Johannes Teichmann

Dr. Johannes Teichmann

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB


Dr. Johannes Teichmann is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Frankfurt office. He is listed as “Next Generation Lawyer“ in distribution law by The Legal 500 Germany 2020, recommended for distribution law by the JUVE Handbook on German Commercial Law Firms 2019 and listed under leading individuals for commercial contracts by Chambers Europe 2020. He is among the “best lawyers” for trade law in Germany according to Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2020.

Practice Focus

Johannes advises clients on all aspects of commercial and distribution law and related antitrust law. He drafts and negotiates agency, distribution and franchise agreements as well as commercial agreements, such as purchase and supply, service, manufacturing, logistics and construction plant agreements and advises on standard agreements. Johannes assists in the reorganization of distribution systems and advises on related antitrust law matters. Johannes also represents clients in commercial disputes and litigation, and is regularly involved in transactions. He regularly publishes on contract and distribution law matters, in particular regarding German law on standard terms and conditions, cross-border contracts and consequences of termination of distribution agreements.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Amazon on supply contracts with business customers.

  • Advises MAN Truck & Bus on the localization of distribution agreements in various jurisdictions.

  • Advises a German automotive OEM on distribution law and antitrust law matters.

  • Advised comdirect bank AG on e-commerce matters regarding the mediation of contracts for energy and telecommunications services.

  • Advises Uniper on contractual matters regarding the proposed project to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

  • Advises R. STAHL on project agreements and the implementation of a contract review tool.

  • Advised a global manufacturer of turbines in negotiations of high-volume agreements for the manufacturing and supply of gas turbines for the construction of power plants.

  • Seconded to a DAX 30 company to provide key support in establishing its compliance department.

Professional Honors

  • Recommended for distribution law, JUVE Handbook on German Commercial Law Firms, 2019
  • "Next Generation Lawyer" in distribution law, The Legal 500, 2020
  • Leading individual for commercial contracts, Chambers Europe, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in German for trade law, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German Society for Distribution Law e.V. - Member


  • Germany (2008)


  • University of Regensburg (Dr. jur.) (2010)
  • American University, Washington College of Law (Summer Legal English Institute) (2008)
  • Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg (Second State Exam) (2007)
  • University of Regensburg (First State Exam) (2004)


  • English
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Barcelona
  • Munich

Co-author (with Ingmar Oltmanns), "Gilt deutsches AGB-Recht für lokale Verträge, die unter einem globalen Rahmenvertrag mit ausländischem Recht abgeschlossen wurden?" ZVertriebsR 2020, 184

Co-author, "Verträge im grenzüberschreitenden Warenverkehr" und "Distributionsverträge," FORUM Institut für Management GmbH – Schriftlicher Lehrgang Internationale Vertragsgestaltung, 2020

Co-author (with Cathleen Laitenberger), "Findet AGB-Recht auf Kaufverträge, die unter einem individuell verhandelten Rahmenliefervertrag abgeschlossen werden, Anwendung?" ZVertriebsR 2019 214

Co-author, Kommentierung der §§ 54, 55, 86a, Vor § 89, 91, 91a, 92c HGB, § 4 ProdHaftG, Art. 3, 4, 9 Rom I-VO in: Flohr/Wauschkuhn, Kommentar Vertriebsrecht, 2. Aufl., Beck Verlag, 2018

Author, "Anspruch auf Rückzahlung von als Kassenpacht gezahlten Beträgen eines Tankstellenhalters," Anmerkung zum BGH, Urt. v. 17.11.2016 - VII ZR 6/16, ZVertriebsR 2017, 40