European Law

The EU Treaty grants commercial freedoms which not infrequently have to be enforced in court. These cases require not only European law expertise, but also excellent knowledge on how to conduct the case. We represent our clients before both national courts and in preliminary decision proceedings before the European Court of Justice, for example in the well known Doc Morris case. We also take proceedings in Luxemburg when a claim may be directly instituted. If national agencies breach EU law in a manner which damages our client, we enforce compensation claims by means of the liability of the state under European law.

We also of course represent companies and public bodies before the European Commission, for example in subvention supervisory proceedings in the areas of transport and banking, in anti-dumping and anti-subvention proceedings as well as in foreign trade law (Iran embargo) in addition to litigation. We advise companies and public institutions on obtaining and defending European subventions. Procurement proceedings must also often be resolved in European law context.