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Foreign trade law in Germany

GvW Graf von Westphalen

GvW Graf von Westphalen fields a highly specialised foreign trade law team with in-depth experience in various segments of the legal field. The team is particularly active in the establishment and implementation of foreign trade compliance programmes as well as in export control and sanctions law. This is complemented by expertise in customs and excise law as well as in anti-dumping duties, most notably in the field of solar modules. Lothar Harings heads the practice and also represents clients in court, including fine and criminal proceedings. Investment control and compliance are the two main areas of focus for Marian Niestedt, while USA desk head Gerd Schwendinger is often called upon in mandates pertaining to customs and foreign trade law. The core team also includes Hartmut Henninger, who is well versed in VAT and cross-border trade, and Katja Göcke, who advises various research institutions on compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Lothar Harings

Testimonials

Strong export control team.

Marian Niestedt: Objective, fast, excellent in terms of content.

Foreign trade law practice area: GvW has a great team of export control specialists for all technical issues.

As outstanding, Dr. Mention Lothar Harings. He has excellent knowledge in the field of foreign trade law, is very customer-oriented and is able to come up with a solution immediately. For international issues – e.g. in the USA – he has immediate access to a network of international export control specialists. I can unreservedly recommend the cooperation.

The law firm GvW is an exceptionally competent association of people who live and love their passion. Therefore, I would not be able to imagine any other partner in questions of customs, EU and foreign trade law.

I have been working with what I consider to be the most extraordinary team of experts in my industry for almost 10 years, including Dr. Gerd Schwendinger, LL.M., Dr. Katja Gätze, LL.M., Dr. Hartmut Henninger, Marian Niestedt, MES, all without exception sovereign representatives of their Zumpft in the areas of customs law, export control, consumption and sales tax law. I would like to note that Dr. Gerd Schwendinger, LL.M. can also demonstrate this expertise in Anglo-American law, so he enjoys the status of any reproach to be sublime. I can’t remember losing.

The team has extensive experience in commercial and customs law, which is unusual. This is reinforced by their presence in Brussels at the regulatory level.

Dr. Lothar Harings and Marian Niestadt are excellent and have a good practical focus.

Very quick familiarization, although the company was not yet known, repeated consultation with the company in order to understand the needs correctly, very flexible in terms of time, reliable keeping of promises in terms of time and content.

Very good availability, quick assessment of the company’s needs, pragmatic and yet with high legal quality.

Key clients

Cindy Warmbier & Fred Warmbier

JT International Germany GmbH

DAHER PROJECTS GmbH

DNV GL SE

Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank AG

Amcor Group

ASK Chemicals GmbH

Badger Meter Europa GmbH

BERENBERG Bank

CCV Group B.V.

CPG Engineering & Commercial Services GmbH

CUBE Bikes ZPG GmbH & Co. KG

Cybertronics-EU GmbH

FRIGO Coldstore Logistics GmbH & Co. KG

FläktGroup Holding GmbH

Galaxy Energy GmbH

GE Healthcare

GE Medical Systems Information Technologies GmbH

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik

Horst Kürvers GmbH

INNOLITE GmbH

J. Müller Agri + Breakbulk Terminals GmbH & Co. KG

Kelvion Gruppe

Kürvers Valves GmbH

KWS Saat SE

Mares Shipping GmbH

Michael Priestoph GmbH

Mirion Inc. und Mirion Technologies (Canberra) GmbH

NIITCO GmbH

Nordzucker AG

Jabil Inc.

PIQMA Consulting GmbH

Work highlights

  • Cindy + Fred Warmbier: Advising the parents of the late student Otto Warmbier, who died after more than 15 months in prison in North Korea, on the closure of the City Hostel Berlin due to UN sanctions against North Korea.
  • JT International Germany GmbH: Representing the Federal Ministry of Finance in model proceedings for the classification of tobacco products as taxable or not.
  • Various research companies: Customs law advice on import duty exemption for scientific purposes; basic clarification with the federal tax administration; Development of compliance systems for export control and ongoing advice on export control law.

