Labour law

We advise and represent you in all issues relating to labour contract law both in judicial and out of court proceedings. In the area of…

Labour law

We advise and represent you in all issues relating to labour contract law both in judicial and out of court proceedings. In the area of labour contract law, advice and representation are often required when terminating employment relationships (redundancies, contract termination agreements, other severance agreements, leave of absence, changes in corporate structure).

We support you in finding an out of court solution and represent you if legal proceedings prove to be unsuccessful. One of our main areas involves advising human resource managers during complex corporate restructuring processes and during the negotiations that are carried out with works councils as part of such processes.

Many of our clients are medium and large sized companies, for some of whom we have provided support for many years. We also provide support with the purchase and sale of companies, with acquisitions and takeovers. Collective labour law is also a major area of our work.

When clarifying matters concerning labour law, other areas of law, such as social security law, tax law and corporate law, are also often affected.
Such situations arise, for example, in cases of accident or illness suffered by employees or when assessing employment relationships in financial services companies such as banks. Thanks to our expertise in these areas of law, we are able to offer you comprehensive legal support in them.

The lawyers responsible:

Procurement law

Economic activity in the public sector is becoming increasingly dominated by the influence of European law. This can be most notably observed in the European…

Procurement law

Economic activity in the public sector is becoming increasingly dominated by the influence of European law. This can be most notably observed in the European law on state aid which is playing a key role in the numerous situations in which the public sector is economically active. Since the consequences of state aid violations are often serious, careful preparation and verification is required.

This is why we provide our clients with expert advice on internal market legislation, ensure that all matters conform with the regulations stipulated by the law on state aid and propose viable solutions. If a case is pending that involves the law on state aid, we support you with notification and application procedures so that legally compliant implementation of the project can be guaranteed. Effective commercial decisions and especially the ability to handle cases as promptly as possible are of utmost importance in all of these areas. In this way we have worked very closely with foreign real estate funds and domestic asset managements for many years.

The lawyers responsible:

Data protection law

Data protection law guarantees the right to self-determination over personal data as defined in the German Basic Law. In the age of digitization, the need…

Data protection law

Data protection law guarantees the right to self-determination over personal data as defined in the German Basic Law.

In the age of digitization, the need to protect data is increasing. Not only at a national level, but also at European level, the legal requirements for data protection are becoming ever stricter and more inscrutable.
Data protection law presents an increasing number of risks especially in the business environment and is subject to the supervision of regulatory authorities.

In addition to our experience and qualifications in this area, we work in a practice and solution oriented manner and regard data protection as a corporate strategy.

The lawyers responsible:

Lawyer Catharina Hübner

Inheritance law

We advise you comprehensively in the preventive area of potential inheritances, for example in drafting wills, advance directives and resolving disputes over inheritances that may…

Inheritance law

We advise you comprehensively in the preventive area of potential inheritances, for example in drafting wills, advance directives and resolving disputes over inheritances that may occur in the future. We assist you during court proceedings and with out of court settlements. Inheritance disputes can lead to considerable, often irreparable damage within a family. Such disputes are often caused by a lack of clear rules which the family or the testator could have clarified during his or her lifetime, or by the fact that those affected do not have adequate knowledge regarding the terms of the inheritance.

The well founded expertise that we have acquired over many years enables us to offer you the best possible advice on inheritance law. In addition, we take into account the personal and family internal sensitivities especially in belated inheritance disputes and we resolve conflicts on the basis of our many years of experience, as mutually agreed as the circumstances permit.

The lawyers responsible:

Tenancy law and property law

We advise lessors, lessees, buyers or sellers as well as WEG administrators and brokers and represent you in legal proceedings. Tenancy law and residential property…

Tenancy law and property law

We advise lessors, lessees, buyers or sellers as well as WEG administrators and brokers and represent you in legal proceedings.

Tenancy law and residential property law have become complex subjects both in terms of general property law, and in the area of residential and commercial tenancy law. Legal differences in these areas can have a significant effect on those concerned due to the considerable amounts of investment that can be involved and due to the day to day impact that this may have.

