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Deutsche Bahn gewinnt mit CMS Hasche Sigle im Prozess gegen den Architekten von Gerkan


Deutsche Bahn yesterday won a legal dispute before Berlin Regional Court against the architect Meinhard von Gerkan regarding his comments on the collapse of a steel girder at Berlin central station during the "Kyrill" storm. The court allowed a claim to cease and desist of the Bahn and prohibited von Gerkan from making claims which gave the impression that under the direction of the Bahn the architect left out originally planned safety rails during construction. As a result of the decision, von Gerkan may not repeat the disputed comments without simultaneously pointing out that in the plans the rails did not have a safety or restraining function and that they were only for drainage purposes and to prevent icicles from forming. The decision was issued directly after the oral hearing on 22.05.07; the written grounds have not yet been provided.

Adviser Deutsche Bahn
CMS Hasche Sigle
Michael Fricke

Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:

Michael Fricke
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 / 37630- 353
E-mail: Michael.Fricke@cms-hs.com

About CMS Hasche Sigle:

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 480 lawyers. It covers the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international companies from a wide spectrum of industry. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow and Shanghai.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see www.cms-hs.com

CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading independent European law firms. With over 595 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 4,200 support staff we advise our clients at commercial locations in 48 business centres in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues.

In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium), CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 58 offices in 25 countries around the world.

For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see http://www.cmslegal.com.