Esther Schmidt-Naumann

Dr Esther Schmidt-Naumann


Esther advises mainly in the fields of arbitration, litigation and disputes out of court. 
She represents domestic and international clients in a variety of disputes before state courts and arbitration tribunals. She regularly acts for clients in disputes involving the law of contracts, commercial law, banking law, corporate law including post-M&A disputes, insolvency law, private international law and enforcement law for more than twenty years. A particular focus of her work lies in insolvency law, where she represents both creditors and insolvency administrators in all kinds of insolvency-related disputes including revocatory actions and professional liability.

Published Work

  • Schmidt-Naumann E. (1999) "Open Air Konzerte im Dschungel der GEMA–Tarife", ZUM 1999, page 871
  • Schmidt-Naumann E. (1994-1995) "Der Verzicht auf Betriebsverfassungsrechtliche Befugnisse", dissertation



Rechtsanwältin, Germany, 1997


Second State Exam, Law, Germany, 1996

Doctor iur, Law, University of Mannheim/Germany, 1994

First State Exam, Law, Germany, 1993


English, German
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