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The firm

Since 1996 Brödermann Jahn has been strengthening its reputation as an international business law boutique in Hamburg, Germany. Focusing on their clients' needs, the team offers a full range of legal services and expertise combining the skills of experience with innovation, sophistication and determination.

Approximately 70% of the firm's business is international and truly global. Brödermann Jahn's own English, French and Spanish/Latin American Desks enable clients to draw upon fully trained lawyers with the essential language skills and multi-national legal qualifications to act on a global scale. Aside from building and maintaining relationships with other firms in the US, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Brödermann Jahn has also been on the forefront of developing close ties with China, including the co-initiation and promotion of the Chinese European Arbitration Centre "CEAC". This internationality adds to the wide spectrum of Brödermann Jahn clients from around the world.

Areas of practice

Drawing upon its extensive experience in international procedures, Brödermann Jahn focuses its energy in a worldwide context as well as at a national level. In any average week, the firm handles cases involving 20-25 jurisdictions. The firm's international desks offer legal services worldwide with a special focus on the respective countries' jurisdictions and cultural needs. The firm's broad experience in European and private international law makes it the right partner for any case involving foreign jurisdictions. The firm also relies on its strong international network which it has built over the years through its numerous cross-border transactions.

On an international and national level the firm advises clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law. The firm's clients in the energy, shipbuilding and real estate industries value its expertise in mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures and plant construction agreements. Commercial contracts and antitrust/competition law play a large role in the firm's daily business advising the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. For food, textile, retail or logistics issues, the firm's knowledge in distribution law is essential while the firm also draws upon extensive knowledge and experience in e-business and IT law, fundamental to all industries. The firm also offers full legal services in international estate law.

The broad variety of industries in which the firm's clients are active, including sectors such as sports, satellites and space, affords the firm the flexibility and creativity to find just the right solution for the individual needs of each client.

Through its daily practice in the corporate law field, Brödermann Jahn is in an excellent position to support and advise clients in their international business decisions regarding corporate audits and restructuring, establishing branch offices, and setting up German or foreign companies and subsidiaries. The techniques and strategies used in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance are constantly modified and adapted to the changing economic and legal realities brought on by the ever increasing globalization.

The same applies to commercial law, where the lawyers at Brödermann Jahn have cultivated their expertise in distribution, trade, sales, licensing, antitrust, competition, and customs and export control issues. This guarantees the firm's high level of competence and sophistication when advising clients on commercial matters.

When it comes to dispute resolution, the firm is highly regarded and a sound partner - whether in mediation, arbitration or straight forward litigation, encompassing also the management of multi-jurisdictional disputes.

ContactsProf Dr Eckart Brödermann
Dr Philipp von Dietze
Dr Eckard von Bodenhausen


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Above material supplied by Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.

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