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We represent clients extensively in civil or commercial law disputes. We provide support both in asserting and defending against such claims. These kinds of disputes can stem from many different areas of industry. The form and structure of these proceedings is thus varied.

Frequently, such proceedings have considerable connections to other jurisdictions, allowing us to use our special expertise in the area of international disputes (particularly in the aspects of cross-border service of process, international jurisdiction, legal assistance with the taking of evidence, and enforcement abroad).

Our special expertise in the area of the conflict of laws (private international law) is very relevant in this regard.

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France

Publications: 25 NOVEMBER 2020

The ICC’s 2021 Arbitration Rules bring new focus on efficiencies and streamlined processes, including through the use of technology

The International Chamber of Commerce (the ICC) has published its revised 2021 Arbitration Rules (2021 Rules).  The 2021 Rules, which will apply to all arbitrations registered after 1 January 2021,…

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Publications: 04 NOVEMBER 2020

The global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial dispute resolution in the first seven months

This article, published in the International Bar Association (IBA) Dispute Resolution International journal at [2020] DRI 83, gives an overview of the profound global impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic…

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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: 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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