Welcome to The Global Litigation Guide (the “Guide”) which has been prepared by DLA Piper’s civil litigation experts around the world for the purpose of presenting key aspects of civil litigation in jurisdictions in which DLA Piper operates. 

For each country, the Guide focuses on the following aspects: 

  • Overview of court system
  • Limitation
  • Procedural steps and timing
  • Disclosure and discovery
  • Default judgment
  • Appeals
  • Interim relief proceedings
  • Prejudgment attachments and freezing
  • Costs
  • Class actions 

This global Guide provides practitioners, in-house counsel and clients with a comparative source of reference that covers some of the intricacies of civil litigation in more than 30 jurisdictions worldwide. DLA Piper has prepared separate guides that deal with matters that are closely related to civil litigation, such as DLA Piper’s guide to Legal Professional Privilege and (coming soon) DLA Piper’s guide to Third Party Funding. Criminal or administrative litigation (as well as litigation relating to other specialist areas of law that require different procedures such as tax and employment) are outside the scope of the Guide.   

The Guide is not a substitute for legal advice. Should you have a civil claim, or if you would like further information, please contact any of the individuals listed in the Guide.

About DLA Piper 

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. 

For further information visit www.dlapiper.com.

Key contacts 

Ewald Netten, Partner, [email protected], +31 20 541 9865
Sophie Devitt, Partner, [email protected], +61 73 246 4058
Simone Zwartenkot, Senior Associate, [email protected], +31 20 541 9376