Several of our lawyers are acknowledged experts in European Union law. Their tasks range from general institutional issues via internal market law to special matters of secondary legislation of the European Union.
In the field of international public law we mainly focus on matters concerning fundamental rights (including representation before the European Court of Human Rights) and the domestic impact of international public law (e.g. enforceability of international humanitarian law).
We regularly represent the State sector as well as private and public enterprises before the European Courts. Significant cases handled by the firm have been concerned with the German notarial profession, emissions trading, customs and foreign trade law as well as agricultural and environmental law (e.g. waste management law and representative action), in addition to State aid law. We are currently representing the German federal government, associations and enterprises in several infringement, annulment and preliminary ruling proceedings, for example on data retention, EU funding, and intellectual property (levy systems).