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Clients from common law countries can expect and receive Brödermann Jahn’s full attention. The approach to matters and legal reasoning in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and all Common Law countries including India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia differ from the approach taken on continental Europe.

Brödermann Jahn concentrates on business law with an emphasis on international business law.

The Brödermann Jahn team offers inbound and outbound transactions, such as German export business to US markets in various industries such as machinery, cosmetics and textiles; as well as investments in Europe by US or Canadian based companies. The scope of work in the past has included structuring of US investments in the United Kingdom and other European countries allowing the team to gain substantial expertise. Brödermann Jahn’s project management of international litigation and arbitration ranges from the rather straightforward issues of team coordination and comparative legal thinking, to the complex International Case Management coordinating legal proceedings in different jurisdictions.

The legal support Brödermann Jahn offers is based on comparative legal training and on the experience of the team at the firm including, New York Bar member Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann LL.M. (Harvard), Tina Denso LL.M. (London), and Dr. Eckard von Bodenhausen LL.M. (Cape Town).

Counsels of the firm add to the experience portfolio; Professor Dr. Peter Behrens taught at two US Universities, Ami de Chapeaurouge, (Harvard) accomplished an S.J.D. in the United States and is admitted to practice in New York and Robert Amsterdam who is admitted as both attorney-at-law in Toronto, Canada and as solicitor in London. The team continually equips Brödermann Jahn to regularly handle US and Common Law related cases in various fields of business law.

Brödermann Jahn will find

  • The right choice of law ;
  • The appropriate corporate structure; and
  • The best forum for dispute resolution.

Brödermann Jahn builds and maintains international networks through:

  • Common educational backgrounds and work experience;
  • Non-exclusive cooperation agreements with single law firms;
  • Membership in the international legal alliances Primerus ( and Consulegis ( as well as worldwide legal associations such as the International Bar Association, Harvard Law School or AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers). 

Several team members regularly publish books and scientific articles on different legal topics. One of the latest publications in 2018 is the commentary “UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts - An Article-by-Article Commentary” by Professor Dr. Eckart J. Brödermann, LL.M. (Harvard) containing a commentary analyzing the UNIDROIT Principles article by article from a practical perspective, while also discussing alternative courses of actions, where they apply. This relates to the core of future international commercial transactions (see

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