Procedure and special features of the CLP procedure
If both parties wish to conduct CLP proceedings, it is necessary for both parties to be advised and represented by appropriately trained CLP lawyers. Once the CLP procedure has been agreed in principle and the respective CLP lawyers have been instructed, an agreement is concluded on the implementation of the procedure and compliance with the agreed rules (e.g. complete mutual information/documents, duty of confidentiality towards third parties, authorisation for the lawyers to contact each other, etc.).
The CLP lawyers agree with their respective clients that they will be instructed exclusively for the CLP proceedings; it is therefore agreed that the activity is limited to the CLP proceedings and that no further contentious out-of-court or in-court representation will be provided by the CLP lawyers in the same matter if the CLP proceedings fail or after their termination.
The parties to the conflict first consult with their own CLP lawyer and the joint four-way meetings are prepared.
The conflict issues and the interests and needs of those involved in the conflict are discussed and solutions are worked out in the joint four-way meetings.
If necessary and after consultation, further experts can be consulted for support.
Between the joint meetings, the clients can of course have further consultations with their own CLP lawyers and - after consultation with the clients - discussions between the CLP lawyers themselves.
Once the solutions have been worked out, a legally binding agreement is formulated and finally concluded.