Our Team of Experts


Attorney Björn Maibaum advises on legal questions involving civil and public law. After completing his law degree with a focus on European law and a degree in the Japanese language in Gießen and Cologne, he worked as a junior lawyer with the German Chamber of Foreign Trade in Tokyo, and for the public prosecutor’s office and the district court in Wuppertal. After that he worked as an attorney in Köln-Lindenthal, sharing an office with attorneys Christ and Külschbach. Since 2004 he has headed up the Maibaum Law Office in Cologne, specializing in citizenship, immigration and aliens law.


In addition to law, Ms. Müllem also studies Arabic at the University of Cologne with a special emphasis on human rights and international law. Owing to her intercultural competence—especially in relation to the Arabic and Iranian cultures—Ms. Müllem is a huge asset for our team. Ms. Müllem has been a member of the Refugee Law Clinic Cologne since 2014. She is also immensely dedicated to serving our clients at the office.


Ms. Bömer is a trained industrial business woman with many years of bookkeeping experience. She handles the accounting at Maibaum Attorneys, and is glad to assist our clients with any questions they may have regarding such matters. She is an indispensable part of our team.


Ms. Schütte studies law at the University of Cologne and previously studied in Istanbul, Turkey. Ms. Schütte is active at the Refugee Clinic as part of her studies. She is fluent in English and Turkish, and is always glad to be of assistance to our clients at the Maibaum law office.


Ms. Mauer studied law at the Albertus Magnus University in Cologne. At first, she was with the law office of Emili+Maibaum and then, after completing her training as a paralegal in 2015, she went to work for Maibaum Attorneys. Frau Mauer performs essential services for our clients here at our office.


Ms. Azzolina has worked for Maibaum Attorneys since 2015. She is responsible for, among other things, office management and speaks fluent Italian.


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