Werner Martens’ practice focuses on family law and inheritance law, in particular in the international context. He provides support in foreign proceedings through legal opinions on German family law and inheritance law, including in English.
Werner also advises clients comprehensively on the preparation of German and international prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, divorce agreements, wills and contracts of inheritance, the distribution of estates and the division of jointly owned assets during separation and divorce.
He also represents clients in proceedings on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Germany.
2020 Of Counsel at Witzel Erb Backu & Partner
2018 Of Counsel at SSW law firm
1975 to 2018 Professional practice as a lawyer with his own firm
Legal studies in Munich, Freiburg und University of Wisconsin, Madison USA
American Bar Association
International Bar Association (Chair Section of Family Law 1984 - 1986)
IAFL – International Academy of Family Lawyers (founding member, President 1997-1998, member of the board from 1988-2000, President’s Medal Award 2018)
Correspondent of the journal of International Family Law for Germany