Dr. Stephan Schäfer

+49 30 247574-25 (Secretary: Sabrina Smolinski)

Born in Erlangen in 1983, Dr. Stephan Schäfer studied law in Bayreuth and Parma, Italy, from 2003-2010. From 2010-2013, he worked as a research assistant and as managing director of a research unit at the University of Bayreuth. There, he obtained his doctorate on European private law. His legal clerkship took him to the Berlin Regional Court, the German Foreign Office, a major international law firm and finally to ZENK in Berlin, then to the German Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Schäfer joined ZENK in 2016.

Dr. Stephan Schäfer is partner with ZENK and Head of ZENK Food Deal Team.

He specializes in corporate and contract law, advising and assisting private and public companies and start-ups on restructuring, drafting and negotiating contracts. His particular focus lies on development and supply services. He is a lecturer at the University of Bayreuth and regularly publishes contributions on civil and corporate law topics.

Dr Stephan Schäfer has been a specialist lawyer for commercial and corporate law since 2021.

He is managing director of the company Aktuelles Recht für die Praxis GmbH (AfP GmbH).