Partner, Rechtsanwalt, Abogado (Madrid)

Finance, Corporate & Regulatory

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Partner, Rechtsanwalt, Abogado (Madrid)

Finance, Corporate & Regulatory


Wolfgang is a Finance lawyer and economist with deep expertise across the financial industry, lately focusing on FinTech, blockchain and crypto currencies.

As Managing Partner of gunnercooke Germany, Wolfgang will be driving the expansion of the UK’s fastest growing challenger law firm in its first international venture.

He has over two decades of leadership experience within major international law firms in Germany.  Before joining gunnercooke, Wolfgang established the Berlin office of DWF, led the Finance practice for DLA Piper Germany and was Head of the Global Financial Services line at EY Law.  He is an expert in digital transformation issues including regulatory set-ups in the crypto currency space, structured financing, M&A deals in the financial sector, securitizations, real estate finance, non-performing loan deals, equity and debt structuring, as well as advising investors and financial institutions on product development and strategy.

Wolfgang Advises

  • FinTech companies
  • Blockchain & tokenisation projects
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Investment management companies
  • Large corporations with specific technology requirements
  • Other non-bank lenders

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Executive Partner, 2016–20: DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin
  • Managing Director, European Representative, 2012–15: ACGM, Abadi & Co. Global Markets, Managing Partner Europe (boutique investment bank), Berlin Area, Germany
  • Partner, Head of the German Finance & Projects Group, 2006–12: DLA Piper UK LLP, Berlin
  • Partner, Head of the Financial Service Line, Berlin Office Managing Partner, 2001–05: Luther & Partner (Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbh), Frankfurt and Berlin

Other Qualifications

  • German: native proficiency
  • English: full professional proficiency
  • Spanish: full professional proficiency


  • Second state legal examination and PhD: Hamburg 1987
  • Diplom Volkswirt (MBA): Tuebingen 1983
  • First state legal examination: Tuebingen 1980






Wolfgang is a partner in gunnercooke Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, whose registered office is Kurfurstendamm 15, 10719, AG Charlottenburg, HRB 224488 B. All lawyers of gunnercooke Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH are admitted in Germany to practise as Rechtsanwalt or Rechsanwaltin and are members of and regulated by the relevant local Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer).