Joachim Maiss

Attorney at Law | Partner | Member of American Bar Association | President of GBL

069 – 299 20 69-099



  • Studied law at the University of Heidelberg, specializing in foreign public law and international law at the Max Planck Institute
  • 1982 graduation with the Second State Examination in Law and admission to the bar
  • 1982-1987: Attorney in Mannheim
  • 1988-1997: Lawyer and partner in Heidelberg, co-founder of a medium-sized business law firm
  • 1998-2002: Attorney and partner in Heidelberg after merger with a supra-regional commercial law firm with eight offices in Germany
  • 1998-2002: Board member of the Association of European Lawyers an association of European law firms.
  • 1998-2004: Real estate project management in Denver, Colorado USA
  • 2005-2014: Attorney and partner of a medium-sized commercial law firm in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 2014-today: attorney and name partner of Maiss Rechtsanwalte PartG with offices in Frankfurt and Darmstadt
  • Since 2016: founding and board member of the GBL Alliance ( Global Business Lawyers) a global association of business law firms.
  • Since 2018: Vice President of the global network of law firms GBL Alliance Global Business Lawyers.
  • Since 2020: Licensed Partner of Becker & CO
  • Since 2022: President of the global network of law firms GBL Alliance Global Business Lawyers
  • Since 2022: Founder and Partner of Vectocon GmbH

Practice Areas

  • Legal advice and representation of German and foreign companies with a focus on cross-border transactions
  • Advice and counseling of NATO members with a focus on federal labor law and international tax law
  • Handling of inheritance and family law cases with a focus on private international law and NATO-Statue of Forces Agreement (SOFA)

Industry focus

  • International trading companies
  • Automotive supply industry
  • Military service providers
  • Self-employed persons