Mansur Pour Rafsendjani

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Partner

Life Sciences
Digital Business
Commerce & Trade
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Mansur Pour Rafsendjani

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. His particular expertise also includes supply chain compliance consulting. 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).


  • 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.


  • Handelsblatt 2020: Best Lawyers foreign trade law
  • Who’s Who Legal: Recommended Franchise Lawyer 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Handelsblatt 2021: Best Lawyers in Germany for 2022


  • 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


  • Union Internationales des Avocats
  • East Europe Franchise Association
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS)
  • Working Group Transport and Shipping Law of the German Association of Lawyers (DAV)
  • Working Group International Commercial Law of the German Association of Lawyers (DAV)


  • 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
  • Franchisee’s Goodwill Compensation Claim: A Comparison of German, French and US Franchise Law, Peter Lang, Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main 1999
  • 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
  • Liability for defective or non-secure software, in: Robotik und Produktion (TeDo Verlag), 26 March 2019
  • Classification of IT-Outsourcing Services according to Civil Law, in: IT-Outsourcing & Cloud-Computing, Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2018
  • IT-Security in Civil Law and in Drafting of Contracts (together with David Bomhard), in: Handbuch IT-Sicherheit, Nomos Verlag, 2020
  • Internet of Things in Commerce, in: Handbuch Internet of Things, C.H. Beck Verlag, 2020