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Dr. Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden


Automotive | Commercial litigation | Financial services | Investigations | Mass claims |

Resolving complex disputes is my passion

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About Dr. Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden

Martina is a litigator and investigator, and co-head of our financial industries disputes group.

Martina is very comfortable with high-profile multijurisdictional disputes and complex investigations.

Her broad experience in handling various large-scale litigation and investigation mandates enables her to comprehensively assess the strategic and economic aspects of each complex dispute.

Clients value her hands-on approach and her skills in helping them to manage their risks when facing acute problems.

She speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • Acting for Volkswagen in its worldwide defence (except for the US and Canada) against customer claims arising from the global recall of VW diesel vehicles in relation to the emission of nitrous oxides.
  • Conducting an investigation on behalf of the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund) relating to the tender for and organisation of the FIFA World Cup 2006.
  • Representing various bondholders in disputes against the former Hypo Alpe Adria Bank International, now Heta Asset Resolution.
  • Advising various banks and financial institutions during investigations into alleged misconduct, and systems and controls issues.
  • Acting for banks and financial institutions in litigation proceedings arising from the sale of swaps and structured products.



  • Universities of Passau, Cardiff and Münster (law)
  • University of Heidelberg, Germany (doctor of law) 
  • Columbia Law School, New York, US (master of law - LLM)

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwältin, Germany
  • Attorney-at-law, New York


  • Martina Maack 1996 Englische antisuit injunctions im europäischen Zivilrechtsverkehr

  • Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden, in IPRax 2003, 153 Vorlage an den EuGH zur Vereinbarkeit von antisuit injunctions mit dem EuGVÜ

  • Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden, in IPRax 2004, 249 Internationale Zustellung nach der EuZVO

  • Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden/Philipp Egler, in NJW 2013, 3549-3554 Der Beschlagnahmeschutz von Dokumenten aus unternehmensinternen Untersuchungen

  • Roman Mallmann, Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden a.o. in "Corporate Internal Investigations: An International Guide”, edited by Paul Lomas and Daniel Kramer, 2nd edition 2013 Investigations in Germany