Alexander Shmagin

Jurist (State University St. Petersburg, Russia)

Areas of practise

  • Advising investors upon entering the German market, in particular, establishment of enterprises, structuring of joint ventures, support of transactions for the acquisition of companies as a whole or in part, special focus on support of private equity transactions and investments in the field of venture capital, programs for employees and labour law;
  • Comprehensive advising in the field of real estate transactions of any kind: from acquisition, operation and sale to legal due diligence and financing questions;
  • Representation of enterprises and private individuals in German state courts, as well as in international arbitration proceedings, enforcement of domestic and foreign titles and protection against enforcement measures; preparation of opinions under German law;
  • Advising on issues of international transport law, in particular, on issues of international transportation of goods;
  • Advising of clients on all matters related to commercial activities in Germany: from labor and migration law to trademark registration;
  • Advising foreign investors on Russian law and market entry in Russia or other CIS states, as well as drafting contracts with contract partners from CIS-countries, legal management for legal disputes in CIS countries;
  • Regular lecturing activities for German and Russian law: Hochschule Wismar, various Chambers of Commerce and Industry, manager training of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), German – Russian Lawyers Association (DRJV) a.o.

Working languages: English, German and Russian


  • Law faculty at the State University St. Petersburg (2004);
  • Law faculty at the Hamburg University (2009);
  • Research associate at the Max Planck institute for comparative and international Private law (2010-2012);
  • Legal clerkship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court (2012-2014);
  • Admitted since 2014;
  • Lawyer at the DMP since 2015 in Russian Desk.


Working languages: German, English, Russian,


Member of the German Bar Association (DAV)

Member of the German-Russian Lawyers’ Association

Included into lists of arbitrators in different arbitration centers, f.e., German instate of Arbitration (DIS), Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), Russian Arbitration Center (RAС)


Deutsch-Russische Rechtszeitschrift (DRRZ), Band 4, 2019 Heft 2, S. 166-173
Адвокатская газета № 4 (285), 2019
Alexander Shmagin / Maria Kolsdorf
Вестник гражданского права / Civil Law review 2018, Nr. 6 Том / Band 18, Стр. / S. 220-238
Сборник статей о праве Германии на русском языке / DRJV-Sammelband zum deutschen Recht in russischer Sprache, выпуск / Ausgabe 2-2017 Стр. / S. 145-157
Сборник статей о праве Германии на русском языке / DRJV-Sammelband zum deutschen Recht in russischer Sprache, выпуск / Ausgabe 1-2015, Стр. / S. 126-144
Основы немецкой теории толкования права / Grundlagen der deutschen Auslegungsmethodik (in russ. Sprache)
Вестник гражданского права / Civil Law review 2012, Nr. 4 Том / Band 12, Стр. / S. 247-284