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Referenzen

Dr. Jörg Brettschneider’s Reference Cases
(cases as self-employed lawyer are listed only)


A. Selected Legal Cases in Ecommerce

  • Legal consulting and representation of a CEO of a worldwide leading company in a criminal proceeding concerning an accusation of aiding VAT evasion of over 30 million EUR and evading of customs and import VAT. An arrest warrant was issued and revoked later (2018, 2019).
  • Ongoing legal consulting of one of the biggest overseas ecommerce sellers from China in questions of legal compliance regularly, including VAT law, customs law, data protection law, packaging law, consumer protection regulations etc. (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of a director of an ecommerce seller from China in a case of an VAT evasion of about 1 million EUR (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of a client from China against whom an arrest warrant was issued by a German court because of a stated VAT evasion of several million EUR (2019).
  • Legal consulting of a lawyer who defended a Chinese in a case of VAT evasion of several million EUR (2018).
  • Legal consulting of ecommerce sellers from China whose Amazon accounts were suspended, whose FBA inventory was blocked and whose money on their seller accounts were frozen due to evasion of German VAT (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting and representation of ecommerce sellers whose Amazon accounts were suspended, whose FBA inventory was blocked and whose money on their seller accounts were frozen because of a suspected VAT evasion (2018, 2019). The suspensions were unjustified.
  • Legal consulting several ecommerce sellers from China in German VAT law (2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting in cases of an intended self-denunciation of VAT evasion and customs evasion (2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of a leading fulfillment service provider in German law regularly (2018, 2019).
  • Consulting of a Chinese client living in Germany in the context of a possible (criminal) liability for an evasion of taxes and customs. The opposite party was a Chinese company which ran an warehouse for Chinese ecommerce sellers in Hamburg through a German subsidiary. Another German subsidiary acted as importer of the stored goods. The client was CEO of the German subsidiary which acted as importer. The value of the goods stored in the warehouse was estimated about 20 million US-$. It was stated by the authority that the customs values declared to the customs authority were set too low and that the import sales tax were not paid at all. This raised the question of a fiscal liability of the client. In addition, the client was CEO and sole shareholder of another German company which acted as importer before. The client’s liability risk is estimated about 6 to 8 million EUR. The client was consulted in tariff law, tax law, criminal, private law and labour law (year 2017).
  • Application for a temporary injunction at Landgericht Hamburg for preventing a fiscal liability of the applicant concerning imported goods. The applicant was CEO of a company that acted as importer of goods from China to the EU and the applicant wanted to stop the sale of these stored goods because of a possible personal liability concerning import-turnover tax and tariffs, http://www.landesrecht-hamburg.de/jportal/portal/page/bshaprod.psml?feed=bsha-r&st=ent&showdoccase=1¶mfromHL=true&doc.id=JURE170030941#focuspoint. The case was mentioned above (year 2017).
  • Various applications of tax numbers (Steuernummern) and VAT-No. (Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummern) for Chinese online sellers and ongoing VAT declarations (2018, 2019).
  • Consulting companies from China in packaging law (Verpackungsgesetz) and data protection law (GDPR).


