Dispute resolution

We provide our clients in Germany and abroad with comprehensive assistance in the resolution of actual or threatened commercial law disputes. We represent companies, entrepreneurs, managing directors and institutional investors before national civil courts and arbitral tribunals and assist them in ADR proceedings. Advising on compliance and liability matters and the conduct of internal investigations are also key elements of our offering. Our litigation experience dovetails perfectly thereby with our first-class corporate and employment law expertise, and our familiarity with the interfaces between civil and criminal law. Where appropriate, we work together with leading criminal law firms.

Occasions
  • Conflicts in the context of M&A transactions
  • Challenges against shareholder resolutions, appraisal proceedings 
  • Disputes between shareholders
  • Liability of directors
  • Contractual and commercial disputes
  • Financial disputes
  • Capital markets disputes
  • Professional liability of attorneys and auditors
  • Coverage disputes within the framework of D&O and other third party financial loss Insurance
  • Insolvency law disputes
  • Cartel damages disputes
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Germany
Services
  • Party representation before national courts and arbitral tribunals
  • Party representation in ADR proceedings
  • Advising and representing foreign clients in Germany
  • Assisting German clients before foreign courts
  • Conduct of internal investigations/compliance investigations
  • Strategic advice in matters which may become contentious
  • Expert assessment and evaluation of prospects of success of legal disputes
  • Expert opinions on matters of German law in foreign proceedings
  • Advising on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards   
  • Advice on regulating dispute resolution mechanisms in contracts
  • Advice and representation in shareholder disputes
  • Advice and representation for companies in liability cases
  • Advice and representation for company bodies or individual members in liability cases
  • Insurance law assistance to insured companies and directors and officers (D&O) in complex damages and liability cases
  • Defending companies against investor claims
  • Advising and representing insolvency administrators
  • Enforcement and defense of cartel damages claims
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Key areas