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Global Leader

Trade & Customs 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hans-Michael Wolffgang is touted by peers as "a very experienced customs lawyer" and is well known for his impressive academic background. 

Biography

Dr Wolffgang was appointed professor in customs and foreign trade law at the University of Münster in 1995 (www.wwu-customs.de). He promotes academic research in the field of customs and advises on customs matters. Besides his academic activities at the University of Münster, he is the co-founder of the AWB Tax Consultancy and AWB Legal Services Partnership (www.awb-international.de), which specialise in customs law, export control law, VAT law and excise tax law. 

For many years, Dr Wolffgang and his team have advised German and international companies in customs matters and export control law. The services they offer range from the analysis of internal processes, negotiations with authorities to judicial proceedings before the European Court of Justice.

Dr Wolffgang is also a member of various advisory bodies on a voluntary basis. They include working groups of the Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants, the European Commission and the World Customs Organisation. He is the author and editor of a number of publications on customs and foreign trade law, including the World Customs Journal (www.worldcustomsjournal.org).

National Leader

Germany - Trade & Customs 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Hans-Michael Wolffgang is highly respected for his top-tier customs practice that spans contentious trade matters.

Biography

Dr. Wolffgang was appointed Professor in Customs and Foreign Trade Law at the University of Münster in 1995 (www.wwu-customs.de). He promotes academic research in the field of customs and advises on customs matters. Besides his academic activities at the University of Münster he is the co-founder of the AWB Tax Consultancy and AWB Legal Services Partnership (www.awb-international.de), which specialise in customs law, export control law, VAT law and excise tax law. 

Since 2005 Dr. Wolffgang and his team have advised German and international companies in customs matters and export control law. The services they offer range from the analysis of internal processes, negotiations with authorities to judicial proceedings before the European Court of Justice.

Dr. Wolffgang is also a member of various advisory bodies on a voluntary basis. They include working groups of the Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants, the European Commission and the World Customs Organisation. He is the author and editor of a number of publications on customs and foreign trade law, including the World Customs Journal (www.worldcustomsjournal.org).

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