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Dr Esther Schmidt-Naumann


Frankfurt am Main

Schmidt-Naumann Esther
Dr Esther Schmidt-Naumann


Frankfurt am Main

Dr Esther Schmidt-Naumann is Counsel in our Frankfurt office and since 2000 member of our dispute resolution group. She advises mainly in the fields of arbitration and litigation, representing clients in a variety of disputes before state courts and arbitration tribunals. 

She regularly acts for clients in disputes involving the law of contracts, commercial law, banking law and corporate law (including post-M&A disputes). Moreover, she is also experienced in matters relating to enforcement issues. Esther Schmidt-Naumann has particular expertise in advising and representing banks in financial law disputes, specifically relating to loans and loan security. A particular focus of her work lies in insolvency law, where she represents both creditors and insolvency administrators in avoidance proceedings as well as liability proceedings.

News & insights

Collection of lights

Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

The sun never sets on English law governed debt: reviewing the Re Prosafe SE decision

The recent decision in Re Prosafe SE pits the principle of freedom of contract against the increasingly popular modified universalism in the cross-border restructuring and insolvency space.

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Strings of code

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) publishes draft regulations for network data security management

On 14 November 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published a consultation draft of the Regulations on Network Data Security Management (Network Data Security Regulations) for public…

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Energy pylons against the sky at dusk

Publications: 25 NOVEMBER 2021

Energy supply companies: special administration in focus

Bulb has just become the first energy supply company to enter into special administration. This alert puts the special administration regime in focus.

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Investigations Insight Ariel view Hong Kong

Blog Post: 18 NOVEMBER 2021

Top tips to prevent and handle cyber incidents in Hong Kong

The past decade has seen a huge increase in the incidence of cyber crimes in Hong Kong.  

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Frankfurt am Main

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60306 Frankfurt am Main

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Referendarin, Germany, 1994

Assessorin, Germany, 1996

Admitted as German Rechtsanwältin, Germany, 1997


First German Law Degree, Germany, 1993

Second German Law Degree, Germany, 1996

Dr iur, University of Mannheim, Germany, 1994

Published work

Schmidt-Naumann E. (1999) "Open Air Konzerte im Dschungel der GEMA–Tarife", ZUM 1999, page 871

Schmidt-Naumann E. (1994-1995) "Der Verzicht auf Betriebsverfassungsrechtliche Befugnisse", dissertation