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Signature Litigation Frankfurt

Signature Litigation’s Frankfurt office was established to provide clients with a team of seasoned litigation and arbitration practitioners who operate on a conflict-free, disputes only, platform to service domestic and international clients on their complex commercial disputes.

Signature’s Frankfurt office opened on 1 July 2024.

Signature’s new office in Frankfurt is located at Junghofstraße 16, 60311 Frankfurt am Main.

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Signature’s Frankfurt office is led by renowned partners Ulrich Helm and Dr Jan Kraayvanger. Ulrich and Jan are widely recognised in the market for their litigation and arbitration expertise.

Collectively, Signature’s Frankfurt office will advise and represent clients in commercial disputes including mediation, civil court proceedings, as well as national and international commercial arbitrations.

Industry sectors of key focus for Signature Litigation in Frankfurt include oil & gas and renewable energy – notably offshore wind farms, power plant projects – construction and infrastructure, automotive, financial services, as well as insurance.

Ulrich Helm

Ulrich is widely recognised for his expertise in arbitration and litigation matters relating to construction law by Best Lawyers. He has also been recognised by Who’s Who Legal, with the Guide noting that he is “much admired by peers for his strategic thinking.” Ulrich has also been recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for construction by Expert Guides, while The Legal 500 Germany Guide has noted his “deep understanding of technology”, and his “high level of expertise”.

Dr Jan Kraayvanger

Partner Jan Kraayvanger has been recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in The Legal 500 Germany Guide for both Dispute Resolution – Disputes in the Financial Services Sector, and Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Commercial Disputes. He is praised for his “focus on litigation in the financial services sector”, with the Guide noting that he “acts ‘quickly and with oversight.’” Jan has also been featured in the JUVE Handbuch, where he has been described as “solution oriented” with “stringent work”.

Frankfurt is a burgeoning financial services hub in the continent, and its position in the German and wider European economies makes the city a natural fit for Signature Litigation’s financial and corporate disputes practice to launch its newest office.
The complexity and level of disputes litigated and arbitrated in the region makes for an exciting new environment to engage with, at a time where Frankfurt has climbed the list of top financial centres globally.
Signature has an established foothold in Paris, itself a leading commercial disputes centre, and Gibraltar, where its English law platform dovetails with Signature’s broader work. The new Frankfurt office to be led by Ulrich and Jan is a natural extension of our offering of expert and conflict-free litigation and arbitration support for international clients in the key financial market and arbitration hubs.
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Signature Litigation London


Signature Litigation was founded in London in 2012 by senior lawyers with many years’ experience in leading practices, specialising in high value commercial litigation and arbitration.

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Signature Litigation Paris


The Paris office of Signature Litigation was created in line with the philosophy of our London office. It offers clients a dedicated litigation and international arbitration team comprising lawyers who are recognised for their expertise and their training at major international law firms.

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Signature Litigation Gibraltar


Signature’s Gibraltar office was established in 2017 to meet the increasing need for additional commercial litigation and private wealth disputes expertise. Its position geographically and commonalities with the English law system complements Signature’s wider work in other international territories.

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