Ulrich Schnittker


Lawyer Ulrich Schnittker worked for the Genossenschaftsverband - Verband der Regionen e.V. and its predecessor associations for a period of more than 30 years - predominantly in a managerial position. Here he was responsible for legal advice, in particular for cooperative banks. At the same time, he represented their interests as a licensed lawyer in a large number of proceedings, both in and out of court. He therefore has extensive knowledge of all areas of banking law and labor law. Furthermore, until his departure, he was the contact person at the association for more than two decades for all questions in connection with the drafting of contracts for full-time board members and executives. He now brings his profound experience to his work at Streitbörger.


since 2022: Lawyer at Streitbörger

2017 to 2022: Chief Legal Counsel/Head of Legal Services/Attorney at Cooperative Association – Association of Regions e.V., Frankfurt/Düsseldorf/Hannover (GV)

2002 to 2017: General Counsel/Head of Legal Department/Attorney at the Rheinisch-Westfälischer Genossenschaftsverband e.V., Münster/Düsseldorf (RWGV)

1988 to 2002: Lawyer/lawyer (since 1994)/head of department (since 1999) at the Westfälischer Genossenschaftsverband e.V., Münster (WGV)

1989 to 2021: long-standing membership in a large number of committees of the cooperative organization, including: Form working group and form committee at DG VERLAG eG (now: DG Nexolution eG), Wiesbaden; Expert council on banking law at the Federal Association of German Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken e.V. (BVR), Berlin; Technical committee for legal issues of the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Association (DGRV), Berlin

1989 to 2021: many years of audit work for the Academy of German Cooperatives (ADG), Montabaur Castle

1989 to 2017: long-time lecturer at the Bank Academy (now: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), the Westphalian Cooperative Academy and the Academy of German Cooperatives (ADG), Montabaur Castle

1989: 2nd state examination in law (North Rhine-Westphalia)

1985: 1st legal state examination (North Rhine-Westphalia, OLG Hamm)

1978 to 1984: Studies in law and business administration, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität, Münster



The return to the general assembly after the amendment of the cooperative law in 2006: sensible and practicable? (in German)
In: Cooperative law and commercial law between tradition and progress: Festschrift for Hans-Jürgen Schaffland, Wiesbaden, 2008, pp. 145-153



Ulrich Schnittker

Streitbörger PartGmbB
Heßlerstraße 40
59065 Hamm

Phone +49 (0) 2381 / 1608-123
Fax +49 (0) 2381 / 1608-200




Chairman of the "Bankfachwirte" examination board at the North-West Westphalia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Münster

Supervisory board of an energy cooperative