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Nadja Vietz is the director of Harris Bricken Spain. She specializes in foreign direct investment law, helping American and European businesses expand into new markets in Spain, Germany, and the United States.  Besides foreign direct investment law, Nadja has extensive experience other international law matters such as corporate and commercial law, real estate, private civil law, wills and probate, and international investments. With three law degrees and and licenses to practice law in Germany, Spain, and the United States, Nadja is uniquely equipped to help our clients navigate cross-border transactions and legal disputes. For more than a decade, Nadja has counseled overseas clients on their U.S., legal matters and American clients on their legal affairs abroad. Nadja works fluently in German, Spanish, and English (she also speaks French and Catalán) and she has lived and worked as a lawyer in both the U.S. and Europe. She applies her broad knowledge of multinational law and her experience from working in different work cultures to help our clients achieve their international business goals.

Before becoming the director of Harris Bricken Spain, Nadja joined Harris Bricken in 2004. Nadja was an attorney in Spain, primarily helping U.S., German, and French companies navigate Spain’s legal terrain. Nadja was Secretary of the International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association and President of the Junior Entrepreneur Association of Barcelona.

After splitting her time between Seattle and Barcelona for several years, with frequent trips to Germany as well, Nadja became the director of Harris Bricken Spain, our firm’s European office in Barcelona.

Nadja has published such articles as How to Make Sure Your U.S. Judgment Can Be Enforced Abroad and was quoted in Geld zurück aus Spanien (Get your tax money back from Spain), and she frequently speaks before lawyer groups on international direct investment and cross border dispute resolution issues. Her multinational expertise has earned her an elite rating on Avvo as a “Superb” attorney.

Nadja was born and grew up in Herzberg, East Germany. She spends her spare time relaxing with family and friends or doing yoga.


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“How to Make Sure Your U.S. Judgment Can Be Enforced Abroad,” Global Gavel News, August 2008.

“German Civil Code,” Family Law and Estate Planning Sections, Marcial Pons, Ediciones jur. y sociales, 2008.

“The New Law about Limited Liability Companies of the People’s Republic of China”, GmbHRundschau/LLC Review, March 2006.

“The new LLC in Spain,” GmbHRundschau/LLC Review, January 2003.

“Distributor or Commercial Agent for German companies in Spain: Legal Characteristics and Practical Indications,” MessTec Automation, June 2003.



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Panelist, “Doing Business in the Trump Era,” Harris Bricken Seminar, Barcelona, Spain, October 25, 2017.

“U.S. Jurisdiction: Risks and Strategies for German Companies,” Advoselect, Czech Republic, 2008.

“Going Global: Strategy and Risks from a Legal Standpoint,” Annual Entrepreneurial Women’s International Trade Show, 2008.

“Distribution Channels in Spain,” Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Germany, 2003.


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Washington State Bar Association

German American Lawyers’ Association

VDA German Lawyers’ Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association

German Spanish Lawyers’ Association

Former President, Junior Entrepreneur Association of Barcelona

DASV German Lawyers and Accountants Association for Medium-Sized Businesses


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University Alma Mater Lipsiensis Law School, Leipzig, Germany (J.D., 1996)

Faculté des Affaires Internationales, Le Havre, France (Diplome d’Études Universitaire Générales, 1997)

Ministry of Justice Saarbrücken, Germany and Ministry of Justice Madrid, Spain (Traineeship, 1997-1999)

Spanish Ministry of Justice (Foreign Lawyers’ Qualifying Test, 2000)


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German (Fluent)

Spanish (Fluent)

English (Fluent)

French (Basic)

Catalan (Basic)