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Our highly regarded German Arbitration practice offers a full service in national and international arbitration proceedings. The team is integrated into one of the world's leading arbitration practices. Our close international cooperation and our experience in handling complex cross-border disputes enable us to handle cases efficiently to suit the requirements of a particular dispute, sector or tribunal.

Our Arbitration team acts in a wide range of practice areas, with a particular focus on post-M&A, joint venture, energy, telecoms, (re-)insurance and general commercial disputes. Our advice covers all stages of the arbitration process and extends also to alternative methods of dispute resolution. Our lawyers are experienced in conducting international arbitrations under all major institutional rules, in particular under the arbitration rules of the ICC and DIS (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V.).

Our excellent relationships with the leading arbitrators, institutions and other stakeholders within international arbitration, and in particular the German market, allows us to provide clients with optimal advice concerning the choice of arbitrators or the seat of arbitration. Members of our arbitration team regularly act as party-appointed arbitrators, sole arbitrators or chairpersons both in ad-hoc and institutional proceedings.

 

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Publications: 09 OCTOBER 2020

Hamburg regulator issues EUR 35 million GDPR fine for data privacy breach

The Hamburg Data Protection Authority imposed the largest ever GDPR fine in German history on Swedish fashion company H&M on 1 October 2020. According to the regulator, the company had stored and used…

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020

Covid-19 threatens surge in M&A disputes

The pandemic has led to a sharp up-tick in disputes between buyers and sellers, with the prospect of litigation and arbitration on aspects of the deal process that have rarely been tested before.

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

First German decision holding credit rating agency liable to investors

The German courts have taken the liability of credit rating agencies to the next level. In a series of recent decisions, the Berlin Regional Court has developed criteria under which credit rating…

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Publications: 28 AUGUST 2019

New German act on corporate sanctions and internal investigations taking shape

A Corporate Sanctions Act is taking shape in Germany. It would bring about a significant increase in potential corporate fines, introduce far-reaching changes to the prosecution of corporate crimes…

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