Gordian Deger, LL.M.

Gordian Deger, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt (German lawyer), mediator
Maîtrise en Droits Français et Allemand (Master's degree in German and French law)

Geboren: 1973 (Stuttgart), grew up in Germany and France

Staatsangeh.: German

Married, 2 children

Sprachen: German (mother tongue), French, English

+49 (0)221 1 39 96 96 0 (Cologne)
+33 (0)1 81 51 65 58 (Paris)


  • Studies of German and French law in the framework of the French-German Master’s Degree at the University of Cologne and the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Maîtrise en droit mention droits français et allemand, Master of Laws LL. M. Cologne / Paris) Legal
  • First state examination (2000)
  • Researcher at the Institute for Insurance Law, University of Cologne (2000 - 2003)
  • Lecturer at the University of Cologne for French law (2002 - 2003)
  • Legal clerkship in the district of the Higher Regional Court Cologne (2003 - 2005)
  • Second state examination (2005)
  • Admission as Rechtsanwalt (German lawyer) (2005)
  • Joined the firm EPP & KÜHL (2005)
  • Professional mediation training (CfM, (mediation centre) Cologne) 2015/16


  • Head of the department contract law and IP at the Cologne office
  • Litigation and extrajudicial negotiations in the areas of French and German civil and commercial law
  • Advice and representation in all areas of German and French intellectual property laws (trademark, design law, copyright, warning, etc.)
  • Consulting in all areas of French and German unfair competition and antitrust law
  • Advice and representation in all aspects of German and French contract law, including distribution agreements, delivery contracts, sales contracts, service contracts, General Terms and Conditions
  • Legal advice in the area of commercial leases under French and German law
  • Advice on all aspects of Private International Law (conflict of laws)
  • Mediation in conflicts of all kinds between and within companies, as well as between private individuals, in a national or international context


  • Note to Federal Court of Justice, judgement of 29.1.2002, VI ZR 230/01 (together with U. Hübner), Lindenmaier-Möhring, No. 9/2002, sheet 1787
  • Was ist eigentlich... Versicherungsrecht? (“What is ... Insurance Law?”) in Erklär’ mir das Recht 05/2002, LEGAmedia LEXicon, 05/2002
  • Gedanken zum Schutz von Software in arabischen Staaten (“Ideas about the protection of software in Arab States”, in Ebert/Hanstein (Eds.), Beiträge zum islamischen Recht II, 2003, S. 95 ff.