Dr Johannes Schäffer

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Senior Associate
Practice Group: Regulatory & Governmental Affairs
Practice Group: Financial Services Regulation

Dr Johannes Schäffer developed expertise in various regulatory matters, including EU and public international law, during his work as a research assistant at a chair for public law; he draws on this expertise when working on cases. The focus of his work as a lawyer is advising clients with international operations on matters of international trade law. These include export and investment control as well as issues of embargo, customs and/or WTO law.


  • Foreign trade law
  • Embargo law 
  • Export control law
  • Customs law  
  • Financial services in embargoed countries
  • Sanctions-related contract consulting
  • International foreign trade law
  • WTO law 


  • Legal studies in Bielefeld and Paris
  • Legal traineeship at the Berlin Court of Appeal which included, for example, work for an international law firm in Berlin and for the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany for South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
  • With Noerr since 2016
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers