Germany is an important international trading partner. Many foreign companies continuously do business with Germany and have been importing and exporting goods for many years. Due to Germany’s dominant economy in combination with its geographical location, many companies are active within the German market. On average, over €100 billion is exported to neighbouring countries. However, in most cases, German legislation may differ from your own country.
Bierens Law has a German Desk to assist domestic and international companies. The German desk offers consultation on legal trade matters across borders. From the moment your company conducts business in Germany, you can count on our German Desk. We ensure that any potential risks are eliminated and can help you with contract management in Germany.
Litigation in Germany
The German Desk is a collaboration between German (Rechtsanwalte) and international lawyers specialising in international contract law and commercial and procedural law. By combining our knowledge, we assist both German and international companies with their international legal issues.
German lawyers in your country
Our German attorneys and lawyers specialise in international trade cases. This enables us to assist you while conducting business with your German clients. Whether you need advice on your legal rights, and obligations or when you have a conflict in trade with a German customer, our lawyers can help you. Our lawyers are fluent in German and English and are familiar with the rules and regulations and business culture in Germany. With our specialists, you are in a much stronger legal position.
Specialists in international law
The German desk also consists of several international lawyers who specialise in international law. If you are experiencing a conflict with a German trading partner, you will have to determine which judge is competent to judge your case. Should this be the German judge or the judge in your country? Moreover, under which law should litigation take place? Under the German law or under the law of your country? Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of international contracts and procedures and can provide you with the best possible advice.
How can our German Desk help you?
Whether you are planning to do business in Germany or if you have a business conflict with your German customer, our specialists at the German Desk will always provide you with the most appropriate support and advice on the best course of action for your case. We can help you with the following:
- Drawing general terms and conditions (under German or international law)
- Advice and guidance on financing and securities in Germany
- Drafting and providing legal advice on international agreements such as agency agreements, distribution agreements and purchase agreements.
- Advice on business conflicts in Germany or disputes with a German business partner.
- Litigation in German courts and in your own country.
- Conducting legal proceedings under German law or under the law of your country.
- Advice on international liability.
- Negotiating payment arrangements.
- Managing the collection process: both extrajudicial and judicial.
- Legal support in case of international bankruptcies.
- Legal assistance in contract negotiations.
- Mediation during disputes.
Team German Desk
The German Desk consists of both German and international lawyers. They assist international companies with their legal issues in Germany. With a deep understanding of how business law, contract law and international private law work in Germany, our lawyers can also litigate in Germany on your behalf. They can also help with bankruptcy proceedings while maintaining contact with the trustee or assist in recovering delivered goods under the retention of title. Moreover, they can advise on various international legal procedures, such as which procedures are available, and which one would offer the best solution.
We can be an extended arm of your company if required. Especially, for long-term, complex projects, we can act as senior legal counsels, supporting your legal department. Members of our team with specific knowledge and expertise can be hired to enhance your performance and reach your goals quicker. Whether it’s acquiring a company in Germany, merging or setting up a new branch, we can become part of your team.
Contact our German specialists
Would you like more information on what our German Desk can do for you? Or do you have a question for our specialists? Feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you.