Sabine Fuhrmann

Commercial and Corporate Law, Venture Capital, Labour Law, Compliance

Sabine Fuhrmann is a managing partner at Spirit Legal and an attorney-at-law specialising in commercial and corporate law, corporate finance and labour law.

Sabine Fuhrmann advises young companies, SMEs and international corporations on the establishment, expansion and sale of businesses. She assists in the development of business activities as well as in venture capital and business angel financing and reorganisations. Her main areas of expertise are commercial and corporate law, corporate finance and labour law. A further focus of her work is the law governing the legal profession and advising members of liberal professions and their partnerships. Since founding the law firm Spirit Legal together with Peter Hense in 2011, she has been a managing partner.

Sabine Fuhrmann assists her clients in enforcing their interests in court as well as in defending themselves against unjustified claims – before ordinary courts and also arbitral tribunals.

Sabine Fuhrmann is at home in traditional corporate law: entrepreneurs trust her advice on compliance and liability avoidance in management. Before founding the firm, she headed the legal department of an IT company and worked for various national and international law firms in Leipzig, Berlin and London.

A specialist in commercial and corporate law, she has also completed the theoretical training to become a specialist for both labour and tax law. In addition, she is a qualified compliance officer.

She lectures for the German Hotel Academy (DHA) and other training providers.

Sabine Fuhrmann is interested in the politics of her profession and serves in numerous voluntary positions. She has been a member of the board of the Saxon bar association (RAK) since April 2017 and its president since April 2021. She is also involved in numerous committees and professional associations.

In her free time, Sabine Fuhrmann can be found enjoying the Leipzig art scene, with a good book in a café, or on home leave in the Harz highland area.


  • 2020 – Compliance officer training course
  • 2019 – Course for lawyers specialising in tax law
  • 2016 – Course for lawyers specialising in labour law
  • 2012 – Specialist in commercial and corporate law
  • 2006 – Admission to the bar
  • 2005 – Second state examination in law
  • 2003 – First state examination in law


  • 2022 – Member of Access to Justice Commitee des CCBE
  • 2022 – Advisory Board of the association Leipziger Juristische Gesellschaft e. V.  
  • Since 2021 – President of the Saxon bar association (RAK)
  • 2021 – Board of the Federation of German Independent Professionals (BFB)
  • Since 2021 – ‘Satzungsversammlung’ (legislative body) of the German Federal Bar (BRAK)
  • Since 2021 – Chair of the association Förderverein FORUM RECHT e. V. (Leipzig/Karlsruhe)
  • 2019–2021 – Vice-President and Secretary of the Saxon bar association (RAK)
  • Since 2019 – Legal services committee of the German Federal Bar (BRAK)
  • Since 2019 – Supervisory board of the cooperative KoLa e. G.
  • Since 2017 – Board of the Saxon bar association (RAK)
  • Since 2016 – Service committee of the Leipzig Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • 2013–2020 – Chair of the association Startup Club Leipzig e. V.
  • Since 2006 – Leipzig bar association
  • Since 2004 – Association Förderverein der Juristenbibliothek Leipzig e. V.

Attorney-at-law, Partner, Lawyer specialising in commercial and corporate law

The Leipzig-based law firm Spirit Legal advises domestic and foreign businesses with an international focus. Our core consulting expertise is in the areas of e-commerce, corporate, competition, trademark, IT and data protection law. When it comes to legal matters, our industry experience makes us the ideal specialists for start-ups, travel companies and the hotel industry.

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