Dispute Resolution

Mediation is an effective and often a more constructive and cost-efficient tool for dispute resolution. Business players have recognised its importance and advantages. A number of stakeholders are increasingly choosing mediation as their means to settle a dispute.

 

The Singapore Convention - a response to the demand from a growing body of mediation users for an enforcement mechanism applicable to mediated settlement agreements in cross-border disputes - will also play an important role in the growing importance of this dispute resolution method.

 

As mediators or facilitators, we are assisting the involved stakeholders in working out their differences and finding constructive solutions. Prof Dr Christian Duve has a profound experience as mediator. He is valued as a fair, efficient and business-oriented mediator.

Combined, we have more than 30 years of experience in representing clients and acting as neutrals in domestic and international disputes. Having practiced in a world leading international arbitration practice representing clients across all key jurisdictions and industry sectors, we have founded V29 Legal to focus on disputes related to climate change and modern technologies.

At the same time, we continue acting as neutrals and advising clients in selected cases in other sectors.

 

We work with local counsel and members of our network to offer tailor-made innovative advice and strategies so our clients can succeed.  

Our expertise expands to risk analysis in view of potential enforcement proceedings under various international treaties and advice on interim measures, recognition, enforcement and setting aside proceedings in a variety of jurisdictions.

 

We have successfully coordinated parallel litigation and investigation proceedings in the national courts of EU member states, Russia, Ukraine, the United States and South Korea.

We also continue to represent clients in German courts as a strategic advisor in selected cases.

Whether a dispute arises from corporate acquisitions, shareholder arrangements, joint venture agreements or a commercial relationship, V29 Legal provides comprehensive corporate and commercial disputes advice across a variety of sectors and in different markets around the world.

Climate change has arrived as a litigation topic in many courtrooms around the globe and as a concern for investors and portfolio managers in the fund and investment community.

We are acting as counsel in disputes arising from regulatory changes aiming at the transition to a low carbon economy and climate change-related disruptions.

In addition, we are working with investors and thought leaders to drive change and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy, minimise their exposure to carbon-related risks, increase transparency and support long-term decarbonisation strategies.

We have represented and advised leading financial institutions in national and international disputes, investigations and compliance matters.

Our expertise in sport-related matters is foremost based on the profound experience gained from acting as a member of an arbitral tribunal or as a party representative in international and national disputes. We have handled disputes, inter alia, concerning the admission to associations, integrity issues, investor claims and contractual matters. Cases dealing with the manipulation of football matches, transfer of minors or the status of associations are a few examples which found public interest.

Our expertise in sports is not limited to dispute resolution. We also advise clients on selected sports-related matters, including analysis and advice regarding governance structures, sponsorship agreements, transfer deals and investments.

Are you looking for a way out of a complex legal dispute?

 

As people and businesses work together, conflicts inevitably arise. At V29 Legal, we bring the best experience and passion to the table to achieve your goals and to help you navigate most successfully through a rough period.

 

Our flexibility, excellent network, innovative approach and lean team structures enable us to deliver a cost-efficient and tailor-made solution to your challenges.

An experienced, business-minded and innovative partner

 The pace of the development of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) far outstrips the current capacity to monitor, control and govern its applications. V29 Legal contributes to the efforts to develop, use and deploy AI in a responsible and trustworthy way.

 

We advise developers, users and deployers of AI with regards to its compliance with the existing regulations. V29 Legal also supports and advises organisations, corporates and start-ups in their effort to design and implement internal policies in order to comply with the existing and emerging regulatory framework for ethical and trustworthy AI.

Our technological understanding and profound expertise in dispute resolution put us in a unique position to serve clients by acting as counsel and neutrals in technology-related disputes.  

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Arbitration

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Mediation

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Litigation

Combined, we have more than 30 years of experience in representing clients and acting as neutrals in domestic and international disputes. Having practiced in a world leading international arbitration practice representing clients across all key jurisdictions and industry sectors, we have founded V29 Legal to focus on disputes related to climate change and modern technologies.

At the same time, we continue acting as neutrals and advising clients in selected cases in other sectors.

 

We work with local counsel and members of our network to offer tailor-made innovative advice and strategies so our clients can succeed.  

 
 
 
 
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Commercial

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Climate Change

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Finance

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Sports

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Technology

Whether a dispute arises from corporate acquisitions, shareholder arrangements, joint venture agreements or a commercial relationship, V29 Legal provides comprehensive corporate and commercial disputes advice across a variety of sectors and in different markets around the world.

Selected Highlights

  • Acting as Arbitrator, Mediator and Facilitator in numerous commercial disputes (for example relating to shareholder disputes, supply contracts, research and development) and sports cases (for example, regarding match fixing, doping or agreements between different leagues).

  • Representing a major German financial institution in ICC arbitration proceedings and related court proceedings in Germany and relevant offshore jurisdictions in a post M&A dispute related to Eastern Europe, including interim measures, enforcement of arbitral awards, cross-boarder requests for judicial assistance and related criminal investigation.Strategic advice regarding pending arbitration and litigation proceedings, including second opinions on contentious questions.

  • Strategic advice to a major Russian steel producer in relation to a potential dispute with a Western European client arising out of a supply contract regarding delivery of steel products (potential arbitration proceedings and litigation in multiple European jurisdictions in support of DIS arbitration proceedings).

  • Advising a major Eastern European company with regards to commercial, investment and related court arbitration proceedings arising out of a large infrastructure construction project in North Africa.

  • Representing a U.S. energy company and an Eastern European UBO in an arbitration under Swiss Rules against a Turkish construction company regarding a joint venture for the construction of gas-fired power plants in Russia.

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