Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wilhelm

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wilhelm

Freelance lawyer
* 12.01.1949, Cologne

 

Practice areas

  • International Business & Trade law
  • Corporate Law

Foreign languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Educational Background

  • 1970 – 1973: Studied law at the University of Cologne
  • 1974: First State Examination in Law (graduated with honours)
  • 1974 – 1976: Legal traineeship completed in the district of Cologne’s Higher Regional Court
  • 1977: Second State Examination in Law (graduated with honours)
  • 1980: Awarded a doctorate in Law by the University of Cologne

Career

  • 1977 – 1979: Academic Assistant in the Criminology Institute of the University of Cologne
  • 1977 – 1979: Lawyer at the District Court of Cologne
  • 1979 – 1982: Legal Consultant with the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn: developmental projects of churches
  • Since 1979: Representative in the Regional Assembly of Rhineland, Cologne
  • 1980, 1983, 1987, 1990: Constituency Candidate for the German Bundestag
  • 1981 – 1994: Chairman of the AK foreign and developmental policy for the Mittelrhine District of Cologne; Member of the Commission Internationales with the SPD Executive Committee
  • 1982 – 1983: Deputy Head of the Foreign Policy & Safety Division at the Federal Chancellor’s Office
  • 1983 – 1997: Deputy Head of Division in the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ): South East Asia, the Near East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe; after 1990: Sectorial policy, physical Infrastructure, city development, water supply, waste water disposal, waste management, residential construction
  • 1984 – 1999: Chairman of the Regional Assembly of Rhineland, Cologne
  • 1989 – 1998: First Deputy Head of the Rhine-Bergisch District authority
  • 1996: Awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1997 – 1998: Head of Division in the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ): Legal & Confidentiality affairs, Personnel – Ministry Director
  • Since 1998: Member of the Willy Brandt Commission (known today as the “One World Forum”) with the SPD Executive Committee
  • 1998 – 2010: Executive Director of the German Development Service (DED)
  • Since 2001: Lecturer at the University of Bonn, lectures and speeches at different other universities (among others the University of Trier and the Humboldt University in Berlin)
  • 2002: Awarded the title Commendatore of the Italian Republic
  • 2003: Awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, First Class
  • Since 2008: Lecturer at the Heinrich-Heine-University of Dusseldorf
  • 2010: Appointed as Ministry Principal
  • 2011 – 2012: Member of the Executive Board of the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Bonn and Eschborn
  • Since 2014: Freelance lawyer at WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE in Cologne

Membership

  • Cologne Chamber of Lawyers (Rechtsanwaltskammer Köln)

Other activies

  • Chairman of the Regional Assembly of Rhineland
  • Chairman of the Executive Board of the Cologne Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation
  • Chairman of the Executive Board of Max Ernst Foundation
  • Member of the Executive Board of ZERO-Foundation, Dusseldorf
  • Awarded the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Publications

Numerous publications on different developmental, socio-political and cultural topics

The Cologne-based law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE has for now more than twenty years, particularly generic competences in the areas of business law, including e-commerce and protection of intellectual property, the internet and the copyright laws. You can reach our experienced lawyers for a free initial consultation under the following number: +49 (0) 221 / 951 563 0. Our lawyers advise nationwide.

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