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Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Excellent track record representing clients from the life sciences and manufacturing sectors in commercial disputes, with a particular focus on competition matters such as cartel damages enforcement. Also advises on contentious sales and distribution law matters. Frequently handles shareholder disputes, post-M&A arbitration proceedings and banking litigation cases.

Strengths

One client enthuses: "Oppenhoff & Partner can be recommended for medium-sized clients without any restriction. All lawyers are 100% professional in their respective fields and represent high-level knowledge."

Work highlights

Advised TIP Trailer Services on the filing of a complaint against two cartelists in the truck cartel.

Notable practitioners

Michael Weigel supports clients on negligence disputes as well as damages litigation including mass claims. He is endorsed by one client for his "very prudent advice; he tells us what can be done and you can rely on what he says."

Peter Klappich is experienced in advising clients on compensation claims, as well as payment disputes.

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Overview

Ideally, conflict resolution begins long before a dispute arises. Oppenhoff ensures that its clients’ contracts are drafted with foresight, clearly defining rights and obligations, with a view to significantly reducing conflict potential and risks.

It uses the appropriate conflict resolution mechanisms to ensure that matters are settled as early, quickly and cost-effectively as possible and provides legal advice on how to structure contracts to avoid disputes.

Many disputes can be avoided from the outset or successfully settled amicably out of court. Oppenhoff supports its clients by analysing the opportunities and risks, providing them with clear recommendations for action. Together with its clients, Oppenhoff develops pragmatic conflict resolution strategies and negotiation approaches that represent its clients’ interests, never losing sight of the concrete business relationship and the conflict situation.

Where disputes are unavoidable, the lawyers represent their clients’ interests in proceedings before the state courts and arbitration tribunals, delivering convincing arguments and individually tailored litigation tactics.

Oppenhoff assists and represents clients in all phases of conflict avoidance and conflict resolution:

  • Conflict avoidance / risk management
  • Out-of-court dispute resolution / advice on negotiated solutions
  • Litigation before the state courts and arbitration tribunals

Members

Pickenpack, Vanessa (Head of Department)

Dittert, Gert

Günther, Klaus

Klappich, Peter

König, Stephan

Prinz, Hans Jürgen

Weigel, Michael

Weigel, Michael

Dispute Resolution Department

Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte

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Department location

Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 23

Cologne

North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany

50668

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Germany

Dispute Resolution: Litigation


Michael Weigel
Band 5
Peter Klappich
Band 5