Dr Bärbel Sachs, LL.M.

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer)
Practice Group: Regulatory & Governmental Affairs
Practice Group: Digital Business

Bärbel Sachs heads the foreign trade team at Noerr. She has been advising clients in all areas of German, European and international trade law, including export controls, sanctions and customs law, anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and WTO law since 2006. Bärbel’s practice focuses on advice concerning trade compliance programmes and investigations of complex matters in the past. She also advises on foreign direct investment reviews by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.


  • European and international trade law (in particular customs, export control and sanctions law)
  • WTO, anti-dumping and anti-subsidy law
  • EU market organisation and general EU law
  • Foreign direct investments in Germany


  • Legal studies and political science at the universities of Regensburg, Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder), Paris and Nottingham 
  • Stages with the European Commission and the European Court of Justice
  • Research assistant at the chair for public, European and comparative law at the University of Greifswald
  • Experience as a lawyer with an international law firm in Berlin from 2006 to 2011 
  • With Noerr since 2012
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers


  • Recommended “next generation lawyer” for commerce and trade law, Legal 500 Germany (2018)
  • Recommended as a leading expert in international trade law, JUVE Handbook (2017/18)
  • Recommended lawyer for trade and customs, Who’s Who Legal (2017)
  • Recommended as one of the leading experts in trade law, Best Lawyers Germany (2014)


  • Board of editors of WorldECR

Selected Publications

  • Hocke/Pelz/Sachs, Außenwirtschaftsrecht, 2017 (neu herausgegeben mit Christian Pelz)
  • Der Brexit und seine Folgen für die Logistik, in: ZOLL.EXPORT, 8/2018
  • EU-Kommison will ausländische Investitionen beschränken, FAZ vom 20.09.2017 (mit Florian Becker)
  • Die Investitionsprüfung nach Änderung der AWV, NZG 2017, 1336 ff. (mit Florian Becker)
  • Germany tightens rules on FDI reviews, Trade Security Journal 3/2017, p. 28 et seq. (mit Florian Becker)
  • Kommentierung der Art. 210 bis 218 Unionszollkodex, in Witte, Unionszollkodex, Beck, 7. Aufl. 2018
  • US-Sanktionen für Nicht-US-Unternehmen, ICC-Germany-Magazin 12/2016, p. 26 et seq.
  • Germany, in: WorldECR, Dual-Use Export Controls of the European Union, December 2015, p. 93 et seq. 
  • EU and German export controls and sanctions law, in: Georgi/Lalonde (Hrsg.), Handbook of export controls & economic sanctions, 2nd edition (im Erscheinen)
  • Grundzüge des Zollwertrechts, in: Zimmermann/Lison/Stadtler (Hrsg.) Zollverfahren Recht – IT – Praxis, 75. EL 12/2015, p. 1 et seq. 
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