Dr Lothar Harings

Dr Lothar Harings



T +49 40 35922-278
F +49 40 35922-293
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Main Office
GvW Graf von Westphalen
Poststrasse 9 – Alte Post
20354 Hamburg

Representing: Brussels

Focus Areas
Customs Law
Anti-Dumping Regulations
Foreign Trade Law
Export Control Law
Embargoes and Sanctions
Excise Duties
Supply Chain Act
Purchasing and Logistics


German, English


Studied in Freiburg and Heidelberg


Often recommended in foreign trade, "outstanding expert on the subject", "competent", "well networked", competitor), Leading consultant for foreign trade law (JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2020/2021, 2019/2020); "The flagship in customs matters", "comprehensive specialist knowledge on customs law, anti-dumping, foreign trade law and export control", Competitor (JUVE Handbuch Tax 2019 und 2020); Leading consultant for foreign trade law, "competent", "excellent knowledge of the subject matter", "extremely deep specialist knowledge and great practical experience, pleasant and uncomplicated" competitor (JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2018/2019); "Outstanding in the field", "great when it comes to anti-dumping" (JUVE Handbuch 2018 Taxes); Leading lawyer in Foreign trade, "well versed and experienced", competitor (JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2017/2018); Leading lawyer in Foreign trade, "complete and thorough professional", competitor, "always competent and pragmatic", client, "one of the few attorneys from whom one can expect clear statements that I also understand" client (JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2016/2017); Leading lawyer in Market Regulations, Customs and WTO-Law (JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016); Listed in "Best Lawyers Germany" for European Union Law (Ranking Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2020, 2021 and 2022); Leading Lawyer in Foreign Trade Law, "to be mentioned as outstanding", "Excellent knowledge in the field of Foreign Trade Law, very customer-oriented and promptly able to provide a solution approach" (The Legal 500 Germany 2021); Recommended lawyer for foreign trade law, "especially recommended", "provides comprehensive advice on the interface with US sanctions law" (The Legal 500 Deutschland 2018 and 2020); Leader in the field, best known in the market" thanks to his "experienced handling of anti-dumping, foreign trade law and export control mandates", "Leading expert in foreign trade and customs matters", "Profound expertise in anti-dumping proceedings and export control issues, "strategy and legal skill" on embargoes and sanctions, "very high level of knowledge”, “strong business understanding" (Who’s Who Legal); Recommendation in Foreign Trade and Export Controls (Kanzleimonitor 2016-2019 [Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen])


Founder and Managing Director of the Hamburg Customs Academy; Lecturer at the European Institute of Saarland University

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Chairman of Europäisches Forum der Außenwirtschaft, Zölle und Verbrauchssteuern (EFA); Member of advisory board of Zentrum für Außenwirtschaftsrecht (ZAR); Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung 

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