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Dr. Wolfgang Schirp

Attorney, Partner, Specialized lawyer for banking and capital market law

  • Capital Market Law
  • Banking Law

As found­ing part­ner of the law firm Schirp & Part­ner, Dr. Wolfgang Schirp has been ded­ic­ated to the rep­res­ent­a­tion of harmed in­vestors since 1994 and has more than twenty years of ex­per­i­ence in lit­ig­a­tion and con­flict res­ol­u­tion. He is also the au­thor of nu­mer­ous pub­lic­a­tions on vari­ous is­sues of cap­ital mar­ket law. In par­tic­u­lar, the es­say “Aufklärung­sp­f­lichten bei in­ternen Pro­vi­sionsver­ein­bar­ungen”, pub­lished jointly with Oleg Mosgo (pub­lished in the Zeits­chrift für Bank und Kapit­al­mark­trecht – BKR 2002, 354), was cited in 2004 as an im­port­ant basis for the so-​called kick-​back jur­is­pru­dence of the Ger­man Fed­eral Court of Justice (Bundes­gericht­shof).

As a law­yer with the ad­di­tional qual­i­fic­a­tion as a law­yer for bank­ing and cap­ital mar­ket law, Dr. Schirp sees him­self as an at­tor­ney in the ser­vice of in­vestor pro­tec­tion and is in­volved – be­sides ju­di­cial rep­res­ent­a­tion of his cli­ents in dam­ages pro­ceed­ings – es­pe­cially in out-​of-​court cases such as share­holder and cred­itor meet­ings. Since 2012, Dr. Schirp has been reg­u­larly in­vited as an ex­pert on hear­ings of the Ger­man Fed­eral Crim­inal Po­lice Of­fice (Bundeskrim­in­alamt) re­gard­ing the re­search pro­ject “Pro­tec­tion against In­vest­ig­a­tion by Crim­inal Law”. Dr. Schirp is also a found­ing mem­ber of the Ak­tions­bund Akt­iver An­leger­s­chutz e.V., the largest in­vestor pro­tec­tion as­so­ci­ation for in­vestors of the gray cap­ital mar­ket.

Dr. Schirp stud­ied law at Kiel, Göt­tin­gen and Freiburg, fol­lowed by legal clerk­ship in Freiburg at the Higher Re­gional Court of the dis­trict of Karls­ruhe, with an in­ter­na­tional sta­tion in Brus­sels.


  • German-​Polish legal as­so­ci­ation
  • Work­ing com­mit­tee for bank­ing and cap­ital mar­ket law at the Ger­man Bar As­so­ci­ation

Other Activities

  • Vice Pres­id­ent of the ar­bit­ra­tion panel of the FDP’s re­gional as­so­ci­ation, Ber­lin
  • Found­ing mem­ber of the German-​Polish law­yers’ as­so­ci­ation with as­so­ci­ated law firms in Warsaw, Szcze­cin, Gdansk, Posen, Lodz and Katowice


  • Ger­man
  • Eng­lish
  • French
  • Pol­ish
  • Span­ish


WIRECARD disaster: Internal whistleblower warned EY as early as 2016

Plaintiff rep­res­ent­at­ives see tail­wind for law­suits against EY FT, Septem­ber 30, 2020, Olaf Storbeck | With ref­er­ence to an ad­dendum to the KPMG re­port of April 27, 2020, the “Fin­an­cial Times” re­ports that an EY-​internal whis­tleblower had already warned of ir­reg­u­lar­it­ies at WIR­E­CARD in 2016. Spe­cific­ally, the warn­ings dealt with a com­pany ac­quis­i­tion in In­dia and […]

KGAL TimberClass 1: Interessensbündelung und Vertretung

Der Ak­tions­bund Akt­iver An­leger­s­chutz e.V. ver­tritt bereits zahlreiche An­leger des im Jahr 2008 von der KGAL GmbH & Co. KG emit­tier­ten Wald­fonds. Wirtschaft­lich sieht es für die Gesell­schafter des Fonds schlecht aus. Die ver­sprochenen Aus­schüt­tun­gen blieben bisher aus! Der AAA hat den Fonds ana­lysiert und em­pfiehlt drin­gend zu han­deln! Quelle: Ak­tions­bund

WIRECARD AG files for Insolvency – Legal Action against EY is the best Way Out for aggrieved Shareholders, Bondholders and Derivative holders

Few minutes ago, Wir­e­card AG filed for in­solv­ency. This means that Wir­e­card AG is likely to be elim­in­ated as an op­pon­ent for legal pro­ceed­ings. Dam­aged in­vestors, how­ever, have the op­tion of re­ly­ing on Wirecard’s an­nual aud­itor, Ernst & Young Wirtschaft­s­prü­fungs­gesell­schaft (EY). In­form­a­tion on the Law­suit against Ernst & Young » The law firms Schirp & Part­ner and at­tor­ney […]

WIRECARD disaster of June 18th, 2020: Must EY compensate the investors?

Berlin-​based law firms Schirp & Part­ner and Dr. Marc Lieb­scher have filed their first law­suits against EY…

German Property Group GmbH threatens investors with insolvency

Ger­man Prop­erty Group GmbH (formerly Dol­phin Cap­ital GmbH) has re­cently sent a let­ter to its in­vestors ur­ging them to provide de­tails of their in­vest­ment. It also threatens to file for bank­ruptcy if they do not agree to re­struc­tur­ing the com­pany, i.e. ask­ing the in­vestors for a morator­ium and selling it to a con­sor­tium. We strongly ad­vise our cli­ents […]

WIRECARD AG: Independent Special Audit Required

The price of the WIR­E­CARD share is still un­der pres­sure and so far the com­pany has not been able to dis­pel the al­leg­a­tions bey­ond a reas­on­able doubt…

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