Policyholders of a British insurer, such as Clerical Medical (now: Scottish Widows Ltd.), Standard Life, Scottish Mutual or Friends Provident keep asking the law firm SCHIRP & PARTNER.
Dr. Wolfgang Schirp
Attorney, Partner, Specialized lawyer for banking and capital market law
- Capital Market Law
- Banking Law
As founding partner of the law firm Schirp & Partner, Dr. Wolfgang Schirp has been dedicated to the representation of harmed investors since 1994 and has more than twenty years of experience in litigation and conflict resolution. He is also the author of numerous publications on various issues of capital market law. In particular, the essay “Aufklärungspflichten bei internen Provisionsvereinbarungen”, published jointly with Oleg Mosgo (published in the Zeitschrift für Bank und Kapitalmarktrecht – BKR 2002, 354), was cited in 2004 as an important basis for the so-called kick-back jurisprudence of the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof).
As a lawyer with the additional qualification as a lawyer for banking and capital market law, Dr. Schirp sees himself as an attorney in the service of investor protection and is involved – besides judicial representation of his clients in damages proceedings – especially in out-of-court cases such as shareholder and creditor meetings. Since 2012, Dr. Schirp has been regularly invited as an expert on hearings of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt) regarding the research project “Protection against Investigation by Criminal Law”. Dr. Schirp is also a founding member of the Aktionsbund Aktiver Anlegerschutz e.V., the largest investor protection association for investors of the gray capital market.
Dr. Schirp studied law at Kiel, Göttingen and Freiburg, followed by legal clerkship in Freiburg at the Higher Regional Court of the district of Karlsruhe, with an international station in Brussels.
- German-Polish legal association
- Working committee for banking and capital market law at the German Bar Association
- Vice President of the arbitration panel of the FDP’s regional association, Berlin
- Founding member of the German-Polish lawyers’ association with associated law firms in Warsaw, Szczecin, Gdansk, Posen, Lodz and Katowice
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