Commercial and Corporate law

Due diligences

The term "due diligences" originates in Anglo-American law and is used nowadays as a rule to denote the review of a company as part of an acquisition of a company. Legal due diligence comprises all legal matters of the company to be acquired, whether as part of a share deal or asset deal. A due diligence review is performed by our team, using the services of the appropriate experts.

Stock Corporation Law

Whether you plan a start-up, incorporation, reorganisation, acquisition, a spin-off, transformation, merger or factual division: Our experts provide competent and efficient assistance for mergers & acquisitions, foundations, Corporate Law, holdings, restructuring, acquisition of companies and corporate succession. We provide advice and assistance in choosing the right legal form for your company (e.g. GmbH, AG, KG, OG, GmbH & Co KG), record articles and memoranda of association for companies and cooperation agreements as well as statutes and syndicate agreements, and conceive individual concepts for the structure of the company in consultation with you and that meet your wishes and notions. In addition, our experts will advise you on the regulations relating to equity capital substitutions, on the options to exclude minority shareholders and the means to establish a European Company (SE).

Partnership Law

Shareholders in partnerships are often not fully aware of their legal rights and duties. The legal framework for partnerships is less comprehensively regulated than for example that of the law relating to limited liability companies. Hence it is very important to regulate all essential aspects when preparing articles and memoranda of association for partnerships.  Especially in this legal field, great care should be taken to ensure that future disputes and liability pitfalls are avoided by clear provisions in the articles and memoranda of association.

Corporate Law

The Company Law Code (UGB) governs the key areas of entrepreneurial activity. This includes the establishment of the business name and the protection of the latter, the transfer of a company and the related liability of the acquirer, the executive authority or general authority to act, potential forms of organisation, the bookkeeping and accounting system, and the special provisions for company-related transactions (purchase of goods, commission transactions, freight forwarding, warehousing and freight transactions) including all related issues such as notice of defects, the right of retention or the realisation of collaterals. We also represent companies in the closely related company register proceedings.