Protecting foreign investor via the association agreement
Ensuring EU neutrality and support
The strategy was a bold venture into the new multi-layered external relations boundaries that have been blurring the spectacles of due process. It was a marriage of semantic entrepreneurship and geo-political exchange. It reminded the EU that it had an obligation to uphold the rule of law, and litigiously exposed the circumstances surrounding the freezing order. It pointed at the potential local executive involvement in the lifting of the freezing order. Most importantly it used linguistic skills of a hybrid legal-diplomatic nature to put the EU in a neutral position and still secure justice. It relied on mustering the overarching weight of EU fundamental values, as they are institutionally manifested. By directing tangible professional relationships within that framework, it was able to bring the intangible rule of law principles to fruition.
Promoting fair justice and improving relations
Alber & Geiger was able to act as an enzyme of due process by taking politics out of the courtroom. The EU was ultimately content with making a neutral statement that did not implicate its integrity. It resulted in substantive justice for the client, and created a more positive relationship with the EU institutions. The distinct multi-jurisdictional package of Alber & Geiger’s professional architecture was able to get to work in a new frontier, with expedience.