Noerr

Commended for its wide-ranging foreign trade law experience, Noerr is not only adept at handling investment control work but also trade compliance matters. This includes sanctions, export and customs law as well as support in criminal and administrative fine proceedings. Bärbel Sachs, who has an excellent reputation in the market, especially for trade compliance programmes, heads the department. She is also well versed in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and WTO law. Christian Pelz is called in for investigations and disputes and assists companies with compliance matters and internal investigations as well as when faced with offences and breaches of duty by executives and executive bodies. Senior associate Johannes Schäffer works closely with financial institutions but also advises other companies on embargo, customs and WTO law.

Practice head(s):

Bärbel Sachs

Other key lawyers:

Christian Pelz; Johannes Schäffer

Testimonials

' We had various questions about export control / foreign trade law with Dr Bärbel Sachs LL.M. Ms. Sachs is extremely experienced, well versed in the subject, quick to react and well networked in the ministries, which makes decisions easier. '

Key clients

Baltic Distillery GmbH

Bauer Kompressoren GmbH

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

CV Components & Technologie

d&b audiotechnik GmbH & Co. KG

ELAS Technologies GmbH

EOT Inc.

Firmenich

Güralp Systems Ltd.

H3 Defence Systems SPRL

Hailiang Group

Idox Compliance Group

Inter-Union Technohandel GmbH

IO ANALYTICA GmbH

Leidos

Momentive Performance Materials GmbH

Onapsis Inc.

Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik

Rocket Internet

Schaltbau Holding AG

scia Systems GmbH

SIG Sauer Inc.

Tally Weijl Trading AG

Trapeze Switzerland

Zeppelin Systems GmbH

Zimmer Biomet

Work highlights

  • Zimmer Biomet: Comprehensive advice on customs and sales tax law; including advice on the customs classification of the company's product portfolio.
  • Momentive Performance Materials GmbH: Advice on chemical law issues relating to export, in particular on the canon of duties according to the PIC regulation
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi): Advice on defending against public liability claims by shareholders of the Herzogenaurach-based special machine manufacturer Aixtron SE.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie provides DAX 30 companies as well as European, Asian and US companies with full-range advice on foreign trade issues. Export control and sanctions law play a major role in this space, while the team is also highly experienced in the areas of investment control, customs law, trade compliance and internal investigations. During the research period, the team led by Anahita Thoms advised an increasing number of pharmaceutical companies on matters pertaining to dual-use goods, and conducted human rights-focused supply chain due diligence investigations for various clients. Thoms specialises in global international trade law investigations, which she routinely handles in cooperation with various international offices of the firm, such as with customs law expert Nicole Looks in Amsterdam. In Germany, she is supported by associate Alexander Ehrle, who handles investment and export control work as well as sanction law matters.

Practice head(s):

Anahita Thoms

Other key lawyers:

Nicole Looks; Alexander Ehrle

Testimonials

' Anahita Thoms: Outstanding international understanding of foreign trade law issues, especially in practical application due to the strong personal connections to the USA and Iran. Recommendations for action can be used almost immediately with comprehensible risk assessments. Absolute top lawyer in the field. '

Work highlights

  • DAX30 group: Advice on various issues relating to possible future business in Iran.
  • Listed US pharmaceutical company: Accompanying a comprehensive internal investigation in the field of export control against the background of public prosecutor's investigations; also revision of corporate compliance and representation in court.
  • European energy company: Comprehensive advice on compliance with sanctions in business activities in the mineral oil industry and with business partners in Russia.

BLOMSTEIN Rechtsanwälte

BLOMSTEIN Rechtsanwälte combines its expertise in competition law-related regulatory matters, including antitrust, state aid and public procurement law, with specific foreign trade law know-how. Recently, the team co-led by Roland Stein and Pascal Friton has been particularly active in direct investment control, assisting well-known clients with Foreign Trade Ordinance (AWV) filings at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). In other work, the practice advises on export control violations in the context of self-disclosures, and represents companies in corresponding criminal proceedings as well as in fiscal court proceedings with the customs authority. Stein has particular niche expertise in customs and excise law with regard to electricity and energy tax and also deals with various WTO law matters. Friton has a specialism in export trade and EU economic sanctions including antiboycott law. Associate Florian Wolf handles trade compliance issues and specialises in the mechanical engineering and high-tech industries as well as the raw materials sector.

