Prof. Dr. Christoph Graf von Bernstorff

Prof. Dr. Christoph Graf von Bernstorff


LL.M. (Taxation)

Bar-certified Specialist in Tax Law

Bar-certified Specialist in Trade and Company Law

Contact details

Contrescarpe 21

28203 Bremen



Phone: +49 (421) 33 34-140

Fax: +49 (421) 33 34-111


Graf Bernstorff studied law at the University of Mainz combined with a year abroad at the University of Geneva and studied English Law at the London School of Economics. He was admitted to the bar in 1989. In 2013 he joined Ahlers & Vogel as an Of Counsel.

His work has since focused on contract law and in particular on the laws governing the international sale of goods and general terms and conditions of business. Since 1997 he has been serving as the managing director of a reputable firm specializing in advisory and settlement services for the import and export of international companies. It is in this role that has obtained his first-hand experience of international financing and commercial business.

In 1999 Graf Bernstorff was appointed as honorary professor. He is in charge of the “Foreign Trade Law” editorial department of the monthly journal “Aussenwirtschaftliche Praxis” [a leading journal of external trade and customs law in German-speaking countries] which is published by Bundesanzeiger Verlag.