In the commercial field we advise companies on all legal questions involving their operative business, with a particular focus on complex supply relations, the plant engineering sector, cooperation and research & development contracts, trade law and sales law. Furthermore, our diverse litigation and arbitration team offers support in court and arbitration proceedings in many areas.

Our consulting services

Complex supply relations

  • National and cross-border supply and procurement contracts
  • Cooperation and joint venture contracts
  • OEM contracts
  • Research and development contracts
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Quality assurance Agreements

General terms and conditions

  • Drafting and reviewing general terms and conditions of purchase and supply
  • Ongoing monitoring of the legitimacy of general terms and conditions

Sales law

  • Commercial agency contracts
  • Distributor contracts
  • Reseller contracts
  • Franchise contracts
  • Selective distribution systems
  • Sales-related antitrust law
  • Assertion of and defence against compensation Claims

International regulations

  • Incorporation of Incoterms
  • Advice on the UN Sales Convention

Liability for defective products 

  • Assisting with the development of measures to safeguard quality standards
  • Providing clarification on issues of insurance law
  • Assisting with the drafting of operating manuals
  • Structuring contracts to prevent product liability
  • Advising on crisis management and in the event of a product recall
  • Defence against product liability Claims

Project preparation

  • Providing support in land acquisitions and permit/approval procedures
  • Conducting due diligence 
  • Advising on legal issues regarding financing
  • Public procurement law

Project realization 

  • Advising on the conclusion of national/cross-border construction and project management contracts as well as joint venture contracts
  • Providing support in the realization of plant engineering projects
  • Quality assurance agreements
  • Software contracts for the system-control of complex plants
  • Clarifying financial issues; securing payment claims with letters of credit 

Strategic pre-litigation advice 

  • Advising German and foreign clients in advance of legal disputes as well as strategic pre-litigation advice
  • Monitoring proceedings (e.g. in the context of third-party notices)
  • Advising clients in contract negotiations with regard to the best choice of court/arbitral tribunal taking into account the enforceability of judgments/decisions taken by arbitral tribunals and the applicable law

Conducting litigation 

  • Representing clients before all civil and criminal courts of law in Germany and before employment tribunals, financial courts and administrative courts
  • Providing support in legal disputes outside Germany
  • Enforcement of judgments

Arbitration proceedings

  • Representation of clients before national and international arbitral tribunals
  • Acting as arbitrator
  • Conducting arbitration proceedings before international institutions (ICC, London Court of Arbitration etc.)
  • Enforcement of national and international arbitral decisions

Complex disputes

  • Structuring, organising and conducting class actions (e.g. test cases to obtain a declaratory judgment, class liability/warranty actions)
  • Using IT-support tools for the efficient handling of class actions
  • Alternative dispute resolution in complex legal proceedings

Your contact persons

Dr. Dirk Meinhold-Heerlein
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Dr. Andreas von Criegern
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Dr. Philipp Engelhoven
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Jan Christian Eggers LL.M.
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