Testimonials

' Young, dynamic team with an impressive track record and excellent know-how in foreign trade law. '

' Roland Stein: fast and precise, absolute specialist in foreign trade law, pleasant colleague. '

' Very friendly cooperation. '

' RA Stein – very competent. '

' Close support, very open and pleasant communication. '

' Dr. Stein – very high technical level in substantive consumer tax law at European and national level as well as in tax / procedural law; good knowledge and good contact with the German customs administration; very pleasant open exchange / coordination on possible approaches. '

Key clients

ADM

BMW

CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive

ED&F Man

First Sensor

Hasenkamp Internationale Transporte

Infineon Technologies

Knorr-Bremse

RWE

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Vattenfall

ZF Friedrichshafen

Work highlights

  • Infineon Technologies: General advice on foreign trade law issues.
  • CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive: Advice on merger control and foreign trade law on the acquisition of Vossloh Locomotives, in particular registration with the BMWi.
  • First Sensor: Representing the client in the AWV proceedings with regard to the acquisition of her shares by TE Connectivity.

Dentons

Thanks to the firm’s global reach, Dentons is well placed to handle cross-border and cross-regional work, which, in foreign trade law, includes assistance with the set-up of compliance systems. The team also handles corporate transactions with foreign investors and represents clients in criminal and administrative fine proceedings. Frankfurt-based Julia Pfeil, who has recently been increasingly involved with issues under Chinese law, jointly heads the practice with Andreas Haak. Together with his team in Düsseldorf, he puts significant emphasis on trade compliance including investment audits and customs law issues. Gabriele Haas, who only joined the team in 2019, was elevated to the partnership in April 2020. Her focus area revolves around compliance systems pertaining to international sanctions and embargoes. Counsel Maria Brakalova is particularly active in export control and deals with transactions with Iran and Russia.

Practice head(s):

Julia Pfeil; Andreas Haak

Testimonials

Dentons is a well-functioning team in which, if the responsible contact person is not available, other team members can also fall back on it.

They are specialists who are very knowledgeable and accordingly give us good advice. Should it not be possible to provide us with information / an answer immediately, then we will correctly research the matter in order to provide us with the correct answer. The answers are 100% correct, meaningful and understandable, you can rely on them, a fact that is extremely important in the export control area.

The team’s expertise in the area of sanctions and embargo law is excellent and is unparalleled in Germany. The commitment is excellent.

Ms. Dr. Pfeil is one of the leading experts in her field. The commitment that she spends on mandates is impressive. At the same time, her advice is very practical and always useful.

Key clients

KPS Capital Partners

SMS group GmbH

Solvay (früher Cytec)

AMEPA Angewandte Meßtechnik und Prozeßautomatisierung GmbH

Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport)

Honeywell International Inc.

Llobe GmbH & Co. KG

Neurocrine BioSciences, Inc.

Work highlights

  • KPS Capital Partners: Foreign trade advice on the takeover of Esterline Interface Technologies (EIT) from TransDigm Group Incorporated by a subsidiary of the client.
  • German federal authority: Advice on export control issues in the preparation and implementation of an award procedure for the procurement of heavy transport helicopters.
  • SMS Group GmbH: Advice on individual sanctions regimes under EU and US law as well as review and drafting of sanction clauses in contracts; as well as strategic advice on the further development of internal export control compliance.

Hohmann & Partner

Hohmann & Partner is a highly specialised foreign trade law boutique that is particularly recommended for export and customs law issues pertaining to trade relations between the EU and the US. The firm also has capabilities advising on international contract and distribution law as well as substance law. Harald Hohmann and his team are particularly well versed handling Iran and Russia embargo matters and also advise on issues pertaining to technology transfer, antiboycott law and the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR). Founding partner Hohmann receives assistance from associate German Blödorn, who increasingly focuses on customs law, white-collar crime and litigation. Associate Brigitte Dönges predominantly acts in export law and also covers substance law including chemicals law.

