As legal experts we know that court proceedings cannot always be avoided. In that event, we will of course support you all along the way. Our lawyers are familiar with litigation in all court instances including the establishment of law by the highest court.
With mediation we offer an alternative to litigation proceedings. Mediation is an option when the disputing parties want to save face, intend to cooperate and/or keep in touch once the issue is settled as well as in the case that both parties favour an autonomous over an imposed solution to a dispute. Furthermore, mediation may well lead to a consensus-based result within a very short time, so that lengthy court proceedings with uncertain results and possibly high costs can be avoided. Business mediation can be an alternative to litigation in disputes within a company and/or among business partners. Be it in external relations to customers, contracting partners or competitors, or with regards to company-internal relations between different departments, mediation is a cost-effective option for long-term settlement of recurring problems and leads to more efficient legal and contracting relations in the long run.
In addition to litigation and mediation, the expertise of BBH also extends to arbitration proceedings. We have experience in arbitral proceedings under different arbitration rules and provide extensive support to our clients – from selecting the arbitrator to receiving the arbitration award (or in most cases to formulating a compromise).