Next Generation Partners

Firms To Watch: Foreign trade law

The German division of the global trade & investment practice at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP strengthened its market visibility with the arrival of sanctions law and export control expert Richard Roeder (October 2022 from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP).

Foreign trade law in Germany

Baker McKenzie

Large national and international companies from the energy, industrial and healthcare sectors instruct Baker McKenzie on supply chain compliance, FDI issues as well as export control and sanctions law. The team impresses with regulatory expertise in compliance systems and investigation support. Practice head Anahita Thoms is experienced in​​ compliance and regularly assists with human rights and ESG issues. The advice on cross-border matters such as American and European sanctions against Russia as well as investment control law are also among Thoms’ competencies. She is supported by associate Kimberley Fischer (trade compliance, sustainability issues, export control).

Practice head(s):

Anahita Thoms

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Ehrle; Kimberley Fischer


‘The support takes place on a very personal and especially collegial level. Professionally, the individuals are distinguished not only by their knowledge, but also by their wealth of ideas.’

Work highlights

Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird LLP focuses on export control and advises international clients on existing regulations and approval procedures. Practice head and export control specialist René Voigtländer is regularly instructed by clients from the technology and defense sectors on sanctions law and on issues pertaining to dual-use regulations. A growth area is the advice on compliance in connection with investment control.

Practice head(s):

René Voigtländer

Work highlights

  • Advising a global clothing company with well-known brands in the field of sports and leisure clothing on foreign trade issues and preparing statements, particularly with regard to sales and exports to Russia against the background of the current EU sanctions as a result of the Ukraine war.

  • Advising the subsidiary of a large global US provider of data centers and related services on investment control law with regard to a planned transaction.

  • Advising a global developer of drone technology and manufacturer of drones on the requirement and ability to obtain approval for certain components and on export projects.

BLOMSTEIN Rechtsanwälte

BLOMSTEIN Rechtsanwälte comprehensively advises large companies across the infrastructure, TMT and energy sectors as well as public sector clients on sanctions, investment control and ESG issues. The advisory capacities are complemented by relevant litigation experience, where the team acts in investment control proceedings as well as tax and customs disputes. Roland Stein regularly takes the lead here; he is also well versed in sanctions law, export control and customs law and focuses on the energy sector. Pascal Friton primarily focuses on investment and merger control and advises national and international financial companies on cross-border transactions. ESG expert Florian Wolf made partner in October 2022 and has expertise in supply chain due diligence. At associate level, Laura Louca impresses with experience in compliance, including external investigations and voluntary disclosures, while Leonard Freiherr von Rummel focuses on sanctions and anti-dumping law.

Other key lawyers:

Roland Stein; Pascal Friton; Florian Wolf; Leonard Freiherr von Rummel; Laura Louca


‘Exceptionally well-connected partners and very well trained associates.’

‘Roland Stein: Very experienced and focused partner, easy to contact and responsive, exceptionally well connected, lots of litigation experience and deep specialist knowledge. Laura Louca and Leonard Freiherr von Rummel: Very experienced, very good specialist knowledge.’

‘Fast, friendly and competent advice from very experienced lawyers and international network connections. Constant efforts to finalize the affected issues very quickly and easily and to work on solutions in a structured manner.’

Key clients

Axel Springer


DKV Mobility

Fiege Group





Instituto Mato-Grossense da Carne (IMAC)



Miles & More

Royal Nedschroef Holding





Work highlights

  • Advising COSCO Shipping Ports on investment control law on its investment in HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort.

  • Advising the Instituto Mato-Grossense da Carne (IMAC) and the Associação Brasileira das Indústrias Exportadoras de Carne (ABIEC) on all issues relating to the EU Deforestation Regulation.

  • Advising Knorr-Bremse on current sanctions against Russia.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance advises international corporations on investment control, supply chain compliance (LkSG) and ESG guidelines, while public sector clients request the practice’s expertise in drafting foreign trade laws and regulations. Thanks to a cross-practice approach, the practice is experienced in international market-shaping proceedings; here, investment control and arbitration specialist Moritz Keller is the key contact. The investment control and antitrust law expert Dmitri Slobodenjuk and compliance lawyer Thomas Voland, who also covers supply chain and ESG issues, are further key contacts.

