Litigation

In proceedings before the state courts, our team not only has professional expertise but also a sense of proportion and many years' experience. Together we can develop the best strategy which is tailored to your case to enforce your rights and claims or to defend against unjustified claims, develop and negotiate settlements if necessary, negotiate for you in mediation and conciliation proceedings and successfully represent you before the national courts.

Our Range of Advisory Services:

Banking & Finance Litigation

Banking and financial disputes require special knowledge of banking and finance, including financial products. In particular, we can represent you competently in lawsuits in connection with incorrect investment or brokerage advice, incorrect asset management, prospectus errors, credit and loan security law up to and including complex disputes in connection with swap and derivative transactions. 

Practice Area Banking & Finance Litigation >>

Climate Change & Environmental Litigation

The consequences of climate change are also being reflected in legal disputes: climate change disputes are on the increase, often between companies and governments. Whether you are a private company or a public authority, our experts will work together with you to find the best solution should you need to enforce your rights and claims or defend against unjustified claims.

Practice Area Environment & Planning Law, Regulatory >>

Commercial Litigation

In the area of commercial litigation, you not only need an experienced and assertive litigator at your side, but also a team that understands your operational business. When conducting legal disputes arising from the purchase and sale of goods, equipment, digital services or services, the key to success lies in understanding your products or services and in particular in understanding your business. In the area of product liability disputes, the ability to understand your products and their technology and to take the perspective of your experts is also crucial. It goes without saying that we can provide you with preventative advice to avoid disputes and can also refer you to communication consultants ("PR litigation") in the event of a crisis.

Practice Area Commercial and Distribution Law, Product Liability/Product Compliance >>

Construction Disputes

Large construction projects (plant construction, transport infrastructure, etc.) are characterised by a high degree of complexity due to the large number of participants providing interlinked services and the necessary technical expertise - even in the resulting disputes. We can assist you in resolving these disputes or preventing them from arising at all. Our specialists can draw on their many years of experience (e.g. in the field of offshore wind construction projects) as party representatives and arbitrators in these disputes.

We can help you select the appropriate dispute mechanisms for each contractual constellation, including multi-level escalation clauses and the use of dispute boards, as early as the contract initiation phase. Here we pay attention to the compatibility of dispute settlement clauses in different contracts in order to be able to include all your relevant business partners in the dispute, if required.

Practice Area Banking & Finance Litigation >>

Corporate Litigation

We have particular expertise in corporate law disputes and in post-M&A disputes. We are already advising numerous clients in actions for annulment and rescission against resolutions of shareholders and general meetings. We also represent our clients in assessment proceedings, advise clients in disputes between joint venture partners, in shareholder disputes, in cases of directors' liability and in disputes in connection with M&A transactions.

Practice Area Corporate/M&A >>

Energy Disputes

We have particular expertise in corporate law disputes and in post-M&A disputes. We are already advising numerous clients in actions for annulment and rescission against resolutions of shareholders and general meetings. We also represent our clients in assessment proceedings, advise clients in disputes between joint venture partners, in shareholder disputes, in cases of directors' liability and in disputes in connection with M&A transactions.

Practice Area Energy >>

Mass Litigation (auch mittels moderner Legal Tech Anwendungen)

If you have to manage a large number of similar processes, good organisation is of elementary importance in addition to process management and the technical expertise of your consultants. This is the only way to guarantee cost-saving and provide the best possible representation of your interests at short notice. By representing banks, fund houses and DAX companies, we have gained experience successfully handling mass proceedings. In doing so, we rely on proven systems in order to clarify and evaluate facts in a coordinated manner. Thanks to the strategic location of the various offices of our law firm, we are also in a position to be present in court with short distances and to be there for you.

Key Contact >>

Key Contact

Dr. Richard Happ

Partner

T +49 40 18067 12766

Dr. Florian Schulz M.B.A. (Nimbas)

Partner

T +49 40 18067 18023

Dr. Stephan Bausch, D.U.

