Expertise & Cooperations
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. 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.
Recently we started a cooperation with the Costa Rica Based Law Firm ABS&P and proudly announce attorneys Dr Andre Alexander and Mr James Corbett as Senior Consulting Counsels to support our clients in international legal affairs:
Andre is admitted as common law Barrister and Solicitor and practices in Costa Rica as an international lawyer specializing in commercial, financial and medical law. He holds law degrees from England, the United States and the Pacific Islands and is a former member of the bar associations of Germany (Brandenburg) and Brussels, Belgium. His recent awards include (in 2020): Nomination for the Queen's Counsel (hons.) award by a Pacific Islands chief justice for his service to the international legal community as a common law attorney; recognition by Diligent 100 for excellence in the General Counsel category; judge (2020) at the National Mediation Awards, UK. His experience in cross-border litigation, dispute resolution and international commercial services spans some 20 years. He is a volunteer lawyer of the ISLP - International Senior Lawyers Project and past Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (Reg. No. 00722187).
James Corbett KC LLM, KC is an English Barrister and Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in the Channel Islands. He is also a qualified mediator & arbitrator. James is one of the United Kingdom’s most recognised lawyers in the field of offshore trusts, corporate law, insolvency and cross-border litigation. His career spans more than 20 years of experience in the English bar in prestigious firms and collaborations with international law firms. James is a (part-time) judge of the High Court of the Isle of Man (since 2022) and has been a part-time judge of the High Court of England and Wales. He is also a Bencher (governor) of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in London and is licensed to practice in many jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Europe and the Caribbean. He is a partner (consulting) with the international law firm ABS&P in Costa Rica and practices independently from his firm, JCKC Law, in Jersey, Channel Islands.