Other key lawyers:

Moritz Keller; Dmitri Slobodenjuk; Thomas Voland

Work highlights


CMS‘ foreign trade law competencies include sanctions law and investment control and are frequently requested in connection with the economic consequences of the EU sanctions against Russia. Clients from the TMT, financial and energy sectors instruct the team in the context of Russia exits, criminal proceedings and investigations as well as general compliance issues. The practice also advises public sector clients on investment control pertaining to energy security matters. Sanctions and export control issues are a core focus of Hermann Müller, who jointly heads the practice with investment control expert Kai Neuhaus.

Practice head(s):

Kai Neuhaus; Hermann Müller

Other key lawyers:

Moritz Pottek; Daniel Kaiser

Work highlights

Covington & Burling LLP

Covington & Burling LLP internationally oriented FDI practice primarily focuses on investment and merger control. In close cooperation with the firm’s American CFIUS team, of counsel and practice head Horst Henschen (antitrust law, M&A and joint ventures) regularly supports cross-border transactions and also advises on customs law and compliance. Henschen is the sole practice head since September 2023; former co-head Peter Camesasca became self-employed.

Practice head(s):

Horst Henschen

Other key lawyers:

Christian Ahlborn; Martin Juhasz

Key clients

Advent International


Work highlights

  • Regulatory advice to Advent International on the acquisition of Maxar Technologies.

  • Advising Aptiv on the global aspects of the investment review in connection with the acquisition of Wind River.

Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH comprehensively covers foreign trade law and frequently supports automotive, pharmaceutical and industrial companies. Practice head Bettina Mertgen has expertise in customs and excise tax law and advises on investment control and trade compliance matters. Mertgen is also well versed in embargoes and sanctions and supports large companies such as Mercedes in their exits from Russia. A growth area is the advice on supply chain due diligence, where senior associate Philipp Hamann is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Bettina Mertgen

Other key lawyers:

Philipp Hamann

Key clients

ACE Energy Co., Ltd.

Ace Pillar Co., Ltd.

Alstom Signal GmbH


Ineos Solvents Germany GmbH

Magnetec GmbH

Mercedes Benz Group

Safran Cabin Germany GmbH

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH

Tetra GmbH

Triumph Insulation Systems-Germany GmbH

air up GmbH

Work highlights

  • Foreign trade law advice to the Mercedes Benz Group on the sale of its Russian business, particularly in the area of ​​sanctions and embargoes.

  • Defense of Ineos Solvents Germany GmbH in a tax audit regarding the potential assessment of energy taxes.

  • Advice on all customs and foreign trade law matters to Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, including topics at the interface with sales tax law.


Dentons‘ team impresses with expertise in investment and merger control, which is regularly requested by large corporations in international M&A transactions and joint ventures. Here, FDI expert Maria Brakalova advises clients on German and international foreign trade law matters; she is also experienced in related proceedings and investigations. Other mainstays are export control and sanctions law, where Julia Pfeil is a key contact for economic relations between China, Russia, Europe and the US. Pfeil is the sole practice head, former co-head and compliance expert Andreas Haak joined Pinsent Masons Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Solicitors Partnerschaft mbB in late 2023.

Practice head(s):

Julia Pfeil

Other key lawyers:

Maria Brakalova; Gabriele Haas; Clemens Maschke


‘Very good knowledge of information technology in connection with international trade and foreign trade law. Direct, clear communication and quick understanding of the problem.’

‘Professional expertise, service orientation, friendly, engaging demeanor.’

‘Maria Brakalova has an exceptionally strong knowledge of foreign trade law and is also in charge of supporting ongoing court proceedings in export control.’

Key clients

5NPlus Inc.

Arevipharma GmbH

Beretta Holding S. A.


Deutsche Bahn AG

Deutsche Leasing AG

Duisburger Hafen AG

Flowserve Ahaus GmbH

Institution of Engineering and Technology

International Chemical Investors Group

KPS Capital Partners



Victoria’s Secret

Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA

Work highlights

  • Advising Beretta on all legal aspects of the acquisition of the Swiss ammunition manufacturer Ruag Ammotec, including all antitrust and investment law issues in numerous jurisdictions.

