We are your reliable and experienced partner in successfully resolving business disputes in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, as well as in drafting and negotiating complex contracts.
We act as counsel and arbitrators in domestic and international commercial and investment arbitrations.
We also advise clients in designing arbitration agreements, in agreeing on efficient dispute resolution mechanisms and the selection of arbitrators.
We act as co-counsel or legal experts and support on issues of German law and with specialized advocacy and procedural skills.
We act as counsel of record and advisor in all types of litigation proceedings before German and international courts. In litigation, we apply our combined experience from hundreds of proceedings and hearings before District Courts and Appellate Courts in all parts of Germany.
We have extensive experience in managing mass litigation proceedings with hundreds of parallel cases.
ENFORCEMENT OR CHALLENGE OF ARBITRAL AWARDS
We enforce or challenge foreign and domestic arbitral awards in the German courts.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
We support you in all types of alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation, conciliation, adjudication, expert determination. We act as members of Dispute Adjudication Boards (DAB), legal experts and mediators.
CONTRACT DRAFTING & NEGOTIATION
We negotiate and draft precisely fitting commercial contracts as well as project contracts related to energy and infrastructure. You benefit from our many years of experience in drafting and negotiating contracts in the in-house legal department of a globally operating company. With our litigation background, we identify clauses, that are unclear and prone to causing disputes, and assist you in drafting agreements that endure conflicts.
FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
We advise companies and individuals regarding the protection of foreign direct investments against political risks and we represent investors and States in investment arbitration proceedings.
We represent clients in Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) proceedings against the foreign host state under bilateral investment treaties (BIT) or the Energy Charta Treaty (ECT) and the arbitration rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), UNCITRAL, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). In this specialized area, we are among the few practitioners with hands-on experience.
We also advise on the structuring of foreign investments to achieve maximum possible protection.
We advise and represent companies, governments and individuals also on other issues in the entire spectrum of public international law.
In accordance with our focus on dispute resolution, we handle matters in all industry sectors and areas of law. In particular, our expertise extends to the following areas: