- Brexit and the appeal of German courts
- What is the latest progress of the draft law proposing English language cases in Germany’s high and regional courts?
- Has the increased likelihood of the UK’s ‘hard’ Brexit and departure from the single market altered opinion or opportunities concerning the changes?
- Is the Cologne high court model for an English chamber continuing to operate, has its example been introduced elsewhere?
- What is the Justisinitiative Frankfurt and what are its opportunities and limitations in attracting litigation to Germany?
- Other than English language court hearings, is Germany taking measures to help compete with UK courts in post-Brexit dispute resolution?
- What changes should lawyers anticipate and how should they prepare for them?
Dispute Resolution analysis: As the prospect of the ‘hard’ Brexit becomes ever more likely, courts in Germany anticipate being increasingly attractive as a legal destination outside of the UK. Dr Barbara Mayer of Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partners looks at potential issues arising from the enforceability of judgments, and the connections with continental lawyers that UK firms would do well to nurture.
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