  • Advising the International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG) on the acquisition of the compound business of Benvic Group SAS from PVC Europe Group Sarl; Examination of numerous jurisdictions from an investment control perspective.

  • Advising Duisburger Hafen AG on investment control issues regarding the sale of shares in Duisburg Gateway Terminal GmbH, operator of the largest container terminal in the European hinterland.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper foreign trade team focuses on export and investment control in the life sciences sector. Compliance and ESG expert Ludger Giesberts regularly supports large-scale cross-border transactions in the pharmaceutical sector in connection with customs law and investment control. He is also well versed in export control and increasingly assists companies with sanctions law, where he frequently joins forces with counsel Thilo Streit. Thomas Gädtke heads the practice and is experienced in international arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Gädtke

Other key lawyers:

Ludger Giesberts; Thilo Streit; Marc Jacob


‘Very good specialist expertise in the area of ​​foreign trade law.’

Key clients

Borosil Renewables Limited

Netwrix UK Limited

ResMed Inc


Work highlights

  • Regulatory and FDI advice to ResMed Inc in connection with the acquisition of MEDIFOX DAN and HgCapital, including the successful application to the BMWK.

  • Advising an international life sciences company on an international project to expand and improve internal export and customs compliance structures as well as ongoing advice on Russia sanctions.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP advises international clients on various investment control and sanctions law issues in close cooperation with the British and US locations. The two associates Nikita Malevanny and Jan Vollkammer are experts in ​​foreign trade law: while Malevanny regularly advises on EU sanctions and export control, Vollkammer primarily assists with FDI matters. Former practice head Michael Walther (export control) retired in January 2023.

Other key lawyers:

Nikita Malevanny; Jan Vollkammer

Work highlights

Gleiss Lutz

Gleiss Lutz is experienced in sanctions and investment control and, thanks to the cross-practice cooperation, covers interfacing corporate, antitrust and public law matters. Clients also benefit from the close international network in the advice on sanctions, customs law and investment control in the US. Practice head Marc Rutloff and export control and customs law expert Burghard Hildebrandt regularly advise on compliance matters pertaining to the EU-wide Russia embargo. Jacob von Andreae is a key contact for investment control in connection with large-scale transactions. Counsel Eva Koch complements this with customs law expertise.

Practice head(s):

Marc Rutloff

Other key lawyers:

Burghard Hildebrandt; Jacob von Andreae; Eva Koch


‘Burghard Hildebrandt shines with outstanding competence, quick comprehension and appropriate solutions to challenges that are currently constantly changing in foreign trade law.’

‘Practical approach, very quick response time even in hectic times. Comprehensible explanation of complex topics.’

‘Incredibly good, very good knowledge of the industry, quickly familiarize yourself with topics. Understand the clients’ practice and their needs.’

Key clients

Bunker Holding

Heidelberg Materials

Hillenbrand, Inc.

Infineon Technologies


PHOENIX Pharmahandel

STEAG und Iqony

Tiger Global


Work highlights

  • Advising the Volkswagen Supervisory Board on sanctions law in connection with the restructuring of the Russian business due to VW’s withdrawal from Russia.
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    Sanktionsrechtliche Beratung des Aufsichtsrats von Volkswagen im Zusammenhang mit der Umstrukturierung des Russlandgeschäfts anlässlich des Rückzugs von VW aus Russland.

  • Advising Linde on the EU’s Russia sanctions in connection with the Ukraine war.
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    Beratung von Linde zu den Russland-Sanktionen der EU im Zusammenhang mit dem Ukraine-Krieg.

  • Advising Microsoft on investment control law in connection with the acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
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    Investitionskontrollrechtliche Beratung von Microsoft im Zusammenhang mit dem Erwerb von Activision Blizzard.