Thanks to our many years of experience and expertise, we can offer you a solution that is economically and personally target oriented for you at any time during a dispute. Furthermore, we also prepare before contracting to avoid disputes for the future.

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Criminal law

We take care of your defence in all areas of criminal law, including all appeals procedures, including audits, representation and advice in economic and tax…

Criminal law

We take care of your defence in all areas of criminal law, including all appeals procedures, including audits, representation and advice in economic and tax criminal proceedings.

We can advise you and provide support during and after searches and interrogations as well as other investigative measures. Our firm also represents victims throughout legal proceedings providing support such as accompanying victims when they give evidence in court and we can represent you as a private accessory prosecutor. We support you in asserting claims for compensation, for damages for pain and suffering and other claims for which the state is liable.

Our firm represents the interests of employees and employers in the event that criminal charges are made in relation to the employment relationship. We are also experts in civil service law, immigration law and we represent clients who are in the criminal justice system.

Antje Heister is our specialist in criminal law and has worked virtually exclusively in this area of the law since 1990. She handles all criminal law briefs at our firm.

The lawyers responsible:

Lawyer Antje Heister

Mergers & acquisitions

Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) stands for business fusions and acquisitions. We have many years of merger and acquisition experience and can assist you during the…

Mergers & acquisitions

Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) stands for business fusions and acquisitions.

We have many years of merger and acquisition experience and can assist you during the whole process from initiating contacts, formulating confidentiality agreements and letters of intent, due diligence, to the design and negotiation of all relevant contracts. Thanks to our broad based team of experts, we are always in a position to consult and coordinate specialists from adjacent fields of law and also have the optimum tax structure in view at all times.

Private equity investors and venture capital investors are able to benefit from our expertise in all legal matters, including issues concerning forms of financing and the assessment, structure and financial controlling of participating parties.

The lawyers responsible:

Family law

We are able to advise you on all matters relating to family law. This does not just include handling proceedings once initial decisions have been…

Family law

We are able to advise you on all matters relating to family law. This does not just include handling proceedings once initial decisions have been made and litigious disputes have begun, it is also often possible to develop solutions prior to this stage which could avoid subsequent conflicts from arising.

Disputes within the family are a highly sensitive issue. The decisions that are made can have significant economic and emotional repercussions in the future. Therefore, it is advisable to set the right course already at the beginning of a dispute.

Thanks to our many years of family law practice, we can inform you in time regarding existing legal dangers and show you solutions. Whether the case involves paternity matters, child maintenance, divorce or the drafting of prenuptial agreements. Of course, we also support you in any legal action or a possible out of court settlement.

The lawyers responsible:

Commercial and corporate law

We are able to draw on our broad expert knowledge when we advise you on any type of corporate issue, such as the founding of…

Commercial and corporate law

We are able to draw on our broad expert knowledge when we advise you on any type of corporate issue, such as the founding of companies, drafting articles of association, succession plans, shareholder disputes and liability issues.

A high degree of flexibility is required in the field of corporate law due to the challenges posed in these times of rapid change. We advise you on corporate acquisitions and sales, spin-offs, asset transfers, mergers and restructurings. We draw up appropriate contracts and perform comprehensive due diligence assessments. Corporate governance and compliance issues are also key focal points of our work. We are also able to supplement our legal advice services with our in-house auditing company which can perform financial audits in accordance with your requirements.

Thanks to our broad based team of experts, we are always in a position to consult and coordinate specialists from adjacent fields of law. This also enables us to ensure that we continually monitor any tax considerations.

The lawyers responsible:

Public commercial law

We provide our clients with comprehensive advice on the subject of public commercial law. Infrastructure development is one of our main areas of focus within…

Public commercial law

We provide our clients with comprehensive advice on the subject of public commercial law. Infrastructure development is one of our main areas of focus within public commercial law.

We assist both self-financed and supported projects right from the beginning, advising on the choice of legal form and the structure of implementation, financing and local law requirements. We have especially acquired a great deal of experience in matters relating to the development of broadband internet services and have already brought many projects of this type to a successful conclusion. A thorough knowledge of telecommunications legislation is also an important aspect of public commercial law. We have experience and expertise in this area of the law as well as tax law, PPP models and concession law.

