Focus

We primarily advise companies, entrepreneurs, top executives, shareholders and investors in the fields of business and corporate law, including litigation.

Practice areas

This includes in particular the following matters:

  • Drafting and negotiation of service contracts, including remuneration issues, pension commitments and post-contractual non-competition clauses
  • Advice regarding the appointment of corporate bodies under company law
  • Advice on powers of representation and delegation rules
  • Legal structure of corporate management (line, matrix)
  • Advice on management investments / participations
  • Preparation and examination of rules of procedure
  • Examination of liability issues relating to executives and board members
  • Dismissal and contract termination of executives and board members
  • Advice on separation agreements and severance payments
  • Design and introduction of compliance systems under company and labor law
  • Review and revision of existing compliance programs
  • Implementation of employee training courses
  • Execution and management of compliance investigations
  • Advice on compliance violations
  • Drafting of (framework) procurement and supply contracts
  • Advice on product development
  • Legally compliant design of production (product liability and safety, subcontractors, temporary work)
  • Advice on distribution agreements (principals, commercial agents, authorized dealers, commission agents)
  • Advice on franchise law
  • Legal design of online trading platforms
  • Formation of partnerships and corporations
  • Preparation and support of shareholders' and general meetings
  • Advice on transformations (changes of legal form, mergers, demergers and spin-offs)
  • Structuring of capital measures
  • Reorganisation of group structures
  • Drafting of company agreements (in particular domination and profit/loss transfer agreements)
  • Implementation of squeeze-outs
  • Negotiation and conclusion of shareholder agreements / voting agreements / options
  • Structuring of sub-participations
  • Dealing with the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK)
  • Advice on DCGK declarations of conformity
  • Design and implementation of rules of procedure and (group) guidelines
  • Review, development and introduction of codes of conduct
  • Advice on public takeovers (public M&A)
  • Accompaniment of (cross-border) company acquisitions and sales
  • Advice on mergers and acquisitions (private M&A)
  • Representation in private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Planning and negotiation of joint ventures, co-operations and minority shareholdings
  • Support with manager investments (management buy out and buy in)
  • Advice on carve-in and carve-out transactions
  • Conception of transaction structure and transaction management
  • Carrying out or leading due diligence audits
  • Drafting and negotiation of all necessary corporate documents (NDA, MOU, TS etc.)
  • Implementation of post-closing restructurings
  • Planning, establishment and ongoing advice for foundations/trusts
  • Comprehensive advice for family businesses
  • Design of a family governance systems
  • Implementation of supervisory, family and advisory boards
  • Legal support for family offices
  • Advice for wealthy private individuals
  • Planning and implementation of company successions
  • Mediation/arbitration between family tribes
  • Support for emergency preparedness
  • Preparation of entrepreneurial wills and contracts
  • Execution of last wills
  • Examination of breaches of contract
  • Examination of the existence of tortious acts
  • Advice on insolvency matters
  • Representation in D&O insurance cases
  • Representation in litigation
  • Conducting arbitrations (as party representatives or arbitrators)
  • Representation in post M&A disputes
  • Representation in claims for damages due to capital market liability
  • Representation in disputes relating to the increase of cash settlements
  • Representation in disputes relating to compensation payments for structural measures
  • Advice on shareholder disputes
  • Representation in actions for rescission under stock corporation law
  • Examination of liability claims for directors and officers
  • Advice on compliance violations
  • Representation in compensation claims of executive bodies/executives
  • Advice to companies in the pre-insolvency area
  • Extrajudicial liquidation
  • Consultation on remediation concepts
  • Consultation in protective shielding procedures
  • Advice on self-management
  • Advice for insolvency creditors, insolvency administrators and trustees
  • Advice on the preparation of insolvency plans
  • Strategic reorganization of groups
  • Defense against rescission claims
  • Support in restructuring transactions (distressed M&A)
  • Formation of companies
  • Choice of legal form
  • Support during the operational activity
  • Drafting contracts with suppliers and customers
  • Structuring of employee participation programs
  • Advice on financing (venture capital)
  • Negotiations with investors
  • Exit advice