GvW Graf von Westphalen

GvW Graf von Westphalen fields a diverse team, which is well-known for its customs law and export control expertise as well as experience in compliance. The team is increasingly instructed on German and international sanctions law, where customs law expert and practice head Lothar Harings is a key contact; he also advises on supply chain compliance and anti-dumping regulations. Marian Niestedt (investment and export control) is well versed in litigation and compliance, which is utilised in advising on Russia-related sanctions. The head of the firm's US desk, Gerd Schwendinger, regularly assists with international compliance systems. Associated partner Katja Göcke complements this with expertise in excise tax law.

Practice head(s):

Lothar Harings

Other key lawyers:

Marian Niestedt; Gerd Schwendinger; Katja Göcke; Franziska Kaiser


‘The foreign trade law team is characterized by a diverse team of equally good lawyers as well as an international network with excellent partner law firms.’

‘Gerd Schwendinger is a reliable and highly competent partner in foreign trade and sanctions law issues who always delivers high-quality products, even on short deadlines and under pressure.’

‘With his broad knowledge of customs law, Lothar Harings offers tailor-made solutions to problems in the shortest possible time.’

Key clients

ACGF – Afghan Credit Guarantee Foundation

Celanese Europe BV

CPG Engineering & Commercial Services GmbH


DMK Deutsches Milchkontor

DMK Eis GmbH


Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank AG

FläktGroup Holding GmbH

Foley Hoag LLP

Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG

Galaxy Energy GmbH

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

Gräfendorfer Geflügel- u. Tiefkühlfeinkost Produktions GmbH

HEAG mobilo GmbH

Hellma Materials GmbH

Jabil Inc


MOMENI Investment Management GmbH

ONE Mobility Solutions GmbH

osapiens Services GmbH

Paragon Partners GmbH

Power Data S.A., Schweiz

Precision Dispensing Solutions Europe GmbH


Sartorius Stedim Systems


TOPseven GmbH & Co. KG


Universität Stuttgart

Utimaco Management GmbH

Work highlights

Hengeler Mueller

Hengeler Mueller cooperates closely with the criminal law and compliance teams and focuses on sanctions law and investment control in the infrastructure, TMT and financ sectors. Co-head Jan Bonhage routinely advises on investment control, while co-head and export control expert Vera Jungkind increasingly assists with sanctions law issues. Thanks to the criminal law expertise of Dirk Uwer and Wolfgang Spoerr, the team also covers foreign trade law investigations and criminal proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Jan Bonhage; Vera Jungkind

Other key lawyers:

Wolfgang Spoerr; Fabian Quast; Dirk Uwer

Work highlights


Heuking is well versed in sanctions law and investment control, which benefits clients from the defense, energy and infrastructure sectors. Sanctions law issues are a core focus of compliance expert Michael Kreisler and export control lawyer Wolfram Meven; The latter jointly heads the practice with Bodo Dehne, who supports clients in investment control and related approval procedures.

Practice head(s):

Wolfram Meven; Bodo Dehne

Other key lawyers:

Michael Kreisler; Anna Coenen; Sonja Groht


‘The desired contact persons/partners will respond promptly and personally. The client’s concerns are “advanced” – active management of the mandate!’

‘The respective contact person (including associate) is clearly named. “Conflict check” is pleasantly quick. Results are high quality. Results are delivered quickly (or with a clear/defined timeline).’

‘Sonja Groht should be mentioned as a specifically outstanding partner: very goal-oriented way of working, to-the-point exchange of information/very clear communication. The economic impact/component of legal advice is taken into account. Good knowledge of the industry. Very good out-of-court results (out-of-court negotiations), great negotiation skills. Quick comprehension.’

Work highlights

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's strategic operations, agreements and regulation practice routinely handles investment control matters with a focus on compliance. Clients from the regulated industries such as TMT and defense instruct the team on the implementation of compliance systems as well as investment control. Thanks to the cross-location cooperation, the team assists with sanctions and planned exits from Russia. Here, the export and investment control lawyer Falk Schöning is a key contact; he jointly leads the team with supply chain expert Florian Unseld and regulatory specialist Patrick Ayad. Senior associate Stefan Kirwitzke complements this with antitrust law expertise.

Practice head(s):

Falk Schöning; Patrick Ayad; Florian Unseld

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Kirwitzke

Key clients



Borromin Capital


Lockheed Martin

Maguar Capital

Motel One

PTC Inc.



