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vpmk is an internationally focused German law firm with offices in Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany. We are a proud member of BGI GLOBAL since October 2021.

Our legal service structure is based on four key areas:  Immigration, Business, Private Law and Real Estate. Our specialized lawyers, combined with our international team and our modern organization, guarantees a competent, focused and always trustful cooperation. We are able to offer excellent international consulting services together with BGI GLOBAL.

Integrated Competence  

Our team of attorneys and certified specialists provide comprehensive legal consultation and representation to private clients, companies and start-ups. For this purpose, all our departments work closely together. In addition to the legal aspects, we also take our clients’ personal needs and life situation into account.


We serve clients from all parts of the world and are prepared to handle specific requirements that come with various countries and cultures. Legal consultation can be conducted in English, French, German, Norwegian and Spanish. Our office has Russian, Italian, Hebrew and Mandarin speaking employees to provide communication in native languages of our clients.


Along with our attorneys´ consultation and attention, there is always a paralegal or qualified legal assistant on our teams as personal contact for you and your clients. This way, we ensure that your case is processed in the best possible manner, keeping all sides informed and with short response times.


  • Corporate Migration, Foreign Specialists for Companies
  • Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visas for Employees, Self-Employed & Freelancers, General Immigration Law
  • German Citizenship
  • International and National Family Law, Family-Based Immigration
  • Consultation and Investment Services for Real Estate Transactions and Venture Capital Investments
  • Business Start-Up, Company Foundation, Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property and digital media Law
  • International & National Labor and Social Security Law


Christoph Von Planta

Born and raised in Switzerland, dual Citizenship Studies abroad in London and Aix-en Provence Studied at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg i.Br. Established and build-up of the law firm vpmk attorneys in April 1998 Bar certified specialist lawyer for migration law (Fachanwalt für Migrationsrecht) since 2016 Lecturer in the field of labor migration, business migration and educational migration for the German lawyers academy (Deutsche AnwaltAkademie), for the Republican Lawyers Association (Republikanischer Anwältinnen- und Anwälteverein – RAV) and for the German Bar Association/ Deutscher Anwaltverein co-founder and operator of the internet portal of national case law for lawyers specialized in immigration law: since 2005 Member of the executive committee of the German Federal Bar Association working group for migration law since 2012

Volker Mauch

Studies at University of Hamburg (study focus: international private law) Judicial clerkship in Brandenburg; Founding partner of the law firm vpmk attorneys in April 1998; Specialist lawyer for labour law; Participation in specialist course for tax law; Member of the German Lawyer’s Association, Brandenburgischer Verein für Weltoffenheit und Menschenwürde, Münzsalon e. V. Several years of work for movie production companies

Rebecca Müller

Studies: University Trier/Rheinland-Pfalz Judicial clerkship: Cottbus/Brandenburg 2 years of freelance work as journalist Admission to the bar since 1998

Lars Kroidl Ll.m.

Born in Wauwatosa/Wisconsin/USA Studies at Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Leiden University/Netherlands and University of San Diego/USA (study focus: public and international law) Scholarships: Erasmus Scholarship Leiden University, Merit Scholarship University of San Diego Master of Laws, University of San Diego Judicial clerkship: Regional Court Bremen, international law department of the German Foreign Office (proceedings on compensation for forced labor), Heskia-Hacmun Law Firm, Tel-Aviv/Israel Partner at vpmk Attorneys since may 2003 Bar-certified Specialist of Administrative Law Litigation experience at local, regional and federal courts Lecturer Memberships: German lawyer association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein), pro asyl e.V., Zeuthener Segler-Verein e.V. Berlin-Wannsee

Katja Ponert

Studies at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg i. Br.; scholarship: University of Barcelona (European & public international law). Judicial clerkship: district court of Freiburg, Pro Asyl/ Frankfurt, UNHCR/ Berlin 2003/2004 consultant for Immigration and Refugees in Parliament (Green Party) Admission to the bar Many years of volunteering for amnesty international; researcher at Max-Planck-Institut for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg i. Br., Germany

BGI germany Stephanie Dufner, E. Ma
Stephanie Dufner, E. Ma

Born in Freiburg i. Br. Legal studies in Münster and Barcelona Specialized foreign language training in English in Münster E.MA Master in Human Rights an Democratisation at EIUC in Venice and Lisbon University (topic of the master thesis: „Women in the European Asylum System“) Judicial clerkship in Berlin with stages at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, German Institute for Human Rights, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) Legal consultant for international law at main office of Amnesty International Germany Admission to the bar since 2012 Parental leave representation at vpmk Rechtsanwälte Attorney and manager at Fragomen Global LLP, Frankfurt Partner at vpmk attorneys since 2016 Opening of the Stuttgart office of vpmk Rechtsanwälte in 2017 Successful completion of the specialist migration law course in 2019 Volunteer consultant at different NGOs for migrants Memberships: Netzwerk Migrationsrecht, DAV’s working group for immigration and asylum law, The German Women Lawyers Association, Amnesty International, Pro Asyl

BGI Germany Till Heinrich
Till Heinrich

Born in Stuttgart, Germany; Studied at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen; Admission to the bar since 2010; Bar certified specialist lawyer for Media and Copyright Law; external Data Protection Officer; Lecturer for Corporate, Media and Copyright Law at private universities.

BGI Germany Andreas Conzelmann
Andreas Conzelmann

Born in Albstadt/Baden-Württemberg Studies at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and Universidad de Deusto Bilbao/Spain Judicial clerkship in Baden-Württemberg and Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia Attorney at vpmk attorneys since 2018



vpmk Rechtsanwälte Legal Services PartmbB
BGI Germany

Tel. +493053633990
Fax +493053633998
Monbijouplatz 3a
10178 Berlin_Mitte (Berlin)



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vpmk Rechtsanwälte Legal Services PartmbB
BGI Germany

Tel. +4971125269370
Fax +4971125269379
Blumenstrasse 32
70182 Stuttgart (Sttugart)



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