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Svenja Mayer LL.M. (UCT)


Svenja Mayer is a lawyer advising companies, business associations and public authorities from various sectors on all aspects of public commercial law with a focus on foreign trade law and in the area of compliance.

The focus of her work is on foreign trade, environmental, transport and aviation law. Her activities include both ongoing advice and representation vis-à-vis authorities and the conduct of legal proceedings.

In the area of foreign trade law, she accompanies clients in the context of foreign investment control procedures and advises on export control and sanctions law.

Another focus of her work is in the area of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act. In this area, she supports companies among others in integrating the new regulations of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act into existing compliance management systems.


  • Advised various clients on questions related to export control and sanctions law. Accompanied various clients through the foreign investment control process.
  • Supervises several law suits and represented companies via-à-vis different authorities.
  • Advised various international clients on aviation law issues, in particular EU law.
  • Worked for the ProBono department on several matters supporting international organizations.
  • Languages
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • University of Cape Town, LL.M.
    • Duesseldorf Higher Regional Court, Second State Examination, 2020
    • University of Muenster, First State Examination, 2018
    • University of Muenster, B.Sc. in Economics and Law, 2016
    • Stay abroad at ESC Montpellier, 2014/2015

    Prior Experience

    During her clerkship, Svenja Mayer worked among others for the Foreign Ministry in the German embassy in Copenhagen and for a large law firm in the field of public commercial law and white collar law.

    Prior to this, she worked as a research assistant in various commercial law firms in Duesseldorf and Brussels in the field of competition law and corporate law.

    Memberships And Affiliations

    Rechtsanwältin admitted with Rechtsanwaltskammer Cologne