Work highlights

  • Advising ADVA on investment control proceedings regarding the planned transatlantic merger with Adtran (USA), including negotiation of a public law contract.

  • Advising Lockheed Martin on the Bundeswehr Procurement Office’s (BAIINBw) procurement project for the heavy transport helicopter (STH), including representation in the award review process and before the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court.

Hohmann Rechtsanwälte

Boutique Hohmann Rechtsanwälte is well-known for its expertise in European and US export control and customs law, which is regularly requested by German export companies with business in the US. Founding partner Harald Hohmann advises companies on export control, investments and anti-dumping issues in an advisory role as well as in litigation. Embargoes and sanctions law are further competencies of Hohmann, who also assists with approval and self-disclosure procedures. The associates German Blödorn and Brigitte Dönges are well versed in customs and criminal law.

Practice head(s):

Harald Hohmann

Other key lawyers:

German Blödorn; Brigitte Dönges


‘Harald Hohmann stands for excellent, always up-to-date expertise and for outstanding development and implementation of targeted, practical solutions in the area of ​​foreign trade law.’

Key clients

ALJO Aluminiumbau Jonuscheit GmbH


Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH

Cobus Industries GmbH

Dürr Konzern und Schenck RoTec GmbH

Eagle Burgmann Germany GmbH & Co KG

Eberspächer Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG

Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH

HUAWEI Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH

Hydro Systems KG

Isabellenhütte Heusler GmbH & Co. KG

Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH

KAMAG Transporttechnik GmbH

Mann & Hummel GmbH

Merck KGaA

Schmidt & Clemens GmbH & Co KG

Schuler Pressen

Schütz Dental GmbH

Standardkessel Baumgarte Holding mbH

Vaccumschmelze GmbH & Co KG,

Wälischmiller Engineering GmbH

Würth Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG

Work highlights


Linklaters specialises in investment control and advises on regulatory compliance as well as approval procedures and merger control filings. Here, practice head and merger control expert Christoph Barth regularly supports transactions of Chinese investment funds. Thanks to the close cooperation with the dispute resolution practice, the team increasingly assists with sanctions law matters in supporting companies in the sale of Russian company shares.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Barth

Other key lawyers:

Kerstin Wilhelm; Julia Grothaus; David-Julien dos Santos Goncalves


‘Interdisciplinary project teams. Very good international network. Fast scalability thanks to the resources of a major international law firm. Very good customer orientation.’

‘Kerstin Wilhelm offers the highest level of specialist expertise, maximum commitment, integrity, and open and clear communication.’

‘Kerstin Wilhelm was an important support for the company and the compliance team in dealing with numerous complex legal matters. The collaboration was very good, open and productive.’

‘Kerstin Wilhelm proved to be reliable, highly competent and able to do good work in very complex and company-relevant matters.’

Work highlights

  • Advising the Volkswagen Group on sanctions law on the sale of its shares in Volkswagen Group Rus LLC and its local subsidiaries (Volkswagen Components and Services LLC, Scania Leasing LLC, Scania Finance LLC, Scania Insurance LLC) to Art-Finance LLC, which is owned by the Russian dealer Avilon.

  • Advising ELMOS Semiconductor SE on the planned sale of chip production to the Swedish semiconductor company Silex.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Jointly led by export control and embargoe expert Ole-Jochen Melchior and antitrust specialist Helmut Janssen, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH advises on various foreign trade law matters. Melchior advises companies on regulatory frameworks, sanctions and export control procedures, while Janssen regularly joins forces with the China expert Thomas Weidlich and the corporate practice on investment control in the context of international transactions. Litigator Richard Happ routinely represents clients in foreign trade arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ole-Jochen Melchior; Helmut Janssen

Other key lawyers:

Richard Happ; Thomas Weidlich; Philipp Dietz

Key clients

Swissport International AG

Chugai Pharma Europe Limited

Carborundum Universal Limited

Autoneum Management AG

Gurit Holding AG

SEG Automotive GmbH

Matthews International Corporation


TE Connectivity




Karcher AG

Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG

Haus Cramer

Heinrich Georg Maschinenfabrik

H. Stoll AG & Co. KG


Work highlights

  • Legal, tax and antitrust advice to Swissport International AG on the acquisition of a majority stake in Flughafen Düsseldorf Cargo GmbH by way of a mixed cash and non-cash contribution.

