Complex Disputes

It is well known that the best litigation is the one that never starts.  That is why it often makes sense to find an amicable settlement of business conflicts.  However, should a legal dispute be unavoidable in order to enforce your rights and claims or to ward off unjustified claims, our experts can advise you.  As in order to succeed at court or at an arbitral tribunal it requires experience and know-how.  Especially in complex court and arbitral proceedings, this does not only mean convincingly representing a legal opinion that is favourable for the client. Of equal importance is the efficient and strategic management of the proceedings as well as the ability to keep an eye on the essentials in order to present the key points of the dispute in an understandable manner, even in complex situations.

Complexity can arise from the large number of parties to a dispute (e.g. in construction disputes), a large number of parallel proceedings (mass proceedings), the complicated interaction of legal norms from very different fields of law, large amounts of data or a large number of witnesses and experts (e.g. in investment disputes). Thanks to our many years of experience with complex disputes, we have comprehensive expertise in this area.

If in cross-border cases foreign law is also important in countries where we do not have our own office, we can call in renowned colleagues from our partner law firms. If required, we can also put you in touch with experienced communications consultants who can deal with issues relevant to the press. We also know how to handle large amounts of data: we evaluate these efficiently with software solutions or, if necessary, with the help of external data service providers.

If your complex dispute is to be settled before a national or international arbitral tribunal, our specialists in national and international arbitral  proceedings are at your disposal.

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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 Complex Disputes

Dr. Stephan Bausch, D.U.
Partner
Cologne

Claudia Baur
Counsel
Stuttgart

Mustapha Bouzachdat
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

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

Elisa Danieli
Associate
Luxembourg

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

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

Dr. Richard Happ
Partner
Hamburg

Hannah Hassel
Associate
Leipzig

Ariam Jäger
Associate
Hamburg

Ann-Marie Jüttner
Associate
Stuttgart

Linda Kirchhoff
Senior Associate
Munich

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

Erik von Kügelgen
Senior Associate
Cologne

Mathieu Laurent
Partner
Luxembourg

Alexander Möllmann
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Johannes Müller
Associate
Munich

Maxim Oertel
Senior Associate
Berlin

Tim Rauschning
Counsel
Hamburg

Marie Romero
Senior Associate
Luxembourg

Dr Barbara Schmidt
Partner
Leipzig

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

Volker Steimle
Partner
Cologne

Dr. Martin Seybold, LL.M. Eur.
Counsel
Singapore

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

Benjamin Schwenker
Senior Associate
Dusseldorf

Daniela Spitz
Senior Associate
Frankfurt a.M.

Dr. Ulrich Theune
Retired Partner
Hamburg

Svenja Trömpert
Senior Associate
Cologne

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

Jutta Wittler
Partner
Cologne

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

Jan Zimmer
Associate
Singapore