Practice head(s):

Harald Hohmann

Other key lawyers:

German Blödorn; Brigitte Dönges

Testimonials

'' Very good specialist knowledge of German and US foreign trade law high efficiency in official processing with BAFA. Offers regular training courses and customized in-house seminars on export control. '

'' Comprehensive support from Dr. Hohmann. '

' Very high level of expertise. Ability to explain complex issues simply. Concrete, simple instructions. '

' Don't be afraid to make clear announcements, even if people don't like to hear the news. Very high level of expertise. Ability to explain complex issues simply. Concrete, simple instructions. Excellent contacts with authorities facilitate unbureaucratic solutions. '

Key clients

ALJO Aluminiumbau Jonuscheit GmbH

Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH

Cobus Industries GmbH

Eagle Burgmann Germany GmbH & Co KG

Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH

HUAWEI Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH

Hydro Systems KG

Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH

KAMAG Transport-technik GmbH und TII-Gruppe GmbH

Mann & Hummel GmbH

Merck KGaA

Dürr Konzern und Schenck RoTec GmbH

Schütz Dental GmbH

Schmidt & Clemens GmbH & Co KG

Wälischmiller Engineering GmbH

Vaccumschmelze GmbH & Co KG

Work highlights

  • Plant builder: Advice on the EU and US Crimean embargo and corporate responsibility of foreign subsidiaries.
  • KAMAG Transporttechnik / TII Gruppe: Representation in an arms technology transfer via France to Saudi Arabia.
  • Armaments manufacturer: Advice on the admissibility of a comprehensive transfer of know-how for the construction of armaments in Turkey as well as the risk of a temporary license suspension.

Oppenhoff

Oppenhoff advises logistics service providers, financial institutions and companies active in foreign trade on strategy and contract drafting, licensing and information proceedings as well as on criminal and administrative fine proceedings. Core aspects include export control, sanctions and embargoes as well as international contract, excise, WTO and customs law. Stephan Müller, who is experienced in the compliance arena, heads the practice, which includes Holger Hofmann; among other matters, Hofmann handles M&A transactions and licensing procedures. Key associate Mareike Heesing specialises in advising high-tech companies and also handles investment audits.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Müller

Other key lawyers:

Holger Hofmann; Mareike Heesing

Key clients

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain und Tochtergesellschaften

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Microsoft Corporation

Satisloh AG

Weidmüller Holding AG & Co. KG

Leica Geosystems Technology

Work highlights

  • Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science eV: Advising various institutes on various foreign trade law issues.
  • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain and subsidiaries: Advice on all foreign trade law issues.
  • Bain/Carlyle: Advice on an investment review procedure for the acquisition of Osram AG.

CMS

CMS is particularly active in the area of investment control and, thanks to its connections to the Moscow office, is able to offer in-depth sanctions advice on trade with Russia. Hermann Müller, who is one of the team's key contacts alongside Brussels-based Kai Neuhaus, handles foreign trade audits and instructions pertaining to the dual-use regulation. In the contentious space, the team relies on the expertise of white-collar crime expert Daniel Kaiser, who has been part of the team's partner roster since January 2020 and handles, among other matters, administrative fine and criminal proceedings in a foreign trade law setting.

Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Its interdisciplinary cooperation enables Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH to handle the subject matter in its entirety and at international level. One focus lies on handling compliance work pertaining to embargoes, sanctions, export control and customs law, while the team is also experienced in investment control proceedings. Team head Bettina Mertgen is well versed in excise law and advises clients on company audits as well as on contentious proceedings through all instances. In May 2020, the practice was strengthened with the arrival of associate Erika Trujillo, who has in-depth knowledge of US law and its extraterritorial application thanks to her training in New York.

Practice head(s):

Bettina Mertgen

Key clients

Sanofi

DLA Piper

At DLA Piper, foreign trade law matters are handled by the litigation & regulatory department led by Ludger Giesberts. Clients from various sectors, such as automotive and information technology, count on the team's expertise in export control and sanctions law and also instruct it to assist with foreign trade audits and subsequent proceedings. Counsel Thilo Streit is the key contact for foreign trade law compliance as well as for cross-border transactions pertaining to investment control law.

