Clifford Chance LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

Germany
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What the team is known for Prominent team highlighted for its adeptness at defending parties in highly complex disputes. Popular choice for large-scale cartel follow-on actions. Also regularly mandated by banks on financial litigation cases concerning cum-ex trades, as well as ensuing criminal proceedings. Further areas of strength include cross-border construction disputes in the energy sector, as well as joint venture and insolvency disputes. Additionally advises clients on post-M&A disputes.

Strengths One satisfied client states the team "is just excellent," further adding: "The cartel and litigation teams see themselves as one team and work together very well."

Work highlights Represented Bouygues Construction in a large, cross-border post-M&A arbitration regarding the CHF800 million purchase of the engineering services business from Alpiq.

Notable practitioners


Burkhard Schneider
advises clients on tax-related arbitrations and financial disputes, and offers additional experience in damages claims.

Recent lateral hire
Christine Gärtner
advises on a range of disputes including shareholder and contractual issues as well as corporate governance matters. She offers notable experience of arbitrations under DIS and ad hoc rules, with clients further profiting from her expertise in cross-border matters.


Michael Kremer
is at his most visible advising clients on follow-on damages claims and distribution agreements with additional experience in indemnification guarantees.


Sebastian Rakob
is known for assisting clients with contract disputes and further provides experience with ancillary issues in the area of white-collar crime.


Uwe Hornung
maintains a reputation as a dominant figure in litigation, where he has notable experience in cross-border damages claims.