Retail and distribution is part of our core business. We draft and negotiate all kinds of agreements along the supply and distribution chain, whether it is direct or indirect distribution, be it franchises, trade agents or dealers, or whether it is high-street, online or mobile trade.

              To find out more about our global sector expertise please visit our global site

              We are highly aware of the disruptive developments with respect to retail and the arising need for advice for classic high-street trade as well as the omnichannel retailer – national as well as international. 

              Purchase and supply agreements, distribution agreements such as franchise agreements, license agreements, employment agreements, service agreements and Terms & Conditions are core of our business. We also have the IT expertise indispensable when setting up compliant online shops or drafting and negotiating agreements with IT service providers.

              "DWF Germany´s team has significantly supported us in our ambitious growth plans. In this context, me and my employees particularly appreciated the promptness and accuracy in the analysis and in the completion of our tasks with respect to distribution law as well as contract law. The advice of Dr. Mathias Reif and his team has been and still is an asset for us, both professionally and personally."
              Frederik Schaefer | Managing Director | CaPlast Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH

              "The team of DWF Germany has not only advised us in a fantastic way when elaborating our sales agent agreement, they have also been important partners for the internal communication of the legal matters. Their flexibility and creativity while customizing the documents to commercial and legal aspects have just been outstanding."
              Dirk Petri | Head of Legal / Attorney-at-law | MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH

              Hishtil is using DWF Germany´s services on a regular basis, on a number of levels such as trade agreements, consulting and legal representation. The firm provides us efficient and professional service and is available in any subject including frequent meetings in Israel.”
              Ofir Elasar | Sales Division Manager | Hishtil Ltd

              "DWF Germany´s team on distribution law, especially Dr. Mathias Reif and Dr. Christine von Hauch with their long time expertise, has comprehensively supported us in the set-up of our franchise system; beginning with the drafting of the franchise agreement, followed by the legal review of the operations manual, up to the advice in all legal matters arising in the process of execution. An important factor has always been the commercial advisory approach of the firm. We absolutely recommend the distribution law team of DWF Germany."
              André Kirsch | Commercial Director | GCM Gastro Concept Management GmbH

              Michael Falter

              • Partner // Managing Partner (Germany)

              Dr. Mathias Reif

              • Partner // Executive Partner (Cologne) // Head of Corporate & M&A (Germany) // Global Head of DWF Israel Desk

              Dr. Daisy Walzel

              • Partner // Head of Competition (Germany)

              Klaus Brisch, LL.M. (USA)

              • Partner // Global Head of Technology // Certified Information Technology Attorney

              Marco Müller-ter Jung, LL.M. (Informationsrecht)

              • Partner // Certified Information Technology Attorney

              Oliver Bolthausen, LL.M. (USA), FCIArb (UK)

              • Partner // Executive Partner (Munich) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Disputes

              Dr. Benjamin Kroymann, E.M.L.E. (Madrid)

              • Partner // Head of China Desk (Germany)

              Marcus Kissel

              • Partner // Head of Employment (Germany) // Certified Attorney for Employment Law