English is not only the lingua franca in much of international business. English law – or more precisely the law of England and Wales – is often the agreed law in international contracts. Whether English law is always the appropriate legal system for the transaction is another question. The fact is, however, that many international transactions are agreed under English law and thus a thorough knowledge of English law is indispensable in the drafting of contracts and, if necessary, in legal disputes.

Many of our professionals have gained a lot of experience with contractual arrangements under English law and, more importantly, we have established long-lasting firm working relationships with various English law firms and chambers of barristers who provide us and our clients with tailored English law support whenever that is required.

Depending on the nature, complexity and scale of the matter (be it transactional or contentious), we are able to select the firms of solicitors or sole practitioners qualified to practice English law in order to jointly support you:

  • In the drafting and implementation of international contracts under English law or with a particular connection to English law;
  • In disputes under English law;
  • In other matters relating to English law.


Dr. Julian Ries

Senior partner, Germany

Dmytriy Nyshpal