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Litigation and Arbitration

Even when the utmost care is taken, conflicts and legal disputes cannot always be avoided in business life. Our specialists in litigation and dispute resolution represent companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in asserting their interests and claims and refuting unjustified claims.

Flick Gocke Schaumburg’s litigators have many years of experience in representing clients in corporate-law, insolvency and commercial-law disputes before the public courts and in arbitration, and in M&A-related litigation including out-of-court settlements. Our advice covers the whole litigation process – from pre-court outcome assessment to the safeguarding of claims, internal inquiries, collection of claims, and enforcement.

We work with each client to set strategic goals and design made-to-measure solutions that can extend to litigation if the dispute cannot be settled amicably. One particular strength of our team lies in managing conflicts with an accounting, tax or valuation background. For example, we can draw on our own valuation experts in all disputes that involve valuation issues. We also represent our clients in complex business litigation where extensive analysis and investigations are required. We often advise family-owned businesses in ‘smoldering’ conflicts. Here we strive to keep the dispute as objective as possible and, drawing on our long-standing experience, take a resolute yet sensitive approach to achieving solutions as we keep an eye on economic aspects. In disputes with international implications, we can draw on our strong network of partner firms abroad.

We have a strong track record in defending companies against class actions in relation to general civil law, capital investment law, and data privacy law.

Our expertise in litigation and arbitration includes:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Disputes under stock corporation law, in particular actions for annulment and other actions against flawed resolutions, approval procedures and share valuation procedures
  • Post-M&A disputes
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability litigation
  • Insolvency disputes
  • Other disputes and arbitration procedures under corporate law
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Antitrust disputes
  • Defence against class actions

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