Ralf's practice covers a broad spectrum of commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

One focus of his practice is on contract and corporate law disputes (including post-M&A matters) as well as follow-on damage claims litigation in cartel matters. He also has broad experience in investment arbitration matters.

In addition, Ralf advises on various aspects of European and German competition law, including abuse of dominance and cartel investigations, as well as on compliance matters, including internal investigations.

Career

  • Admitted to bar 2010
  • Avocat à la Cour (Paris)
  • University of Potsdam (Dr. jur.)
  • University of Saarland
  • University Paris X (maîtrise en droit/licence en droit)
  • Schweizerischer Mittelständler Zürich/Novosibirsk, 2005-2007
  • Law firm in New York, 2013-2014
  • Chair in Civil Law, Company Law and European Civil Law, University of Potsdam, 2007-2010

Publications

  • Hiding a Cartel's Traces – A Criminal Offence? A Comparative Review of Liability for Obstruction of Justice under German, French and US Law, in: Competition Law International Vol. 10 no. 2 (2014), 179-199
  • Gegenseitiges Vertrauen in die Rechtspflege der Mitgliedstaaten als hinreichende Bedingung für die Anerkennung von Entscheidungen nach der EuGVVO?, in: ZZP 2014, 99-124
  • Das selbstständige Beweisverfahren und die Grenzen richterlicher Beweisanordnungen, in: NJW 2014, 22-25
  • Die Onlineauktion unter falschem Namen und der Straftatbestand der Fälschung beweiserheblicher Daten i.S.d. § 269 StGB, NStZ 2010, 553-558
  • Die parallel debt als Sicherheitenträger, AcP Bd. 209 (2009), 807-839