Dr. Björn-Axel Dißars
Partner, Corporate


T: +49 40 800 084 0
D: +49 40 800 084 486

EmailE: bdissars@wfw.com

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Dr. Björn-Axel Dißars is a Partner in the Corporate group in the Hamburg office of Watson Farley & Williams. He specialises in advising on national and international transactions and on litigation and arbitration advice.

Björn’s clients are mainly from the energy sector and, in particular, in the oil & gas industry, but also from the logistics and shipping industry.

Experience Open

    Björn-Axels‘ experience includes advising:
    • An oil and gas company on its investments in Libya.
    • A gas company on its price adjustments in connection with a gas storage contract.
    • An oil storage company on the acquisition of an oil storage terminal.
    • An oil company in connection with an oil price adjustment proceeding.
    • An oil storage company in connection with its worldwide terms and conditions.
    • An oil storage company in connection with a project in China.
    • An oil storage company in connection with oil storage contracts.
    • A German port authority on its relationship with the operator.
    • A German port authority in connection with a dispute with a German energy company.
    • A German hull and machinery underwriter in connection with an arbitration under ADS/DTV policies.
    • A trading company in connection with a dispute in England.
    • Trading houses and a medical device manufacturer on legal disputes with commercial agents.
    • A shareholder of an investment holding on the division of the company.
    • A medical device manufacturer and textile company on their activities in Germany.

Education Open

  • 1996: state exam, Higher Regional Court (Cartil Office), Hamburg
  • 1993 – 1996: Legal traineeship in Berlin, London (Waltons & Morse), Toronto (Consulate General) and Hamburg
  • 1993: state exam, University of Hamburg
  • 1987 – 1993: Universities of Hamburg, Würzburg, Halle/Saale

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Aktienrecht, 2. Auflage

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Hanseatic Bar Association, Hamburg
  • Lawyers Association, Hamburg

Employment Record Open

  • 2017 – present: Partner, Watson Farley & Williams, Hamburg
  • 2004 – 2017: Partner, Latham & Watkins, Hamburg
  • 2001– 2004: Associate, Latham & Watkins, Hamburg
  • 1997 – 2001: Associate, Gaedertz (formerly: Schön Nolte Finkelnburg & Clemm)

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