Steffen Woitz, LL.M. - McDermott Will & Emery


Steffen Woitz advises German and international clients on intellectual property, antitrust and competition law issues.

He has in-depth litigation experience in all major German courts and assists clients in cross-border disputes and transactions. He represents German and international clients in infringement and other contentious matters relating to trademarks, patents, unfair competition and antitrust law as well as in other commercial law matters. In addition, Steffen is active in the area of cartel damages, having successfully defended clients against cartel damages claims brought by competitors and commercial customers.

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Steffen advised:

  • A leading South Korean manufacturer of solar modules in cross-border arbitration
  • The operators of world-leading and well-known health resorts in a trademark, copyright, and unfair trade law dispute.
  • A famous Bavarian brewery in trademark infringement litigation
  • An automotive group based in Belgium in several antitrust damages and competition law litigations
  • One of Germany’s leading advertising agencies on competition law issues
  • Main Capital Partners and the further shareholders on the sale of their respective stakes in the GBTEC group including GBTEC Software AG (“GBTEC”) to global investment firm Carlyle


  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, Germany: Patent Law and Dispute Resolution, 2024
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Litigation and Intellectual Property Law, 2021-2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, Germany: Patent Law, 2021-2023
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, Germany: Dispute Resolution, 2021


  • AmCham Germany NextGen


Court of Appeal, Berlin, Second State Exam, 2005
Victoria University of Wellington, LL.M., 2002
Free University of Berlin, First State Exam, 2001