President | The German Federal Bar
Ekkehart Schäfer, born in Göttingenin 1947, studied law at the Universities of Tübingen, Geneva and Bonn, qualifying with a degree in law in Tübingen. Following his legal traineeship in Ravensburg he was admitted to the Tübingen Bar in 1975. He is a partner of the Zimmermann RechtsanwaltssozietätPartnerschaftand a specialist lawyer (Fachanwalt)forMedical Law,specializing mainly in Medical Malpractice Law. In 1986 he became a member of the Board of the Tübingen Bar and held the office of President of the Bar from 2000 to 2010. In September 2007 he was elected Vice President and in September 2015 President of The German Federal Bar.