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About Dr. Maximilian Menn

Maximilian Menn specialises in domestic and international litigation and arbitration. He advises German and international companies in all areas of commercial law. 

A particular focus of his practice is strategic advice to national and international clients on the defence of mass claims. This also includes his special expertise and experience with the coordination challenges and technical possibilities of handling mass proceedings and class actions. 

Maximilian is a versatile litigator who is passionate about fighting for his clients in court.

He speaks German and English.

Recent work

Acting for various major national and international banks and financial institutions in disputes arising from the sale of swaps and structured finance products

Representing an airport operator in a dispute with various property development companies

Acting for an operator of gas caverns in several arbitrations in the field of industrial plant construction

Representing an international company in several disputes before German courts concerning the defectiveness of various industrial plants for the production of battery components

Representing a medium-sized logistics company in several competition law disputes and preliminary injunction proceedings

Advising Volkswagen AG in connection with customer claims arising from the worldwide recall of VW diesel vehicles due to nitrogen oxide emissions

Advising banks and financial institutions in connection with internal investigations into possible breaches of corporate duties by board members

Acting for an airline in a dispute over advance payment practices for airline tickets

Advising and representing one of Europe's largest energy suppliers in a claim for damages following the temporary shutdown of one of its nuclear power stations

Advising an English-speaking theatre in a dispute with the landlord of a commercial property

Counselling and legal representation of juvenile offenders in cooperation with a non-profit organisation



  • Universities of Passau and Münster (law)
  • University of Münster, (doctor of law) 
  • Legal Traineeship (Referendariat) at Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt and German Embassy in Canberra, Australia

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany