Grit Köthe

Grit Köthe

Lawyer | Partner

Energy Law | Foreign Trade Law

Executive summary


Grit Köthe is a lawyer and partner at BDO Legal. She heads the Foreign Trade Law practice group.

She advises national and international clients on all matters relating to customs and foreign trade law as well as special excise duties. In addition to clarifying individual issues, her advice also includes the management of complex - also interdisciplinary - projects. Out-of-court and court proceedings and representation of interests round off her profile.

Grit Köthe studied law in Potsdam and Berlin. 

In her spare time, she is an honorary assessor in the association court of the Berlin Football Association. She likes to travel around the world and enjoys foreign cultures.


  • Service providers
  • Machinery and plant engineering
  • Automotive
  • Production industry
  • Health care industry
  • Retail and consumer goods
  • Logistics & maritime industries
  • Energy industry


  • Combined heat and power generation act
  • Emissions trading
  • e-mobility  
  • Renewable energies projects
  • Export control 
  • Sanctions 
  • Economic embargo 
  • Trade Compliance 
  • Export restrictions 
  • Prohibition of provision
  • Dual-Use 
  • Freight transport 
  • Payment and capital movement 
  • Internal Audits 
  • Foreign trade statistics

Additional information

  • Co-author Schwarz/Wockenfoth: Großkommentar Zollrecht,
  • Co-author Hocke/Friedrich: Großkommentar Außenwirtschaftsrecht,
  • Co-author Friedrich/Meißner: Commentary on ecological tax reform
  • Keynote speaker for seminars