Sylvia Kaufhold Salary Partner



Lawyer, Maître en droit

Areas of expertise

  • Trade and competition
  • IT & Digital Business
  • Real estate

Special sector knowledge

  • Consumer
  • Industrials
  • Real estate


  • German
  • English
  • French

Brief biography

  • Since 2021 Salary Partner at Mazars Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • 2016 – 2021 own chambers, since 2019 “Of Counsel esb Rechtsanwälte (lawyers)”
  • 1999 – 2016 at Noerr LLP, since 2013 Partner (Senior counsel), Practice Group purchasing, logistics & distribution
  • 1995 – 1999 Notarassessorin (notary) in Dresden and Würzburg
  • 1991 – 1995 Referendariat (Traineeship) in Würzburg and Paris
  • 1985 – 1991 Law Student at the University of Bayreuth, Würzburg and Caen (France)


Lawyer Dr. Sylvia Kaufhold, Maître en droit, is Salary Partner at Mazars since 2021. She was born both with german and French citizenship. Before she worked for 17 years at the European law firm Noerr LLP, eventually as a Partner. At Noerr LLP she was a member of the practice group purchasing, logistics & distribution.

Dr. Sylvia Kaufhold advises notable national and international companies in the areas of fashion & luxury, consumer goods and industry. She is mainly focused on (international) civil- and Trade law especially regarding terms & conditions and contract law (B2B und B2C), as well as E-Commerce and digitization. Furthermore Sylvia Kaufhold, who is also a notary, advises on queries regarding real-estate transactions and property law in general.

She was decorated various times by “Best Lawyers in Germany” (Handelsblatt) in the category “Deutschlands beste Anwälte” (Germanys best lawyers) in the area distribution law.

Dr. Sylvia Kaufhold is participating in various legislation committees of the “Deutscher Anwaltverein” (german lawyer association) and is very interested in legislative issues, especially in an European context. She coordinates the “French Desk” for Mazars in Germany.

Participation in professional bodies of the profession and other functions

  • Gesetzgebungsausschuss Zivilrecht beim Deutschen Anwaltverein (DAV)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht beim DAV
  • Deutsches Nationales Komitee der Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
  • Deutsch-französische Juristenvereinigung
  • Association Henri Capitant Deutschland
  • Deutscher Juristentag
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesetzgebung
  • Dresdner Juristische Gesellschaft