Dirk focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and commercial law. His practice in these fields ranges from transactional work to litigation. Before joining LEBUHN & PUCHTA, Dirk worked for three years in one of Germany’s leading firms, acting for large and listed companies. Dirk has developed substantial experience in matters of mergers and acquisitions and structural changes in the corporate set-up of companies. Dirk advises clients – including classification societies– in the maritime sector and other industry sectors on their day-to-day corporate issues and on their contractual matters. Dirk has very significant litigation experience including with difficult, highly charged cases such as those involving shareholder disputes, and also acts as arbitrator. Dirk has a reputation for being a committed and tenacious litigator. He also has substantial experience of maritime labour law. He regularly speaks at conferences and gives seminars on current issues. In the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2022/2023, Dirk is highlighted as a frequently recommended lawyer and listed there with the following comment from a client: “Excellent employment lawyer, actively helped shape the project”.