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 follow-on litigation 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.

Julia has handled matters in a variety of industries, ranging from automotive, aviation, and consumer goods to telecommunications, heavy machinery, and banking. 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 member of our Litigation group.

Julia is a partner of Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP based in our German office in Berlin.

Representative Experience

  • 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.

Rankings

  • Recommended for Litigation – Best Lawyers Germany 2020
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