Corporate / M&A
We advise stock corporations and partnerships, as well as their shareholders or partners, on all legal issues arising under corporate OR reorganization law in connection with the purchase or sale of enterprises or shareholdings.
We counsel our clients on corporate acquisitions and sales, financing negotiations in the venture capital arena, management participations, and other participations in companies, as well as on the establishment of joint ventures in Germany and abroad.
Our corporate law attorneys not only draft articles and bylaws and partnership agreements, but also provide support to clients at shareholders’ meetings and for shareholder disputes.
Tax advice and tax planning are core competencies of our firm.
Some of our attorneys are both specialized tax lawyers (Fachanwälte für Steuerrecht) as well as certified tax advisors (Steuerberater). We are therefore able to cover the full range of tax issues that may arise in connection with M&A transactions or corporate reorganiszations/restructurings. Wealthy individuals and family-owned businesses also regularly retain our services for strategic asset management and succession planning.
We represent our clients before regular courts of law and arbitration bodies nationwide and abroad.
Our litigation services extend from representation in major legal actions filed by individuals, including cross-border matters, to ongoing representation in court, to the strategic defense of class actions and the most efficient enforcement of claims. 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 counsel our clients on all issues arising under labor or employment law.
We advise our clients both in connection with transactions and restructurings as well as the drafting of individual employment agreements and the negotiation and conclusion of collective bargaining agreements. We also represent our clients in disputes before labor courts, whatever the issues may be. In addition, we assist with the “correct” transfer of pension agreements in compliance with employment and tax law, as well as with the design and implementation of employee and management participation plans.