Category: Corporate Litigation

13th Petersberg Arbitration Days: Arbitrating Corporate Disputes, Bonn, February 27/28, 2015

On February 27/28, 2015, large parts of the German-speaking arbitration community will meet at Petersberg, near Bonn, for the annual arbitration days, the Petersberger Schiedstage. This year, the conference will discuss arbitrating corporate disputes, with a focus on international joint ventures. Click here for the programme. See you there!

Porsche/Volkswagen Takeover: Sentence for Former Porsche CFO Upheld by Federal Supreme Court

As part of our coverage of the Porsche/Volkswagen saga, we also try to keep track of the criminal proceedings it triggered. Today’s FAZ (print only) reports that in April 2014, the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) upheld the sentence against Holger Härter, the former Porsche CFO, for credit deception (Kreditbetrug). Read More

Hedge Fund Litigation: Porsche’s Victory in Braunschweig

Here ist an update on the epic litigation battle that follows from Porsche’s failed take over of Volkswagen. Hedge funds try to recover losses suffered at the time and sue Porsche for billions of damages. The court cases have taken them on a Tour of Germany. Today, it was the Braunschweig District Court (Landgericht) which was scheduled to hand down decisions in three of the actions pending against Porsche. Read More

The Role of the Judge in Civil Litigation – Are the Procedural Rules Still Up to Date?

The Association of German Jurists (Deutscher Juristentag) is a venerable institution, one of the oldest in Germany’s legal community, having been established in 1860. It aims to promote the development of the legal system across all fields of law. Its recommendations have often been a catalyst for legal reforms. The Association’s activities culminate in the bi-annual German Jurists Forum (Deutscher Juristentag). This year, the 70th German Jurists Forum, will be held from September 16 to 19, 2014 in Hannover. One of its “divisions” (Abteilung) will be devoted to the role of the judge in the context of civil litigation reforms. Read More