B. Selected Other Legal Business Cases

I. Selected Consulting and Pre-Trial Activity
  • Consulting a Chinese investor concerning the acquisition of a private school in Germany (2019).
  • Consulting Chinese investor concerning the acquisition of a machine factory in Germany (2019).
  • Consulting concerning founding a German school in China (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of buyers with Chinese background of two German private universities in the field of art and design. Assisting in negotiations and preparing the contracts. (2018, 2019).
  • Consulting concerning escrow agreements for shares of a GmbH (2019).
  • Legal consulting concerning the exportation of cars: Design of a frame agreement and purchase contract concerning the sale of 1.200 Range Rover cars a year for a company, which exports these cars to China (year 2017). Consulting of a Chinese company concerning the purchase of 192 Range Rover cars per years from a German company (year 2016). Consulting of another Chinese company concerning the purchase of 36 Range Rover cars with a contractual value 3,4 million EUR (year 2016). Consulting concerning a similar contract (2016).
  • Consulting of a Chinese company from Beijing/China (supplier) in the context of a Frame Agreement with a famous German company (year 2016).
  • Advising a group of investors concerning the purchase of the Airport Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH in private law and communication with the lawyers of the seller (2015).
  • Consulting of a GmbH concerning an application for insolvency procedures by a health insurance and successful defense (year 2016).
  • Out of court activity concerning a claim of a company from Hong Kong against a German GmbH and it’s CEO of 1,2 million EUR in the context of fraud (year 2016).
  • Consulting of a GmbH-CEO concerning a defamation against him in private law and criminal law. It was stated by a competitor that he paid bribes to Music-Professors of a German university for getting places for students (2017).
  • Consulting of different GmbH-CEO concerning a possible delay in filing for insolvency and criminal liability (years 2016, 2017).
  • Consulting of different GmbH in regard to demands repayment by insolvency administrators concerning loans and payments etc., especially payments from parent companies to subsidiaries and between subsidiaries (years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Consulting of a former GmbH-CEO concerning claims of an insolvency administrator of the GmbH (year 2017).
  • Design of a variety of intermediation contracts concerning finding investors, cooperation-partners and clients (years 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Consulting of a company listed on the Shanghai Stock exchange concerning the attempt to buy a German company in solar industry in the year 2015.
  • Consulting of an education institution (GmbH) concerning the legal side of a rape stated by a student committed by a fellow student in a student residence of this education institution and criminal implications (year 2017).
  • Representation of a clients’ interests against the customs authority in the context of evasion of import-turnover tax and tariffs (years 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Raising various objections against binding tariff information (customs law) for a Chinese owned GmbH that sells hearing aids (year 2017, 2018).
  • Registering various trade marks at the DPMA and EUIPO and consulting in this context (years 2015-2019).
  • Consulting in the advance of a termination without notice of employment contracts (years 2016, 2017).
  • Challenging an examination as geriatric nurse (year 2017).
  • Consulting a Korean client concerning the purchase of a Chinese restaurant and leading the negotiations, including negotiations with the renter (year 2017).
  • Consulting an unsuccessful bidder concerning the acquisition of a state-owned GmbH. The client wanted to raise claims against the seller and against a co-bidder (2017, 2018).
  • Consulting concerning the purchase of the majority of shares of a German private university in the legal form of a GmbH (2017).
  • Consulting a weather forecaster concerning a contract with a radio station (2017).
  • Consulting a GmbH owed by a Chinese concerning the embezzlement of 65.000 EUR and criminal liability (2017).
  • Consulting Chinese clients concerning evading of import-VAT and criminal liability (2018).
  • Representation of clients in front of financial authorities (2018).
  • Consulting a client concerning a breach of duty of an attorney at law in the context of a bidding process (2018).


II. Selected Legal Litigation
  • Defending a Korean CEO of an insolvent German limited liability company because of a stated personnel liability of about 160.000 EUR. It was stated by the plaintiff that the client raised a high degree of trust (Inanspruchnahme besonderen persönlichen Vertrauens) during the negotiations about a delivery contract (milk powder), that was not fulfilled later by the company (Landgericht Hamburg) (2019).
  • Representation of a German company in a lawsuit about 30.000 EUR concerning the sale of two machines from China to a German company (Landgericht Darmstadt) (year 2018).
  • Representing the Chinese defendant in a claimed repayment of an insolvency lawyer about 70.000 EUR (Landgericht Hamburg). Questioning a witness in China. Concluding a settlement: Payment of 10.000 EUR (2018, 2019).
  • Representing two Chinese defendants in a lawsuit about 3,18 million EUR at the Landgericht Frankfurt am Main. The plaintiff states a guarantee under Chinese law and a tortious claim because of fraud. The court denied jurisdiction after the trial (years 2016, 2017).
  • Representation of a defendant in a lawsuit about 330.000 EUR at the Landgericht Frankfurt am Main against the background of a stated personal guarantee in a M&A-contract (years 2016, 2017).
  • Representation of a German client who lived with her partner over 40 years without being married concerning financial claims of the client after the death of her partner at Landgericht Kiel. The couple created wealth of several million EUR and the assets and the money was formal property of the partner formally (years 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Representation of a German company in a lawsuit about 250.000 EUR concerning the sale of two machines from China to a German customer (Landgericht Hamburg) (year 2017).


C. Activity in Immigration Law for Chinese

  • Representation of several Chinese clients in immigration law cases, especially in cases of “Business Immigration” (2015 until now). For example, representation of a Chinese CEO in an opposition proceeding against a non-extension of a residence permit. The background was that the client failed to fulfill the sales expectations communicated in the Business Plan, which was the basis of granting the original the residence permit. Drafting of various Business Plans (2015 until now).


