Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler
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JUVE Handbook 2021/2022 lists Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler among the frequently recommended lawyers in trademark and competition law, energy law and the transport sector and quotes a client: “the highest level of competence, the very best instinct for appropriate action, maximally effective”.
Markus Köhler was born in Mannheim in 1965. He also studied there and was for some years academic assistant to Prof. Dr. Hans Wolfgang Arndt. He received his doctorate in 1991 with a thesis on a media and competition law subject. Since 2010, he is an honorary professor at the legal faculty of the University of Mannheim.
Markus Köhler worked as a lawyer in a leading commercial law firm in Frankfurt am Main before he joined OPPENLÄNDER in 1997.
Languages: English, Italian, French
Markus Köhler has achieved an excellent reputation and nation-wide acknowledgement in two completely different areas.
As specialist for intellectual property law, competition and media law, he advises and represents companies acting worldwide, in particular in the area of consumer goods and health in product importation and product advertising. He appears frequently before the relevant civil law special chambers and senates. As honorary professor, he lectures on trademarks law, competition law and internet law including in English. As a board member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Mannheim (IZG) he organises several times a year conferences with lectures from leading German experts. In the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) he is also a member of the Committee for Competition and Trademark Law. He is also a member of the German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI). The JUVE Handbook includes Markus Köhler among the most frequently recommended lawyers in trademark and competition law (“very quick, pragmatic, consistent and affordable”).
Since the liberalisation of the energy industry law in 1998, Markus Köhler also advises major electricity and gas supply companies nationally and internationally as well as city utilities on all aspects of energy law. A particular emphasis of his work is on energy distribution law issues (including renewable energies) the enforcement of reasonable prices of infrastructure use and dealing with demands for price changes. In that area he is known nationwide in the course of civil law reviews of network fees, representing networking operators at the Federal Network Agency and by his work as chairman, associate arbitrator and representative in arbitration. The JUVE Handbook quotes clients with the assessment “highest capacity, best sensitivity for reasonable procedures, maximum effectivity”. The Handelsblatt therefore honoured Markus Köhler in the area of conflict resolution as “lawyer of the year” and has included him for that area as one of the “best lawyers in Germany” already for many years. He is a member of the German Institution for Arbitration (DIS) and of the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin (enreg).
Markus Köhler places importance on the academic quality of his work. An expression thereof is his comprehensive literary activity. Apart from many articles in periodicals on his specialist areas, he is author of the standard work Köhler/Fetzer “Recht des Internet”, now in its 8th edition. He is also co-publisher and author of the commentary “Müller-Terpitz/Köhler, Gesetz über digitale Dienste” (publication pending 2023). In addition, he is co-publisher of the periodical Zeitschrift für Digitalwirtschaft (ZdiW).
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Best Lawyers awarded Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler “Lawyer of the Year 2023” for his work in the field of “Litigation in Baden-Württemberg”.
Handelsblatt awarded Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler as one of “Germany’s Lawyers of the Year 2022” for his dispute resolution
The German newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler as one of “Germany’s best lawyers in 2021” for his conflict resolution.
JUVE-Handbuch 2020/2021 ranks Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers in trademark and unfair competition law, energy law and transport sector.
BEST LAWYERS awards Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler in the field of Arbitration 2020 and 2021.
LAWYERS MONTHLY has awarded OPPENLÄNDER and Partner Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler as „Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 2020“.
Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler is selected by the Handelsblatt as “one of the best lawyer of the Year 2020”.
OPPENLÄNDER Rechtsanwälte was awarded by Global 100 – 2020 as „Arbitration Law Firm of the Year“ in the field of dispute resolution. Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler played a major role in this.
Global 100 - 2020
The German newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler as one of “Germany’s best lawyers in 2020” for his conflict resolution.
LAWYERS MONTHLY has awarded OPPENLÄNDER Partner Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler as Arbitration Lawyer of the Year 2019 and hereby recognizes “exceptional results for his clients over the past 12 months”, as the internationally published magazine judged.
JUVE-Handbuch 2019/2020 ranks Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers in energy law, trademark and design law / competition law as well as in the transport sector.
Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler is selected by the Handelsblatt as “one of the best lawyer of the Year 2019”.
Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler is selected by the Handelsblatt for his conflict resolution work as “one of the best lawyer of the Year 2018”.
JUVE-Handbuch 2017/2018 ranks Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers in trademark and competition law and quotes competitors: “qualified and always loyal”.
JUVE-Handbuch 2014/2015 ranks Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers in trademark and competition law. Competitors describe his work as: “technically qualified”.
The Legal 500 Germany 2015 describes Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler as “fast, efficient, experienced and pragmatic”.
Legal 500 Germany 2015
JUVE-Handbuch 2013/2014 on Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler: “very quick, pragmatic, consistent and affordable”, “confident and very experienced”.
Honorary professor since2010
Admitted as lawyer since1994
Studies1985 - 1990