Partner

T +49 221 9937 25782

Volker Steimle

Partner

T +49 221 9937 24820

Anne Caroline Wegner, LL.M. (European University Institute)

Partner

T +49 211 5660 18742

Jutta Wittler

Partner

T +49 221 9937 25718

Dr. Steffen Gaber, LL.M. (Sydney)

Partner

T +49 711 9338 19192

Team Litigation

Dr. Stefan Altenschmidt, LL.M. (Nottingham)
Partner
Dusseldorf

Antje Alber
Counsel
Berlin

David Ahlf
Associate
Hamburg

Diana Aiacoboae
Associate
Berlin

Murat Deniz Akgül
Associate
Berlin

Kusha Ansari
Associate
Berlin

Dr. Stephan Bausch, D.U.
Partner
Cologne

Carsten Brutschke, LL.M. (EHI)
Partner
Berlin

Dr. Christoph von Burgsdorff, LL.M. (Essex)
Partner
Hamburg

Claudia Baur
Counsel
Stuttgart

Dipl. Jur. Thomas Böckmann-Nalop, LL.B.
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Mustapha Bouzachdat
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Bernhard Burkert, LL.M. (Stellenbosch)
Senior Associate
Berlin

Mareike Banaszak
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Cornelius Baron
Associate
Hamburg

Daniel Barrera González, M.A.
Associate
Berlin

Manuela Behl, LL.M. (EuR)
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Marco Berger
Associate
Leipzig

Anne Sophie Brockhoff
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Dr. Kuuya Josef Chibanguza, LL.B.
Senior Associate
Hanover

Philipp Coldwell
Associate
Essen

Dr. Maximilian Dorndorf
Partner
Essen

Dr. Borbála Dux-Wenzel, LL.M.
Partner
Cologne

Guido Dornieden
Counsel
Cologne

Freya Dabisch
Associate
Leipzig

Stefan Dalmer
Associate
Hanover

Yasmin Devage
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Mirco Dwortzak
Associate
Hamburg

Ingo Erberich
Partner
Cologne

Dr Michael Ebert
Senior Associate
Stuttgart

Viktoria-Sophie Eberlein
Associate
Berlin

Alexander Ehlers
Associate
Leipzig

Christina Ermisch
Associate
Dusseldorf

Karolin Eulitz
Associate
Berlin

Daniel Fehling, LL.M. (Auckland)
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Charlotte Foerster-Baldenius
Associate
Berlin

Yasmin Förster
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Dr. Steffen Gaber, LL.M. (Sydney)
Partner
Stuttgart

Dr. Thomas Gohrke
Partner
Hanover, Leipzig

Kerstin Gröne
Counsel
Cologne

Maurice Goetschy
Senior Associate
Luxembourg

Antje Golombek, LL.M. (Dublin)
Senior Associate
Berlin

Ioana Gioarsa
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Franziska Grimm
Associate
Cologne

Ludger Gruber
Associate
Dusseldorf

Dr. Richard Happ
Partner
Hamburg

Dr. Karl von Hase
Partner
Dusseldorf

Dr. Manuel Heide
Partner
Berlin

Jens-Uwe Heuer-James
Partner
Hanover

Dr. Simon J. Heetkamp
Senior Associate
Cologne

Dr. Richard Hennecke
Senior Associate
Essen

Dr. Hans-Peter Hufschlag
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Hannah Hassel
Associate
Leipzig

Rike Hattendorf
Associate
Berlin

Dr. Katharina Heine
Associate
Cologne

Linda-Maria Heine-Tribus
Associate
Leipzig

Florian Heinrici
Associate
Leipzig

Dominique Melina Hinsch
Associate
Hamburg

Verena Horn
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Michelle Hoyer
Associate
Hanover

Diana Heinrici
Associate
Leipzig

Ariam Jäger
Associate
Hamburg

Katja Jägersküpper
Associate
Dusseldorf

Cora Jankang
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Ali Khodaverdian, LL.M. (Edinburgh)
Counsel
Frankfurt a.M.

Ulrich Klemm
Of Counsel
Cologne

Katharina Klenk, Dipl. Reg.-Wiss
Senior Associate
Cologne

Dr. Johannes Knop
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Thomas Kraemer
Senior Associate
Cologne

Lisa Küpers
Senior Associate
Cologne

Sandra Nadine Kanoungi
Associate
Cologne

Franz Kauer, LL.M. (Stellenbosch).
Associate
Hamburg

Konstantin Keller
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Dr. Sonja Daniela Kellermann
Associate
Hamburg

Anna Kirchgäßner
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Maren König
Associate
Stuttgart

Tobias Kreth
Associate
Munich

Malte Krohn
Associate
Berlin

Christopher Krüger
Associate
Essen

Erik von Kügelgen
Associate
Cologne

Mathieu Laurent
Partner
Luxembourg

Michael Lams
Associate
Dusseldorf

Roberto Lohr
Associate
Hanover

Ole-Jochen Melchior
Partner
Essen

Andreas Mally
Counsel
Leipzig

Jochen W. Mann, LL.M. (Berkeley)
Counsel
Frankfurt a.M.

