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Sarah Scherwitzki, LL.M.

Attorney and Notary

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Sarah Scherwitzki advises and represents companies and private individuals, in particular project developers, investors and family offices.

The focus of her work is

in real estate law

  • Acquisitions and sales of real estate of any size and complexity
  • Portfolio transactions
  • Establishment of partial ownership (declarations of partition) for properties of all sizes
  • Sale of residential and part-ownership units
  • Creation of land charges, mortgages, easements, hereditary building rights, usufructuary rights and residential property rights
  • Transfer of real estate within the framework of anticipated succession
  • Private construction law: drafting contracts, defending and enforcing claims before ordinary and arbitration courts

Corporate law

  • Company purchase agreements, asset and share deals, including loan security measures, such as pledges of shares
  • transformations (mergers, demergers, changes of legal form, spin-offs), including cross-border transformations
  • Conclusion of inter-company agreements, shareholders' agreements and formation of joint ventures
  • Formation and liquidation of companies
  • Drafting of articles of association
  • Support in ongoing corporate matters, so-called "corporate housekeeping

in asset succession

  • Corporate succession planning
  • Testamentary dispositions
  • Estate planning during lifetime
  • Establishment of foundations
  • Lasting powers of attorney

As a notary, Sarah Scherwitzki is active in all notarial matters.

She studied law at the University of Bielefeld and spent her elective period in Sydney, Australia. She obtained her Master's degree at the Wilhelms University of Münster in the field of "Real Estate Law".

Sarah Scherwitzki started her legal career as a corporate lawyer and has worked as a lawyer since 2009 and as a notary since 2018 in law firms specialising in real estate and construction law. She has been a partner at SNP Schlawien's Berlin office since mid-2021.


Attorney and Notary


German, English


  • Scherwitzki, Sarah: Gewerbliche Weitervermietung bei Vermietung von Werkswohnungen an Arbeitnehmer des Hauptmieters. Comment on BGH, judgement of 17.1.2017, V ZR 316/16, in: ZfIR, Heft 9, 7 May 2018, p. 315 f.
  • Scherwitzki, Sarah: Ersatz von Umzugskosten nach außerordentlicher Kündigung des Mieter wegen behördlicher Nutzungsuntersagung ohne Erheblichkeit rechtmäßigen Alternativverhaltens wegen möglicher Kündigung durch den Vermieter. Comment on BGH, judgement of 2.11.2016, XII ZR 153/15, in: ZfIR, Heft 3, 6 February 2017, p. 102 et seq.
  • Scherwitzki, Sarah; Steffen, Marc: Der funktionale Mangelbegriff und die Vorunternehmerleistung. Comment on OLG Hamm, judgement of 19.04.2016, 24 U 48/15, in: baurecht Heft 11, November 2016, p. 1815 ff.

Member of

  • German Bar Association e.V. (DAV)
  • Legislative Committee and Executive Committee of the Working Group on the Notarial Profession in the German Bar Association e.V. (DAV)
  • Member of the Working Group of Women Lawyers in the German Bar Association e.V. (DAV)