International policy analysis by Schmiegelow Partners combines:
This opens paths to sustainable policy success where one-dimensional approaches tend to fail.

Schmiegelow Partners GbR was founded by Henrik Schmiegelow, former German Ambassador to Japan, Head of Policy Planning and Foreign Policy Advisor of German Presidents von Weizsäcker, Herzog and Rau, and Michèle Schmiegelow, Professor of Political Science at the University of Louvain, Belgium. Their aim is to make 25 years of experience in public service and academic research available for international policy analysis and advice.

In their previous work for the German Foreign Office, the President’s Office, the University of Louvain and the Global Economic Strategy Center asbl, Blanmont, respectively, they have each focused on issues of foreign policy, economic policy, business strategies, development and transformation policies, environmental protection, and location policies. As a method, they have developed „Strategic Pragmatism“ guided by transcultural ethical standards.

Having retired from public service, they are able to respond to demand for international policy analysis and advice from both public and private sectors.
June 17, 2014 Publication of Institutional Competition between Common Law and Civil Law: Theory and Policy
edited by Michèle Schmiegelow and Henrik Schmiegelow (Dordrecht, Heidelberg and Berlin: Springer, 2014), available online at http://www.springer.com/law/book/978-3-642-54659-4
April 25, 2014 Contribution on «International Contracts and Legal Origins Theory »
by Michèle Schmiegelow to the Colloquium on « International Contracts and Arbitration: Recent Developments » at the Centre Jean Renauld of the Faculty of Law of the University of Louvain in Louvain-la-Neue on April 25, 2014. The contribution has since been published as a chapter of International Contracts and Arbitration edited by Marcel Fontaine and Denis Philippe ( Bruxelles: Editions Larcier, 2014), pp. 75-101
Oct. 2013 "Financial Crisis as a catalyst of Legal Reforms: The Case of Asia"
Joint Working Paper Series of CRIDES, IRES and CECRI of the University of Louvain No 13/03 by Masahiro Kawai, Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo and Henrik Schmiegelow (www.uclouvain.be)
April 2013 "A Counterintuitive Efficiency Divide between Common Law and Civil Law: Rules and Structures of Civil Procedure in 8 Developed or Newly Industrialized Countries"
Joint Working Paper Series of CRIDES, IRES and CECRI of the University of Louvain No 14/01 by Henrik Schmiegelow (www.uclouvain.be)
Feb. 2012 International Symposium on "Legal Origins and Access to Justice in Developing and Transforming Countries"
at the University of Louvain with the participation of scholars and experts of comparative law, economics and political science from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America and the US, prepared by Michèle Schmiegelow with the support of the Japan Foundation
Dec. 2010 "Contract Rules in Codes and Statutes: Easing Business Across the Cleavages of Legal Origins Theory"
Joint Working Paper Series of CRIDES, IRES and CECRI of the University of Louvain No 10/03 by Raouf Boucekkine, Frédéric Docquier, Fabien Ngendakuriyo, Henrik Schmiegelow and Michèle Schmiegelow (www.uclouvain.be)
Oct. 28, 2010 Vortrag von Michèle Schmiegelow über “Economic, Political and Sociological Assumptions of Legal Origins Theory” auf der 1. Regionalkonferenz des “Civil Law Forum for South East Europe” in Cavtat, Kroatien
Oct.2010 Beitrag von Michèle Schmiegelow über “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Comparing Common Law and Civil Law” zu dem von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) herausgegebenen Konferenzband des “Civil Law Forum for South East Europe” Belgrad, 2010
Oct. 9, 2009 "Contract Modification as a rebus sic stantibus Solution to the Subprime Crisis"
Joint Working Paper Series of CRIDES, IRES and CECRI of the University of Louvain No 09/02 by Henrik Schmiegelow and Michèle Schmiegelow (www.uclouvain.be)
Sept. 11, 2009 The leading Japanese daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun interviews Michèle Schmiegelow on Prime Minister Hatoyama’s political philosophy
