Mergers and Acquisitions

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Düsseldorf: Mergers & Acquisitions

Düsseldorf Regional Court and State Supreme Court for the Düsseldorf Circuit

Going forward, legal cases which involve large mergers and acquisitions will be heard in the Düsseldorf courts. Both Regional and Supreme Court have, in recent years accumulated considerable expertise in commercial law. The establishment of a speciality jurisdiction to deal with M&A cases is now taking these capabilities to the next level.

Concentration of research excellence
The Regional Court judges and Supreme Court justices have many years of experience with extensive corporate and commercial disputes.  Competence and impartiality are guaranteed when it comes to proceedings and rulings. Putting the Düsseldorf courts in charge of M&A proceedings, anywhere in North Rhine-Westphalia, with a jurisdictional amount of 500,000 euros and more highlights the extraordinary expertise in this field amongst the judiciary there.

Maximum flexibility of proceedings
The judges hold preliminary talks with the parties in order to manage the case in the best possible way.  Proceedings may be in English, and this includes the questioning of witnesses or the submission of written evidence. Trial hearings and the taking of evidence may be done in one go over several days.  This flexibility makes it possible to deal with factually and legally complex matters at the highest professional level in a timely manner and in accordance with parties’ scheduling needs.

Cutting-edge equipment
Parties benefit from high-tech equipment and the most modern premises. State-of-the-art conference facilities, for instance, make it possible to resort to videoconferencing or simultaneous interpreting at any time during a hearing. During recesses, parties have access to rooms where clients and counsel can talk in private.  Another advantage is that many major international law firms or consulting businesses already have offices in Düsseldorf.

Presiding Judge at Düsseldorf Regional Court

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