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Dr. Hariolf Wenzler


Business ProfessionalsLegal Operations

As YPOG's CEO, Hariolf is responsible for the professionalization of the firm. He manages the firm's growth and opens up new, related business fields harnessing legal technology. He started YSolutions, the firm’s unit delivering software based legal services, which in 2022 was recognized with Germany’s Best of Legal Award for innovative business models.

Education and career

Hariolf is a graduate in economics, in which he also holds a Ph.D. Prior to joining YPOG he was with Baker McKenzie where he oversaw the firm's EMEA business development. Previous positions include ten years as CEO of the Bucerius Law School; where he continues to be a member of the Executive Faculty and co-director of the school's Center on the Legal Profession (CLP). In addition, Hariolf has served as founding president and board member of the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA) and is an initiator of ReInvent.Law, Continental Europe's first legal innovation hub. Hariolf publishes on trends and technologies in the legal business and is a frequent speaker on conferences and meet ups. 


  • Graduate in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt) (Freiburg University)
  • M.A. in political science (Freiburg University)
  • Ph.D. in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) (Freiburg University)


  • German
  • English
  • French
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