Our clients in the area of public commercial law include districts, special purpose associations and municipalities as well as companies with municipal participation, for whom we operate nationwide.

The lawyers responsible:

Lawyer Dr. Sebastian Melz
Lawyer Meike Hütter

Administrative law

Administrative law as the interface between public agencies and members of the public is a key component of the legal advice service we offer in…

Administrative law

Administrative law as the interface between public agencies and members of the public is a key component of the legal advice service we offer in the area of public commercial law. Here, in addition to citizens, especially we advise municipalities on general municipal and municipal tax law subjects as well as on the individual subject areas:

Especially in building and planning law, we offer support in the preparation and implementation of projects and urban planning contracts. We do not just provide advice on individual issues relating to building laws, we also assist with complex, large scale construction projects. It is important in these cases to ensure that parameters are regularly met not just in terms of legal issues relating to planning and approval procedures, but also in terms of business and technical matters. Furthermore, considerations relating to public procurement law often play a role when preparing planning applications and a high degree of technical expertise is also needed when drafting contracts.

Also in the areas of school and university law as well as tax and immigration protection issues, you will always have a competent partner in us.

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European law

European law plays an increasingly significant role in virtually every activity both on a national and international level. All legal provisions, statutory regulations and guidelines…

European law

European law plays an increasingly significant role in virtually every activity both on a national and international level. All legal provisions, statutory regulations and guidelines are reflected in the national legislation. The importance of the fundamental rights afforded by the European Union, such as the free movement of goods and services, has also become more critical and will gain even more significance once the UK has left the EU. In our legal advice we consider all decisive factors.

Due to our professional expertise in European law, we are able to provide you with expert advice on all European law issues.

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Medical law

The health sector is characterised by its far reaching and stringent regulatory requirements which are intended to ensure that the interests of patients, healthcare providers…

Medical law

The health sector is characterised by its far reaching and stringent regulatory requirements which are intended to ensure that the interests of patients, healthcare providers and funding agencies are reconciled. It is necessary to seek advice from skilled experts on the relevant issues in order to find your way around this conflictive area and to fully enforce your own interests.

Our lawyers who specialise in medical law are able to provide advice to healthcare providers on all matters relating to medical contract law, medical malpractice law and laws governing professional practice and conduct. We support our clients in the preparation and implementation of practice foundations and practice transfers, in the establishment of cooperation in health care (e.g. joint practices, group practices, medical care centres) and we help to clarify any issues relating to registration requirements. We also advise our clients on how to optimise the invoicing process for contracting and private physicians, how to enforce remuneration claims and we are able to assist with performance audits. We complete our portfolio of services in the field of medical law by offering services to redesign, review and develop compliance management systems in addition to offering compliance training.

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Insolvency law

Our firm provides advice prior to insolvency, develops preventative strategies and during these processes also ensures that any aspects governed by social law, corporate law…

Insolvency law

Our firm provides advice prior to insolvency, develops preventative strategies and during these processes also ensures that any aspects governed by social law, corporate law and criminal law are complied with. We also provide you with advice on restructuring measures.

Insolvency law is becoming increasingly important in Germany. Also, the duties of management bodies are becoming more and more complex due to ongoing case law. It is precisely here that companies need to be able to access comprehensive advice in order to avoid personal liability.

Our approach to providing advice on insolvency law does not just involve supporting companies and their corporate bodies during the insolvency process itself, rather it also involves presenting possible alternative courses of action as part of a restructuring process that could be undertaken at an early stage. In order to achieve this, we work in close collaboration with our partners who work in the fields of tax and business consultancy.

Our expertise in insolvency law is largely derived from the fact that a large number of our clients are insolvency administrators who are located across Germany. We are appointed by these clients when claims are asserted with respect to insolvent assets, meaning that we are also very familiar with the procedural arrangements that relate to insolvency law.

