Dr Johannes Teichmann

Dr Johannes Teichmann

Dr Johannes Teichmann

Frankfurt a.M.

T +49 69 27229 26475

Industries Mobility & Logistics , Automotive , Health Care & Life Science , Energy

Areas of practice

Dr Johannes Teichmann advises on national and international commercial and distribution law and distribution antitrust law. He drafts and negotiates sales agency, authorised dealer and franchise agreements and all commercial agreements along the supply chain, such as purchasing and supply, service, manufacturing, logistics and plant construction agreements, as well as advising on the law governing general terms and conditions. Johannes Teichmann helps clients design and restructure distribution systems and provides assistance in implementing the new German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (“Supply Chain Act”). In addition, he represents his clients in judicial and extra-judicial disputes. Johannes Teichmann is a regular publisher on distribution law issues, in particular on the law governing general terms and conditions, cross-border contracts, and the consequences of the termination of distribution agreements.


Dr Johannes Teichmann studied law at the University of Regensburg (Germany). There, he also worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Civil Law, German, European and International Procedural Law held by Prof. Dr Herbert Roth, under whose supervision he gained his doctorate on a topic related to damages law. After successfully completing his legal training in the District of the Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg (Germany), Johannes Teichmann went on to complete the summer legal English programme at American University Washington College of Law (USA). Following his admission to the German Bar in 2008, he worked in the Munich, Frankfurt and Barcelona offices of one of the largest international law firms as a member of the Commercial team. Johannes Teichmann joined Luther in February 2023.

Honors and distinctions
  • Chambers Europe 2024: Ranked in “Commercial Contracts”, Band 3 (first ranked in 2021, “Johannes Teichmann is one of the best lawyers I have worked with. It's been great working with him and he is the first person I would reach out to for matters in Germany.")
  • JUVE Guide 2022/2023: Mentioned under “Frequently Recommended” in “Distribution Systems” (first mentioned in 2018/2019), (“pragmatic and with a broad knowledge”, competitor)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Award "Name of the next generation" in the category "Trade/Distribution/Logistics" and recommendations in the categories "Antitrust" and "Dispute Resolution - Product Liability" and in "City Focus - Frankfurt"
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2023: Award "Next Generation Name" and recommendation in the category "Commercial and Distribution Law" (first award in 2022, "Johannes Teichmann has outstanding knowledge of both international contract law and distribution antitrust law.")
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommended in “Trade Law” (first recommended in 2021)

  • German car manufacturer: responsible for coordinating the localisation of distribution and service partner agreements on a global basis
  • Japanese tier-1 supplier: ongoing advice on purchasing and supply contracts in the automotive industry
  • Globally known sports shoe brand: defence of claims for commission and for compensation upon termination made by sales agents
  • Some of the largest technology companies in the field of online services: advice in connection with price adjustment clauses in standard terms of use
  • Rakuten: negotiation of supply contracts for the installation of a 5G network in Germany by 1&1 Drillisch
  • Tokheim: negotiation of a large-volume distribution agreement for the car wash business with Kärcher

Blog posts

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Vertriebsrecht e.V.