Gerrit Niehoff

Dr. Gerrit Niehoff is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Frankfurt office. He joined the Firm in 2016 after having worked as legal trainee in the Firm’s Frankfurt and New York offices. From 2012 to 2014, Gerrit worked as a graduate research assistant at the Chair for Private Law, Civil Procedure and Private International Law at the University of Passau, Germany. In 2018/2019, Gerrit was on a ten-month secondment in the legal department of a leading global biotech company.

In a recent judgment of May 8, 2019 (Case No. 13 U 210/17, BeckRS 2019, 12531) based on Regulation (EC) No. 1393/2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (the “Regulation”), the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt (the “Court”) held that if a plaintiff opts for a translation of the statement of claim (although such translation is not required under the Regulation), plaintiff is responsible…