The lawyers responsible:

Administrative law

Administrative law as the interface between public agencies and members of the public is a key component of the legal advice service we offer in…

Administrative law

Administrative law as the interface between public agencies and members of the public is a key component of the legal advice service we offer in the area of public commercial law. Here, in addition to citizens, especially we advise municipalities on general municipal and municipal tax law subjects as well as on the individual subject areas:

Especially in building and planning law, we offer support in the preparation and implementation of projects and urban planning contracts. We do not just provide advice on individual issues relating to building laws, we also assist with complex, large scale construction projects. It is important in these cases to ensure that parameters are regularly met not just in terms of legal issues relating to planning and approval procedures, but also in terms of business and technical matters. Furthermore, considerations relating to public procurement law often play a role when preparing planning applications and a high degree of technical expertise is also needed when drafting contracts.

Also in the areas of school and university law as well as tax and immigration protection issues, you will always have a competent partner in us.

The lawyers responsible:

Commercial and corporate law

We are able to draw on our broad expert knowledge when we advise you on any type of corporate issue, such as the founding of…

Commercial and corporate law

We are able to draw on our broad expert knowledge when we advise you on any type of corporate issue, such as the founding of companies, drafting articles of association, succession plans, shareholder disputes and liability issues.

A high degree of flexibility is required in the field of corporate law due to the challenges posed in these times of rapid change. We advise you on corporate acquisitions and sales, spin-offs, asset transfers, mergers and restructurings. We draw up appropriate contracts and perform comprehensive due diligence assessments. Corporate governance and compliance issues are also key focal points of our work. We are also able to supplement our legal advice services with our in-house auditing company which can perform financial audits in accordance with your requirements.

Thanks to our broad based team of experts, we are always in a position to consult and coordinate specialists from adjacent fields of law. This also enables us to ensure that we continually monitor any tax considerations.

The lawyers responsible:

Criminal law

We take care of your defence in all areas of criminal law, including all appeals procedures, including audits, representation and advice in economic and tax…

Criminal law

We take care of your defence in all areas of criminal law, including all appeals procedures, including audits, representation and advice in economic and tax criminal proceedings.

We can advise you and provide support during and after searches and interrogations as well as other investigative measures. Our firm also represents victims throughout legal proceedings providing support such as accompanying victims when they give evidence in court and we can represent you as a private accessory prosecutor. We support you in asserting claims for compensation, for damages for pain and suffering and other claims for which the state is liable.

Our firm represents the interests of employees and employers in the event that criminal charges are made in relation to the employment relationship. We are also experts in civil service law, immigration law and we represent clients who are in the criminal justice system.

Antje Heister is our specialist in criminal law and has worked virtually exclusively in this area of the law since 1990. She handles all criminal law briefs at our firm.

The lawyers responsible:

Lawyer Antje Heister

Data protection law

Data protection law guarantees the right to self-determination over personal data as defined in the German Basic Law. In the age of digitization, the need…

Data protection law

Data protection law guarantees the right to self-determination over personal data as defined in the German Basic Law.

In the age of digitization, the need to protect data is increasing. Not only at a national level, but also at European level, the legal requirements for data protection are becoming ever stricter and more inscrutable.
Data protection law presents an increasing number of risks especially in the business environment and is subject to the supervision of regulatory authorities.

In addition to our experience and qualifications in this area, we work in a practice and solution oriented manner and regard data protection as a corporate strategy.

The lawyers responsible:

Lawyer Catharina Hübner

European law

European law plays an increasingly significant role in virtually every activity both on a national and international level. All legal provisions, statutory regulations and guidelines…

European law

European law plays an increasingly significant role in virtually every activity both on a national and international level. All legal provisions, statutory regulations and guidelines are reflected in the national legislation. The importance of the fundamental rights afforded by the European Union, such as the free movement of goods and services, has also become more critical and will gain even more significance once the UK has left the EU. In our legal advice we consider all decisive factors.

Due to our professional expertise in European law, we are able to provide you with expert advice on all European law issues.

