Dirk Loycke

Partner
Rechtsanwalt | Global Co-Head of Commercial Group, CMS

CMS Hasche Sigle
Schoettlestraße 8
70597 Stuttgart
Germany
Languages English, German

Dirk Loycke specialises in international supply, customer, distribution and cooperation agreements. He has extensive experience in international commercial law and all commercial law issues relating to purchasing, production and distribution. Dirk regularly represents his clients in court and arbitration proceedings.

The majority of his clients are from the automotive, chemical, electronics, mechanical engineering, medical devices and packaging sectors, and he advises German medium-sized companies as well as multinational groups.

Dirk started his legal career with CMS in 1996 and became a partner in 2001. In 2000, he worked as a Foreign Associate at Gardner, Carton & Douglas in Chicago.

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Relevant experience

  • Eissmann Automotive (Tier 1 supplier, interior) | ongoing commercial law advice vis-à-vis customers and suppliers since 2002. Negotiation of framework agreement for new projects with OEM customers. Drafting and implementing new standard agreements for purchasing department (including framework, quality assurance, logistics, tooling, confidentiality); workshop for purchasing department.

  • Honeywell | advising various companies of the Honeywell group regarding contracts with customers and suppliers in automotive and other industries since 2007.

  • Nemak (Tier 1 supplier, part of Alfa group) | advising companies of the Nemak group on contracts with automotive customers and suppliers.

  • MARPOSS and other companies in mechanical engineering sector | advising various companies from the mechanical engineering sector on legal issues relating to their operative business.

  • Companies in various industries | advising and representing companies in various industries regarding product liability matters, including product recalls.

  • Companies in various industries | advising and representing companies in various industries on drafting and negotiating new distribution agreements; advising and representing companies on terminating distribution agreements and dealing with mutual claims (e.g. compensation, indemnification claims)

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Education

  • Law studies at the Free University of Berlin

  • Special tax law training with Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut e.V., the training institution of the German Federal Bar, graduation in 1993

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Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)

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Publications

  • Sales Conditions and Consumer Protection, Doing Business in Europe, 2017, Sweet & Maxwell (together with Dr. Gerald Gräfe)

  • chapter on "Handels- und Vertriebsrecht" in Beck'sches Prozessformularbuch, 2015

  • chapter on "Vertriebsrecht" in "Fachanwaltshandbuch Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht" of Heymanns Verlag, 2008, 2011, 2015

  • chapter on "Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Unternehmen (Kooperationsverträge und Joint-Ventures)" in "Vertragsbuch Gesellschaftsrecht"; C.H. Beck Verlag, 2008, 2012

  • chapter on “Germany” in Handbook International Agency and Distribution Agreements of LexisNexis, 2012

  • "Fachanwaltshandbuch, Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht" chapter on "Vertriebsrecht", Wolters Kluwer Verlag 2008

  • "Obtaining Evidence Abroad – Germany"; publication of American Bar Association), 2005

  • chapter on "Sales Conditions and Consumer Protection", Doing Business in Europe, CCH-Verlag, since 2002

  • Recent Judgement of the European Court of Justice regarding Compensation Claims of Commercial Agents and Possible Consequences for Distributors and Franchisees, International Journal of Franchising and Distribution Law 2001

  • E-Commerce in Europe: Risks and New EC Directives, Cyber Strategies - at the Frontier of Law & Business 2000

  • Der Ausgleichsanspruch des Vertragshändlers, Zentralorgan des Wirtschaftsverbandes der Handelsvertreter und Vertragshändler 1998

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Lectures list

  • Dirk Loycke holds numerous lectures on commercial law issues for German Chambers of Commerce (IHK) and other (international) organisations and institutions (e.g. American Bar Association, Steinbeis University, Chicago Bar Association, Union League Club Chicago).

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05/07/2016
CMS launches e-guide on the Battle of Forms
07/07/2016
CMS e-guide: Battle of forms
Our CMS Com­mer­cial team has put to­geth­er a guide on the battle of forms, which com­pares the leg­al par­tic­u­lar­it­ies re­lated to Ts&Cs in 23 jur­is­dic­tions around the world. The guide fo­cuses on B2B con­tracts.
07/07/2016
CMS e-guide: Battle of forms
Our CMS Com­mer­cial team has put to­geth­er a guide on the battle of forms, which com­pares the leg­al par­tic­u­lar­it­ies re­lated to Ts&Cs in 23 jur­is­dic­tions around the world. The guide fo­cuses on B2B con­tracts.