Dr. Kolja Stehl, M. Jur. (Oxford)

Attorney (Germany) | Partner

Stehl Kolja
Office Frankfurt am Main
Ulmenstrasse 30
Frankfurt am Main
kstehl [at] goerg.de

Dr. Kolja Stehl, M. Jur. (Oxford) advises national and international clients on German and EU financial regulations. 



Kolja Stehl is an internationally versed expert in the area of German and EU financial regulations. He advises national and international clients – in particular banks, insurers, fund managers, clearing houses and trading platforms – in respect of their day-to-day business operations, as well as in the context of complex, cross-border transactions.

Kolja helps internationally active clients understand how Germany and the EU fit into the global regulatory architecture and where local regulations differ from those applicable in other financial centres.
Another focus of Kolja’s practice is counseling banks as well as their investors and counterparties in crisis situations. Since the financial crisis in 2008, Kolja has advised at the forefront of some of the most prominent restructurings of European banks.


Kolja is a partner at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB. He has more than 15 years of experience in advising on German and EU financial regulations at internationally renowned law firms in Frankfurt am Main and London. Kolja started his professional career at Hengeler Mueller in 2007 and moved his practice to Shearman & Sterling in 2012. Before joining GÖRG he has been a partner in the London office of Sidley Austin.
During his legal education, Kolja obtained degrees in Germany, France and the United Kingdom:

  • Magister Juris, University of Oxford (Lincoln College), 2007
  • PhD thesis on European bank and insurance regulations, University of Bonn, 2007
  • Second German State Examination in Law, 2006
  • German legal traineeship at, inter alia, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the European Commission, 2004-2006
  • Teaching and research assistant at the Institute for Private International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Bonn, 2002-2005
  • First German State Examination in Law, 2002
  • Maîtrise en Droit Privé, Université of Aix-Marseille, 2000
  • DEUG en droit, Centre Juridique Franco-Allemand, University of Saarbrücken, 1998

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