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Alexander L. Dorf

German Attorney at Law since 2012
Junior Partner

Languages: German, English

  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • General Business Law
  • Contract Drafting

Alexander handles cases as both plaintiff and defendant in regular courts as well as national and international arbitration tribunals. The cases primarily involve shareholder disputes and resolutions. Within the scope of his litigation mandates, Alexander collaborates with interdisciplinary forensic experts, such as auditors, private investigators, etc., as needed, and develops effective litigation strategies. Subsequently, he efficiently enforces and upholds the rights of his clients. His expertise includes complementary measures such as reputation management, litigation PR, etc.

Furthermore, Alexander advises companies, their executives, and shareholders, for example, during shareholder meetings, in (potential) disputes over defects in resolutions, during exits and settlements among each other, in enforcing shareholder rights, as well as liability and statute-related matters.

Alexander provides ongoing corporate legal support (“Corporate Housekeeping,” “external legal department”) for numerous domestic and international clients, as well as continuous guidance for managing directors in management and liability issues. He accompanies corporate mandates from the preparation phase of corporate transactions through legal due diligence to post-merger integration. He possesses specialized expertise in matters of company valuation.

Alexander’s advisory spectrum covers all areas of commercial and company law as well as relevant adjacent fields of business law (e.g., labor and insolvency law). His extensive litigation experience and profound knowledge of markets and customs enable him, as a litigator, to engage in proactive and efficient contract drafting to a significant extent.

  • Advising and representing a startup in the field of medical R&D in connection with the mezzanine investment of a state-supported venture capital investor
  • Advising and representing two Swiss trade representative GmbHs in relation to the subsidiary of a German publicly traded company in the field of over-the-counter foreign exchange trading
  • Advising an internationally operating company for industrial, medical, and specialty gases in the structuring and development of a Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct, and other contracts
  • Advising and representing a Swiss-Luxembourgish company in connection with its investment in a German private bank
  • Ongoing advice and representation of an online trading platform for luxury watches in contentious and non-contentious corporate legal matters
  • Representing the insolvency administrator in enforcing claims for organizational liability against former board members and supervisory board members of a formerly publicly listed capital participation company
  • Enforcement of participation rights and payment claims of the shareholder-managing director of a company-carrying company based on a letter of intent
  • Ongoing advice to a leading provider of aluminum roofs, facades, and building envelopes in contractual matters and representation in numerous contentious proceedings
  • Ongoing advice to a group of companies for printing presses in connection with their international distribution, especially in France and the USA, as well as other commercial matters
  • Defense of the managing director of an insolvent value-added logistics company against personal liability for insolvency delay
  • Complex contentious dispute between two individuals connected through a multitude of companies in the hospital sector
  • Enforcement of compensation claims of the managing director of a plant engineering company in the context of a contentious dispute between two shareholder groups
  • Advising and representing the majority shareholder in numerous proceedings within a complex shareholder dispute in the field of a leisure, wellness, and bathing facility
  • Advising and representing a shareholder-managing director in a contentious dispute between an auditing firm and defense against a purchase price claim
  • Advising and representing several companies of an energy supply group in various corporate law matters, especially their joint venture investments
  • Advising and representing a pharmaceutical company and the subsidiary of a US/UK corporation in all civil law matters related to incidents of industrial espionage
  • Ongoing advice and representation of the subsidiary of a US company in the audiovisual conference/collaboration technology industry
  • Advising and representing a startup against a US corporation in various proceedings concerning plagiarism allegations (3D scanner and software)
  • German law-related section of the work “Enforcement of Money Judgments” by Lawrence W. Newman at Juris Publishing ( – updated annually, last in October 2016 (Co-author Jörg Rehder)

Since 2012, Alexander has been practicing as an attorney and has been a junior partner at SCHIEDERMAIR since 2017, specializing in corporate legal consulting and litigation.

Before practicing as an attorney, Alexander completed his legal clerkship at the District Court of Frankfurt am Main from 2010 to 2011, with a theoretical and practical focus on commercial and corporate law, as well as labor law.

During his training, Alexander initially worked as a working student and research assistant at a Frankfurt-based international commercial law firm. He sharpened his entrepreneurial perspective through experiences at the legal departments of Deutsche Bahn AG, Dresdner Bank AG, and a Company of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Alexander studied law at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and had previously lived in Washington D.C., USA for three years.