University of Kiel; legal clerkship in New York, Hamburg and Schleswig; 1st State Exam 2006; 2nd State Exam 2009; doctorate (Dr. jur. 2012); Certified Specialist for Commercial and Corporate Law in 2022

Consulting Focus

Dr. York Zieren advises national and international companies, shareholders and investors on the structuring and acquisition of companies as well as in various crisis situations.

A significant part of his practice also consists of advising entrepreneurs and companies in crisis and insolvency. This includes, for example, advising in the forefront of an insolvency to protect the acting persons, planning insolvency and restructuring proceedings, negotiating with all stakeholders (e.g. banks, suppliers or works councils) as well as representing insolvency administrators in national and international disputes and transactions.

York Zieren's expertise is also noted by competitors (expansion of insolvency practice highlighted in JUVE Handbook of Business Law Firms 2022|2023; "assertive, well-connected," competitor in JUVE Handbook of Business Law Firms 2020|2021; "very intelligent and very well-connected," competitor in JUVE Handbook of Business Law Firms 2019|2020; "very prudent advice, technically adept and goal-oriented," competitor in JUVE Handbook of Business Law Firms 2017|2018).

"Showing how it's done - not how it's not done."

Dr. York Zieren, Partner


  • Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg
  • German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsches Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS) e.V.)
  • North German Insolvency Forum Hamburg (Norddeutsches Insolvenzforum Hamburg e.V. (N.I.F.))
  • INSOL Europe
  • Competition Litigation Forum (C-L-F)


  • The Arbitration Law of the German Code of Civil Procedure (1877-1933) under Consideration of the Geneva Conventions of 1923 and 1927 and the Jurisprudence of the Imperial Court of Justice (Das Schiedsverfahrensrecht der ZPO (1877-1933) unter Berücksichtigung der Genfer Übereinkommen von 1923 und 1927 sowie der Rechtsprechung des Reichsgerichts)

My colleagues


Sebastian Kühn


Christine Dempe