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Prof. Dr. iur. Dipl.-Pol. Daniel Graewe, LL.M.


Lawyer, university lecturer

Daniel Graewe was born and grew up in Westphalia. After his high school diploma, he began his double studies of law and political science at the University of Freiburg. This was followed by a semester abroad in Lausanne/Switzerland and a transfer to the University of Frankfurt. There he also passed the first state examination in law. He then began his legal clerkship in Hamburg, where he also completed his political studies with a degree in political science.

During his legal clerkship, Daniel Graewe worked at the Hamburg District Court, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, among others. Further stations led him to the Federation of German Industries (BDI) in Washington D.C./USA and to the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer. In 2009, he passed the second state law examination in Hamburg. In the same year he was also admitted to the bar. Subsequently, Daniel Graewe received his doctorate on a corporate law topic from the field of corporate governance under Barbara Dauner-Lieb at the University of Cologne. During his doctorate, he already worked for an established supra-local law firm and represented numerous companies throughout Germany in labor court proceedings and in the field of international commercial law. Subsequently, he completed an LL.M. course of study with a focus on Japanese law as a scholarship holder of the Robert Bosch Foundation with a research stay in Kyoto/Japan.

After completing his dissertation, Daniel Graewe joined White & Case, a leading American law firm, where he worked for several years in the field of corporate and capital markets law in Hamburg, London and Munich. At the same time, he successfully completed the specialist attorney training course in tax law. He then worked for several years in the Hamburg office of CMS Hasche Sigle, a major international law firm of equal standing, in the field of corporate law and private clients.

After many years of teaching German and English in the fields of commercial and corporate law, venture capital and business law, Daniel Graewe accepted the offer of a professorship in business law at the NORDAKADEMIE Hochschule der Wirtschaft, a university close to the employer, in 2016. There he is also director of the Institute for Applied Business Law. Daniel Graewe was also appointed Faculty Member of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances in Vienna in 2018 and Senior Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (Fulbright Scholarship) in 2019. He is also active as a supervisory board member and editor.