  • Advising Matthews International Corporation on the acquisition of OLBRICH GmbH and R+S Automotive GmbH, including review of registration requirements and other investment law issues in China.

  • Advising Gurit Holding AG, based in Wattwil (Switzerland), on investment control under the AWG on the sale of its Aerospace division to the Austrian Isovolta Group.


Noerr increasingly advises on investment control and sanctions law in addition to its traditional focus on supporting blue chip clients in export control and customs law matters. Led by Bärbel Sachs, the team is instructed by large industrial companies and associations on the support in Russia exits; the practice also advises on sanctions compliance. A growth area is the support for clients with Chinese trade relationships in anti-dumping matters and investment control. Claus Zimmermann is well versed in WTO and EU regulatory law and regularly leads in criminal proceedings and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Bärbel Sachs

Other key lawyers:

Claus Zimmermann


‘Great team that covers the entire legal spectrum.’

Very professional and very good response times.’

‘I work with Claus Zimmerman: he is very competent and very customer-oriented.’

‘Very experienced experts in export control, sanctions and foreign direct investment. Noerr always produces very sharp analyzes and deals with issues that are at the forefront of the legal landscape.’

‘Bärbel Sachs simply impresses with her calm and sharp analysis of every topic. She also has very good leadership qualities.’

‘The team provides practical and commercial advice.’

‘Bärbel Sachs is immersed in the subject matter and has a fantastic wealth of experience. It’s a pleasure to work with her.’

Key clients


Bazan Group Oil Refineries Limited


Deutscher Industriefachverband

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung


Interfer Austria

Lear Corporation


Mercedes Benz Group


Robert Bosch

TÜV Rheinland

Vantage Towers

Volta Charging

Von Roll


Work highlights

  • Advising VTB Bank (Europe) SE iL on the resolution of its business in the interests of creditors and deposit protection; Sanctions law support in several international court proceedings both before ordinary courts and before arbitration tribunals.

  • Advising Von Roll Deutschland Holding GmbH on questions of tariff classification, preferential origin and anti-dumping regarding glass fiber fabrics imported from China.

  • Advising Liwathon, a company belonging to the British investor Rowland, on the acquisition of a stake in East Germany’s largest refinery, PCK Schwedt.


Oppenhoff's team comprehensively advises TMT, energy and defense companies on compliance in the context of investment control as well as on European and US sanctions. This is complemented with experience in foreign trade law investigations and litigation, here, practice head Stephan Müller is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Müller

Other key lawyers:

Mareike Heising; Carsten Bormann


‘This team is extremely pragmatic, easy to get along with and offers great, timely advice.’

‘Stephan Müller and Mareike Heising are characterized by extensive knowledge of foreign trade law and numerous contacts at home and abroad.’

‘Oppenhoff is a real expert in German trade control law. They are very pleasant to work with and very practical.’

Key clients

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Clarios (German) GmbH & Co. KG

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain Zweigniederlassung Deutschland GmbH

Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG

Microsoft Corporation

Thales Deutschland GmbH

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing's competition, EU & trade practice specialises in trade compliance and routinely advises clients from the infrastructure and industrial sectors on export control, German and EU sanctions as well as FDI. Thanks to the close international network, the team covers matters pertaining to Russia-related sanctions as well as US regulations. Trade compliance expert Michael Brüggemann is well versed in investment control proceedings and is a key contact for sanctions law. Practice head Marco Hartmann-Rüppel has expertise in investment control.

Practice head(s):

Marco Hartmann-Rüppel

Other key lawyers:

Michael Brüggemann

Key clients

Flughafen Frankfurt- Hahn GmbH

RheinEnergie AG

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Work highlights

  • Advising RheinEnergie AG on energy law and foreign trade law with regard to the EU-Russia sanctions.

  • Procurement and foreign trade law advice to thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG on shipbuilding projects in Germany and Brazil.