The resolution of disputes before state courts or arbitration tribunals is only ultima ratio. Even with the most careful drafting of the underlying contracts, there is sometimes no other choice. This applies in particular if the other party becomes insolvent and the insolvency administrator - who is obliged to the insolvency creditors - brings an action in order to increase the insolvency estate.

Piltz Legal offers you many years of experience and comprehensive expertise in national and international arbitration. Piltz Legal represents you in proceedings before state courts and arbitration tribunals, shows you in which structures arbitration is practically without alternative and recommends proven dispute resolution clauses for your contracts.

Arbitration is much more balanced for the international settlement of disputes and more adaptable to the particularities of the case to be decided than state jurisdiction. Nevertheless, arbitration is not a panacea either and requires prudent preliminary examinations.

Many conceivable conflicts and potential disputes can at least be significantly defused and mitigated by prudent and careful drafting of contracts. However, this also includes robust dispute settlement clauses.

Prof. Dr. Piltz is or has been an arbitrator in numerous proceedings and is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the European-Latin American Arbitration Association (ELArb) in Hamburg.

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The Legal 500 Germany: Dr. Carlo Piltz as leading name in data protection 2024

Once again Dr. Carlo Piltz is included among the leading names in the field of data protection in the latest edition of the Legal 500 Germany.

ECJ ruling on VIN and general aspects of the term 'personal data'

The consequences of the ECJ's decision in Case C-319/22 (also referred to as the ‘Scania case’) of November 9, 2023 will certainly be discussed in the data protection scene for a long time to come. It is already visible that the judgment creates big waves in the automotive industry and related sectors, but also in the data protection community in general. However, it seems doubtable whether this is justified or whether essentially the same aspects as before the decision must be taken into account when clarifying the question of the existence of personal data. In the exact case dealt with by the ECJ, it will first be decided by the Regional Court of Cologne whether the VIN is indeed personal data for vehicle manufacturers and independent operators. The ECJ ruling itself does not yet provide a direct and unambiguous answer

Advocate General at the CJEU: Concerning the appropriateness of technical and organisational measures and compensation for non-material damages in the event of a hacker attack

Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Giovanni Pitruzzella, published his opinion in case C-340/21 on 27. April 2023 regarding the conditions for compensation for non-material damages and the burden of proof for the appropriateness of technical organizational measures (TOMs) under Art. 32 GDPR in connection with a hacker attack.