Photo, Dr. Johannes Döveling LL.M.

Dr. Johannes Döveling LL.M.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Johannes Döveling is an associate at Baker McKenzie’s Frankfurt office and a member of the Information Technology Practice Group. 

Johannes studied law at the University of  Bayreuth and the University of Cape Town. He clerked in Nuremberg, Dusseldorf and Nairobi. 

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Johannes gained international legal experience as a leader of an academic research project focusing on regional economic integration in Africa.


Practice Focus

Johannes advises German and international companies in all regulatory aspects with a focus on the telecommunications industry as well as in data protection matters. He has also handled a number of legal projects in various African jurisdictions, especially in Tanzania and Kenya. 

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising an international telecommunications company on their market entry in 13 European countries including regulatory advice 

  • Regulation of fees in the telecommunications sector: advising a telecommunications company in Germany, including related litigation 

  • European net neutrality rules: advising a telecommunications company on the admissibility of traffic management measures 

  • Advising telecommunication operators on frequency-related matters

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • African Law Association – Gesellschaft für afrikanisches Recht e. V. - Member


  • Germany (2019)


  • University of Bayreuth (Dr. jur.) (2018)
  • Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg (Assessor Exam) (2012)
  • University of Cape Town (LL.M.) (2010)
  • University of Bayreuth (Referendar Exam) (2010)


  • English
  • German

Co-author (with Janet Butler, Caroline Heinickel, Nicolas Kredel, Holger Lutz, Jens Rubart, Joachim Scherer, Matthias Scholz), "TKG - Telekommunikationsgesetz Kommentar," 3rd edition 2021, ESV Medien, 10.11.2020

Editor, ”Harmonisation of Laws in the East African Community,” LawAfrica 2018

Editor, “Regional Integration and Law: East African and European Perspectives,” Dar es Salaam University Press 2014