Be safe rather than sorry. However, even meticulous planning does not prevent legal problems from occurring. Before you know it, you find yourself in the courtroom rather than at the negotiation table.

We are, of course, prepared to protect our clients’ interests in such cases. We develop the adequate strategy to assert your claims or to defend you against claims made by others.

Selecting from a wide range of measures, we find the best solution for your issue. The following is a short insight into what that looks like in practice.

Litigation

For us, litigation is not an end in itself. When we manage civil trials for our clients, whether before national or international courts, we define the goals together with you, the client. We then determine strategies, and, above all, conduct a careful risk assessment.

As much as we enjoy fighting for the rights of our clients in court, we consider it indispensable to anticipate success prospects as well as costs. Due to many years of experience in this profession, we can make forecasts at a high level of accuracy.

Please note, too, that we support you persistently until the judgment is actually implemented. Only then does a court case end for us.
 
In terms of litigation, we specialize in interim legal protection. Injunction and attachment proceedings not only secure our clients’ rights but also enable organized strategic planning and quick action. We maintain good relations with other practice groups, which increases the momentum of such measures. This comes into play, for instance, when we collaborate with our customs and trademark lawyers to effect the confiscation of counterfeits.

Arbitration

Especially when it comes to international contracts, arbitration proceedings are significant. This is because an arbitration clause is usually agreed upon, instead of a place of jurisdiction. It manifests either as an ad-hoc procedure with all details kept confidential or as arbitral proceedings.

In recent years, institutions such as the ICC in Paris, the WIPO in Geneva, or the DIS in Germany have increasingly been competing with each other. Observing this development carefully, we offer our clients the most suitable model for their case.

We ourselves also act as arbitrators, by the way. Accordingly, we are familiar with both sides of these proceedings. Our clients benefit from this experience.

Mediation

Not everyone needs to know. Conflicts sometimes involve confidential or sensitive matters, take place within the company, or unfold between cooperating companies. In such cases, mediation is both discreet and effective, our experience shows. Mediation proceedings often have a deescalating effect, preventing divisions from becoming more entrenched.

In these out-of-court proceedings, we act as a neutral third party or a representative of one of the parties. We contribute to reconciling the interests of the conflict parties. This is far more than just talk. It creates a legally binding solution which is acceptable to both parties.

All is well that ends well, says the poet.

Our 29 experts for Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation

Frank van Alen

Frank van Alen

Partner

Dr. Kerstin  Aust

Dr. Kerstin Aust

Counsel

Dr. Christian  Becker

Dr. Christian Becker

Counsel

Jan-Christian von Eye

Jan-Christian von Eye

Senior Associate

Wilhelm Freiherr von Feilitzsch

Wilhelm Freiherr von Feilitzsch

Associate

Dr. Ulrich  Fuchs

Dr. Ulrich Fuchs

Partner

Lara  Guyot

Lara Guyot

Associate

Martin  Himme

Martin Himme

Senior Associate

Dr. Magnus  Hirsch

Dr. Magnus Hirsch

Partner

Daniela  Jaeger

Daniela Jaeger

Associate

Dr. Jens-Hendrik  Kern

Dr. Jens-Hendrik Kern

Counsel

Oliver  Korte

Oliver Korte

Partner

Sabine  Kröger

Sabine Kröger

Partner

Christina  Kufer

Christina Kufer

Associate

Franziska  Ladiges

Franziska Ladiges

Counsel

Christoph  Meyer

Christoph Meyer

Partner

Dr. Ulrich  Muth

Dr. Ulrich Muth

Partner

Sven  Pohl

Sven Pohl

Counsel

Jan  Prielipp

Jan Prielipp

Partner

Dr. Ulrich  Reber

Dr. Ulrich Reber

Partner

Dr. Frithjof  Roschlaub

Dr. Frithjof Roschlaub

Associate

Dr. Amelie  Schroth der Zweite

Dr. Amelie Schroth der Zweite

Associate

Prof. Dr. Mathias  Schwarz

Prof. Dr. Mathias Schwarz

Partner

Joana Christin  Seidel

Joana Christin Seidel

Counsel

Martin  Stück

Martin Stück

Partner

Arndt  Tetzlaff

Arndt Tetzlaff

Partner

Dr. Sebastian Graf von Wallwitz

Dr. Sebastian Graf von Wallwitz

Partner

Dr. Christoph  Wiegand

Dr. Christoph Wiegand

Senior Associate

Dr. Niels  Witt

Dr. Niels Witt

Partner