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Dr. Karl Friedrich Dumoulin


Certified Specialist in Medical Law
Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property

Königsallee 60 C (KÖ-Höfe)
40212 Dusseldorf

T +49 211 30 20 15-14
F +49 211 30 20 15-90

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Doctorate degree: Mainz 1997
Admitted in: 1997

Universities: Freiburg i.Br., Oxford

Practice areas
Legal practice

Dr. Dumoulin has extensive experience in the area of business law, drawing on his international education in England and Canada, as well as on his longstanding engagement in Geneva Group International. His legal practice focuses on advising midsized companies on issues of national and international commercial law arising in their day-to-day business operations. In addition to "classic" commercial law issues, such as relationships with suppliers or service providers, cooperations and distribution, these include issues of unfair competition law and intellectual property law (in particular trademark applications and license agreements). In this connection, he benefits from his board certification as an attorney for intellectual property law, which he acquired in 2007. Dr. Dumoulin also represents his clients before courts and arbitration courts.

Since 1997 Dr. Dumoulin has advised financial services providers on all issues arising in connection with financial services (leasing and factoring law) – including cross-border issues – and has litigated complex legal actions in court.

In addition, Dr. Dumoulin advises clients in health care law matters involving both regulatory and civil law issues. In 2009 he became a board-certified attorney for health care law. His clients in this area include medical professionals, health care institutions and manufacturers of medical products.

Dr. Dumoulin serves as the Vice Global Chairperson of the Practice Group Litigation and Dispute Resolution of Geneva Group International, and is the editor of the publication "FYI - GGI Litigation and Dispute Resolution News". He has also authored numerous other publications.

Areas of expertise

German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Deutsche Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht; GRUR)
Study group medical law of the German Bar Association
Attorneys for Doctors (Anwälte für Ärzte e.V.)
German Association for Law of Succession (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erbrechtskunde e.V.)
German Bar Association
Oxford Society


German, English, French

Education and career
  • Study of law at Universität Freiburg i. Br. and at Magdalen College (Oxford University/England/DAAD scholar) (1986 to 1992)
  • Summer student program of the law firm of Tory Tory DesLauriers & Binnington (now Torys LLP), Toronto (1992)
  • Law clerkship in Mainz and Speyer (Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften – now Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften) (1993 to 1995)
  • Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Reinhard Hepting (civil law, conflicts of law, comparative law) (1995 to 1996)
  • Doctoral thesis on laws governing the use of name, Universität Mainz (1997)
  • Since 1997 attorney (and since 2003 partner) at a business law firm in Dusseldorf, since 2004 partner at FPS
  • Since 2007 board-certified attorney for intellectual property law
  • Since 2009 board-certified attorney for health care law

2017 Global Law Experts Annual Awards for the category “Factoring Law – Lawyer of the Year in Germany”