Curschmann, Jan

RA Dr.

Current activity

Lawyer, partner of the law firm Taylor Wessing, Hamburg; Brazilian Honorary Consul for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein

Professional focus

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  • International trade law
  • License law
  • Distribution law
  • German and international arbitration
  • Brazilian corporate law
  • Joint Ventures

Areas of law

My career

  • 1973 – 81 Legal studies and training in Hamburg / Germany, Lausanne / Switzerland and Grenoble / France
  • 1981 Legal training at the German Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Brazil
  • 1982 – 83 Foreign Associate at the Brazilian law firms Dannemann Siemsen and Momsen & Leonardos
  • 1983 Admitted to the Hamburg Bar
  • 1986 Doctoral Degree, University of Hamburg
  • 1985 – 99 Partner of the law firm Curschmann Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg
  • 1997 Internship for 6 months at the Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho
  • Since 1999 Partner of the international law firm Taylor Wessing

Arbitration experience

As arbitrator: 5 arbitrations as Sole Arbitrator, Chairman and Co-Arbitrator (DIS, ad-hoc, Hamburger Freundschaftliche Arbitrage and ICC). As counsel: 23 arbitrations (DIS, ICC, CEAC, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Hamburg Stock Exchange, Hamburger Freundschaftliche Arbitrage, ad-hoc); subject-matter of the proceedings: international trade law, agency law, license law, distribution law, Brazilian corporate law, nuclear law


  • “Das GmbH-Recht in Brasilien”, in „Süß/Wachter, Handbuch des internationalen GmbH-Rechts“, Zerb-Verlag, 3rd edition, Frankfurt 2016
  • „Verhandeln in Brasilien“, in „Heussen/Püschel, Handbuch Vertragsverhandlung und Vertragsmanagement“, Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt, 4th edition, Köln/Cologne 2014
  • „Einleitung“ zum „Piltz, Münchner Anwaltshandbuch Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht“, Verlag C.H.Beck, München/Munich 2017


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  • German
  • Portuguese
  • English


  • DAV - German Lawyers Association, International Section (Chair)
  • ELArb European-Latinamerican Arbitration Association (Chair)
  • DIS – German Institution of Arbitration
  • German-Brazilian Lawyers Association – DBJV
  • German-Spanish Lawyers Association – DSJV
  • German-Argentine Lawyers Association – AJAG

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