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GvW Graf von Westphalen

Commercial Contracts

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What the team is known for

Best known for its work in distribution law, with further experience in procurement, delivery and services contracts. Represents clients in litigation and arbitration, such as relating to the termination of commercial agreements and compensation claims. Regularly acts for insurance companies, public entities and food and drink corporations.

Notable practitioners

Raimond Emde is noted for his longstanding advisory work and publishing activities in distribution systems law. One interviewee portrays him as "the godfather of distribution law," while another remarks: "Raimond Emde is a very bright mind, particularly in distribution matters." His practice also covers commercial agency, insurance agency, franchise and dealership matters as well as the representation of clients in connected disputes before court.

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Overview

Our commercial specialists advise a large number of domestic and foreign clients in the structuring, negotiating and performance of domestic and international trade and supply contracts. We also represent contracting partners in disputes before German courts or national or international arbitration tribunals for the examination and enforcement of their contractual and legal claims.

Our areas of specialization:

  • General contract drafting for operational activities (purchasing, supply,        production, outsourcing, service, development contracts)
  • Hedging against the risks specific to international trade using appropriate hedging instruments (purchase price hedging, security interest on goods sold, etc.)
  • Drafting and adjustments of general terms and conditions (T&Cs)
  • Establishing distribution networks
  • Hedging of finance
  • Avoidance and handling of liability problems
  • Insurance law aspects
  • Representing clients in courts and arbitration courts

  • Commercial Contracts Department

    GvW Graf von Westphalen

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    Department location

    Poststraße 9

    Alte Post

    Hamburg

    Hamburg

    Germany

    20354

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    Germany

    Commercial Contracts


    Raimond Emde
    Band 3