Reference Cases

Dr. Jörg Brettschneider’s Reference Cases
(cases as self-employed lawyer are listed only)


A. Selected Legal Cases in Ecommerce

  • Legal consulting and representation of a CEO of a worldwide leading company in a criminal proceeding concerning an accusation of aiding VAT evasion of over 30 million EUR and evading of customs and import VAT. An arrest warrant was issued and revoked later (2018, 2019).
  • Ongoing legal consulting of one of the biggest overseas ecommerce sellers from China in questions of legal compliance regularly, including VAT law, customs law, data protection law, packaging law, consumer protection regulations etc. (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of a director of an ecommerce seller from China in a case of an VAT evasion of about 1 million EUR (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of a client from China against whom an arrest warrant was issued by a German court because of a stated VAT evasion of several million EUR (2019).
  • Legal consulting of a lawyer who defended a Chinese in a case of VAT evasion of several million EUR (2018).
  • Legal consulting of ecommerce sellers from China whose Amazon accounts were suspended, whose FBA inventory was blocked and whose money on their seller accounts were frozen due to evasion of German VAT (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting and representation of ecommerce sellers whose Amazon accounts were suspended, whose FBA inventory was blocked and whose money on their seller accounts were frozen because of a suspected VAT evasion (2018, 2019). The suspensions were unjustified.
  • Legal consulting several ecommerce sellers from China in German VAT law (2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting in cases of an intended self-denunciation of VAT evasion and customs evasion (2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of a leading fulfillment service provider in German law regularly (2018, 2019).
  • Consulting of a Chinese client living in Germany in the context of a possible (criminal) liability for an evasion of taxes and customs. The opposite party was a Chinese company which ran an warehouse for Chinese ecommerce sellers in Hamburg through a German subsidiary. Another German subsidiary acted as importer of the stored goods. The client was CEO of the German subsidiary which acted as importer. The value of the goods stored in the warehouse was estimated about 20 million US-$. It was stated by the authority that the customs values declared to the customs authority were set too low and that the import sales tax were not paid at all. This raised the question of a fiscal liability of the client. In addition, the client was CEO and sole shareholder of another German company which acted as importer before. The client’s liability risk is estimated about 6 to 8 million EUR. The client was consulted in tariff law, tax law, criminal, private law and labour law (year 2017).
  • Application for a temporary injunction at Landgericht Hamburg for preventing a fiscal liability of the applicant concerning imported goods. The applicant was CEO of a company that acted as importer of goods from China to the EU and the applicant wanted to stop the sale of these stored goods because of a possible personal liability concerning import-turnover tax and tariffs, http://www.landesrecht-hamburg.de/jportal/portal/page/bshaprod.psml?feed=bsha-r&st=ent&showdoccase=1¶mfromHL=true&doc.id=JURE170030941#focuspoint. The case was mentioned above (year 2017).
  • Various applications of tax numbers (Steuernummern) and VAT-No. (Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummern) for Chinese online sellers and ongoing VAT declarations (2018, 2019).
  • Consulting companies from China in packaging law (Verpackungsgesetz) and data protection law (GDPR).


