Dr Mansur Pour Rafsendjani

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Practice Group: Digital Business
Practice Group: Healthcare

Rechtsanwalt Dr. Mansur Pour Rafsendjani is an internationally experienced partner in our law firm. He has more than 20 years’ experience of international legal advice and is Co-head of our International Trade Group. Drafting international agreements and court representation in trade and distribution law and logistics as well as cooperation of companies (Global Purchasing, Global Supply, Distribution, Franchising and Commercial Agency, Supply Chain Advice) are among his specialities.

Together with his team he has advised more than 600 prominent German and foreign companies including listed companies. He lectures on many international trade law and logistics subjects. From 2007 to 2013, he headed our office in the Ukraine. Prior to joining Noerr, he was chief in-house counsel in an asset management company and lecturer in securities law (University of the Saarland) and in international contract law (Saarland University of Applied Sciences).


  • Digital Supply Chain Advise
  • Global Purchasing
  • Global Supply
  • Cooperation of companies
  • Sales, UN sales law
  • Leasing (Financial Leasing/Sale and lease back)
  • Work and service agreements/contract manufacturing
  • Commercial agents/commission agents/brokers
  • Franchising/distributorship and Agency law
  • Antitrust law
  • Anti-corruption/compliance
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Commercial Litigation & Arbitration
  • Logistics, transport, warehousing, consignment warehouse, transport
  • International Trade, Embargoes & sanctions
  • Corporate law/M&A, Commercial Due Diligence, Joint ventures
  • Acquisition of distribution companies
  • Acquisition of logistics companies
  • Formation of foreign companies


  • Legal studies at the universities of Saarbrücken, Nancy (France), Montpellier (France) and San Diego (USA)
  • Head of Kiev Office from 2007 until 2013
  • With Noerr since 2001
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • British logistics company on compliance regarding sanctions; contractual advice
  • Deutsche Post AG und DHL Solutions on the invitation to tender with regard to the award of works contracts and supply contracts for Europe's largest parcel centre as well as on the drafting of further supply contracts and the establishment of contract Management
  • DPE Deutsche Private Equity Management III on the acquisition of a majority stake in the AirAlliance Group, a certified dealer for the renowned aircraft manufacturers Pilatus, Diamond and Gulfstream
  • Grob Aircraft on export control and related matters, including representation before BAFA, the Ministry of Economics and Energy, and the Foreign Office
  • Manufacturer of storage and transport tanks on the export of tank farms to Russia
  • Mechanical engineering company regarding international export Transactions
  • Otto Fuchs Drilling Solutions on distribution law (commercial agents), sale & lease and service concepts for drilling Equipment
  • US medical technology company on customs law as well as advice on the design/restructuring/tendering of international logistics, including pricing issues, representation in fine proceedings, litigation implementation, etc.

Selected Publications

  • Dr. Mansur Pour Rafsendjani regularly publishes in specialist literature. He was recently co-authoring the Munich Lawyers' Handbook on International Business Law ("Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht") which was published by C.H. BECK.
  • EU and US Sanctions and their Legal Effects on Corporate Business Projects (with Bärbel Sachs), in: OWC-Newsletter Russia, 4 April 2014
  • Project Finance, Franchise, Product Liability, E-Commerce (with Alexander Weigelt), in: Getting The Deal Through, 2013
  • Protection Against Political Risks, in: Ost-West-Contact, 7/2012
  • Protection of Investments under the Agreement of 15 February 1993 between the Federal Republic of Germany and Ukraine for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments, in: AHK-Kiev Paper, 13 February 2012
  • jurisPK-BGB, Volume II Law of Obligations, 5th edition, §§ 793-794 and 796-808 (with Seraphine Gräfin zu Eulenburg), in: www.juris.de, 06/2010
  • Franchisee’s Goodwill Compensation Claim: A Comparison of German, French and US Franchise Law, Peter Lang, Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main 1999
  • Ukraine – Practice Topics Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Guide Germany/Ukraine, Yearbook of the German/Ukraine Economic Relations, in: Wegweiser, 3rd Edition 2011, pp. 144-145 (with Alexander Weigelt)
  • Multimodal Transport – Legal Bases for Efficient Risk Management, in: BMEnet Logistik Guide 2007, BMEnet GmbH, Frankfurt 2007
  • Smart Contracts, in: Robotik und Produktion (TeDo Verlag), 30 January 2019
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