Our clients are acting on a global scale. It is therefore vital for them to receive excellent legal advice taking into consideration the legal and commercial peculiarities of foreign jurisdictions which have an impact on their business operations.
Because of this, the International Law practice has been an integral part of Thümmel, Schütze & Partner’s work profile since the firm’s establishment. The firm advises in all legal aspects of cross-border commercial activities. Lawyers in the firm are routinely involved in devising and implementing effective transaction structures for export/import and related investments, structuring international distribution systems or incorporation of companies abroad, structuring international licence agreements and counselling clients on how to protect their businesses from potential liability risks in foreign markets.
A core component of our international law practice is the cross-border prosecution of claims. We have substantial, long-term experience of dealing with international and European procedural law in the interest of our clients, enforcing our clients’ civil law claims towards foreign debtors and fending off international disputes, including the legal issues arising from them. We have an intimate knowledge of the options available to mitigate the risks arising from civil procedures carried out in foreign forums, in particular of US-American lawsuits.
We draw on our own knowledge and experience or that of our offices in Singapore and Brussels to support our clients in the area of international law. If required, we tap into the expertise of leading law firms and professionals based abroad, with whom we nurture good relations. We are members of the worldwide lawyer network TerraLex. Apart from our expertise concerning other European countries, we dispose of a profound expertise with regard to South and Southeast Asian countries and the USA. Our know-how is reflected in numerous publications including articles and reference books, in particular relating to international procedural law, and regular presentations and lectures by our lawyers.