Sven Pohl

Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt)
Baker Tilly Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Valentinskamp 88
20355 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 600880-382
Fax: +49 40 600880-101

Professional Education

  • Legal Clerkship Lower Saxony (Bar Exam)
  • Law studies at the Hamburg University

Previous professional positions

  • Attorney-at-Law at SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • Manager and Team Leader at a Big-4-company
  • Leading position at a US-company in Germany for customs and excise tax department

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Customs law
  • Origin of Goods and Preferences
  • Customs Value
  • Import and Export Procedures
  • Foreign Trade Law
  • Excise Duty Law (e.g. taxes on coffee, energy, alcohol)
  • Compliance/Organization of business process regarding Customs, Foreign Trade and Excise Duties
  • Fines and Criminal Proceedings in Customs, Foreign Trade and Excise Law

Key industries/Sectors

  • Aerospace
  • Shipping
  • Automotive
  • Mechanical and Plant Engineering
  • Shipbuilding
  • Telecommunications
  • Consumer goods / Retail
  • Logistics

Selected Publications

  • Author of the handbook "Prüfungsanordnung - und jetzt? Die Praxis der Betriebsprüfung in Zoll und Außenwirtschaft", Reguvis - Bundesanzeiger Verlag
  • Author of selective energy tax paragraphs at Stotax 360° e-commentary EnergieStG (
  • Multiple publications regarding customs, excise tax and foreign trade in various publications, e.g. AW-Prax, ZfZ etc.


  • Speaker, e.g. BVL Seminare "Die besondere Verantwortung des Zollbeauftragten - Aufgaben, Haftung und Einbindung in die Unternehmensprozesse"