Dr. Wolfgang Nockelmann

Lawyer, Attorney-at-Law (New York)
Licensed Specialist in International Commercial Law

Main Areas of Practice / Expertise

  • International Commercial Law, in particular cross-border contractual arrangements such as cooperation, R&D and distribution agreements, license agreements, technology transfer, etc.;
  • Commercial and Corporate law, in particular cross-border acquisitions and sales of companies, Joint Ventures
  • Arbitration Proceedings before national and international arbitration tribunals (legal representation in such proceedings as well as constant work as arbitrator or chairman of arbitration tribunals)
  • Product Liability Law
  • D&O Liability Issues, in particular representation of Board Members and Managing Directors
  • Industry experience, in particular in the automotive, mechanical and plant engineering sectors
  • Speaker at external and in-house seminars, in particular on International Commercial Law


  • Foundation of Nockelmann Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB in 2016
  • Deputy Chairman of the Expert Committee for International Commercial Law at the Hamm Bar Association
  • Partner at Aderhold Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • Partner at Spieker, Holtermann pp. Dortmund (today Spieker & Jaeger Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB), establishment of the international department
  • Doctorate in EU antitrust procedural law
  • Licensed lawyer since 1990
  • Bar Exam in state of New York and admission as an Attorney at Law (New York)
  • Legal Clerkship at the District Courts of Bochum and Dortmund
  • Worked at the Chairs of Private International Law, Commercial and Business Law, Competition Law and European Law at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • Studies of Law in Bochum (specialising in private international law and commercial law)
  • Trained as a Diplom-Verwaltungswirt with subsequent employment in property and real estate management at Postbank Dortmund

Professional Memberships

  • 1992 – 2013 President of the Canadian-German Lawyers’ Association
  • President (Chairman of the Supervisory Board) of the Graf Recke Foundation (Düsseldorf)
  • Author of Letter of Intent and Non-Disclosure Agreement in Beck’sche Online Formulare Internationales Handels- und Vertriebsrecht (ed. Piltz/Lewis)
  • Co-author of the country section “Canada” in the “Handbuch des internationalen GmbH-Rechts” (Zerb-Verlag)
  • Practice Group for International Business Law in the German Bar Association
  • German Institution of Arbitration e.V. (DIS)
  • ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Germany Section
  • Licensing Executives Society

Dr. Wolfgang Nockelmann
Phone +49 (0)231 222 435 10