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Ralf-Thomas Wittmann, Partner

Ralf-Thomas Wittmann

Partner

Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht

Languages

German, English, French

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction and engineering
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Personal injury claims litigation
  • Product liability and product recall
  • Real estate litigation

Practice notes

Ralf-Thomas Wittmann is a member of the Litigation/Dispute Management as well as of the Insurance practice group.

For more than 15 years, he has been representing renowned architects and engineers in the context of major structural damage. Ralf-Thomas has many years' experience of managing complex litigation. His clients include many international companies, specifically from the French-speaking countries, inter alia in the context of product liability cases.

Ralf-Thomas is the author of numerous contributions, in particular to the commercial and corporate law section of the specialist publication AnwaltsZertifikat.

He is a member of the work groups for construction law and insurance law of the German Lawyers' Association (Deutscher Anwaltsverein).

Ralf-Thomas studied law in Saarbrücken and Tübingen as well as at the Université des Sciences Sociales in Toulouse. Since May 1998, he has been a lawyer with the law firm Grooterhorst & Partner which specialises in real estate law and became the Dusseldorf office of Eversheds Sutherland in August 2017.

Ralf-Thomas' recent experience includes:

  • Advising a French medium-sized company in the context of independent proceedings for the taking of evidence regarding product liability questions, particularities of international private law and European procedural law
  • Enforcement of compensation claims against an English manufacturer of oilfield tubulars against a certification center
  • Representation of a family firm in the defence against an action brought by an insolvency administrator for wage claims and assertion of claims for defects, action to enforce insurance cover against a legal financial loss liability insurance in the context of major damage
  • Representation of a guarantor in proceedings regarding the return or re-payment of a guarantee upon first demand worth over a million euros
  • Ongoing representation of a public bank regarding complex legal disputes, in particular regarding credit card fraud

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