The interview is published in the September 11 issue of Asahi Shimbun under the title « Ajiakata no Touitsu Chumoku » (Attention to Asian Style Integration)
Aug. 10, 2009 Yukio Hatoyama, elected in September 2009 as Prime Minister of Japan, confirms the arguments of our article « The Road to an Asian Community » (news of Nov. 9, 2007).
He advocates an East Asian Community, see his article « Watakushi no Seiji Tetsugaku » (My Political Philosophy), in the Japanese Monthly Voice (www.hatoyama.gr.jp)
July 22, 2009 Henrik Schmiegelow delivers the keynote speech at the Joint Symposium of the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations, The American Bar Association and the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer on « Legal technical Assistance to Developing Countries in Asia » in Tokyo
(www.nichibenren.or.jp)
July 15, 2009 « Seikai Keizai Kiki no Dasshutsu no kagi wa Ajia to Oushu (The World Economic Crisis : American Origins, Global Effects, Asian and European Solutions) »
Chuokoron (Tokyo) Vol. 124, No 8, pp. 152-161, by Henrik Schmiegelow
Mar. 10, 2009 International workshop on « Institutional Competition between Common Law and Civil Law » at the University of Louvain
with the participation of legal scholars and experts of international legal cooperation from Belgium, France, Germany, Japan and the US, prepared by Michèle Schmiegelow with the support of the Japan Foundtation (www.uclouvain.be)
Dec. 18, 2008 "Gulliver's Shackles"
Internationale Politik Global Edition, Vol. 9, No.4 (Winter 2008), p. 54-61 (www.internationalepolitik.de)
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April 10, 2008 Launch of the Project « Institutional Competition between Common Law and Civil Law in Developing and Transforming Countries » by Michèle Schmiegelow
with the participation of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Political Science of the University of Louvain, and with the support of the Japan Foundation
April 1, 2008 Presentation by Henrik Schmiegelow on « Perspektiven der deutschen Rechtsberatung in Transformationsländern und Entwicklungsländern » (Perspectives of German Assistance to Legal Reforms in Developing and Transforming Countries) at a Joint Symposium of the Federal Ministries of Justice and of Economic Cooperation in Berlin
Dec. 21, 2007 Reprint of "The Road to an Asian Community" by the Japanese daily newspaper Yomiuri
under the titel "An Asian Community isnít a Castle in the Sky"
Nov. 9, 2007 "The Road to an Asian Community"
Internationale Politik Global Edition, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Winter 2007), p. 10-17 (www.internationalepolitik.de)
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Sept. 17, 2007 Upon the request of the State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Henrik Schmiegelow submits an analysis of institutional competition between common law and civil law for the Ministry
on the lines of his article on legal transformations assistance, see news of Nov 16, 2006. He also submits a concept for a coordinated approach of aid agencies, institutions of academic exchange, law faculties and organisations of the legal professions to international assistance of legal reforms in developing and transforming countries
Sep. 9, 2007 "Asia's International Order"
Internationale Politik, Global Edition, Vol 8, Fall 2007, pp. 17-22 (www.internationalepolitik.de)
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June 15, 2007 "Research, Innovation and Industry"
Presentation at the Symposium of the Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin (JDZB) and the European Japan Experts Association (EEJA) on “EU-Japan Cooperation in Science and Innovation” at the University of Milan from July 14 to 16, 2007 (www.jdzb.de)
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June 07, 2007 Our new Website is now online
The site was realised with the help of denkwerk capital AG. Thanks for their work
Nov. 11, 2006 „Why Legal Transformation Assistance from Germany and Japan?“
Journal of Japanese Law, Vol. 11. (Winter 2006) pp. 1 ff
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June 10, 2006 „How ‘Asian’ will Asia be in the 21st Century?“
Asien No. 100 (June 2006), pp. 56 ff
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