B. Selected Other Legal Business Cases

I. Selected Consulting and Pre-Trial Activity
  • Consulting a Chinese investor concerning the acquisition of a private school in Germany (2019).
  • Consulting Chinese investor concerning the acquisition of a machine factory in Germany (2019).
  • Consulting concerning founding a German school in China (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of buyers with Chinese background of two German private universities in the field of art and design. Assisting in negotiations and preparing the contracts. (2018, 2019).
  • Consulting concerning escrow agreements for shares of a GmbH (2019).
  • Legal consulting concerning the exportation of cars: Design of a frame agreement and purchase contract concerning the sale of 1.200 Range Rover cars a year for a company, which exports these cars to China (year 2017). Consulting of a Chinese company concerning the purchase of 192 Range Rover cars per years from a German company (year 2016). Consulting of another Chinese company concerning the purchase of 36 Range Rover cars with a contractual value 3,4 million EUR (year 2016). Consulting concerning a similar contract (2016).
  • Consulting of a Chinese company from Beijing/China (supplier) in the context of a Frame Agreement with a famous German company (year 2016).
  • Advising a group of investors concerning the purchase of the Airport Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH in private law and communication with the lawyers of the seller (2015).
  • Consulting of a GmbH concerning an application for insolvency procedures by a health insurance and successful defense (year 2016).
  • Out of court activity concerning a claim of a company from Hong Kong against a German GmbH and it’s CEO of 1,2 million EUR in the context of fraud (year 2016).
  • Consulting of a GmbH-CEO concerning a defamation against him in private law and criminal law. It was stated by a competitor that he paid bribes to Music-Professors of a German university for getting places for students (2017).
  • Consulting of different GmbH-CEO concerning a possible delay in filing for insolvency and criminal liability (years 2016, 2017).
  • Consulting of different GmbH in regard to demands repayment by insolvency administrators concerning loans and payments etc., especially payments from parent companies to subsidiaries and between subsidiaries (years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Consulting of a former GmbH-CEO concerning claims of an insolvency administrator of the GmbH (year 2017).
  • Design of a variety of intermediation contracts concerning finding investors, cooperation-partners and clients (years 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Consulting of a company listed on the Shanghai Stock exchange concerning the attempt to buy a German company in solar industry in the year 2015.
  • Consulting of an education institution (GmbH) concerning the legal side of a rape stated by a student committed by a fellow student in a student residence of this education institution and criminal implications (year 2017).
  • Representation of a clients’ interests against the customs authority in the context of evasion of import-turnover tax and tariffs (years 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Raising various objections against binding tariff information (customs law) for a Chinese owned GmbH that sells hearing aids (year 2017, 2018).
  • Registering various trade marks at the DPMA and EUIPO and consulting in this context (years 2015-2019).
  • Consulting in the advance of a termination without notice of employment contracts (years 2016, 2017).
  • Challenging an examination as geriatric nurse (year 2017).
  • Consulting a Korean client concerning the purchase of a Chinese restaurant and leading the negotiations, including negotiations with the renter (year 2017).
  • Consulting an unsuccessful bidder concerning the acquisition of a state-owned GmbH. The client wanted to raise claims against the seller and against a co-bidder (2017, 2018).
  • Consulting concerning the purchase of the majority of shares of a German private university in the legal form of a GmbH (2017).
  • Consulting a weather forecaster concerning a contract with a radio station (2017).
  • Consulting a GmbH owed by a Chinese concerning the embezzlement of 65.000 EUR and criminal liability (2017).
  • Consulting Chinese clients concerning evading of import-VAT and criminal liability (2018).
  • Representation of clients in front of financial authorities (2018).
  • Consulting a client concerning a breach of duty of an attorney at law in the context of a bidding process (2018).


II. Selected Legal Litigation
  • Defending a Korean CEO of an insolvent German limited liability company because of a stated personnel liability of about 160.000 EUR. It was stated by the plaintiff that the client raised a high degree of trust (Inanspruchnahme besonderen persönlichen Vertrauens) during the negotiations about a delivery contract (milk powder), that was not fulfilled later by the company (Landgericht Hamburg) (2019).
  • Representation of a German company in a lawsuit about 30.000 EUR concerning the sale of two machines from China to a German company (Landgericht Darmstadt) (year 2018).
  • Representing the Chinese defendant in a claimed repayment of an insolvency lawyer about 70.000 EUR (Landgericht Hamburg). Questioning a witness in China. Concluding a settlement: Payment of 10.000 EUR (2018, 2019).
  • Representing two Chinese defendants in a lawsuit about 3,18 million EUR at the Landgericht Frankfurt am Main. The plaintiff states a guarantee under Chinese law and a tortious claim because of fraud. The court denied jurisdiction after the trial (years 2016, 2017).
  • Representation of a defendant in a lawsuit about 330.000 EUR at the Landgericht Frankfurt am Main against the background of a stated personal guarantee in a M&A-contract (years 2016, 2017).
  • Representation of a German client who lived with her partner over 40 years without being married concerning financial claims of the client after the death of her partner at Landgericht Kiel. The couple created wealth of several million EUR and the assets and the money was formal property of the partner formally (years 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Representation of a German company in a lawsuit about 250.000 EUR concerning the sale of two machines from China to a German customer (Landgericht Hamburg) (year 2017).


C. Activity in Immigration Law for Chinese

  • Representation of several Chinese clients in immigration law cases, especially in cases of “Business Immigration” (2015 until now). For example, representation of a Chinese CEO in an opposition proceeding against a non-extension of a residence permit. The background was that the client failed to fulfill the sales expectations communicated in the Business Plan, which was the basis of granting the original the residence permit. Drafting of various Business Plans (2015 until now).


