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 Capital Markets, Banking & Finance >>

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

Our team also has extensive experience in the energy sector: energy law disputes often relate to different areas of law which must be taken into account in disputes. For example, in civil law disputes regulatory aspects often have to be taken into account in order to successfully conduct a dispute. As advisers to numerous energy supply companies, we know exactly what is important and can provide reliable advice to you in the event of a dispute. Whether it relates to conventional (gas, coal, nuclear), renewable energies or energy trading - we have the expertise and experience..

Practice area Energy >>

Mass litigation (also by means of modern legal tech applications)

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

Dr Stephan Bausch, D.U.
Partner
Cologne

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

Claudia Baur
Counsel
Stuttgart

Bernhard Burkert, LL.M. (Stellenbosch)
Counsel
Berlin

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

Mustapha Bouzachdat
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Dr Kuuya Josef Chibanguza, LL.B.
Partner
Hanover

Dr Maximilian Dorndorf
Partner
Essen

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

Guido Dornieden
Counsel
Cologne

Yasmin Devage
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Ingo Erberich
Partner
Cologne

Dr Michael Ebert
Senior Associate
Stuttgart

Daniel Fehling, LL.M. (Auckland)
Partner
Hamburg

István Fancsik, LL.M. (London)
Senior Associate
Essen

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

Dr Thomas Gohrke
Partner
Hanover, Leipzig

Dr Stephan Götze
Partner
Berlin

Kerstin Gröne
Counsel
Cologne

Ludger Gruber
Senior 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 Hans-Peter Hufschlag
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Hannah Hassel
Associate
Leipzig

Cora Jankang
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Ariam Jäger
Associate
Hamburg

Christian Jung
Associate
Hamburg

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

Konstantin Keller
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

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

Dr Johannes Knop
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Christopher Krüger
Senior Associate
Essen

Erik von Kügelgen
Senior Associate
Cologne

Jens Kaiser
Associate
Leipzig

Dr Sonja Daniela Kellermann
Associate
Hamburg

Mathieu Laurent
Partner
Luxembourg

Ole-Jochen Melchior
Partner
Essen

Andreas Mally
Counsel
Leipzig

Alexander Möllmann
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Johannes Müller
Associate
Munich

Aymen S. R. Nofal
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf

Maxim Oertel
Senior Associate
Berlin

Stephanie Quaß
Senior Associate
Cologne

Prof. Dr Jörg Rodewald
Partner
Berlin

Tim Rauschning
Counsel
Hamburg

Vilma Remmert-Fontes
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Marie Romero
Senior Associate
Luxembourg

Falco Rohrberg, LL.M. (Uppsala)
Associate
Cologne

Dr Barbara Schmidt
Partner
Leipzig

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

Marie Sinniger
Partner
Luxembourg

Volker Steimle
Partner
Cologne

Detlev Stoecker
Partner
Berlin

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

Julian Schassek
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Raphaël Schindler
Senior Associate
Luxembourg

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

Dr Florian Schuhmacher
Senior Associate
Berlin

Lena-Annika Schultz
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Svenja Schwarze
Senior Associate
Cologne

Benjamin Schwenker
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf

Daniela Spitz
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Johanna Stenglein
Associate
Cologne

Laura Strosing
Associate
Cologne

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

Dr Ulrich Theune
Retired Partner
Hamburg

Sahra Tocü
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Luca Thönes, LL.B. (Hanse Law School), LL.M.(Miami)
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Hamburg

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

Sebastian Wuschka LL.M. (Geneva MIDS)
Of Counsel
Hamburg

Dr Karina Wojtowicz
Senior Associate
Hanover

Prof. Christian Zanner
Partner
Berlin

Daniel Zintl
Senior Associate
Leipzig