Oliver Korte
Certified Expert for Commercial and Corporate Law
Personal statement
Our clients’ projects are not put into general legal fields. Rather, at SKW Schwarz, we focus on what individual projects require and collaborate across all disciplines. Our open-door culture enables that.
Oliver Korte specializes in national and international commercial and distribution law. He has extensive experience in designing contracts governing the sale or purchase of goods (such as framework contracts, distribution contracts, General Terms and Conditions). He has special expertise in matters pertaining to the termination of agency or contract dealers’ agreements, in particular to the right to compensation and to the right to dismissal. He frequently represents his clients before state courts or arbitral tribunals. He is also regularly working as an arbitrator in commercial and sales disputes. Many of his clients are operating in the wholesale and foreign trade, other sectors include food and medical devices.



Commercial and Distribution Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation Trade and Logistics Life Sciences & Healthcare

Other activities  

Member of
  • HAC (Hamburg Arbitration Circle, Chairman)
  • DIS (German Institution of Arbitration)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Vertriebsrecht
  • Legal Committee of the Federal Association of Wholesale and Foreign Trade (BGA)
  • Judicial Examination Office at Hanseatic Higher Regional Court

Awards / Recommendations

JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017

Listed as frequently recommended lawyer in Distribution Law in JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017

JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018

Listed as frequently recommended lawyer in the national ranking of “Distribution Systems”
Quote by a client: “fast, precise, focused assessment, always specifically tailored to clients’ needs”

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