Practice head(s):

Ludger Giesberts

Other key lawyers:

Thilo Streit

Testimonials

' Dr. Christian Schoop, Dr. Marius Haak, Dr. Thilo Streit: A well-rehearsed team with excellent technical expertise. A recommendation at any time! '

' Dr. Christian Schoop: Excellent white collar crime lawyer and excellent negotiator. Dr. Marius Haak: Legal expertise and absolute adherence to deadlines. Dr. Thilo Streit: Outstanding specialist in the areas of German and EU foreign trade law. '

Key clients

Andera Partners

Zeppelin International AG

Work highlights

  • Andera Partners Private Equity Fonds (vorher Edmond de Rotschild Group): Advice on the acquisition of a French armaments company that also has German subsidiaries.
  • Zeppelin International AG: Permanent advice on sanctions law and foreign trade law.

Gleiss Lutz

Gleiss Lutz primarily handles foreign trade law as an interface issue with two main components, namely investment control on one hand, where the M&A team advises clients together with Jacob von Andreae, who specialises in public commercial law; and matters pertaining to sanctions law and export restrictions on the other, which fall within the remit of Burghard Hildebrandt and associated partner Eva Koch; both are also experienced in public law. They work closely with colleagues from the compliance group such as of counsel Dirk Scherp. In embargo matters with US law elements, the firm regularly acts in conjunction with US law firms.

Hengeler Mueller

Thanks to the close cooperation with various associated practice groups and the global reach of its best friends network, Hengeler Mueller is able to provide wide-ranging foreign trade law advice, including on sector-specific and cross-sector investment control in regulated industries such as TMT, energy and health. The team is equally active in the areas of export control and sanctions law, where issues pertaining to exports to Iran and Russia as well as to the EU Blocking Regulation and the boycott ban constitute key elements. Jan Bonhage, who regularly advises on investment audits, jointly heads the practice with Vera Jungkind, who is particularly noted for her compliance expertise and also supports clients in company audits, various proceedings and voluntary disclosures.

Other key lawyers:

Jan Bonhage; Vera Jungkind

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP pursues a cross-practice and cross-location approach based on the team's integration into the firm's global network. Export control and sanctions issues as well as regulatory matters are part of the practice's regular workload. Practice head Patrick Ayad primarily deals with the commercial law side of the field and often assists foreign companies entering the German market. Providing advice on merger and investment control is one of Falk Schöning's main areas of expertise; he divides his time between Brussels and Berlin in order to act in investment control proceedings before the BMWi. Ingmar Dörr has expertise in tax and customs law.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Ayad

Other key lawyers:

Falk Schöning; Ingmar Dörr

Key clients

Dell Technologies

Fox Factory

Genesis

Howmet (ehemals Arconic)

Lockheed Martin

Mabanaft

Sasol Group

Texas Instruments

Wacker

VVP Vermögensverwaltung Plettenberg

Work highlights

  • Dell Technologies: Advising on the sale of RSA to a consortium led by the Symphony Technology Group, the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners.
  • VVP Plettenberg: Advising on the sale of 81% of your shares in Schmiedetechnik Plettenberg to Shuanghuan Technology Europe Company S.à rl
  • US manufacturer of alcoholic beverages in the premium segment: Advice on import and sales in Europe including advice on setting up a new sales structure in the areas of warehousing, transport and logistics.

Osborne Clarke

At Osborne Clarke, the firm's expertise in the TMC and digital business sector is also at the forefront of its foreign trade law work. Its advisory spectrum therefore includes export control for the export of TMC and digital products, sanction and customs law matters and investment review procedures concerning transactions in the military and digital sectors. Team head Christoph Torwegge is a key contact for this type of work and complements this offering with expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Theresa Gutsche is a key individual at associate level and assists national and international clients with the full range of foreign trade issues.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Torwegge

Other key lawyers:

Theresa Gutsche

Key clients

Aeterna Zentaris GmbH

ecoATM LLC

E.J. Gallo Winery

eSystems GmbH

Newport Corporation Inc. und deutsche Tochtergesellschaft Ophir Spiricon Europe GmbH

QinetiQ Group plc

Universal Robots A/S

Vorwerk – Kobold

Work highlights

  • QinetiQ Group plc: On-going advice on the conclusion of international contracts for services in the military sector.

