Litigation & Arbitration

Assertive and solution-oriented – with our Litigation and Arbitration lawyers, you are well prepared for any legal dispute you may have.

The members of our Litigation & Arbitration (Dispute Resolution) Practice have many years of experience in litigation before state and arbitration courts and in alternative dispute resolution.

Commercial disputes are frequently complex and of existential importance for the affected companies, as their outcome may lead to significant consequences. For this reason, it is important to count on a strong partner at your side that enforces your rights and averts risks.

Our German and foreign clients can rely on comprehensive legal advice: we have a thorough understanding of complex economic and technical issues, develop efficient dispute resolution strategies and assert your interests, whether in judicial or extrajudicial proceedings. In contract negotiations, we support you with our expertise in selecting the appropriate procedure, and we draft customized dispute resolution clauses.

Litigation in state courts: How we assert your claims

Civil litigation is our home. We have extensive experience in representing German and international clients at German local, regional, and higher regional courts.

The members of the Litigation & Arbitration Group are well versed in litigation, tactics, and negotiation. It is our objective to comprehensively assert your claims or successfully defend against the opposing party’s unjustified claims. Requiring more than thorough fact-finding and outstanding expertise in substantive law, it is crucial for us to understand you and your concerns to convince the court of your position. This is what our litigation experts have been trained to do for many years. Our work includes interim relief (temporary injunctions, attachment proceedings) and extends to compulsory enforcement.

Our law firm also particularly focuses international litigation (cross-border disputes). Thanks to our practical experience, we diligently advise you in international civil procedural law and private international law. This will allow you to benefit from international jurisdictions and potential procedural advantages.

Mass litigation 

In recent years, a lawsuit industry has emerged. Corporations are increasingly confronted with a large number of individual lawsuits, particularly in the areas of investor, consumer and data protection. Extensive consumer protection rules at the European level and an increasingly efficient case handling in the course of the digital transformation have accelerated this development. We have one of the biggest and most skilled litigation teams in Germany.

We have vast experience in mass litigation handling several thousand individual lawsuits at the same time. At short notice, we can assemble a large team with interdisciplinary expertise that will handle a wave of incoming cases. In doing so, we rely on efficient project management and the use of legal tech solutions. We are among the first law firms to have successfully acted in model declaratory proceedings and have years of experience in capital investor model proceedings.

Arbitration: our expertise and services

In business life, legal disputes cannot be avoided. Where they cannot be resolved on a commercial level, you will frequently have no choice but to take legal action. We consider the prospects of successfully concluding arbitration proceedings jointly with you and develop a comprehensive dispute strategy.

Arbitration is our particular specialty and passion: over the years, our lawyers have developed in-depth expertise and experience in arbitration. In addition, national and international rankings attest to our expertise in this field.
Our arbitration experts act as counsel in national and international commercial arbitration proceedings, focusing particularly on post-M&A disputes, plant engineering disputes, and arbitration proceedings in energy law.
Members of our practice are also renowned arbitrators and have extensive experience in ad hoc and administered arbitration proceedings (e.g., DIS, ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, SCC, VIAC, CEAC, etc.).

Alternative dispute resolution – resolving disputes out of court

Commercial disputes are not only settled before courts or arbitral tribunals. Our experts are also at your side in all types of alternative dispute resolution.

  • We regularly represent your interests, including in judicial or extrajudicial mediation proceedings, conciliation proceedings, arbitration proceedings, or before dispute adjudication boards.
  • We are advising in Germany and internationally and accompany you with economic expertise and the necessary empathy and creativity to achieve your objectives. We point out options for alternative dispute resolution and guide you through all proceedings.

When retaining our firm, you will not only have access to the legal expertise of our lawyers across all our offices, but also on our extensive network: we are not only drawing on our own legal experience, but also on interdisciplinary expertise to quickly resolve disputes through negotiation.

Litigation & Arbitration

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