Dr Stephan Bausch, D.U.

Dr Stephan Bausch, D.U.

Dr Stephan Bausch, D.U.


T +49 221 9937 25782

Industries French Desk , Information Tech & Telecommunications , Energy

Areas of practice

Stephan Bausch advises and assists companies prior to and during court and arbitration proceedings and when resolving disputes out of court. Especially in the context of impending mass proceedings, Stephan Bausch works with his clients to determine the appropriate defence strategies. Furthermore, he focuses on cross-border disputes with an emphasis on private international and international civil procedural law. Stephan Bausch helps companies secure their claims by obtaining a preliminary injunction, as well as enforcing the claims.


Stephan Bausch spent part of his school years in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. From 1995 to 2001, he studied law at the Universities of Bonn, Germany, and Aix-en-Provence, France. After spending some time in Toulouse, France, for research purposes, he was awarded his doctorate on a comparative law topic in 2004.

From 2006 to 2013, Stephan Bausch was a member of the litigation practice group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Cologne and Frankfurt (Germany). In 2013, he joined Luther as a partner. He is co-head of the German-wide Complex Disputes Team.

Stephan Bausch has authored numerous publications with an emphasis on litigation and has been recommended in leading national and international rankings (see "Honors and Distinctions").

Honors and distinctions
  • Chambers Europe (2021): Ranked in "Dispute Resolution: Litigation", Up and Coming
  • Chambers Global (2021): Ranked as Up and Coming in "Dispite Resolution: Litigation"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2021): Nomination in Arbitration
  • JUVE Guide (2020/2021): Mentioned among frequently recommended in the category "Conflict Resolution - Dispute Resolution", "professionally brilliant, personally pleasant", "impressive performance in VW mandate", competitors
  • Best Lawyers (2021): Award in "Arbitration and Mediation" and "Litigation"
  • Chambers Europe (2020): Ranked as Up and Coming in "Dispute Resolution: Litigation"
  • Chambers Global (2020): Ranked as Up and Coming in "Dispute Resolution: Litigation"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2020): Mentioned in Dispute Resolution - Commercial disputes, Arbitration (incl. International Arbitration)
  • JUVE Handbuch (2019/2020): Mentioned under frequently recommended in "Conflict Resolution - Dispute resolution: Trade and Liability"
  • Chambers Europe (2019): Ranked as Up and Coming in "Dispute Resolution: Litigation"
  • Best Lawyers (2020): Award in Litigation
  • Best Lawyers (2019): Award in Litigation
  • The Legal 500 (2018): Recommendation in "Dispute Settlement - Commercial Law Conflicts" (in German)
  • JUVE Handbuch (2018/2019): frequently recommended in the section "Trade and Liability: Litigation Arbitration/Mediation, Product Liability".
  • The Legal 500 Deutschland (2019): Entry in the column "Dispute resolution - commercial conflicts".
  • Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers - Deutschlands beste Anwälte (2018): Awarded in "Litigation"
  • JUVE Guide (2016/2017): Listed in "Dispute Resolution"
  • Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers - Deutschlands beste Anwälte (since 2016): Listed in Litigation
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2016): Recommended for Securities and funds litigation: “Rolf Kobabe and Stephan Bausch are the key persons at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in this field.
  • JUVE Handbuch: Frequently recommended lawyer for litigation
  • Legal500: Specialist in the area of banking disputes

  • Volkswagen AG: representation in several thousand individual suits before German Regional and Higher Regional Courts, overall coordination of the Luther team comprising up to 200 lawyers
  • Deutsche Bank AG: representations in proceedings before numerous regional and higher regional courts concerning structured interest rate derivatives
  • SEB AG: representations in proceedings concerning derivatives
  • Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA: representations in court in various cases concerning swap transactions with municipalities
  • A manufacturer of industrial gas: representations before an arbitration tribunal in post-M&A proceedings
  • A manufacturer of disc brakes: representations in court proceedings concerning damages and the supply of products
  • An energy supplier: representations in court in stock corporation law disputes
  • A German industrial enterprise: representations in post-M&A proceedings
  • Arbitral injunction proceedings in connection with the assertion of claims under a bank guarantee
  • A fund initiator: representations in defending against actions concerning liability for information provided in prospectuses
  • Representing banks in mistrade proceedings


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