Edmund Duckwitz
Of Counsel

Phone:+52 (55) 5258-1054


Phone:+52 (55) 5258-1054

  • Desk
  • Education & Experience
    • Second state examination in law, to practice as a judge, magistrate and lawyer, Ministerium der Justiz Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Justice of Baden-Württemberg), Baden-Württemberg.
    • Doctorate in Law, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg.
    • Law Degree (J.D.), first state examination in law, Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University), Heidelberg.
  • Affiliations & Academic Activities
    • President of the Mexican-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2017-2019.
    • Member of the Mexican-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2015-2019.
    • Vice President of the Mexican-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2016-2017.
  • Recognitions
    • Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle (Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca en el Grado de Banda).

      Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, among others.
  • News
  • Languages
    • Spanish, English, German, French and Dutch.
  • Edmund Duckwitz is Of Counsel to Von Wobeser y Sierra. He works closely with German, European, Mexican, American and other foreign clients of the firm.

    Dr. Duckwitz was a scientific collaborator at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign Public and International Law in the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign Public and International Law), in Heidelberg. In 1976 he completed his second state examination in law, joined the German foreign service and received professional training at the Bundesministerium für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten (Federal Foreign Office, BMAA).

    From 1978 to 1981 he worked at the German Embassy in Belgrade. After four years in the BMAA, he moved to Manila as Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission with the German Embassy, where he stayed from 1985 to 1989. In 1989 he relocated to the BMAA in Bonn. He was transferred to the Dominican Republic in 1992, as Ambassador. In 1996 he became Deputy Director General of Foreign Policy, Security and Development to the Office of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. From 1999 to 2001 he was the German Ambassador in Venezuela, and from 2001 to 2006 in the Netherlands. From 2006 to 2010 he was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of his country in the North Atlantic Treaty Council and in the European Union. He served as German Ambassador to Mexico from September 2010 until June 2014.