Commercial Lawyers

Legal advice on purchasing, production and distribution

Purchasing, production and distribution – in short, our clients’ operational activities – are at the centre of the advice we provide.

With more than 50 specialist lawyers, our Commercial team is one of the largest and most experienced practices in Germany. National and international clients benefit from our in-depth industry knowledge and comprehensive legal expertise.

We closely monitor the increasingly globalised markets, together with the opportunities and challenges they present. To do this, we deploy international teams of experts within the worldwide CMS organisation and in particular the CMS Commercial Practice Area Group.

Our long-standing clients include industrial and trading companies from all major sectors of the national and international business world. From the automotive industry to central purchasing organisations, we act on behalf of our clients across all key areas of production and trade.

Up-to-date advice at all times

We are committed to staying abreast of the latest trends and changing conditions. As such, we proactively develop new advisory products for legal areas such as compliance and EU sales law, and for emerging segments such as digital business and e-mobility.

We go beyond the norm

In addition to providing ongoing legal advice as an outsourced legal department and representing our clients in lawsuits, we also offer specialised services, such as customised contract and claim management.

Training courses and practical seminars on legal aspects of purchasing, production and distribution round off our legal advice. These services include tailored inhouse seminars, our Update on Procurement and Distribution roadshow, information events, circulars, brochures and newsletters as well as practical tips.

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Dirk Loycke
Dirk Loycke
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Global Co-Head of Commercial Group, CMS
Germany, Stuttgart
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...
Jens Neitzel
Dr. Jens Neitzel
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Jens Neitzel advises German as well as internationally operating companies in regulated industries, particularly in the telecoms, postal, rail and media sectors. Drawing on his proven regulatory...
Axel Funk
Dr. Axel Funk
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Axel Funk is an expert when it comes to drafting and negotiating contracts, in particular in the context of special projects and outsourcing transactions. He also advises on all aspects of software...
Torsten Sill
Dr. Torsten Sill
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (Certified lawyer for intellectual property law)
Germany, Hamburg
Torsten Sill specialises in all aspects of unfair competition, intellectual property as well as related purchasing and distribution matters. He has more than 20 years of experience advising his clients...
Gerald Gräfe
Dr. Gerald Gräfe
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Commercial Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Stuttgart
Gerald Gräfe is regularly advising clients on purchasing, production and distribution matters, including product liability and product safety. Gerald has a focus on drafting complex contracts and...
Robert Budde
Dr. Robert Budde
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Robert Budde is a commercial law expert, advising companies on their agency and distribution arrangements as well as on related German and EU competition law issues. He specialises in implementing...
Andreas Heim
Dr. Andreas Heim
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Andreas Heim regularly advises clients on all aspects of commercial contracts and commercial litigation across a wide range of industry sectors including the automotive, consumer goods, child safety,...
Christoph Zarth
Christoph Zarth
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Maritime Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Hamburg
Christoph's focus is on the maritime industry. He is acting for clients from various sectors, in particular shipping, transport and logistics, shipbuilding, engineering, offshore wind energy as well...
Jan Wölper
Jan Wölper
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Jan Wölper specialises in advising and representing companies in the maritime industry. His clients include numerous leading container and tanker shipping companies, shipyards and marine insurers...
Klaus-Dieter Schick
Klaus-Dieter Schick
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
With a particular interest in cases involving technical issues, Klaus-Dieter Schick specialises in private construction and real estate law, including commercial leases, as well as commercial law....