Julia Schwalm

Julia Schwalm


University of Regensburg (First State Exam, 2004)
University of Regensburg (Dr. iur., 2006)
Appellate Court of Schleswig Holstein (Second State Exam, 2008)

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Julia Schwalm is a partner in Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP’s Germany office in Berlin and a member of our litigation practice. She assists and represents national and international clients in the resolution of large-scale commercial, often cross-border, disputes before state courts with a focus on follow-on litigation as well as on technology-based disputes. She is well-versed in commercial resolutions and has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, from pre-litigation strategy through trial to the enforcement of judgments, and settlement negotiations. She has handled matters in a variety of industries – from automotive, aviation, and consumer goods to telecommunications, heavy machinery, and banking, among others.

In addition to that, Ms. Schwalm advises clients in commercial law and all aspects of distribution law, including dealer and agency agreements and compliance aspects, as well as in product liability matters and internal investigations.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Schwalm spent three years as a research assistant at the Institute for Private International Law and Civil Procedural Law 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.

Representative Matters

  • Representing Deutsche Bahn in connection with all aspects of asserting claims for several hundred million Euros in damages from the railtrack 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 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.
  • Defending the data protection provisions of a major German bank in litigation brought by a consumer organization.
  • Claiming damages for Katjes, a leading German sweets manufacturer, against members of the German “Sugar Cartel”.
  • Defending a Japanese client against antitrust damages claims and distribution law claims of several millions of €.
  • Continuous representation of an international manufacturer of construction engines in distribution disputes.
  • Representing a shareholder of a leading facility services provider before German courts against the company and its shareholders.
  • Representing a major German aircraft maintenance provider in numerous cross-border litigation matters, some of them leading up to cross-border enforcement of judgments.

Best Lawyers Germany 2020: Recommended for Litigation

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