The Team


Renate Augustin

German lawyer (Rechtsanwältin), specialist in family law (Fachanwältin für Familienrecht), qualified mediator (Mediatorin)
Specialises in: Familien- und Erbrecht, Internationales Recht, Mediation
Languages: English and German

Renate Augustin was born in Nuremberg, Germany and studied law at the University of Nuremberg-Erlangen. She worked as a law clerk both in Germany as well as Auckland, New Zealand. In 1986 she was admitted as a lawyer and spent several years working as a legal attorney advisor to the United States government. She has worked as a lecturer for several organisations including the Nuremberg Adult Education Centers and the Lutheran University of Applied Sciences in Nuernberg.

Renate Augustin qualified as a specialist lawyer in family law in 1997 as well as a mediator with the German lawyers association (DAA) in the year 2000.
Renate Augustin is a member of the German Association of Women Lawyers and a founding member of the European Women’s Lawyers Association.

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Stuart G. Bugg

B.A., LL. B(Hons), M.Jur (Dist)
Rechtsanwalt, Solicitor (England & Wales)
Specialises in: Commercial and Contract Law

Stuart Bugg was born in Hull, England. He read politics and law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In 1982 he became World Universities Champion in Public Speaking and Debating, at the University of Toronto, Canada. Since 1983, Stuart has been resident in Germany, having completed his thesis and dissertation on comparative aspects in Anglo-German law. In 1985 he was a tutor in law at the University of Auckland and since that time has also lectured at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Legal English, and at the University of Maryland (European Division) in Business Law. Stuart Bugg is a Solicitor (England and Wales) and a Rechtsanwalt (Germany).

He now practices law in Nuremberg, Germany, with German colleagues and is a member of the Law Society (England & Wales), Deutscher Anwaltverein as well as the Nuremberg Regional Law Society (Rechtsanwaltskammer Nuremberg).

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Jonathan Augustin-Bugg

Rechtsanwalt, Commercial Mediator, Compliance Officer

Jonathan Augustin-Bugg was born in Nuremberg and studied in Nuremberg and Erlangen. After completing his First State Examination  Jonathan obtained a legal clerkship  at the Higher Regional Court in Nuremberg (Rechtsreferendariat am Oberlandesgericht Nürnberg). During his studies and legal clerkship he specialised in commercial, corporate and employment law. At the same time, Jonathan qualified as a commercial mediator (Wirtschaftsmediator). With the completion of his Second State Examination Jonathan was subsequently admitted as a Rechtsanwalt. 

He is a member of both the Nuremberg Law Society (Rechtsanwaltskammer Nürnberg) as well as the Erlangen Law Association (Erlanger AnwaltsVerein). He works together with colleagues in the family law firm of Augustin and Bugg.

The current areas of specialisation for Jonathan are employment law, commercial and corporate law as well as national and cross-border contract law. A further field of activity is Compliance Consulting.

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