Law Firm

Your strategic partner with international law firm quality and implementation competence for medium-sized businesses - comprehensible, cost-conscious and reliable.

Self-conception

We are an independent law firm and have been advising companies, entrepreneurs, executives, shareholders and investors in the fields of business and corporate law, including litigation, for many years.

Our aim as attorneys is to build and strengthen long-term client relationships. Our excellent legal judgement, paired with our economic expertise, repeatedly puts us in a position of trust as a legal advisor.

For us, legal advice means matching the highest demands on the professional quality of our work and our personal integrity, combined with an extraordinary service orientation.

In order to meet the highest professional standards, in addition to excellent legal knowledge, good foresight, a permanent focus on our clients, their economic interests and an in-depth understanding of their markets with all challenges, dangers and economic opportunities are required. This is the only way to correctly assess legal risks in difficult situations, to find an adequate way to the aim and to communicate it clearly. It is always important to keep an eye on the strategy of my clients as well as the "big picture" and not to get lost in legal details.

For us, personal integrity means not only reconciling and maintaining legal ethics and actual actions, but also a sense of responsibility towards our clients, as well as a professional approach to the other parties involved. Irrespective of whether it is a high-profile billion euro transaction or a manageable non-public shareholder dispute.

For us, service orientation means dedication to the profession of the attorney as well as commitment in relation to our clients and the matters, even under unusual circumstances. In addition, we are willing to provide efficient and effective support at all times, to be uncomplicated in my dealings, down-to-earth and approachable. Being able to present legally complex facts in an understandable manner and to provide clear assessments within the set deadlines is an essential part of my service orientation.

For us, acting responsibly does not stop with the processing of professional matters. Economic success should also help others and change the world for the good of future generations. For us, pro bono legal advice and social commitment are inseparable from sustainable action and are therefore a matter of course.

Compensation

We want our clients to achieve their goals quickly and not have to wait long for time-consuming hourly-based work from their attorneys.

Therefore, where the workload depends solely on our services, such as in the formation of companies, the drafting of contracts, resolutions and other agreements, in transformations or restructuring plans, in due diligences, etc., we generally work with fixed prices.

Only where our work scope is not in our hands or in the hands of the client, such as negotiations with contract parties or law suits, we charge on the basis of hourly rates. In doing so, we pay particular attention to the comprehensibility and appropriateness of the billing. Hourly-based billing is used, for example, in the conduct of legal proceedings, in contract negotiations with contractual partners or in internal investigations.

Due to our low expense ratio and our focus on small and medium sized enterprises, we are able to offer large law firm quality and service at prices that are justifiable and reasonable.

Fee overview

The fee overview below shows in extracts which fixed prices can be approx. expected for certain tasks:

Measure Fees (EUR net)
Board Service Contract / Managing Director Employment Contract 2.000 – 6.000
Structuring of management shareholdings 5.000 – 9.000
Settlement and separation agreement 3.000 – 8.000
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Code of Conduct 2.500 – 5.000
In-house seminar (day-long) 1.750 – 3.000
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Formation package (GmbH, AG, KG, UG (haftungsbeschraenkt); comprises articles of association, md employment contract, rules of procedure for the management and commercial register applications 2.500 (3.000 for GmbH & Co. KG)
Shareholders‘ Agreement, Investors‘ Agreement 3.000 – 9.000
Accompanying shareholders' meeting / general meeting 1.000 – 2.000
Transformation (change of legal form, merger, demerger, spin-off) 2.500 – 9.000
Capital increase or decrease 3.000 – 10.000
Company agreements (profit and loss transfer agreement, domination agreement) 3.000 – 8.000
Squeeze-out 5.000 – 10.000
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Procurement and supply agreements, distribution agreements 3.000 – 5.000
Franchise agreements 4.000 – 7.000
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Rules of Procedure (management, supervisory or advisory board) 1.000 – 3.500
Code of Conduct 2.500 – 5.000
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Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) 1.000 – 2.000
Term Sheet (TS), Letter of Intent (LOI), Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Heads of Terms (HoT) 1.500 – 2.500
Due Diligence (Buyer) 3.000 – 15.000
Vendor Due Diligence 2.500 – 12.000
Share Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) / Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement (APA)/ Joint Venture Agreement 5.000 – 17.000
Preparation and management of Closing 3.000 – 5.000
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Establishment of foundations (without tax law advice) 5.000
Establishment of an advisory or supervisory board 3.000 – 8.000
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Employee Stock Option Program (ESOP) 4.000 – 8.000
Investors' agreement 5.000 – 17.000
Exit advisory (sale, liquidation, insolvency etc.) 5.000 – 15.000

Alternative compensation models

We are also open to alternative compensation models, such as value pricing (compensation based on value added generated), menu pricing (differentiated prices for different risk profiles), client satisfaction fees (partial fee subject to additional success criteria, bonus for over-achievement), or working for equity in the area of consulting for start-up companies.

Network

Professional co-operation with other consultants, collegiality and teamwork are signs of the professional self-confidence and solid character that distinguishes primarily excellent attorneys.

We worked for many years as an attorneys in major international law firms and corporations, both domestically and abroad before setting up our law firm. From this time, we have the basis of a wide-ranging international network, which we are constantly building up and expanding. Contacts to domestic and foreign law firms, to auditing and tax consulting firms are as much a part of our network as connections to representatives of associations, management consultancies and universities.

For cross-border mandates we are working together with leading independent law firms. Should we require expertise from other areas of law, which is not covered by our expertise, we can rely on a long-standing, proven and integrated co-operation with renowned boutique law firms. In doing so, we always pay attention to efficiency and cost control.

Professional memberships (selection)

  • Association of University Teachers of Business Law
  • Youth Chamber International Alumni
  • German Atlantic Society
  • Federal Association of Medium-Sized Businesses
  • Christian Democratic Union of Germany
  • Economic and SME Society
  • Economic Council of the CDU
  • Fulbright Alumni Network Germany
  • Association of Reservists of the German Armed Forces
  • KSCV