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Dr. jur. Pia Dorn

Dr. Pia Dorn advises companies, business associations and public authorities from various sectors on all aspects of public commercial law. The focus of her work is on Foreign Trade Law and environmental law. Her activities include both ongoing advice and representation vis-à-vis authorities and the conduct of legal proceedings.
Bar admissionsRechtsanwältin admitted with Rechtsanwaltskammer Cologne


  • Advising a client from the industrial sector on compliance issues.  
  • Advising various clients on international M&A transactions with regard to public law and foreign trade law. 
  • Advising various clients on questions of general and special administrative law.
  • German
  • English
  • Cologne Higher Regional Court, Second State Examination, 2022
  • University of Bonn, Dr. jur., 2020
  • University of Bonn, First State Examination, 2016

Publications and media

  • The Terrorism Exception to State Immunity, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2021

Prior Experience

During her legal clerkship Pia Dorn worked for the German Federal Ministry of Defence, International Agreements, and a stock listed company. 

Prior to this, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Bonn, Chair for International, European and Public law and at DLA Piper in the field of public commercial law.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the German-American Lawyers Associaton