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BODENHEIMER routinely advise and represent clients from Francophone countries in their native language. We have business fluent team members on all levels of our organisation. The firm has successfully advised and represented German clients even before French state courts as well as arbitral tribunals seated in France and/or applying French law as the governing law. Where required, we involve local counsel in these cases.


Represented a German distributor in ICC arbitral proceedings against two French B2B tech companies in a matter pertaining to commercial agent’s commission and indemnity claims, under French law, and Directive 86/653/EEC

Represented a French environmental consultancy firm in annulment proceedings before the General Court of the European Union and the Court of Justice of the European Union in relation to a tender procedure of the European Commission

Represented a French tech company in proceedings before the German court in relation to compliant marketing practices

Represented a French retailer for household accessories in CISG litigation before the German courts against a German supplier

Represented a French engineering consultancy firm in proceedings before the German court against a German main contractor in relation to a feasibility study for a waste management project in relation to landslides in Kenya

Represented a German company in proceedings before the Tribunal de commerce in Nîmes in a matter against the liquidator of a bankrupt French company

Advised a Franco/German tech startup on the regulatory framework for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in France and Germany

Advised a French food retailer with a shop-in-shop concept on distribution models to be used when entering the German market; drafted and negotiated contracts with both, distributors, and retail partners