Dr Wolfgang Babeck
European Counsel | Sydney

Wolfgang is a consultant in our Corporate team and the head of the DibbsBarker International Desk.

Wolfgang is admitted in three jurisdictions: as a solicitor of New South Wales, as a solicitor of England and Wales and as Rechtsanwalt in Germany. He is based in Sydney and occasionally in Berlin. For over 20 years he has been involved in corporate and commercial transactions as well as litigation. He acts on matters across a great range of industries (among them automotive and transport, finance, ITC, technology companies, food, health and mining) and has specific expertise on tenders, mergers & acquisitions, cross border disputes and settlement negotiations in litigation and arbitration proceedings. His clients include medium and large companies from Europe as well as Australian companies active in the European Union.

Wolfgang is the current chairman of the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and has published various books, chapters and articles on Australian law, compliance in Australia, real-estate in Australia, resource and mining law in Australia as well as on comparative and constitutional law. Links to the only German monography on Australian law with C.H. Beck and his Investment Guide into Australia are accessible at

Wolfgang is the former chairman and long term director of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served on many boards of overseas companies in Australia across multiple industries as well as on supervisory boards in Germany.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c Wolfgang Babeck has been an adjunct professor of law at Bond University since 2010. In 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Ilia State University of Georgia for his contributions to legal reforms. In his lecture series and practical work at DibbsBarker’s European Desk Wolfgang focusses on bridging the differences between common and civil law jurisdictions.