Dr. Matthias Wurm

Contract | Commercial | Corporate | Mergers & Acquisitions

Dr. Matthias Wurm

Mergers & Acquisitions

Dr. Matthias Wurm is a lawyer at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB. As an expert in German civil law, he offers comprehensive legal advice and representation in all contract law matters to private individuals and companies. Furthermore, he has an outstanding reputation as a negotiator and litigator. Moreover, Dr. Wurm has acquired in-depth expertise from his many years of experience in German corporate law.

As a member of our German corporate law team, Dr. Wurm supports our business clients with his extensive industry-specific knowledge. On behalf of his clients, he develops tailor-made legal solutions for companies of all sizes in Germany.

Whether establishing a company, adapting articles of association or restructuring your company – Dr. Wurm is your reliable contact for all corporate law issues.

Due to his experience as a negotiator and litigator, our clients can be sure of goal-oriented and assertive representation and advice.

Dr. Wurm represents our clients in all legal challenges relating to German contract law. Regardless of the form of contract involved or whether our clients seek its creation, termination or cancellation – Dr. Wurm advises them on all matters relating to German contract law and supports them in any conflicts that may arise in this area.

Not every conflict can be resolved out of court. Dr. Wurm is ready to represent our clients in court in order to be able to assert or defend disputed claims on their behalf. Thanks to his extensive experience in litigation, he has the necessary assertiveness and knowledge of court procedures.

Dr. Wurm worked for many years as a specialist legal researcher for renowned corporations, legal tech companies and law firms. As head of a department in one of the largest consumer law firms in Germany, he and his team supported many injured parties and successfully enforced their rights.

He played a leading role in the settlement negotiations on the well-known emissions scandal of various car manufacturers and thus actively shaped the case law in this area.

Due to his work as a specialist legal researcher and book author, Dr. Wurm understands how to present complex issues in a clear and solution-oriented manner. He has many years of litigation experience and is ready to represent our clients in court with the necessary assertiveness and determination.

Dr. Wurm’s academic career has focused on the formation and management of companies and corporate governance with reference to common law jurisdictions.

Dr Wurm completed his Master of Laws in Corporate Governance and Financial Law at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. His dissertation “Die rechtliche Bewertung von Investorendialogen – Eine rechtsvergleichende Analyse” (“The Legal Assessment of Investor Dialogues – A Comparative Analysis”) was published in April 2021 in the publication series “Forum Unternehmens-, Steuer- und Bilanzrecht” by the renowned Peter Lang Verlag. One of the focal points dealt with in it is the examination of the United Kingdom Corporate Governance Code and the legal transfer of its regulations into German law.


Defended the founders and directors of a biotechnology company in extradition proceedings (company valuation: US$600 million, annual turnover: US$100 million).

Litigation counsel to a globally operating IT company (100 employees): Representation in court, coordination of foreign law firms in their legal matters.

Advised a major steel manufacturer in Oman with operations in the Middle East, Chin