SPECIALIZED, BUSINESS-MINDED LEGAL ADVICE IN THE AREAS OF CORPORATE / M&A, TAX, LITIGATION, AND EMPLOYMENT
We provide businesses and business owners with specialized legal advice coupled with an in-depth understanding of economic factors. We implement ideas of our clients, many of whom we advise over a period of many years and with whom we maintain relationships built on mutual trust. When legal issues fall outside the scope of our own core competencies, we collaborate with other, specialized law firms in order to meet the high-quality standards of our clients.
The goals of our clients take center stage for us, and we pursue those goals with utmost personal engagement. We are available to our clients to discuss problems as they arise, to provide legal advice, and to suggest potential solutions, developing and implementing strategies and customized plans of action together with clients. To achieve these objectives, we combine what is legally possible with what makes financial sense for our clients.
Our clients do business internationally. So do we – and we do so without being part of any permanent mergers or binding cooperations. Drawing on a well-developed, long-standing network of attorneys and tax advisors working in all important jurisdictions of the world, we provide support to clients wherever they may do business. Long-standing business relationships with our network partners guarantee fast and goal-oriented collaboration – even across national borders.
The people who work for you are key to your success. At our firm different personalities have grown into a close-knit, highly effective team. By offering continuing education to our attorneys, both inside and outside the firm, we ensure that we will continue to meet the high expectations of our clients in the future.
Corporate / M&A
One of our core competencies is advising clients on all aspects of M&A transactions, investments in businesses, the establishment of joint ventures, and other corporate law issues.
M&A transactions present complex challenges that require a high degree of competence and experience. Our legal advice focuses on early planning – also as far as tax-optimized transaction structures are concerned –, careful review of the target company (legal and tax due diligence review), drafting and negotiating contracts, and addressing financing aspects.
In the area of corporate law we assist clients not only with drafting articles and bylaws and partnership agreements, but also provide support at shareholders’ meetings and for shareholder disputes.
Tax advice and goal-oriented tax planning have long been core competencies of our firm. Several of our attorneys are also specialist tax lawyers (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht) as well as certified tax advisors (Steuerberater).
We represent clients in complex reorganiszations/restructurings of corporate groups, providing advice on all corporate and tax issues, and we also advise wealthy individuals on all aspects of asset management and estate planning. Moreover, we provide legal counsel on self-reporting of unreported and/or under-reported tax liability to avoid criminal prosecution.
We represent our clients before all courts of law as well as before national and international arbitration bodies. One of our litigation specialties is the strategic defense of class actions brought by investors. Thanks to our extensive experience, we are also regularly retained to serve as arbitrators in arbitration proceedings that fall within our areas of expertise.
We advise our clients on all labor and employment law issues, for example labor law and co-determination issues arising in connection with M&A transactions or restructuring measures. We also assist with the “correct” transfer of pension agreements in compliance with employment and tax laws, as well as with the design and implementation of employee and management participation plans.