Dr. Andrea Tiedemann

Certified Specialist in Succession Law, Certification on Execution of Wills (AGT)

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French


University Studies of Law at Universities of Hamburg and London (1st State Exam 1983, Hamburg); Legal Clerkship in Hamburg and Rio de Janeiro (2nd State Exam 1988, Hamburg); Stipend for Doctoral Thesis of Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and Private International Law, Hamburg, Research Assistant at Latinamerican Department (1985-1988); PhD (Dr. jur.) 1992; Admitted Certified Specialist in Succession Law (2012); Certification on Execution of Wills (AGT, 2018)

Consulting Focus

Andrea Tiedemann’s main focus has been advising and representing clients from Germany and foreign countries in national and international succession and corporate law matters (transactions as well as litigation/arbitration). Her core competences include Private International Law (conflict of laws). She is equally familiar with international business law as well as international inheritance law. Having advised and represented corporate, M&A and business law clients for more than 15 years, she now focuses on international inheritance law and corporate succession. In particular, she provides legal advice on contentious inheritance disputes as well as estate and succession planning at the intersection between inheritance and corporate law. In addition to her litigation practice, Andrea Tiedemann advises in particular entrepreneurial and private clients on structuring of their estate and succession in cooperation with our tax partners from Counsel Treuhand Steuerberatungs- und Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft mbH (see also platform "TuN Wills and Succession"). Andrea Tiedemann heads the Spanish/LatinAmerican Desk and the International Inheritance Law & Succession Department.

" We design and deliver tailor-made solutions based on many years of experience with complex estate structures, corporate disputes and cross-border cases."

Dr. Andrea Tiedemann, Partner


  • Hanseatic Bar Association in Hamburg
  • Expert Committee Inheritance Law of Hanseatic Bar Association in Hamburg
  • German Lawyers’ Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein)
  • Working Committee Inheritance Law of German Lawyers’ Association
  • German Association for Inheritance Law and Succession (Deutsche Vereinigung für Erbrecht und Vermögensnachfolge e.V.)
  • Working Committee Execution of Wills and Estate Planning (AGT)
  • ELArb European-Latinamerican Arbitration Association e.V. (Board Member)
  • ELArb European-Latinamerican Arbitration Center GmbH (Managing Director)
  • German-Spanish Lawyers‘ Association (Deutsch-Spanische Juristenvereinigung e.V.)
  • German-Argentine Lawyers‘ Association (Deutsch-Argentinische Juristenvereinigung e.V.) (Vice President 2013-2018)
  • Asociación Jurídica Argentino-Germana, Buenos Aires (Board Member 1988-2013; Vice President 2010-2013)
  • Friends of the Hamburg Max-Planck-Institute (Freunde des Hamburger Max-Planck-Instituts e.V.)


  • Structural Aspects of Inheritance Law (Erbrechtliche Strukturüberlegungen), in: Wiese, Unternehmensnachfolge – Steuerliche und rechtliche Gestaltung (2021), pages 224-352
  • Choosing the Right Partner – And How That Influences our Lives. An Example from German Inheritance Law (Die Wahl des richtigen Partners - und wie diese unser Leben beeinflussen kann. Ein Beispiel aus dem deutschen Erbrecht) in: Dieners/Dietzel/Gasteyer (Ed.), Liber Amicorum Dolf Weber (2016), pages 585-609
  • Duties and Obligations of Banks and Financial Institutions with respect to Fiduciary Accounts – Special Trust Accounts and Escrow Accounts in Insolvency Proceedings (Pflichten der Kreditinstitute bei Treuhandkonten - Sonderkonten und Anderkonten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Insolvenzrechtspraxis) [jointly with Max Wesiack] in: Sladek/Heffner/Graf Brockdorff (Ed.), Insolvenzrecht, Aktuelle Schwerpunkte aus Gläubigersicht (2008), pages 305-346
  • The Modern Employment Contract for Board Members (Der zeitgemäße Vorstandsvertrag) (2004)
  • International Inheritance Law in Germany and Latinamerica (Internationales Erbrecht in Deutschland und Latein-Amerika) (PhD Thesis, 1993)
  • The Choice of Law in International Inheritance Law (Die Rechtswahl im deutschen internationalen Erbrecht) in: RabelsZ 55 (1991), pages 17-40
  • New conflict of law rules in El Salvador (Neue Kollisionsnormen in El Salvador) in: RabelsZ 51 (1987), pages 120-123

My colleagues


Christoph Oertel


Johannes Struck


Laura Kaufmann