参考案例

Dr. Jörg Brettschneider’s Reference Cases
(cases as self-employed lawyer are listed only)


A. Selected Legal Cases in Ecommerce

  • Legal consulting and representation of a CEO of a worldwide leading company in a criminal proceeding concerning an accusation of aiding VAT evasion of over 30 million EUR and evading of customs and import VAT. An arrest warrant was issued and revoked later (2018, 2019).
  • Ongoing legal consulting of one of the biggest overseas ecommerce sellers from China in questions of legal compliance regularly, including VAT law, customs law, data protection law, packaging law, consumer protection regulations etc. (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of a director of an ecommerce seller from China in a case of an VAT evasion of about 1 million EUR (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of a client from China against whom an arrest warrant was issued by a German court because of a stated VAT evasion of several million EUR (2019).
  • Legal consulting of a lawyer who defended a Chinese in a case of VAT evasion of several million EUR (2018).
  • Legal consulting of ecommerce sellers from China whose Amazon accounts were suspended, whose FBA inventory was blocked and whose money on their seller accounts were frozen due to evasion of German VAT (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting and representation of ecommerce sellers whose Amazon accounts were suspended, whose FBA inventory was blocked and whose money on their seller accounts were frozen because of a suspected VAT evasion (2018, 2019). The suspensions were unjustified.
  • Legal consulting several ecommerce sellers from China in German VAT law (2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting in cases of an intended self-denunciation of VAT evasion and customs evasion (2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of a leading fulfillment service provider in German law regularly (2018, 2019).
  • Consulting of a Chinese client living in Germany in the context of a possible (criminal) liability for an evasion of taxes and customs. The opposite party was a Chinese company which ran an warehouse for Chinese ecommerce sellers in Hamburg through a German subsidiary. Another German subsidiary acted as importer of the stored goods. The client was CEO of the German subsidiary which acted as importer. The value of the goods stored in the warehouse was estimated about 20 million US-$. It was stated by the authority that the customs values declared to the customs authority were set too low and that the import sales tax were not paid at all. This raised the question of a fiscal liability of the client. In addition, the client was CEO and sole shareholder of another German company which acted as importer before. The client’s liability risk is estimated about 6 to 8 million EUR. The client was consulted in tariff law, tax law, criminal, private law and labour law (year 2017).
  • Application for a temporary injunction at Landgericht Hamburg for preventing a fiscal liability of the applicant concerning imported goods. The applicant was CEO of a company that acted as importer of goods from China to the EU and the applicant wanted to stop the sale of these stored goods because of a possible personal liability concerning import-turnover tax and tariffs, http://www.landesrecht-hamburg.de/jportal/portal/page/bshaprod.psml?feed=bsha-r&st=ent&showdoccase=1¶mfromHL=true&doc.id=JURE170030941#focuspoint. The case was mentioned above (year 2017).
  • Various applications of tax numbers (Steuernummern) and VAT-No. (Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummern) for Chinese online sellers and ongoing VAT declarations (2018, 2019).
  • Consulting companies from China in packaging law (Verpackungsgesetz) and data protection law (GDPR).