The lawyers responsible:

 

Family law

We are able to advise you on all matters relating to family law. This does not just include handling proceedings once initial decisions have been…

Family law

We are able to advise you on all matters relating to family law. This does not just include handling proceedings once initial decisions have been made and litigious disputes have begun, it is also often possible to develop solutions prior to this stage which could avoid subsequent conflicts from arising.

Disputes within the family are a highly sensitive issue. The decisions that are made can have significant economic and emotional repercussions in the future. Therefore, it is advisable to set the right course already at the beginning of a dispute.

Thanks to our many years of family law practice, we can inform you in time regarding existing legal dangers and show you solutions. Whether the case involves paternity matters, child maintenance, divorce or the drafting of prenuptial agreements. Of course, we also support you in any legal action or a possible out of court settlement.

The lawyers responsible:

Inheritance law

We advise you comprehensively in the preventive area of potential inheritances, for example in drafting wills, advance directives and resolving disputes over inheritances that may…

Inheritance law

We advise you comprehensively in the preventive area of potential inheritances, for example in drafting wills, advance directives and resolving disputes over inheritances that may occur in the future. We assist you during court proceedings and with out of court settlements. Inheritance disputes can lead to considerable, often irreparable damage within a family. Such disputes are often caused by a lack of clear rules which the family or the testator could have clarified during his or her lifetime, or by the fact that those affected do not have adequate knowledge regarding the terms of the inheritance.

The well founded expertise that we have acquired over many years enables us to offer you the best possible advice on inheritance law. In addition, we take into account the personal and family internal sensitivities especially in belated inheritance disputes and we resolve conflicts on the basis of our many years of experience, as mutually agreed as the circumstances permit.

The lawyers responsible:

Insolvency law

Our firm provides advice prior to insolvency, develops preventative strategies and during these processes also ensures that any aspects governed by social law, corporate law…

Insolvency law

Our firm provides advice prior to insolvency, develops preventative strategies and during these processes also ensures that any aspects governed by social law, corporate law and criminal law are complied with. We also provide you with advice on restructuring measures.

Insolvency law is becoming increasingly important in Germany. Also, the duties of management bodies are becoming more and more complex due to ongoing case law. It is precisely here that companies need to be able to access comprehensive advice in order to avoid personal liability.

Our approach to providing advice on insolvency law does not just involve supporting companies and their corporate bodies during the insolvency process itself, rather it also involves presenting possible alternative courses of action as part of a restructuring process that could be undertaken at an early stage. In order to achieve this, we work in close collaboration with our partners who work in the fields of tax and business consultancy.

Our expertise in insolvency law is largely derived from the fact that a large number of our clients are insolvency administrators who are located across Germany. We are appointed by these clients when claims are asserted with respect to insolvent assets, meaning that we are also very familiar with the procedural arrangements that relate to insolvency law.

The lawyers responsible:

Labour law

We advise and represent you in all issues relating to labour contract law both in judicial and out of court proceedings. In the area of…

Labour law

We advise and represent you in all issues relating to labour contract law both in judicial and out of court proceedings. In the area of labour contract law, advice and representation are often required when terminating employment relationships (redundancies, contract termination agreements, other severance agreements, leave of absence, changes in corporate structure).

We support you in finding an out of court solution and represent you if legal proceedings prove to be unsuccessful. One of our main areas involves advising human resource managers during complex corporate restructuring processes and during the negotiations that are carried out with works councils as part of such processes.

Many of our clients are medium and large sized companies, for some of whom we have provided support for many years. We also provide support with the purchase and sale of companies, with acquisitions and takeovers. Collective labour law is also a major area of our work.

When clarifying matters concerning labour law, other areas of law, such as social security law, tax law and corporate law, are also often affected.
Such situations arise, for example, in cases of accident or illness suffered by employees or when assessing employment relationships in financial services companies such as banks. Thanks to our expertise in these areas of law, we are able to offer you comprehensive legal support in them.

The lawyers responsible:

Medical law

The health sector is characterised by its far reaching and stringent regulatory requirements which are intended to ensure that the interests of patients, healthcare providers…

Medical law

The health sector is characterised by its far reaching and stringent regulatory requirements which are intended to ensure that the interests of patients, healthcare providers and funding agencies are reconciled. It is necessary to seek advice from skilled experts on the relevant issues in order to find your way around this conflictive area and to fully enforce your own interests.

