Dr Stephan Bausch, D.U.

Dr Stephan Bausch, D.U.

Dr Stephan Bausch, D.U.


T +49 221 9937 25782

Industries France , 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 Global 2021: Ranking in "Dispute Resolution: Litigation - Germany" (first ranking in 2019)
  • Chambers Europe 2021: Ranking in "Dispute Resolution: Litigation" (first ranking in 2019)
  • JUVE Guide 2023/2024: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "Conflict Resolution - Dispute Resolution" (first listed in 2016/2017, "excellent litigator with strong banking litigation expertise", "impressive performance in the VW mandate")
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2023: Recommendation in the category "Dispute Resolution - Arbitration (including International Arbitration)" (first recommendation in 2022, first mention in 2020)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2020: Mention in the category "Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation" (first recommendation in 2018)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2016: Mention in the category "Dispute Resolution – Securities and Funds Litigation "
  • Who's Who Legal 2024: Award "National Leader" in "Arbitration" 
  • Who's Who Legal 2022: Award "Future Leader" in "Commercial Litigation"
  • Thomson Reuters 2024: Award as Stand-out Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommendation in "Litigation" (first recommendation in 2017)
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2023: "Highly Recommended Lawyer" in "Litigation & Arbitration" (first recommendation in 2021)

  • 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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