Christoph von Planta, Migrationsrecht, Blaue Karte, Aufenthaltsrecht

Christoph von Planta

Lawyer | PartnerSpecialist lawyer for migration law

  • Migration law
  • EU Blue Card
  • Business start-up and investment in Germany
  • Foreign skilled workers for companies
  • Nationality law


  • Raised in Switzerland, dual citizenship
  • Study abroad in London and Aix-en-Provence
  • Studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg i.Br.
  • Legal clerkship in Brandenburg and Berlin
  • Foundation and establishment of the law firm vpmk Attorneys at Law in April 1998
  • Specialist lawyer for migration law since the introduction of the specialist lawyer title in 2016
  • Lecturer in the field of employment migration and educational migration in all specialist courses for migration law (German Lawyers Academy/ Republican Lawyers Association (RAV)). Regular
  • Lectures for ARGE Migrationsrecht im Deutschen Anwaltverein and other providers
  • Co-founder and co-operator of the jurisdiction portal for lawyers specializing in migration law “” since 2005
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Migration Law Working Group of the German Bar Association (DAV) since 2012


  • Christoph von Planta, editing of the chapters “Erwerbsmigration” and “Bildungsmigration” in: Thomas Oberhäuser (editor) “Migrationsrecht in der Beratungspraxis”, 1st edition 2019 Nomos-Verlag. See also the book review by lawyer Sibel Simsek in: Asylmagazin 8-9/2019, p. 267 or as PDF.
  • Educational migration in transition, Asylmagazin, issue 3/2019, p. 48 ff. PDF
  • “New regulations brought about by the 2017 Directive Implementation Act – Part 3: Researchers and Scientists,” ANA-ZAR 04/2018 PDF.
  • “New regulations brought about by the Directive Implementation Act 2017 – Part 2: Education Migration and Labor Migration (ICT),” ANA-ZAR 02/2018 PDF.
  • “New regulations through the Directive Implementation Act 2017 – Part 1: Study migration,” ANA-ZAR 04/2017 PDF.
  • Lars Kroidl and Christoph von Planta, editing of the chapter “Germany” in: Dennis Campbell (General Editor) “International Immigration and Nationality Law”, 2nd edition 2016 Bookstore.
  • “Simplifying the labor market integration of refugees”, essay NJW, issue 1-2/2016, p.18-22 PDF.
  • “Make it in Germany – The EU Blue Card in Paxis,” Asylmagazin 12/2014 PDF
  • “Those who need a good lawyer should get one”, Anwaltsblatt 05/2014 PDF
  • “New Work Permit Law – Overview and Criticism,” ANA-ZAR 01/2014 PDF.