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Global Germany Dispute Resolution: Litigation

The work covers the full course of a dispute such as pre-trial negotiations, documentation and preparation for trial, summary judgement motions, trial, appeals and enforcement proceedings. Priority is given to mandates that result in litigation / alternative dispute resolution, rather than to advisory or preparatory work. The work should include commercial disputes, arbitration and white-collar crime (in some jurisdictions this is a separate section or subsection). In jurisdictions where there are also separate rankings for more specific areas of litigation (e.g. IP, construction etc.) work relating to these areas will be primarily considered in these more specific areas rather than in the general Dispute Resolution table.

Rankings overview for Lawyers

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Senior Statespeople
  1. Uwe Hornung
1
Band 1
  1. Markus Meier
  2. Stefan Rützel
3
Band 3
  1. Burkhard Schneider
  2. Detlef Hass
  3. Karl Wach
4
Band 4
  1. Alexandros Chatzinerantzis
  2. Frank Meckes
  3. Ina Brock
  4. Marc Zimmerling
  5. Wolf Bussian
5
Band 5
  1. Britta Grauke Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP12 Years Ranked
  2. Thomas Liebscher
    Thomas Liebscher SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz3 Years Ranked
  3. Bernd-Wilhelm Schmitz
  4. Christine Gärtner
  5. Christoph Baus
  6. Eric Wagner
  7. Hans-Patrick Schroeder
  8. Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden
  9. Michael Kremer
  10. Michael Weigel
  11. Sebastian Rakob

All Lawyers profiles

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Senior Statespeople
  1. Uwe Hornung
    Clifford Chance | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople
1
Band 1
  1. Markus Meier
    Hengeler Mueller | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  2. Stefan Rützel
    Gleiss Lutz | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 1
2
Band 2
  1. Michael Molitoris
    2
    Michael Molitoris
    SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz
    SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Characterised by clients as "technically well-versed, extremely reliable and experienced," Michael Molitoris is considered one of the leading product liability experts in Germany, with further prowess in handling class actions.
  2. Rupert Bellinghausen
    Linklaters | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2
3
Band 3
  1. Burkhard Schneider
    Clifford Chance | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  2. Detlef Hass
    Hogan Lovells International LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  3. Karl Wach
    WACH UND MECKES und Partner Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3
4
Band 4
  1. Alexandros Chatzinerantzis
    Linklaters | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  2. Frank Meckes
    WACH UND MECKES und Partner Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  3. Ina Brock
    Hogan Lovells International LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  4. Marc Zimmerling
    Allen & Overy LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4
  5. Wolf Bussian
    Allen & Overy LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4
5
Band 5
  1. 5
    Britta Grauke
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 12 Years Ranked
    Frankfurt-based Britta Grauke heads the German litigation practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She is acknowledged for her work on post-M&A and insolvency litigation, with further expertise in damage claims. She often acts for financial institutions and manufacturers and assists with cross-border disputes. One client says: "She really picks up the case and leads it, and she knows exactly when we should litigate and when we should settle."
  2. Thomas Liebscher
    5
    Thomas Liebscher
    SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz
    SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Described by one interviewee as a "brilliant litigator," Thomas Liebscher predominantly acts for clients on cartel damages and insolvency proceedings, as well as shareholder disputes and disclosure breaches.
  3. Bernd-Wilhelm Schmitz
    Schmitz & Partner | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  4. Christine Gärtner
    Clifford Chance | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  5. Christoph Baus
    Latham & Watkins | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  6. Eric Wagner
    Gleiss Lutz | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  7. Hans-Patrick Schroeder
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  8. Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  9. Michael Kremer
    Clifford Chance | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  10. Michael Weigel
    Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5
  11. Sebastian Rakob
    Clifford Chance | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 5