I find that non-native English speakers tend to use the word “of” much too often. “Of” is also frequently used incorrectly instead of other prepositions.
Non-native English speakers tend to write, for example, the attorney of the claimant where native speakers would write the claimant’s attorney. Although both structures are grammatically correct, phrases like the attorney of the claimant increase the “wordiness” and complexity of a sentence and make your writing more difficult to read.
非英语为母语的人喜欢这样表达“the attorney of the claimant”(原告的律师)，而英语国家人士则习惯于这样表达“the claimant’s attorney”。虽然两种表达在语法上都是正确的，但是用of的词组表达则显得语句更为累赘，使句子更加难以理解。
Here are some examples:
|the decision of the regulatory authority
||the regulatory authority’s decision|
|the approval of the Management Board
||the Management Board’s approval|
|the consent of the Meeting of Shareholders
||the consent of the Shareholders’ Meeting|
|the representative of the Company
||the Company’s representative|
|the total remuneration of the Contractor
||the Contractor’s total remuneration|
Note that all these examples refer to a person or a group of people – i.e. the claimant, the regulatory authority, the Management Board, the Shareholders’ Meeting, the Company and the Contractor.
Now look at other examples:
|German law’s perspective
||the perspective of German law|
|the contract’s termination
||the termination of the contract|
|the claim’s rejection
||the rejection of the claim|
|the contract’s annex
||the annex to / of the contract|
|the judgement’s date
||the date of the judgement|
|the plans’ realisation
||the realisation of the plans|
There are no people involved in any of these examples, so it is better to use of instead of ’s.
I should add, however, that this is a general rule, and there are exceptions to it. But if you follow this rule, it should – most of the time – make your writing easier to read.