Prof. Dr. Hans-Michael Wolffgang
Member of the Board and Senior Advisor, Europe
Prof. Dr. Hans-Michael Wolffgang is a Member of the Board and Senior Advisor, Europe for the Trusted Trade Alliance. He is a co-shareholder and Managing Director of both the AWB Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH and AWB Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, based in Münster, Germany. Additionally, he is a co-shareholder of the affiliated AWA Foreign Trade Academy, where he specializes in customs and export control law, and a Professor of International Trade and Tax Law at the Institute of Tax Law at the University of Münster, Germany.
Prof. Dr. Wolffgang acts as an advisor to German and international enterprises concerning export and trade controls, international customs and other aspects of trade law and practice, and has written extensively on international trade law, customs law and export controls in Europe. His areas of specialization include regional trade associations such as free trade zones and customs unions throughout the world. In addition to his academic work, he has been the leader of expert teams providing technical assistance and capacity building to governments in Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Palestine, Serbia, Southern and Eastern Africa and elsewhere in relation to customs and excise and other international trade issues.
A former member of the German customs administration and former fiscal advisor to Germany's Federal Fiscal Supreme Court, Prof. Dr. Wolffgang is a board member of Centre of International Trade Law at the University of Münster. He also is an Editor of the World Customs Journal, Editor-in-Chief of the AW Prax, a leading journal of external trade and customs law in German-speaking countries, and the former chairman of the EFA European Forum for External Trade, Excise and Customs. He is fluent in English and German.