The law firm is mainly focusing on international construction law, international inheritance law (probate law) and real estate law covering all kind of related services.
The independence of nations and the solidarity of humans are given facts. It is no longer possible to be isolated from people who live in other nations. Their point of view, their kind of action, their opulence or their misery is important to us. With regard to international practise the lawyer in particular has to choose a particular approach. Unfortunately the (legal) world is still divided in sovereign an independent states and jurisdictions. As long as individuals abstain from crossing frontiers, legal relations will be exclusively governed by national law. But people often do have contact with foreign states and/or jurisdictions and their citizens because they follow the business.
It is then that the question arises whether the relation is governed by national law or by the law of some other country or jurisdiction. The answer comes from the so called private international law (conflicts of law). If a relationship has connections with more than one country or jurisdiction, the applicable law has to be determined by the given set of rules of the conflict of laws´ provisions. Conflicts of laws impose a lot of difficult questions to lawyers in every country. Once the national law which governs the case has been determined, the lawyer has to apply the law even if it is that of a foreign country. Knowledge of foreign law is thus indispensable.
is often very different from national law so that specialists will be needed.
That was the reason why Dr. Hök & Colleagues decided in 1994 to become a
member of EUROJURIS, a European lawyer´s network. Since then the law firm Dr.
Hök, Stieglmeier & Kollegen has grown to become a European wide operating
specialised and experienced law firm, whose lawyers practice in several
languages, including German, English, French, Polish, and Spanish.
Dr. Hök, Stieglmeier & Kollegen law firm deals with commercial law, construction law, property law (conveyancing, facility management), debt recovery especially in foreign countries or cross border litigation, probate and succession law, EC law, medical negligence, labour law, including a wide range of services with regard to construction projects and real estate.
Construction Business Services
We advise our clients on national and international construction, building and civil engineering projects, on infrastructure projects as well as on industrial construction projects.
Over the years the law firm has become specialised on FIDIC forms of contract. The law firm does provide services for contract preparation, proper contract management and the prosecution of claims under FIDIC forms of Contract. The law firm has experience with FIDIC based projects in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Among those projects were water treatment plant projects, railway projects, road projects, dam projects and other major infrastructure investments. The law firm was involved therein in different functions, either as a counsel for the Employer or the Contractor or as a member of the Engineer´s and/or designer´s team.
Dr. Hök is a FIDIC licensed FIDIC trainer. He has been qualified as a FIDIC assessed and listed adjudicator and arbitrator and has been appointed as such in various European countries. Dr. Hök is member of VBI and a fellow of DBF. Inter alia, he has been appointed for FIDIC trainings in Botswana, Cameroon, Denmark, India, Oman, Qatar, Romania and Serbia and he was a speaker on various IBC FIDIC Users´ Conferences in Europe and Asia.
Probate Law Services (Inheritance law)
We advise our clients in international probate cases (inheritance cases)
- Erbschein (certificate of inheritance)
- Execution of wills
On the basis of conflicts of law rules, we are experienced in German, English, US and French inheritance law and German tax law. The law firm is mainly involved in split heirship cases arising form the diversity of the existing conflict of laws´ rules.
International Litigation Services