International Trade and cross-border transactions underpin strong commercial relationships and require clear agreements. However, inevitably, transactions do sometimes go wrong and differences arise between the parties. From its origins DBB has consistently remained strong in all aspects of litigation: whether involving purely domestic issues or cross-border disputes in the wider Benelux area (Belgium,Luxembourgand theNetherlands), neighbouring states (France,Germany,UK) or in wider intra-EU and international disputes. Through co-operation with correspondent firms and as a founder member of the Lawrope network we are able to focus resources on international dispute resolution, including Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), and, when necessary, on litigation.
Our lawyers have multi-lingual capabilities that enable us to evaluate contracts and documentation and communicate effectively with Counsel in other jurisdictions. We can assist you in evaluating:
Jurisdiction and choice of law, including applications to stay proceedings and prevent forum shopping;
Injunction proceedings, whether assets can be frozen, whether anti-suit injunctions are available to prevent disruptive ancillary proceedings being brought; and
The collection of evidence for use in proceedings abroad.
Notably, DBB has conducted international litigation with respect to the supply of goods and services, international franchising, restructuring troubled corporations and international bankruptcy on behalf of clients based both inBelgiumand in third countries.
DBB represents clients before national courts, international arbitration panels and the European dispute resolution bodies such as the Court of 1st Instance, the ECJ, body of appeal before the OHIM.
See further: Commercial Contracts, International Trade, Restructuring and Insolvency, ADR.