Mark Butzmann

For more than 15 years Mark Butzmann has been advising national and international companies in their operative business, mainly in the areas of contract drafting and contract negotiation (in German and English), especially in commercial law, corporate law (including start-ups), M&A projects as well as IT/IP law and insolvency law. In addition, Mark Butzmann is increasingly active in the areas of dispute resolution, both out of court and in court, arbitration and mediation proceedings. Furthermore, he has been acting as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings under the DIS Arbitration Rules since 2015. 
The Legal 500 Deutschland have regularly recommended Mark Butzmann as a lawyer for the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main metropolitan region since 2017. Already in 2009 and 2010 Mark Butzmann was recommended by Legal 500 EMEA for Estonia as "recommended attorney" for M&A/Corporate Law.

Professional career:

2011   v. Keussler Attorneys at Law
2008   bnt attorneys-at-law, Tallinn/Estonia 
2007   bnt attorneys-at-law, Riga, Latvia
2004   Neumeister Mell Werling, Ludwigshafen


Studies: University of Mannheim and Handelshögskolan and Gothenburg/Sweden
Master's Programme European Intellectual Property Law: University of Stockholm/Sweden


Mark Butzmann is a member of several national and international legal associations, including
- Working Group International Business Law of the German Bar Association 
- International Bar Association (IBA)
- German Institution of Arbitration (DIS and DIS40)
- German-Nordic Association of Jurists (DNJV)
- German-Estonian Lawyers Association (DEJV)
- Darmstadt Legal Society (
- Young Lawyers' Forum of the German Bar Association (DAV)
Through his memberships and his activities abroad, he can use his international experience and contacts, especially to Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, for cross-border projects.

foreign languages:

English, plus (extended) basic knowledge of Swedish, Spanish and Latvian