Nadja Vietz, Attorney

Nadja Vietz

Nadja focuses on assisting American and European companies in their foreign direct investments into Spain and Germany and on assisting European companies with their foreign direct investment into the United States.

Nadja has extensive experience in 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. Nadja works fluently in German, Spanish, and English (she also speaks French and Catalan) and she has lived and worked as a lawyer in both the U.S. and Europe. She applies her broad legal knowledge and her experience from working in different work cultures to help our clients achieve their international business goals.

Before joining Harris Sliwoski in 2004, Nadja was an attorney in Spain, primarily helping U.S., German, and French companies navigate Spain’s legal terrain. After splitting her time between Seattle and Barcelona for several years, with frequent trips to Germany as well, Nadja became the lead attorney in our Barcelona office.

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  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, doing yoga and seeking out Barcelona’s best restaurants.

More About Nadja

Regular contributor to the award-winning Canna Law Blog and the HB Blog.

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.

Spain: Your Bridge to Europe, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 25, 2023.

Program Chair, US-mentoring program of the Cambra Barcelona, June 16, 2022.

Doing Business in the U.S. Market, Chamber of Commerce of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, November 4, 2021.

Program Chair, US-mentoring program of the Cambra Barcelona, June 3, 2021.

Guest Speaker on Harris Sliwoski’s Global Law and Business Podcast, Episode 43 – FDI in Spain, February 16, 2021.

Investing and Doing Business in Spain, Harris Sliwoski webinar, November 19, 2020.

Panelist,  Investing and Doing Business in Spain: A Legal Perspective, the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITA/GC), November 17, 2020.

Spain After Covid-19: New Regulations Explained from a Practical Perspective, World Trade Center Utah webinar, September 29, 2020.

Spain After Covid-19: New Regulations Explained from a Practical Perspective, WSBA webinar, September 22, 2020.

The New Era of Doing Business in the US, Madrid Chamber of Commerce, Madrid, Spain, November 7, 2019.

The New Era of Doing Business in the US, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Barcelona, Spain, November 6, 2019.

Panelist, Doing Business in the Trump Era, Harris Sliwoski 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.

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

  • University Alma Mater Lipsiensis Law School, Leipzig, Germany (J.D.)
  • Faculté des Affaires Internationales, Le Havre, France (Diplome d'Études Universitaire Générales)
  • Ministry of Justice Saarbrücken, Germany and Ministry of Justice Madrid, Spain (Traineeship)
  • Spanish Ministry of Justice (Foreign Lawyers' Qualifying Test)
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Washington
  • German (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Basic)
  • Catalan (Basic)