Dr Maximilian Dorndorf’s practice is focused on logistics law (in particular, outsourcing/purchasing), including intra-logistics and materials handling, IT law (with an emphasis on outsourcing/purchasing, licences and data protection), as well as IP law (especially competition and trademark law), including distribution law.
In IT and logistics law, Maximilian Dorndorf primarily advises on complex outsourcing/purchasing projects. Within his industry focus areas, he further advises comprehensively on contractual matters, for example, on software licence agreements, affiliate agreements and contracts regarding content distribution. He advises both out of court and in judicial disputes.
Maximilian Dorndorf is an experienced and respected advisor in international contract negotiations, in particular in the context of IT and logistics projects. He uses this expertise to comprehensively advise his clients on all matters pertaining to digitalisation (in particular, FinTech) and Industry 4.0. However, he also provides comprehensive litigation advice (e.g. when defending advertising campaigns, or when proceeding against competitors’ campaigns or against trademark or patent infringements).
At Luther, Maximilian Dorndorf additionally coordinates the Mobility & Logistics sector.
Dr Maximilian Dorndorf started his career at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Cologne (Germany), where he worked from 2001 to 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he then had his own specialist one-man law firm in Münster (Germany), working at the same time as an in-house lawyer and head of legal department for the international logistics group Fiege.
He joined Luther’s Essen office as a partner in 2009 and is co-head of Luther’s Mobility & Logistics industry group.
Maximilian Dorndorf is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Münster (Germany) (Master’s degree course in “Logistics”), a lecturer at Ruhr University in Bochum (Germany), where he teaches company law as part of the “RUBlaw-active” course, as well as an arbitrator at the German Logistics Court of Arbitration.