Alexander Shmagin

Lawyer (State University St. Petersburg, Russia)


  • 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;
  • Comprehensive advising in the field of real estate transactions of any kind: from acquisition, operation and sale, all questions rent, (due diligence);
  • 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;


  • 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

 Languages: German, Russian, English


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)


13 Feb

Alexander Shmagin


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