Michael Martschinke
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf

Maximilian Maierhofer, B.A.
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Andrea Martin
Associate
Dusseldorf

Björn Michaelis
Associate
Leipzig

Alexander Möllmann
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Johannes Müller
Associate
Munich

Angelika Metze
Associate
Berlin

Marie Silvia Naumann
Senior Associate
Leipzig

Lisa Nassi
Associate
Dusseldorf

Theresia Neuhöfer
Associate
Essen

Constanze Neumann
Associate
Cologne

Marieke Nielsen
Associate
Berlin

Anna-Cathrin Osuji
Senior Associate
Munich

Maxim Oertel
Associate
Berlin

Vera Oldenburger
Associate
Berlin

Giacyntha-Yacine Pawlak
Associate
Dusseldorf

Anna Pfeiffer
Associate
Hamburg

Roberto Pirschel
Associate
Leipzig

Leonie Pohl
Associate
Berlin

Brigita Pupšytė
Associate
Cologne

Stephanie Quaß
Senior Associate
Cologne

Josephin Quindt
Associate
Berlin

Prof. Dr. Jörg Rodewald
Partner
Berlin

Tim Rauschning
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Vilma Remmert-Fontes
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Marie Romero
Senior Associate
Luxembourg

Anne Reinhardt
Associate
Berlin

Stefanie Röder
Associate
Berlin

Dr. Barbara Schmidt
Partner
Leipzig

Dr. Volker Schulenburg
Partner
Hamburg

Dr. Florian Schulz M.B.A. (Nimbas)
Partner
Hamburg

Dr. Katja Schwenzfeier
Partner
Berlin

Volker Steimle
Partner
Cologne

Detlev Stoecker
Partner
Berlin

Dr. Daniela Salm
Counsel
Belgium

Fabienne Scharfe, LL.M. (Tulane, New Orleans)
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Georg Scherpf
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Dr. Florian Schuhmacher
Senior Associate
Berlin

Lena-Annika Schultz
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Benjamin Schwenker
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf

Daniela Spitz
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Jennifer Sasse
Associate
Essen

Juliane Schäfer
Associate
Leipzig

Andre Schmidt
Associate
Hamburg

Judith M. Schommartz, LL.M. (New York)
Associate
Hamburg

Volker Schröer
Associate
Berlin

Niklas Schroth
Associate
Munich

Melanie Schüffner
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Nicole Schütt
Associate
Essen

Carina Senf
Associate
Berlin

Johanna Stenglein
Associate
Cologne

Annika Stoltze
Associate
Leipzig

Michaela Julia Streibelt
Associate
Berlin

Laura Strosing
Associate
Cologne

Ann-Berit Sturm
Associate
Dusseldorf

Andreas Tüxen, LL.M. (American University / WCL)
Partner
Berlin

Dr. Ulrich Theune
Retired Partner
Hamburg

Schahroch Taleqani
Associate
Munich

Julia Tews
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Vanessa Theuner
Associate
Hanover

Luca Thönes, LL.M.
Associate
Hamburg

Sahra Prauschke
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Stefan Hubertus Tolksdorf
Associate
Hanover

Svenja Trömpert
Associate
Cologne

Handa Tuul-Zielinski
Associate
Dusseldorf

Anne Utecht
Associate
Berlin

Dr. Jennifer Velz
Associate
Cologne

SHAO Wanlei / 邵万雷 LL.M. (Nanjing/Göttingen)
Partner
China

Anne Caroline Wegner, LL.M. (European University Institute)
Partner
Dusseldorf

Professor Dr. Herbert Willems
Partner
Essen

Reinhard Willemsen
Partner
Munich, Cologne

Jutta Wittler
Partner
Cologne

Anett Weber
Senior Associate
Leipzig

Richard Wilhelm, LL.M.
Senior Associate
Leipzig

Anne-Laure Wach
Associate
Luxembourg

Susan Weltz
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Dr. Karina Wojtowicz
Associate
Hanover

Sebastian Wuschka LL.M. (Geneva MIDS)
Associate
Hamburg

WANG Sai / 汪赛 LL.M. (Nanjing/Göttingen)
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China

Prof. Christian Zanner
Partner
Berlin

ZHANG Zheng / 张诤 LL.M. (Nanjing/Göttingen)
Partner (China)
China

Daniel Zintl
Senior Associate
Leipzig

Dr. Georg Zander
Associate
Cologne

ZHONG Yuan / 钟橼, LL.M. (Tongji University/Universtät Konstanz)
Associate
China

Wojciech Leon Zolkiewski
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.