Dr Katja Göcke, LL.M.

Dr Katja Göcke, LL.M.


Associated Partner

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Main Office
GvW Graf von Westphalen
Poststrasse 9 – Alte Post
20354 Hamburg

Focus Areas
Customs and Export Control, Value Added Tax on Importation and Excise Duty
State Aid and Subsidies


German, English


Studied at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at University of Sydney; LL.M. at University of Sydney; Rechtsreferendariat (legal clerkship) at the Higher Regional Court Hamburg


Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law


Recommended Lawyer and next generation's name in the field of Foreign Trade Law, "sovereign representative of her guild in the fields of customs law, export control and excise tax law" (The Legal 500 Germany 2021); Recommended lawyer "Impresses market observers with her outstanding ability to successfully advise clients on foreign trade, customs and state aid law", "Does a fantastic job on trade and customs work" (Who’s Who Legal); Rising Stars Awards Europe 2020: nominated in the category International Trade (IFLR)

  • Uranium Mining in Nunavut. In: Yearbook of Polar Law 5 (2013), 119–142
  • Indigenous Peoples in International Law. In: Goettingen Studies in Cultural Property 7 (2013), 17–29
  • Native Title and Constitutionalism in 19th Century New Zealand: Book Review: Mark Hickford, Lords of the Land. Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire (OUP, Oxford 2011). In: Journal of the History of International Law 15 (2013), 269–281
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights in Alaska, the Northern Regions of Canada, Greenland, and Siberia and the Russian Far East. In: Yearbook of Polar Law 4 (2012), 279–304
  • The US Class Action Settlement Agreement in Cobell v. Salazar: An Adequate Redress for 120 Years of Mismanagement of Indian Lands and Funds? In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 19/3 (2012), 267–290
  • Book Review: P.G. McHugh, Aboriginal Title: The Modern Jurisprudence of Tribal Land Rights (OUP, Oxford 2012). In: European Journal of International Law 23/1, 290–293
  • Brussels Declaration (1874). In: Wolfrum (ed), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Vol. I (OUP, Oxford 2012) 1069–1071
  • Stateless Persons. In: Wolfrum (ed), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Vol. IX (OUP, Oxford 2012) 551–558
  • United Nations, Secretary-General (co-author: Hubertus von Mohr). In: Wolfrum (ed), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Vol. X (OUP, Oxford 2012) 464–475
  • Inuit Self-Government in the Canadian North: The Next Step in the Nunavut Project. In: Heidelberg Journal of International Law 71/1 (2011), 77–102
  • Book Review: Mark D. Cole, Das Selbstbestimmungsrecht indigener Völker: Eine völkerrechtliche Bestandsaufnahme am Beispiel der Native Americans in den USA (Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2009). In: Verfassung und Recht in Übersee 43/4 (2010), 515–518
  • The Case of Ángela Poma Poma v. Peru before the Human Rights Committee: The Concept of Free Prior and Informed Consent and the Application of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to the Protection and Promotion of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. In: Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law 14 (2010), 337–370
  • Völkerrechtssubjektivität indigener Völker: Historische Grundlagen und neue Tendenzen in der völkerrechtlichen Praxis. In: Bäumler and others (eds), Akteure in Krieg und Frieden (Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2010) 167–183
  • Die Zukunft des Urheberrechts: Das Urteil im Pirate Bay-Verfahren. In: Heidelberg Journal of International Law 69/4 (2009), 865–882
  • The 2008 Referendum on Greenland’s Autonomy and What It Means for Greenland’s Future. In: Heidelberg Journal of International Law 69/1 (2009), 103–121

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