Dispute Resolution

Our core competence is dispute resolution with a particular focus on international arbitration.

Arbitration


We act as counsel and arbitrators in domestic and international proceedings all around the globe.

We act as counsel and arbitrators under all major institutional rules (i.a., ICC, PCA, ICSID, LCIA, ICDR, SCC, CEAC, DIA, DIS, FIA, SIAC, SCAI, UNCITRAL, VIAC and WIPO) as well as in ad-hoc arbitration proceedings.

Our cases are seated all over the globe and are subject to a multitude of different laws, e.g. Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Our clients benefit from our ability to evaluate facts from the perspective of a counsel, arbitrator, legal experts and arbitral institution. Put differently: we know what it takes to win our client’s case.

In every matter and at all times, we advise our clients in an interest-oriented, cost and time efficient manner.

A large number of publications with reputable publishers are a further testament to our arbitration expertise. They include the standard reference commentary on the Rules and DIS Rules, co-edited by Jan Heiner Nedden.

In addition, we lecture at leading universities in Germany and abroad (including the Bucerius Law School, the Humboldt University of Berlin, the New York University New York/Paris).

Litigation


As counsel, we enforce the rights and interests of our domestic and foreign clients before German courts.

We have particular experience in construction and energy disputes, corporate and commercial litigation, and antitrust damages claims, including seeking interim relief and enforcement.

A further considerable part of our practice is the recognition and enforcement of domestic and international arbitral awards as well as foreign judgements.

Also here, our clients benefit from our ‘decision maker’ perspective acquired through our arbitrator appointments.

Moreover, renowned international law firms as well as our German colleagues often instruct us as litigation co-counsel in proceedings before German courts.

Alternative Dispute Resolution


We represent our clients in dispute adjudication, mediation and other ADR proceedings.

Our experience and expertise enables us to identify and pursue the most suitable ADR technique as well as to shape and apply it in accordance with our clients’ interests.

We have particular experience as party representatives and DAB Members in complex on-shore and off-shore DAB (Dispute Adjudication Board) proceedings.

Expert Advice


As legal experts, we assess questions regarding German law and public international law in international court proceedings.

Due to our exceptional international reputation, we are regularly appointed as experts on selected legal matters in proceedings before foreign courts, including before New York and Korean courts.