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Dr. Eva Schwittek

Notary, mediator (BAFM/Federal Working Group for Family Mediation) and lawyer

As a notary and lawyer Dr Eva Schwittek looks after and represents family-run companies and private individuals, in particular when it comes to succession planning, the drawing up of family charters and attending to matters involving real estate law. Within this field and concerning all her consultation work, Dr Eva Schwittek is keen on pursuing an innovative, mediation-driven approach. She also advises budding entrepreneurs and start-ups and helps them put their ideas into practice.

Since 2016 she has been practising as mediator and since 2019 she has been training others in mediation techniques. Whenever required she also conducts mediation sessions online, for example in international cases.

Dr Eva Schwittek has lived in various countries and uses that experience as well as her competence in international private and civil procedure law to advise clients. Being fluent in English and Japanese she also assists clients in those languages.
 

Practice areas
  • Notarial work
  • Mediation and online mediation
  • Company and asset succession, inheritance law
  • Real estate law
  • Company law
  • International private and civil procedure law
Vita
  • 1999 – 2005 Studies of law and Japanese (focus on legal terminology) at Trier and Konstanz
  • Lengthy stints in Oklahoma City, Peshawar and Kabul and undertaking research work in Kyoto und Tokyo
  • 2005 – 2010 Dissertation and working as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg with research stints at Kyoto and Tokyo University
  • 2012 – 2016 working as a lawyer in Frankfurt at Hogan Lovells LLP, Allen & Overy LLP, Leipnitz Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
  • In 2014 acquiring qualification as mediator at the Heidelberg-based Institute for Mediation/University of Heidelberg
  • Since 2017 working as a lawyer at RITTERSHAUS
  • Since 2016 practising as mediator and since 2019 as mediation trainer, inter alia as part of the “MiKK Training for Cross-Border Family Mediation” at Osaka University
  • Since 1/2020 notary in Frankfurt/Main and partner at RITTERSHAUS
Other activities and memberships
  • Setting up and assisting with the www.helfenFRM.de platform on a pro-bono basis
  • Member of “Wirtschaftsjunioren” at the Chamber of Commerce of Frankfurt am Main e.V./Junior Chamber International (JCI)
  • Member of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats)
  • Member of Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung e.V.  (German-Japanese Lawyers' Association)
  • Member of OFARIN e.V., an organisation that promotes school education in Afghanistan
  • Member of the Silke-Pasurka-Stiftung e.V., a foundation that is dedicated to helping people with chronic muscular disease to live independent lives
     
Publications (selection)
  • Diversifizierung der Streitbeilegungsverfahren in Japan, ZKM 2020, 9-13 [mit Moritz Bälz und Christian von Baumbach]
  • In­ter­na­tio­na­les Ge­sell­schafts­recht in Ja­pan – Im Ver­gleich mit dem In­ter­na­tio­na­len Ge­sell­schafts­recht in der EU und in Deutsch­land (Mohr Sie­beck 2015), be­spro­chen von An­ja Pe­ter­sen-Pad­berg in: ZJa­panR 41 (2016) 255-259 und von Mo­ritz Bälz in: Ra­belsZ 81 (2017) 917 - 921
  • Com­ment on the Ja­pa­ne­se Su­pre­me Court de­cis­i­on of 15 Ju­ly 1975, in: Heath / Bälz / Der­nau­er / Pe­ter­sen-Pad­berg (Hrsg.), Busi­ness Law and In­tel­lec­tu­al Pro­per­ty Law in Ja­pan: Ca­ses and Com­ments (2012) 691–702
  • Die Re­form des ja­pa­ni­schen In­ter­na­tio­na­len Pri­vat­rechts, Ra­belsZ 76 (2012) 86–130 [mit Yo­shia­ki Sa­ku­ra­da]
  • Schlich­tung, Me­dia­ti­on, Schieds­ver­fah­ren, in: Baum / Bälz (Hrsg.), Hand­buch des ja­pa­ni­schen Wirt­schafts­rechts (2011) 1371-1426 [mit Ha­rald Baum u. Fe­lix Bur­kei]
  • Me­dia­ti­on in Ja­pan - Ent­wick­lung und Pra­xis der au­ßer­ge­richt­li­chen Streit­bei­le­gung, in: Hopt / Stef­fek (Hrsg.), Me­dia­ti­on - Rechtstat­sa­chen, Rechts­ver­gleich, Re­ge­lun­gen (2008) 483-566 [mit Ha­rald Baum]

My motto

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

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