Stephanie Dufner

Stephanie Dufner


Main Areas of activity

  • Migration law
  • EU Blue Card
  • Setting up a business and investing in Germany
  • Foreign skilled workers for companies
  • Citizenship law


  • Born in Freiburg i. Br.
  • Studies at the Westphalian-Wilhelms University of Münster and at the Universidad de Barcelona
  • Specialised foreign language training in English at the Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • E.MA Master in Human Rights and Democratisation at the EIUC in Venice and at the University of Lisbon (topic of the Master’s thesis: “Women in the European asylum law system”)
  • Legal clerkship in Berlin with stations at the Federal Foreign Office, the German Institute for Human Rights and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
  • International Law Officer at the General Secretariat of Amnesty International Germany
  • Admitted to the bar since 2012
  • Parental leave representation at vpmk Attorneys at Law
  • Lawyer and Manager at Fragomen Global LLP, Frankfurt
  • Partner at vpmk since 2016
  • Opening of the Stuttgart office of vpmk in 2017
  • Successful completion of the specialist lawyer course in migration law in 2019
  • Voluntary advisor on migration law to various initiatives and organisations


  • Migration Law Network
  • ARGE Migration Law in the German Bar Association
  • German Women Lawyers Association
  • Amnesty International, Pro Asyl