History & Expertise
In 1992 German lawyer Andreas Langner set up his first office in a town near Lake Constance close to the Swiss and Austrian borders. Two years later his firm became debt collector for a major Austrian mail order company. Others followed and our office began specializing in cross border debt collection and commercial litigation.
However, attorney Langner always kept a balance between commercial and private clients as two of his favorite fields of practice always were and still are family law and inheritance. Since many years he is a member of the International Society of Family Law using their network and conferences to help clients and to enhance his own professional development.
After the launch of the first website in 1995 we more and more developed into an international legal service provider. Since 1997 we worked together with the Taiwan based law firm of attorney Mark Koeh. In 1998 we started a close cooperation with a debt collection company in Paris, France. In 1999 Mr Langner was invited to speak as an international debt management expert on a convention in Singapore. The same year we started close cooperation with advocate Shiva Ratna, a lawyer in Bhadohi, India, which successfully continues to date.
In January 2000 Mr Langner got noticed by European TIME Magazine who reported about his firm and the chances and developments in cross border debt collection business.
In 2001 we started a cooperation with the renowned Hong Kong based law firm Livasiri & Co. in the field of Sino-European business joint ventures. In 2002 Mr Langner gave a series of seminars to different industry and business organizations in and around New Delhi about chances and risks of Indo-European trade. Several major Indian newspapers reported.
The same year we worked on our first Sino-German industrial joint venture project together with our Hong Kong partner.
The year 2004 was the first we generated more than 50% of our turnover from international (= not German based) clients. In 2011 our website was offering online registration and online services for clients for the first time. Currently 99% of our clients are based outside of Germany, more than 75% from North America. We represent many active and former US military members in German family law matters.
Mr Langner is also a member of the German-Israeli and the German-American Lawyers Associations.