Foreign Trade

Foreign Trade

It’s an ever-changing world. We’ll keep you up to date.

Constant change at the political level and in the global economy requires comprehensive know-how on channels of commerce and export control compliance. You name the goal, we’ll find the way.

Topics such as investment control or sanctions require considerable experience. With our leading expertise, we advise companies, logistics service providers and financial institutions on the development and implementation of compliance strategies, contract drafting, proceedings to obtain licenses and information as well as in their day-to-day business.

We represent companies before the national authorities and European Commission, as well as before financial and administrative courts up to the level of the European Court of Justice. We also represent companies and their executive officers in criminal and fine proceedings.

Our range of advice in the field of foreign trade includes:

  • Foreign trade law/export control
  • Economic sanctions and embargoes
  • International contract law
  • Excise duty law
  • WTO law and other international economic treaties
  • Customs law
  • Investment screening
Stephan Müller

Stephan Müller


Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 23
50668 Cologne
T +49 221 2091 448
F +49 221 2091 333



Tier 1 for Foreign Trade & Export Control in Germany for the ninth consecutive year.

Unternehmensjuristen-Umfrage, 2021/2022

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