Photo: Ines Blersch
For more than 24 years I have been working as a lawyer with the professional title Rechtsanwalt, obtained in Germany. First I worked as a "Westerner" in Dresden. 11 years ago I returned home.
I focus on reaching solutions for my client and to avoid litigation, because I know how stressful this can be for clients.
I am not a sole practitioner in the strict meaning. I have always been working with other colleagues in an office although this was not always visible from the letterhead or the website.
As my clients often have problems from different areas of the law, none of them became my main field of practice. On the other hand, there may be useful intersections: when advising on commercial leases my experience in construction law was often helpful. Particularly cross-border cases do not reach me from just one area of practice and conflict-of-laws issues are never the only problem of a case. Therefore, a rather diverse practice is useful.
I try to understand the interests of the other side as well, in order to be able to advise my client better.
From time to time clients praise my understanding of technical issues. This makes it easier for me to state the facts of a case to the court and to examine the other side's allegations.
I like legal research work, if it is necessary. (But I know: Clients do not wish to pay for the development of jurisprudence.)
If requests reach me about questions I am not sufficiently experienced in I will recommend a competent colleague – hoping that you will ask me again about your next problem.
Particularly in order to show my international experience and the origins of my language skills here is my