Christoph von Planta

Lawyer/ Attorney-at-law - Specialist in Immigration Law


  • 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 in all existing German bar certified specialist lawyers courses in immigration law (German lawyers academy (Deutsche AnwaltAkademie) and the Republican Lawyers Association (Republikanischer Anwältinnen- und Anwälteverein - RAV). Lecturer also for the German Bar Association/ Deutscher Anwaltverein and others
  • co-founder and co-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


  • Christoph von Planta, chapters "working immigration" and "educational immigration" in: Thomas Oberhäuser (General Editor) "Migrationsrecht in der Beratungspraxis", 2019 Nomos-Verlag
  • Christoph von Planta, "Educational immigration in times of change", Asylmagazin, 3/2019, p. 48 et seq. PDF
  • Article by Christoph von Planta on new regulations in the area of migration for purpose of studies and labor migration (ICT) in ANA-ZAR 02/2018, Part 2 (german) PDF
  • Article by Christoph von Planta on new regulations in the area of migration for purpose of studies in ANA-ZAR 04/2017, Part 1 (german) PDF
  • Lars Kroidl and Christoph von Planta, publication of the chapter "Germany" in: Dennis Campbell (General Editor) "International Immigration and Nationality Law", 2nd edition 2016 Bookstore
  • "The simplification of the labor market integration of refugees", essay, NJW, Heft 1-2/2016, S.18-22 (german) PDF
  • "Make it in Germany - the Blue card in practice", article published in the Asylmagazin 12/2014 (german) PDF
  • "He who requires a good lawyer, shall have a good lawyer", article in the Anwaltsblatt 05/2014 (german) PDF
  • "new employment law – overview and criticism", article in ANA-ZAR 01/2014 (german) PDF

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