By virtue of its location between Europe’s “Romance” and “Nordic” spheres, Luxembourg is at a cultural crossroads. Thus, DSM’s legal practice focuses on more than solely Luxembourg domestic issues.
Several disputes require the determination of the law applicable to a contract or particular legal situation. In applying the legal instruments that govern the competence of courts and tribunals, DSM’s lawyers advise clients so that they minimize their risks associated with conflicts of laws and lengthy and costly proceedings.
The DSM law firm researches all international dimensions of a case and applies international rules before the competent bodies to provide its clients with the greatest opportunity to assert their rights.
Our team advises on all aspects of European Union Law, an increasingly important area of law. Our team also advises on European Competition Law (cartels, leniency applications, abuse of a dominant position, joint ventures, distribution and licensing issues, damage claims, EU merger control and state aids). The firm assists in European Commission and Luxembourg Competition Council investigations, sector enquiries and market studies, including cartel dawn raids. DSM performs competition audits and develops compliance programs, trains and prepares our clients for dealing with any such investigations.
DSM’s experience before courts and tribunals has equipped it for litigating before the European adjudicatory bodies located in Luxembourg, be it for international companies or private individuals. Our attorneys have a broad-based procedural practice before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the General Court of the EU, the EU Civil Service Tribunal, the European Commission and the Luxembourg Competition Council. Their expertise in European law and the procedural rules specific to each of those bodies is key to the successful defense of our clients.