B. Selected Other Legal Business Cases

I. Selected Consulting and Pre-Trial Activity
  • Consulting a Chinese investor concerning the acquisition of a private school in Germany (2019).
  • Consulting Chinese investor concerning the acquisition of a machine factory in Germany (2019).
  • Consulting concerning founding a German school in China (2018, 2019).
  • Legal consulting of buyers with Chinese background of two German private universities in the field of art and design. Assisting in negotiations and preparing the contracts. (2018, 2019).
  • Consulting concerning escrow agreements for shares of a GmbH (2019).
  • Legal consulting concerning the exportation of cars: Design of a frame agreement and purchase contract concerning the sale of 1.200 Range Rover cars a year for a company, which exports these cars to China (year 2017). Consulting of a Chinese company concerning the purchase of 192 Range Rover cars per years from a German company (year 2016). Consulting of another Chinese company concerning the purchase of 36 Range Rover cars with a contractual value 3,4 million EUR (year 2016). Consulting concerning a similar contract (2016).
  • Consulting of a Chinese company from Beijing/China (supplier) in the context of a Frame Agreement with a famous German company (year 2016).
  • Advising a group of investors concerning the purchase of the Airport Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH in private law and communication with the lawyers of the seller (2015).
  • Consulting of a GmbH concerning an application for insolvency procedures by a health insurance and successful defense (year 2016).
  • Out of court activity concerning a claim of a company from Hong Kong against a German GmbH and it’s CEO of 1,2 million EUR in the context of fraud (year 2016).
  • Consulting of a GmbH-CEO concerning a defamation against him in private law and criminal law. It was stated by a competitor that he paid bribes to Music-Professors of a German university for getting places for students (2017).
  • Consulting of different GmbH-CEO concerning a possible delay in filing for insolvency and criminal liability (years 2016, 2017).
  • Consulting of different GmbH in regard to demands repayment by insolvency administrators concerning loans and payments etc., especially payments from parent companies to subsidiaries and between subsidiaries (years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
  • Consulting of a former GmbH-CEO concerning claims of an insolvency administrator of the GmbH (year 2017).
  • Design of a variety of intermediation contracts concerning finding investors, cooperation-partners and clients (years 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Consulting of a company listed on the Shanghai Stock exchange concerning the attempt to buy a German company in solar industry in the year 2015.
  • Consulting of an education institution (GmbH) concerning the legal side of a rape stated by a student committed by a fellow student in a student residence of this education institution and criminal implications (year 2017).
  • Representation of a clients’ interests against the customs authority in the context of evasion of import-turnover tax and tariffs (years 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Raising various objections against binding tariff information (customs law) for a Chinese owned GmbH that sells hearing aids (year 2017, 2018).
  • Registering various trade marks at the DPMA and EUIPO and consulting in this context (years 2015-2019).
  • Consulting in the advance of a termination without notice of employment contracts (years 2016, 2017).
  • Challenging an examination as geriatric nurse (year 2017).
  • Consulting a Korean client concerning the purchase of a Chinese restaurant and leading the negotiations, including negotiations with the renter (year 2017).
  • Consulting an unsuccessful bidder concerning the acquisition of a state-owned GmbH. The client wanted to raise claims against the seller and against a co-bidder (2017, 2018).
  • Consulting concerning the purchase of the majority of shares of a German private university in the legal form of a GmbH (2017).
  • Consulting a weather forecaster concerning a contract with a radio station (2017).
  • Consulting a GmbH owed by a Chinese concerning the embezzlement of 65.000 EUR and criminal liability (2017).
  • Consulting Chinese clients concerning evading of import-VAT and criminal liability (2018).
  • Representation of clients in front of financial authorities (2018).
  • Consulting a client concerning a breach of duty of an attorney at law in the context of a bidding process (2018).


II. Selected Legal Litigation
  • Defending a Korean CEO of an insolvent German limited liability company because of a stated personnel liability of about 160.000 EUR. It was stated by the plaintiff that the client raised a high degree of trust (Inanspruchnahme besonderen persönlichen Vertrauens) during the negotiations about a delivery contract (milk powder), that was not fulfilled later by the company (Landgericht Hamburg) (2019).
  • Representation of a German company in a lawsuit about 30.000 EUR concerning the sale of two machines from China to a German company (Landgericht Darmstadt) (year 2018).
  • Representing the Chinese defendant in a claimed repayment of an insolvency lawyer about 70.000 EUR (Landgericht Hamburg). Questioning a witness in China. Concluding a settlement: Payment of 10.000 EUR (2018, 2019).
  • Representing two Chinese defendants in a lawsuit about 3,18 million EUR at the Landgericht Frankfurt am Main. The plaintiff states a guarantee under Chinese law and a tortious claim because of fraud. The court denied jurisdiction after the trial (years 2016, 2017).
  • Representation of a defendant in a lawsuit about 330.000 EUR at the Landgericht Frankfurt am Main against the background of a stated personal guarantee in a M&A-contract (years 2016, 2017).
  • Representation of a German client who lived with her partner over 40 years without being married concerning financial claims of the client after the death of her partner at Landgericht Kiel. The couple created wealth of several million EUR and the assets and the money was formal property of the partner formally (years 2015, 2016, 2017).
  • Representation of a German company in a lawsuit about 250.000 EUR concerning the sale of two machines from China to a German customer (Landgericht Hamburg) (year 2017).


C. Activity in Immigration Law for Chinese

  • Representation of several Chinese clients in immigration law cases, especially in cases of “Business Immigration” (2015 until now). For example, representation of a Chinese CEO in an opposition proceeding against a non-extension of a residence permit. The background was that the client failed to fulfill the sales expectations communicated in the Business Plan, which was the basis of granting the original the residence permit. Drafting of various Business Plans (2015 until now).


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