Litigation, Arbitration & ADR

We advise and represent our clients (both national and international) in all commercial disputes – before problems arise, in formal court proceedings, during arbitration, and in the course of alternative dispute settlements.

We take an entrepreneurial approach that aims to maximize the benefits for our client and minimize the risks. We develop a suitable strategy together with the client, and, should a dispute prove to be unavoidable, we choose the best settlement mechanism for the case in question:

  • Lawsuit
  • Arbitration (ad hoc, ICC, LCIA, DIS, Vienna Rules and Swiss Rules)
  • Mediation
  • Adjudication
  • Mini-trial
  • Mediation
  • Arbitrator's award

We have many years of experience in dispute settlement, particularly in connection with wide-ranging and complex cases. You benefit from our proven sector expertise, especially in the following areas:

  • Plant engineering
  • Automotive
  • Media
  • IT, E/M-commerce, games
  • IP
  • Heavy industry

Examples of our recent activities:

  • Post M&A: advising the seller in connection with alleged warranty and "culpa in contrahendo" liability (sale of a automotive supplier)
  • DIS arbitration related to delay penalty (train construction industry)
  • IP: tripartite, copyright lawsuit involving license partners of a mobile game
  • Insolvency contestation: with the aim of recovering consultancy fees worth millions of euros
  • Commercial agent compensation: refuting the compensation claim of a commercial agent based in another EU country
  • Trademark/competition law: legal representation of a beverage company (accusation of illegal use of an indication of geographical origin)
  • Lawsuit in connection with the withdrawal of a "national partner" and patent attorney from an international law firm