Our track record is outstanding – no matter the forum or industry. The litigation practice ranks in the top tiers of acclaimed directories, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and JUVE.
In case of disputes, we become involved at the earliest stage and work closely with our corporate, data protection, derivatives, competition, real estate and energy law experts to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the case. Together we develop a strategy tailored to the individual client and dispute focusing on the client's needs and expectations.
Drawing on our geographic footprint, integrated network and industry expertise, we offer tailor-made solutions for any kind of dispute to major national and international clients, smaller enterprises and individuals alike.
Our approach enables us to efficiently provide clients with outstanding and pragmatic professional advice and achieve the best possible results – whether in court or across the negotiating table.
our litigation expertise
We provide first-rate advice and litigate all manner of contractual disputes in court, including disputes relating to m&a transactions, commercial contracts, and warranty or damages claims.
Our clients can rely on our long-standing cooperation with Schoenherr's unrivalled corporate practice. We are the first choice to successfully litigate shareholder disputes, disputes between shareholders and the directors/supervisory board, directors' liability cases, disputes in connection with capital measures, disputes on public take-over bids and squeeze-out procedures. We have an excellent understanding of the workings and operations of large companies and multinational corporations.
Data Protection Litigation
Companies and consumers alike are more focused than ever on data protection practices and data security. The introduction of the GDPR in the EU and its dual track approach have led to an increase of data protection litigations in the EU, especially consumers asserting damages claims for alleged infringement of data protection rights or data security breaches in court. We successfully represent clients in landmark data protection litigations and work closely with our data protection experts at Schoenherr.
We are well-versed in defending manufacturers and service providers in their disputes with consumers. We defend national and international clients against individual consumer claims, injunctive claims relating to general terms and conditions, and collective redress claims filed by national Consumer Associations or Employees' Chambers (see Class Actions | Collective Claims).
Class Actions | Collective Claims
Schoenherr's litigation practice handles massive class actions or collective claims in various industries across CEE. Our highly experienced litigators know how to efficiently approach, organise and finance these proceedings.
Banking and Financial Services Litigation
Schoenherr's banking and financial services practice is unparalleled. Drawing on their expertise, we represent lenders, borrowers and other stakeholders in domestic and cross-border derivative disputes, foreign currency lending disputes, insolvency-related disputes (claw back, setting aside, director's liability, separation of assets and separate satisfaction), securities disputes and administrative proceedings.
Energy Sector Disputes
Energy sector disputes require thorough knowledge of complex regulatory and contractual frameworks, a good understanding of the political background and technical acuity. We possess the right combination of skills and continuously represent major national and global players in the energy sector, including in consumer disputes, contractual disputes on windfarms, and price adjustment disputes.
Franchise & Distribution Disputes
Whether franchisee, commercial agent, distributor, franchisor, manufacturer or supplier, we offer in depth-knowledge of business relationships and distribution chains. We represent clients especially in termination and post-contractual disputes involving statutory compensation claims. Our practice covers various industries such as automotive, electronics, food & beverages, health care and pharmaceuticals.
Pharmaceutical and Life Science Disputes
Our renowned industry experience sets us apart from our competitors. It includes matters related to food products, medicinal products, drugs, (narcotic) substances, tobacco, medical devices, genetically modified organisms, chemicals, animal feed, cannabis and medical and care institutions as well as hospitals.
Product Liability Litigation
Any supplier or producer must take a product liability claim seriously. We advise on product safety and liability law, represent clients in damages claims, and coordinate product recalls.
Competition & Antitrust Litigation
Our litigation practice is proficient in handling damages claims resulting from alleged cartel infringements, having successfully represented plaintiffs as well as respondents, often in close cooperation with our colleagues from Schoenherr's leading competition practice.
Real Estate & Construction Litigation
We successfully litigate a wide range of real estate and construction disputes, whether it involves residential or commercial real estate, windfarms, plants, private or institutional developers or individuals. As needed, we team up with our real estate experts for disputes relating to real estate transactions, property development or sale and letting of residential and commercial properties.
Debt collection of small claims for companies and corporations can be tiresome. We support clients in debt collection, having established many lasting, successful business relationships.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Schoenherr's leading IP practice efficiently helps clients assert or defend their intellectual property rights.
Our insurance practice represents the "who's who" of the insurance industry in any type of insurance litigation.
- domestic and international commercial litigation
- domestic and international corporate litigation
- interim injunctions
- enforcement of arbitral awards and domestic or foreign court decisions