Our lawyers who specialise in medical law are able to provide advice to healthcare providers on all matters relating to medical contract law, medical malpractice law and laws governing professional practice and conduct. We support our clients in the preparation and implementation of practice foundations and practice transfers, in the establishment of cooperation in health care (e.g. joint practices, group practices, medical care centres) and we help to clarify any issues relating to registration requirements. We also advise our clients on how to optimise the invoicing process for contracting and private physicians, how to enforce remuneration claims and we are able to assist with performance audits. We complete our portfolio of services in the field of medical law by offering services to redesign, review and develop compliance management systems in addition to offering compliance training.

The lawyers responsible:

Mergers & acquisitions

Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) stands for business fusions and acquisitions. We have many years of merger and acquisition experience and can assist you during the…

Mergers & acquisitions

Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) stands for business fusions and acquisitions.

We have many years of merger and acquisition experience and can assist you during the whole process from initiating contacts, formulating confidentiality agreements and letters of intent, due diligence, to the design and negotiation of all relevant contracts. Thanks to our broad based team of experts, we are always in a position to consult and coordinate specialists from adjacent fields of law and also have the optimum tax structure in view at all times.

Private equity investors and venture capital investors are able to benefit from our expertise in all legal matters, including issues concerning forms of financing and the assessment, structure and financial controlling of participating parties.

The lawyers responsible:

Procurement law

Economic activity in the public sector is becoming increasingly dominated by the influence of European law. This can be most notably observed in the European…

Procurement law

Economic activity in the public sector is becoming increasingly dominated by the influence of European law. This can be most notably observed in the European law on state aid which is playing a key role in the numerous situations in which the public sector is economically active. Since the consequences of state aid violations are often serious, careful preparation and verification is required.

This is why we provide our clients with expert advice on internal market legislation, ensure that all matters conform with the regulations stipulated by the law on state aid and propose viable solutions. If a case is pending that involves the law on state aid, we support you with notification and application procedures so that legally compliant implementation of the project can be guaranteed. Effective commercial decisions and especially the ability to handle cases as promptly as possible are of utmost importance in all of these areas. In this way we have worked very closely with foreign real estate funds and domestic asset managements for many years.

The lawyers responsible:

Public commercial law

We provide our clients with comprehensive advice on the subject of public commercial law. Infrastructure development is one of our main areas of focus within…

Public commercial law

We provide our clients with comprehensive advice on the subject of public commercial law. Infrastructure development is one of our main areas of focus within public commercial law.

We assist both self-financed and supported projects right from the beginning, advising on the choice of legal form and the structure of implementation, financing and local law requirements. We have especially acquired a great deal of experience in matters relating to the development of broadband internet services and have already brought many projects of this type to a successful conclusion. A thorough knowledge of telecommunications legislation is also an important aspect of public commercial law. We have experience and expertise in this area of the law as well as tax law, PPP models and concession law.

Our clients in the area of public commercial law include districts, special purpose associations and municipalities as well as companies with municipal participation, for whom we operate nationwide.

The lawyers responsible:

Lawyer Dr. Sebastian Melz
Lawyer Meike Hütter

Tenancy law and property law

We advise lessors, lessees, buyers or sellers as well as WEG administrators and brokers and represent you in legal proceedings. Tenancy law and residential property…

Tenancy law and property law

We advise lessors, lessees, buyers or sellers as well as WEG administrators and brokers and represent you in legal proceedings.

Tenancy law and residential property law have become complex subjects both in terms of general property law, and in the area of residential and commercial tenancy law. Legal differences in these areas can have a significant effect on those concerned due to the considerable amounts of investment that can be involved and due to the day to day impact that this may have.

Thanks to our many years of experience and expertise, we can offer you a solution that is economically and personally target oriented for you at any time during a dispute. Furthermore, we also prepare before contracting to avoid disputes for the future.

The lawyers responsible: