Having a strategy at the beginning of litigation is always a priority for me. It helps resolve a dispute quickly and efficiently for our clients while making as little noise as possible.

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Julia represents clients in the resolution of large-scale commercial (often cross-border) disputes before state courts, with a focus on contractual claims, claims in specific regulatory environments, and technology-based disputes. She is proficient in commercial resolutions and has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, from pre-litigation strategy, trial, and settlement negotiations to the enforcement of judgments, as well as in summary proceedings.

Julia has handled matters in a variety of industries, ranging from automotive, aviation, and consumer goods to telecommunications, heavy machinery, banking, and data privacy. She also regularly advises clients on commercial law and all aspects of distribution law – including dealer and agency agreements and compliance – as well as on product liability matters and crisis management.

Julia regularly speaks on litigation strategy and cross-border litigation issues. She has been quoted in publications such as the American Lawyer and Law360.

Some recent engagements include:

  • Annual Litigation Summit
  • ABA Global Litigation Conference
  • GC Roundtable of Japanese Companies in Germany

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Julia was a research assistant at the Institute for Private International Law and Law of Civil Procedure at the University of Regensburg. She also worked for one of the vice presidents of the European Parliament in Brussels and at an international law firm in Spain.

Julia is a partner at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin and a member of our Litigation group.

Representative Experience

  • Defending a manufacturer of highly sophisticated chemical products in high stakes interim proceedings (Eilverfahren) against a preliminary injunction that would have ordered the client to purchase raw material with ruinous conditions. The client had terminated the supply agreement, inter alia, for force majeure.
  • Representing financial institutions and suppliers in disputes as well as advising them on pre-litigation strategy regarding potential sanctions and export control related disputes with sanctioned contractual partners.
  • Representing a German financial institution in a dispute with its founder and former director about alleged IP rights, claiming damages for concluding agreements detrimental to the client. Together with our corporate law and IP experts, we investigated the matter internally, developed the litigation strategy leading to several parallel civil and IP lawsuits and brought the overall dispute to a successful conclusion.
  • Defending an automotive Tier 1 supplier against alleged contractual claims by a Tier 2 supplier for currency adjustment. The dispute circled around the scope of the agreement under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
  • Defending a Japanese manufacturer of consumer goods against distribution law claims and (antitrust) damages claims of several millions of Euros by a former distributor in German courts and coordinating parallel litigation in Italy.
  • Representing a major German aircraft maintenance provider in numerous cross-border litigation matters, some of them leading up to cross-border enforcement of judgments.
  • Defending the data protection provisions of a major German bank in litigation brought by a consumer organization.
  • Representing Deutsche Bahn in connection with all aspects of asserting claims for several hundred million euros in damages from the rail track cartel, including in litigation against major European steel producers. This is one of the largest and most complex cartel damages cases in the history of Germany.
  • Defending Deutsche Telekom in civil antitrust litigation concerning claims of an alleged abuse of dominance by maintaining a margin squeeze in the local loop between 1998 and 2003. Eight of Deutsche Telekom’s competitors have claimed a total of more than 600 million euros in damages, more than in any other civil antitrust litigation in Germany regarding abusive practices.
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