The German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein – DAV) comprises 252 local bar associations and more than 61,000 individual lawyers. It represents the interests of the German legal profession at the national, European and international level. I am honoured to have been appointed to its Civil Litigation Committee (Zivilverfahrensausschuss).
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10th Day of the Endangered Lawyer, 24 January 2020
Tomorrow is the 10th Day of the Endangered Lawyer. I practice law – and I assume many of my readers do – in a country that upholds the Rule of Law. My practice of law is not subject to state intervention; if I represent clients opposite to and take action against our own government and state institutions, this does not create any professional or personal risk. Continue reading
Is Germany’s Position on Pre-trial Discovery of Documents under the Hague Evidence Convention Softening?
In 2013, a decision by the President of the Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) Frankfurt led me to speculate whether Germany’s position on the pre-trial discovery of docments under the Hague Evidence Convention is softening. In April 2014, the Federal Ministry of Justice came forward with a proposal to modify Germany’s position on discovery of documents and to allow it in certain circumstances. In this post, I try to summarize the various responses to this initiative. Continue reading
Arbitration in England vs. Arbitration in Germany – Joint Seminar organised by English Bar Council and DAV, June 21, 2013
On June 21, 2013, the Bar Council of England and Wales and the German Bar Association’s International Section are hosting a seminar in Hamburg which might be of interest to readers. One session is looking at arbitration in the two jurisdictions: Continue reading