Dr. Steffen Gaber, LL.M. (Sydney)

Dr. Steffen Gaber, LL.M. (Sydney)

Dr. Steffen Gaber, LL.M. (Sydney)


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Areas of Practice

Steffen Gaber advises on national and international contract, commercial and distribution law, his special industry focus being the automotive supply industry and the textile industry. As a member of the practice group Complex Disputes, he advises in particular on the extrajudicial and judicial enforcement and defence of claims from the automotive industry (in particular, warranty, (product) liability and plagiarism cases). In recent years, Steffen Gaber has been involved in numerous legal disputes for clients from the automotive industry where high-volume amounts were in dispute. Competitors have commended him in this connection in the JUVE manual as “experienced, full of ideas and successful even when advising on difficult positions.”

In addition, Steffen Gaber also provides comprehensive advice on all matters relating to distribution law (sales agents, authorised dealers, resellers, franchises). In distribution law, too, he represents both wholesalers and manufacturers in extrajudicial and judicial disputes concerning distribution contracts (commission, termination, compensation claims, damages, etc.).

Furthermore, Steffen Gaber regularly provides advice on the introduction of (new) products in the German and European markets. In addition to drafting the national and/or international distribution system, his advisory services also focus on supply contracts, service contracts and consumer contracts.


Dr Steffen Gaber studied law at the University of Constance, Germany. Following his first state exam, he completed a oneyear Master-of-Laws programme in Sydney, Australia, where he also worked in the commercial law department of a large international law firm. Dr Gaber carried out his legal training at the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart, Germany. During his legal training he worked for the German-American Chamber of Commerce in New York, U.S. After passing the second state exam and being admitted to the German Bar in 2009, he went on to write his doctoral thesis on an international commercial law topic and, at the same time, worked as a lawyer. He joined Luther in January 2014.

Dr Steffen Gaber is head of Luther´s practice group Textile and clothing industry and Luther´s Australian Desk.

Honors and Distinctions
  • The Legal 500 (2018/2019): Recommendation in the category "Commercial and distribution law"
  • JUVE Handbuch (2016/2017): Wettbewerber loben Ihn als „versiert, ideenreich u. erfolgreich in der Vermittlung auch schwieriger Positionen“. Listed in "Region Stuttgart" and "Distribution systems".
  • The Legal 500 (since 2016): Listed in category "Commercial and distribution law"



  • Multiple judicial representation of globally active tier 1 suppliers to defend against warranty and product liability claims arising from automotive supply contracts, as well as judicial enforcement of resulting recourse claims against the other tier suppliers.
  • Representing a wholesaler at court against a worldwide operating manufacturer of TV sets due to unjustified termination of the distribution contract as well as claims for compensation and damages associated therewith.
  • Tier 1 supplier - advising on the distribution of a new e-trike in Germany and abroad through resellers and authorised dealers, development and legal implementation of a concept for the after-sales market and preparation of the relevant B2C contracts.
  • Energy company - advising in connection with an e-car sharing product and market launch of JUICAR in Germany regarding all the relevant B2C agreements and B2B cooperation agreements with the relevant partners.
  • Globally active company - advising and drafting all the relevant contractual documents in connection with the digitalisation of a plant through autonomously moving loading systems.
  • Globally active company - advising and drafting all the purchase and sales agreements in connection with the supply of infrastructure components abroad.