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Dr. Karl Friedrich Dumoulin


Certified Specialist in Medical Law
Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property

Immermannstraße 20
40210 Dusseldorf

T +49 211 30 20 15-0
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

Karl Friedrich Dumoulin has extensive experience in business law, drawing on his international education in England and Canada, as well as on his longstanding engagement in Geneva Group International. He mainly advises medium-sized companies in their day-to-day business on national and international commercial law (supply and service agreements, cooperation and distribution agreements, issues of competition law and IP law, in particular trademark applications, license agreements). Karl Friedrich Dumoulin also represents his clients before courts and arbitration tribunals. Since 2007, he is a certified specialist in intellectual property law.

Karl Friedrich Dumoulin also specialises in financial services (factoring). He provides full service advice to financial services companies – including cross-border cases - and conducts complex litigation.

In addition, he advises clients on health care law involving both regulatory and civil law issues. In 2009 he became a certified specialist in health care law. His clients in this area include medical professionals, health care institutions and manufacturers of medical products.

He serves as the Vice Global Chairperson of the Practice Group Litigation and Dispute Resolution of Geneva Group International. He is also the publisher of "FYI - GGI Litigation and Dispute Resolution News" and has 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 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

Awarded as "TOP Lawyer 2023" in Banking and Finance Law.

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