Dr. Claudius Werwigk

Lawyer, Partner
Inheritance Law Specialist
Commercial and Corporate Law Specialist

Königstraße 52
70173 Stuttgart, Deutschland
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T +49 711 222901-41
F +49 711 222901-71
E claudius.werwigk@werwigkpartner.de

Areas of Specialism

Claudius Werwigk advises on company law, foundation law, the law of association and inheritance law. He supports business owners, business-owning families and associations in corporate law matters, as well as succession and estate planning. He also specialises in advising shareholders and directors on company law disputes and liability risks. In inheritance disputes, he supports beneficiaries, persons entitled to a compulsory share and legatees. Claudius Werwigk has particular experience of advising non-profit organisations.


Claudius Werwigk studied in Berlin, Lund (Sweden) and Cambridge (UK). After completing a doctorate and legal traineeship, he spent five years as a lawyer in a leading commercial law firm. He became a partner in WERWIGK & PARTNER in 2011. Claudius Werwigk is a member of the boards and supervisory bodies of several non-profit associations and foundations. He speaks German, English and Swedish. In addition to his legal practice, Claudius Werwigk is Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Sweden for Baden-Württemberg.



  • “Pitfalls for Board Members Working in a Voluntary Capacity”, Volkshochschule Stuttgart, March 2018
  • “Drafting and Understanding Articles of Association”, Association Management Spring Conference of the Baden-Württemberg grouping of School Friends Associations, Herrenberg, March 2018
  • “Gifting and Bequeathing – Safeguarding Estate Assets through Appropriate Drafting of a Last Will and Testament”, “Die besten Jahre” (The Best Years) fair, Stuttgart, November 2017
  • “Gifting and Bequeathing – How Can I Safeguard My Estate through Appropriate Drafting of a Last Will and Testament?”, “Die besten Jahre” (The Best Years) fair, Stuttgart, November 2014
  • “Create Lasting Values – The Foundation as a Model for the Future”, Treffpunkt 50 plus, Stuttgart, July 2014
  • “Drafting Your Will“, “Lebenswende“ (Turning Point) fair, Stuttgart, November 2013
  • “Liability of Association Boards”, Baden-Württemberg grouping of School Friends Associations, Stuttgart, November 2012
  • “Pitfalls for Voluntary Workers – Practical Application of the Law Governing Associations”, Kolpingsfamilie Donzdorf association, October 2012
  • “Emergency Preparedness – Everything Ready for the Worst-Case Scenario”, BW Bank, Stuttgart, October 2012
  • “Emergency Preparedness for Employers – What Can You Do and What Must You Do Before It Is Too Late”, 2012 Company Management Seminar of the Baden-Württemberg State Association of Painters and Decorators, Überlingen, January 2012
  • “How to Set Up Business in the German Market. The Main Legal Steps”, Swedish Business Forum, Stuttgart, September 2010
  • “Capital Raising through Intellectual Property Rights”, EUROFORUM Conference on Intellectual Property Rights in Business Transactions, Düsseldorf, August 2006


  • Werwigk, Questions on the Law of Association, EVAU 2018
  • Werwigk/Hardtke, Economic Activity in Not-For-Profit Associations, BW Bank Foundations Magazine, II/2017
  • Werwigk, Reflections on the Reform of Foundation Law, BW Bank Foundations Magazine, I/2015
  • Werwigk, New Foundation Law Regulations Aimed at Strengthening Honorary Appointments, BW Bank Foundations Magazine, II/2013
  • Werwigk, The Limited Term Trust – An Attractive Alternative to the Perpetual Trust, BW Bank Foundations Magazine I/2012
  • Sigle/Werwigk, Corporate Compliance, in: Hamann/Sigle, Corporate Law Handbook, 2nd Edition 2012
  • Sigle/Werwigk, Creation of a Foundation During Lifetime or by Will?, BW Bank Foundations Magazine I/2009
  • Werwigk, Reform of the Law Governing Limited Liability Companies in Germany Increases Directors' Liabilities, “Schweden AKTUELL” 2/2008
  • Lips/Randel/Werwigk, The New Law Governing Limited Liability Companies in Germany, German Tax Law Review 2008, 2220
  • Werwigk, Stumbling Blocks in German Legal and Business Affairs, 2008 Yearbook of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • Sigle/Werwigk, Foundations as Carriers of Appropriated Assets, BW Bank Foundations Magazine, II/2007
  • Werwigk, The New Electronic Register of Companies and Businesses, “Schweden AKTUELL” 3/2007
  • Werwigk, Branch Office or Subsidiary? – Legal Alternatives for Company Formation, 2007 Yearbook of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • Sigle/Werwigk, Legal Protection for Project Financing, BW Bank Foundations Magazine, I/2007
  • Werwigk, Capital Raising through Intellectual Property Rights, 2005

Client Comments

    Dr. Werwigk has advised our non-profit organisations for many years on corporate law matters and on the law governing associations and foundations. He has provided expert and reliable support at all times, backed by his wealth of experience, on issues ranging from comprehensive restructuring to the establishment of not-for-profit companies. Dr. Werwigk is a valuable source of advice and always remains focused on the key objective, in particular when engaged in tough negotiations.

    Waltraud Weegmann, Managing Director, Konzept-e für Bildung und Soziales GmbH

    Law firm Werwigk & Partner was recommended to us in connection with our plans to establish a foundation. The carefully targeted advice and support, strict adherence to deadlines and legal precision on the part of Dr. Werwigk in bringing the process to a successful conclusion against the backdrop of a complex concept for the foundation are in our view indicative of the high level of expertise shown by the lawyers at Werwigk & Partner.

    Rainer Böttcher, Member of the Board, FLÜWO Bauen Wohnen eG

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