Prof. Dr. Jörg E. Wilhelm

Consultant / Attorney-At-Law
  • Position

    Attorney-At-Law

  • Contact

    j.wilhelm@azhari-law.com

  • Professional Background

     

    • 1977 – 1985 | Studied law and business administration in Saarbrücken, Trier and Geneva, Switzerland
    • 1985 – 1988 | Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz
    • 1988 – 1989 | Assistant to the executive director at AutoSound AS Radio Ltd, Saarbrücken and AusoLux Ltd., Hong Kong
    • 1990 – 1999 | Attorney at various law and tax firms
    • 2000 | Head of the legal department at debitel AG, Stuttgart
    • 2001 – 2003 | Head of purchasing and logistics at debitel AG, Stuttgart
    • 2004 – 2005 | Executive consultant and Head of partner and process management at Siemens AG, Munich
    • 2005 – 2006 | (Acting) Head of Corporate Services and Chief Compliance Officer, BenQ Mobile Ltd + Co. oHG, Munich and BenQ Mobile Group, Taiwan
    • 2007 – 2009 | Attorney and managing partner at H&P Prof. Dr. Holzhauser & Partner, Stuttgart office
    • 2007 – 2009 | Professor of international commercial law and contract drafting at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Faculty 3: Economics and law
    • since 2007 | Lecturer MAB International Business School St. Gallen, Switzerland
    • since 2009 | Professor of international commercial law at the SRH University Berlin – The International Management University
    • 2009 | Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland
    • 2009 – 2014 | Attorney and president of the Board of Directors at H&P Prof. Dr. Holzhauser & Partner, Zurich location
    • 2014 | Attorney and president of the Board of Directors at Wilhelm Trusted Advisors Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich
    • 2015 | Attorney-at-law with Azhari Legal Consultancy, Dubai Licensed Legal Consultant with the Ruler’s Court, Dubai
  • Expertise

     

    • German and Swiss trade and corporate law
    • German and Swiss tax law, each also in consideration of international aspects relating to taxation
    • Domestic and international holding structures
    • German and Swiss commercial and contract law, mergers and acquisitions
    • Compliance & Corporate Governance
    • Legal advice for German clients with common/business domicile in Switzerland, German clients with common/business domicile in Germany and economic interests in Switzerland, Swiss clients with economic interests in Germany
    • Relocation of individuals to Switzerland
    • Establishment of corporations in Switzerland incl. the domiciling thereof
    • Relocation of company headquarters from Germany to Switzerland and the reverse
    • Bi-national regulations on succession law, wills and testaments
  • Publications / Lectures

     

    • Wilhelm, Jörg E. (1992): Die Stellung der Jugendgerichtshilfe im Verfahren. 1 Shaker Verlag
    • Wilhelm, Jörg E. (2013): Compliance – Pflicht oder Kür für KMU in der Schweiz.2 Shaker Verlag
    • Lecture: Compliance: Minimizing risks – even at the core? Lecture at the anniversary event “10 years of Swiss SMEs”
  • Memberships

     

    • ZBA
    • German Society for Compliance and Corporate Governance e.V.
    • LIONS Club International, Club Knonaueramt
  • Additional roles

     

    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the DTAX AG Tax consultancy firm, Frankfurt a. M. / Germany
    • Multiple Board of Director mandates in Swiss SMEs
  • Language skills

    German, English, French