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

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

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

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

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

Mustapha Bouzachdat
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

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

Dr Maximilian Dorndorf
Partner
Essen

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

Guido Dornieden
Counsel
Cologne

Freya Dabisch
Associate
Leipzig

Yasmin Devage
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Ingo Erberich
Partner
Cologne

Viktoria-Sophie Eberlein
Senior Associate
Berlin

Dr Michael Ebert
Senior Associate
Stuttgart

Christina Ermisch
Senior Associate
Berlin

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

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

Dr Thomas Gohrke
Partner
Hanover, Leipzig

Kerstin Gröne
Counsel
Cologne

Ludger Gruber
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf

Ioana Gioarsa
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Anja C. Götze
Associate
Hamburg

Dr Richard Happ
Partner
Hamburg

Dr Karl von Hase
Partner
Dusseldorf

Dr Manuel Heide
Partner
Berlin

Jens-Uwe Heuer-James
Partner
Hanover

Verena Horn
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Dr Hans-Peter Hufschlag
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Hannah Hassel
Associate
Leipzig

Dominique Melina Hinsch
Associate
Hamburg

Cora Jankang
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Ariam Jäger
Associate
Hamburg

Katja Jägersküpper
Associate
Dusseldorf

Christian Jung
Associate
Hamburg

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

Ulrich Klemm
Of Counsel
Cologne

Konstantin Keller
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Anna Kirchgäßner
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

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

Dr Johannes Knop
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Erik von Kügelgen
Senior Associate
Cologne

Lisa Küpers
Senior Associate
Cologne

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

Dr Sonja Daniela Kellermann
Associate
Hamburg

Christopher Krüger
Associate
Essen

Mathieu Laurent
Partner
Luxembourg

Michael Lams
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf

Sebastian Laoutoumai, LL.M.
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf, Essen

Roberto Lohr
Senior Associate
Hanover

Ole-Jochen Melchior
Partner
Essen

Andreas Mally
Counsel
Leipzig

Alexander Möllmann
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Johannes Müller
Associate
Munich

Aymen S. R. Nofal
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf

Theresia Neuhöfer
Associate
Essen

Maxim Oertel
Senior Associate
Berlin

Brigita Pupšytė
Senior Associate
Cologne

Esther Sophia Pauckert
Associate
Berlin

Anna Pfeiffer
Associate
Hamburg

Stephanie Quaß
Senior Associate
Cologne

Prof. Dr Jörg Rodewald
Partner
Berlin

Tim Rauschning
Senior Associate
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

Dr Katja Schwenzfeier
Partner
Berlin

Marie Sinniger
Partner
Luxembourg

Volker Steimle
Partner
Cologne

Detlev Stoecker
Partner
Berlin

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

Georg Scherpf
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Raphaël Schindler
Senior Associate
Luxembourg

Dr Florian Schuhmacher
Senior Associate
Berlin

Lena-Annika Schultz
Senior Associate
Hamburg

Benjamin Schwenker
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf

Daniela Spitz
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Kira Scheller
Associate
Essen

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

Volker Schröer
Associate
Berlin

Johanna Stenglein
Associate
Cologne

Annika Stoltze
Associate
Leipzig

Laura Strosing
Associate
Cologne

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

Dr Ulrich Theune
Retired Partner
Hamburg

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

Sahra Tocü
Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Svenja Trömpert
Associate
Cologne

Dominik Vesper
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf

Dr Jennifer Velz
Associate
Cologne

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

Anne-Laure Wach
Senior Associate
Luxembourg

Dr Karina Wojtowicz
Associate
Hanover

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

Prof. Christian Zanner
Partner
Berlin

Daniel Zintl
Senior Associate
Leipzig

Dr Georg Zander
Associate
Cologne