Philippe Koch is a lawyer since 1998 and practices as specialized lawyer in commercial and corporate law. Since 2000, he is also a French lawyer and as such member of the Paris Bar Association (Avocat à la Cour).
Due to his personal biography, his double degree in law and his long-standing legal practice in Germany and France, Philippe Koch has profound knowledge of both cultures and legal systems.
Philippe Koch has studied law in Freiburg i.Br., Berlin, Munich and Paris. He passed the first State Law Exam in Munich and the second State Law Exam in Berlin. He also holds a postgraduate master’s degree in legal research (Diplôme d’Études Approfondies / DEA) from the University of Paris Panthéon-Assas and has passed the bar exam in Paris
High school graduation in Paris
Studies at the Universities of Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, FU Berlin, LMU Munich
Université Panthéon-Assas – Paris II, D.E.A. (Postgraduate)
1st State Law Exam in Munich
Clerkship : Court of Appeal Berlin
Internship at the Federal Foreign Office (Consulate General of Sao Paulo / Brazil) and at the Company for Technical cooperation (GTZ / GIZ)
2nd State Law Exam in Berlin
French Bar Exam (examen du Conseil National des Barreaux)
Military service with the French army in Berlin
European University Institue, Florence, Italy: Academy of European Law Summer School
Siemens Corporation, New York
Franco-German law firm in Paris
Election observation missions at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Eastern Europe
Scientific activity and publications:
Consultant for the GIZ (German International Cooperation Agency) in the field of international commercial and corporate law. Contributions and publications on legal topics in French and German newspapers such as “La Gazette de Berlin” and “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.
German-French Lawyers Association (DFV)
German Bar Association
Member of the Commercial and Corporate Law Association of the German Bar Association