Our legal order is characterized by increasing Europeanization and internationalization. These are challenges our clients and their advisors cannot escape.
In cases with an international dimension it is indispensable to determine the applicable law according to the prevailing European legal provisions as well as to examine the relevant international conventions and the legal jurisdiction. To do so, one must have knowledge about foreign legal orders and the efficiency of the various jurisdictions to map out the most efficient and safest route to safeguard the client’s legal interests in cases in which international law plays a role. The approach of organizing everything according to German law as much as possible and to assert claims in Germany falls short.
International private and civil procedure law, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods as well as international economic law are main subjects within our activities.
Many of our lawyers had an education abroad, where they studied foreign legal orders, and have been practicing international law for many years. This requires not only knowledge about foreign legal orders, but also command of foreign languages. Our firm corresponds in English, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italian.
Since we have offices in Belgium and the Netherlands, we are particularly familiar with those legal orders. Additionally, we take a keen interest in Luxembourg, French and Spanish law.
Thanks to the European lawyers association DIRO EWIV, a network of 175 law offices with more than 1,400 lawyers in 137 locations, we can also advise our clients extensively in foreign legal orders in which we have had no training and in which we cannot represent clients ourselves.