Taylor Wessing

Trade compliance and investment review procedures are the two central pillars of Taylor Wessing's foreign trade practice. Clients include Chinese investors and German sellers as well as manufacturing and service companies from various sectors. Marco Hartmann-Rüppel heads the competition, EU & trade team and focuses on antitrust matters, while Michael Brüggemann is the key contact for foreign trade law issues. Within this space, his focus lies on embargoes and dual-use rules. Associate Melanie Moser is regularly called upon to assist with EU foreign trade law work.

Practice head(s):

Marco Hartmann-Rüppel

Other key lawyers:

Michael Brüggemann; Melanie Moser

Key clients

Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH

Blue Sail Medical Group

Boehringer Ingelheim Auslandsbeteiligungs GmbH

Honeywell International Inc.

REWE

Röhm

Shenzhen Goodix

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH

Vodafone

W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH

Work highlights

  • Shenzen Goodix: Foreign trade compliance advice regarding the acquisition of Silicon Radar GmbH and the export of technology to the PR China and the USA.
  • Vodafone: Advice on EU foreign trade law on various topics, in particular on adapting the General Terms and Conditions with a view to the EU blocking regulation.
  • Honeywell International Inc.: Advice on EU trade compliance and revision of internal guidelines.

Bird & Bird LLP

At Bird & Bird LLP, providing foreign trade advice falls under the remit of the practice group trade & customs, which assists clients with cross-border trade. Its range of services includes advice on export licences, export control and on dual-use goods as well as due diligence and audits. Practice head René Voigtländer is particularly experienced in export control and customs law and frequently takes the lead in such work. Sectorally, the team is often involved in technology-related matters, advising on technology-related projects and technology transfers. In other work, the team advises on US export control law, including corresponding regulations, and on dealing with US authorities in connection with export control matters.

Practice head(s):

René Voigtländer

Other key lawyers:

Patricia Bendlin Spür

Work highlights

  • Large telecommunications supplier: Advice and representation in foreign trade approval procedures, in particular with regard to export permits, analysis and optimization of the application and support in negotiations with BAFA.
  • Electronic design automation software provider: Advice on an export project with regard to a system-on-a-chip device with encryption components from Germany to China, in particular with regard to the authorization requirement for this system according to the EC Dual Use Regulation and support in negotiations with BAFA.
  • Global manufacturer of coating systems for the automotive industry: Advice on a potentially pending fine proceedings under customs law due to the violation of various provisions of the tax code and the foreign trade regulation in connection with the issuing of incorrect supplier declarations.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is experienced in export control law, embargoes and arbitration as well as in WTO law and EU market regulation. In response to increased demand in the area of investment protection, a team of experienced corporate lawyers led by Thomas Weidlich was recently integrated into the department. The practice continues to be co-led by Ole-Jochen Melchior and Brussels-based Helmut Janssen. Melchior focuses on litigation and handles the full range of export control and embargo law, while Janssen handles the subject area from an antitrust perspective and is well versed in international trade law.

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Weidlich

Testimonials

‘Ole-Jochen Melchior is a specialist with outstanding technical competence, a high level of collegiality and reliability.’

Key clients

TÜV Nord

Eurofer, Association Européenne de l’Acier AISBL

Matthews International Corporation

Work highlights

  • Eurofer, European Steel Association AISBL: Advice in connection with the climate protection requirements of the European Commission and the introduction of border tax adjustments to protect against “dirty” steel from non-EU countries.
  • Matthews International Corporation: Advice on the drafting of delivery, import and export contracts.
  • Eneco BV: Advice on investment control in accordance with the AWG and AWV, on the application for a clearance certificate by the BMWi and advice on approval following the acquisition by a Japanese consortium.

SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte primarily handles contentious foreign trade law, defending clients in investigative proceedings, among other procedures. The practice is led by Jürgen Sparr, who has a personal focus on anti-dumping law as well as on representing clients in customs audits. Counsel Sven Pohl is experienced in setting up and optimising internal control systems and customs compliance systems.

Practice head(s):

Jürgen Sparr

Other key lawyers:

Sven Pohl

Key clients

Jebsen & Jessen