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Germany: Trade & Customs 2017

Six lawyers are recognised in this chapter, covering international trade, export control and customs law issues. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Hans-Joachim Prieß Blomstein
Stephan Müller Oppenhoff & Partner, Cologne
Marian Niestedt Graf von Westphalen, Hamburg

Blomstein’s Hans-Joachim Prieß is the top international trade and customs lawyer in Germany, according to the majority of respondents. As one peer summarises, “He is the absolute gold star of the German trade and customs bar.”

At Oppenhoff & Partner, Stephan Müller ranks highly in this chapter for his export control and sanctions practice. One client remarks, “He is very professional and has the ability to communicate complicated matters to non-lawyers.”

Marian Niestedt of Graf von Westphalen is also very highly rated for his export control practice. A source praises his “thoroughness in analyses and fast response time”. Alongside him, Lothar Harings receives similar praise for his “excellent” export control and customs expertise.

Noerr’s Bärbel Sachs has a broad practice in international trade law, including trade remedy work, WTO law, export control and customs issues. “She is considered a rising star in the field,” say peers.

At WilmerHale, Stefan Ohlhoff is considered “the go-to counsel in Germany for regulatory and WTO matters”.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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