Litigation / Arbitration

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

Client- and solution-oriented – With our lawyers you are well prepared for any legal dispute

Commercial disputes are often complex and have significant implications for the companies and individuals involved. We are personally committed to enforcing your rights.

We advise German and foreign clients comprehensively, beginning with the gathering of complex economic and technical facts, through developing efficient dispute resolution strategies, to enforcing interests in and out of court.

In contract negotiations, our experts support in selecting the appropriate dispute resolution procedure and draft customized dispute resolution clauses.

Litigation before state courts

Civil litigation is our home. We have represented domestic and foreign clients before all German local, regional, and higher regional courts for many years.

The members of the Litigation/Arbitration Practice Group have longstanding experience in litigation, tactics, and negotiations. The objective is to effectively enforce your own claims or successfully defend against unjustified claims. This requires more than thorough fact-finding and outstanding knowledge of substantive law. Our litigation experts are trained to understand you and your interests and to convince the court of your position.

Our work includes interim relief (injunctions, attachment proceedings) and extends to compulsory enforcement. With a special focus on international legal disputes (cross-border disputes) for many years, we diligently advise you in international civil procedural law and private international law. This will allow you to benefit from the choice of the international jurisdictions and possible procedural advantages.


Arbitration is our particular specialty and passion.

Over the years, our arbitration lawyers have developed in-depth expertise and gained experience of the specifics of arbitration proceedings. In national and international rankings, our arbitration team has consistently been distinguished and recommended as particularly competent.

Our arbitration experts act as counsel in national and international commercial arbitration proceedings, focusing particularly on post-M&A disputes, plant construction disputes, and arbitration proceedings relating to the energy sector.

Members of our Practice Group are also renowned arbitrators and have extensive experience in both ad hoc and administered arbitration proceedings (e.g. DIS, ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, SCC, VIAC, CEAC, etc.).

Alternative dispute resolution

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

We regularly represent your interests in court-related or out-of-court mediation proceedings and conciliation proceedings as well as expert determination proceedings and before dispute adjudication boards.

We are acting 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 alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

You will not only have access to the legal expertise of our lawyers across all of our offices. In addition to legal experience, we can also access interdisciplinary expertise through our networks, which often facilitates the resolution of disputes that are not solely legal in nature.

Distinctions of the Litigation / Arbitration

WiWo Top Kanzlei 2021
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek recomanded in kanzleimonitor 2021/2022.
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022
FOCUS Top Wirtschaftskanzleien 2021
Leaders League 2021
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Legal 500 Germany 2021
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek recomanded in kanzleimonitor 2020/2021.
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
brand eins Top Wirtschaftskanzleien 2020
Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Chambers Europe 2020
Legal 500 Germany 2020
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Chambers Europe 2019
kanzleimonitor 2018/2019
Legal 500 Germany 2019
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019
Top Wirtschaftskanzlei 2018

Lawyers and members in Litigation / Arbitration

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