreign-language training in French law and additional training in economics there. During the course of his studies, he spent several years studying in Latin America, including Chile and Ecuador. After his studies, Simon Sawert worked as a research assistant in the corporate law department of a commercial law firm in Cologne. He also completed an LL.M. degree in International Business Law at the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). During his legal traineeship, Simon Sawert worked inter alia for Oppenhoff in the corporate law/M&A department and for the German Bar Association in Brussels. He also participated in the German & International Arbitration training programme at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main for several months and in the Latin American International Arbitration Course at CIDS/UBA (Geneva & Buenos Aires). Since 2017, he has been a doctoral student at Heinrich Heine University.
Simon Sawert specialises in commercial and corporate law, M&A, capital market law and arbitration law. He has particular knowledge of the South American continent and its trade practices and legal systems, and advises in particular on German-Latin American commerce.
Articles and Essays
El Arbitraje en la Jurisprudencia de las Cortes Superiores de Justicia de Chile – Período 2002-2020 [Arbitration in the Higher Jurisdiction of Chile – 2002-2020]
SchiedsVZ dated 25 May 2021, No. 3/2021
Zahlungszusage des Geschäftsführers einer zahlungsunfähigen GmbH als Schuldbeitritt [Payment commitment of the managing director of an insolvent GmbH as an assumption of debt]
DER BETRIEB dated 29 March 2021, No. 13, p. 280 (in collaboration with Dr. Günter Seulen)
Entlastung der Komplementärin einer GmbH & Co. KG wirkt auch zugunsten ihres Geschäftsführers [Discharge of the General Partner of a GmbH & Co. KG also works in favour of its managing director]
DER BETRIEB dated 11 January 2021, No. 01-02, p. 47 (in collaboration with Dr. Günter Seulen)
The Interaction between State Courts and Arbitral Proceedings in Germany – Unexpected Obstacles in Times of COVID-19?
World Arbitration and Mediation Review Vol. 13, December 2020, pp. 75-99