Ole-Jochen Melchior

Ole-Jochen Melchior

Ole-Jochen Melchior


T +49 201 9220 24028

Industries Mobility & Logistics , Automotive , Sea , Air , Logistics

Areas of practice

Ole-Jochen Melchior advises and represents our clients in all questions of contract and liability law. Litigation before the ordinary courts is a major focus of his work. In addition, he is active for our clients within foreign trade law in export control and embargo law issues.


Ole-Jochen Melchior studied law at the University of Trier (Germany) from 1990 to 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he completed his legal preparatory period at the Regional Court in Essen, already working at the time for the law firm Krameyer, von Falkenhausen, Hanke & Partners before it became Luther’s Essen office. He was admitted to the bar in 1997 and joined Luther’s predecessor firm, where he has practised ever since.

Honors and distinctions
  • JUVE Guide 2023/2024: Listed under "Frequently Recommended" in "Distribution/Trade/Logistics - Foreign Trade, Commercial and Distribution Law" (first listed in 2016/2017)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommendation in the category "Commercial and Distribution Law - Foreign Trade Law" (first recommendation in 2022, first mention in 2020, "a specialist with outstanding professional competence, high collegiality and reliability")
  • Best Lawyers 2025: Recommendation in "Real Estate Law"

  • Søstrene Grene (Danish retail chain): providing advice and assistance with the market entry in Germany, including advising on matters pertaining to landlord and tenant and liability law
  • TÜV NORD: providing ongoing advice and representation in matters and disputes relating to contract and liability law, as well as on export control and embargo law issues
  • Large German car repair chain: providing representation in disputes regarding landlord and tenant and liability law, amongst other things
  • Large German chemical and diversified group: providing long-term advice and representation in a variety of matters relating to contract law
  • Large German energy group: providing advice and training on matters relating to export control and embargo law
  • Leading medium-sized mechanical engineering company in the field of electrical engineering: providing advice and representation in matters regarding export control and embargo law

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