Dr.Dagmar Waldzus

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Dr. Dagmar Waldzus is a partner in the Hamburg office and has been practicing law with a focus on corporate law and distribution and sales law since 1997.

In the field of sales and distribution law with particular attention to cartel law as well as to licensing and franchising, Dagmar Waldzus advises licensors and franchisors when (master) licensing and franchising agreements are being set up and elaborated. She drafts and reviews the entire contractual documentation associated therewith and supports start-up-companies  as well as established franchise systems to set up, develop, structure, expand and optimize their franchise businesses.

Another focus of Dagmar Waldzus’ work relates to corporate law / M&A where she specializes in accompanying transactions and providing advice for business transactions. She advises companies on all matters relating to corporate law, particularly with regard to restructuring and joint venture participations in Germany and abroad as well as with regard to corporate governance issues. Dagmar Waldzus develops corporate compliance programs, drafts internal guidelines and principles (code of ethics / code of conduct) designed to enforce ethical behaviour within the company and dedicated to combat corruption. She further assists companies in implementing corporate compliance programs and regularly gives presentations on topics related to corporate governance.

Dagmar Waldzus is a regular speaker on franchise issues at (international) conferences of the IBA, the IFA, the DFI (German Franchise Institute) and the DFV (German Franchise Association). In the Juve Handbook of Commercial Law Firms in Germany 2016/2017 she is named as recommended lawyer for Corporate Law, Compliance, and Distribution Law (“one of the most distinguished distribution lawyers”).

Dagmar Waldzus is also listed in the Who’s Who Legal Franchise 2016 as a leading franchise law practitioner in Germany.

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Publications

Dr. Dagmar Waldzus // International Franchising Newsletter, September 2016, International Bar Association, Legal Practice Division

Digital transformation: special challenges for franchise systems

Dr. Dagmar Waldzus // BetriebsBerater, Heft 9 vom 29.02.2016, S. 515 - 523

„Compliance im Franchising: Darf’s ein bisschen mehr sein? – Neue Herausforderungen für Franchisesysteme im Licht aktueller Rechtsprechung“

Dr. Dagmar Waldzus (Co-Autor) // International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 13, Issue 6, 2015, Clearhout Publishing Ltd.

„Applicable Law and Jurisdiction in Franchising, Commercial Agency and Distribution Agreements“

Dr. Dagmar Waldzus // Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, Ausgabe 8, 22. April 2015

„Ein Evergreen: Ausgleichsanspruch für Franchisenehmer“

Dr. Dagmar Waldzus // International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 12, Issue 5, 2014, Claerhout Publishing Ltd.

„Germany – Pre-Contractual Disclosure Requirements And Relevant Case Law“

Waldzus/Reußner // Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, Ausgabe 20, 8. Oktober 2014

„Geld zurück? Aber selbstverständlich!“ – BGH: Werbung mit Selbstverständlichkeiten ist wettbewerbswidrig

Dr. Dagmar Waldzus // Compliance für den Mittelstand (Peter Fissenewert, Hrsg.), Verlag C.H. Beck, 2013

„Kartellrechtliche Compliance: Risikobereiche Vertrieb und Einkauf“

Waldzus/Behringer // Compliance kompakt – Best Practice im Compliance-Management (Stefan Behringer, Hrsg.), Erich Schmidt Verlag, 3. Aufl. 2013

„Best Practice bei der Einführung eines Verhaltenskodex“

Dr. Dagmar Waldzus // Compliance kompakt – Best Practice im Compliance-Management (Stefan Behringer, Hrsg.), Erich Schmidt Verlag, 3. Aufl. 2013

„Whistleblowing in Deutschland: Ungeliebtes Stiefkind des Gesetzgebers“

Dr. Dagmar Waldzus // International Franchising Newsletter, October 2012, International Bar Association, Legal Practice Division

„The absolute ban on internet sales and what ‘prestige’ has to do with it – the Pierre Fabre decision of the ECJ”

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