Werner Uwe Martens († 2023)

Of Counsel

Family Law, Inheritance Law


Michaela Oberlehner


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.


German, English


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


Deutscher Anwaltverein

American Bar Association

International Bar Association (Vorsitzender der Abt. Familienrecht, 1984 - 1986)

IAFL – International Academy of Family Lawyers (Gründungsmitglied, Präsident 1997 - 1998, Mitglied der Vorstandschaft von 1988 - 2000, Auszeichnung mit der Ehrennadel für Präsidenten 2018)


Correspondent of the journal of International Family Law for Germany