Pro Bono

Brödermann Jahn and its partners are engaged in various PRO BONO activities, e.g.: 

Academic Teaching and Practical Training

The partners of Brödermann Jahn have, for many years, taught at different universities and training centers, including the University of Hamburg (Professor Dr. Eckart Brödermann). The main focus of these teaching activities consists of the art of contract drafting, company law, international arbitration and mediation. Further topics include antitrust law (Dr. Philipp von Dietze) and international private law (Dr. Andrea Tiedemann). Brödermann Jahn also continues to educate legal clerks, foreign lawyers and interning students.

Engagement in an international arbitration association

Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann works voluntarily as the managing director of the Chinese European Arbitration Centre (“CEAC”’). Since 2004, Brödermann Jahn has actively contributed to the founding and development of CEAC, which was opened in Hamburg on 18. September 2008.

Engagement in professional associations

The office supports the engagement of its lawyers in numerous professional associations:

  • Hamburg Bar Organization (“HRAK”)
  • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann is vice president of the Hamburg Bar Organization. Dr. Andrea Tiedemann is a member of the Committee for Inheritance Law at the Hamburg Bar Organization.
  • German Federal Bar Organization (“BRAK”)
  • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann is a member of the BRAK committee for International Private Law.
  • International Bar Association (“IBA”)
  • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann is liaison officer to Unidroit for the IBA Space Law Committee.

Contribution to the development of law ('track record')

The quality of laws depends on the input at the time of the legislation. Bearing this in mind, Brödermann Jahn has actively engaged itself in the development of law:

  • Common Frame of Reference
  • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann was one of around 180 experts that worked for the European Commission on the “Common Frame of Reference” (this project of the European Union should pave the way for a future European Contract Law).
  • UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts
  • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann contributed, as an observer for five years, to the composure of the 2011 Unidroit Principles for the Space Law Committee of the IBA 
  • Cape Town Convention
  • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann was involved, as an expert, in the development of the space assets protocol for the agreement concerning international safety laws on mobile objects (‘Berlin Protocol’ at the Cape Town Convention).