Practice Areas

In order to be able to offer you the best possible, most current advice, our lawyers have specialized in the following areas:

Company law

We advise international groups and mid-sized companies on all areas of company law. This encompasses the establishment of companies, advice for shareholders and executives, as well as tailored solutions and legal opinions in complex matters.

Our lawyers collaborate closely with the LeitnerLeitner tax advisors. This interdisciplinary approach enables us to create the best possible solutions for you from a tax and legal perspective. This in turn allows you to dedicate yourself fully to your professional activities.

Our areas of expertise:

  • Choice of suitable legal form

  • Establishment of companies – limited liability companies (GmbH), stock corporations (AG), societates Europaeae (SE), partnerships under the Civil Code (GesBR), general and limited partnerships (OG, KG) – and ongoing advice relating to company law

  • Mergers both domestic and cross-border, demergers, transformations, contributions, accruals, division of assets including tenancy and real estate law issues

  • Cross-border transfers of a company’s real and statutory seats and conflicts of laws

  • Preparation of articles of association, by-laws and shareholders’ agreements

  • Legal opinions on all areas of expertise (in particular company law, law relating to groups of companies)

  • Advice for management board members, shareholders, managing directors, members of supervisory boards

  • Capital measures and corporate finance

  • Corporate governance
  • Shareholders’ Meetings

  • Dispute resolutions relating to shareholders (both in and out of court)

  • Acquisitions (advice for vendors and purchasers)

  • Squeeze-out

Contact person

Dr.

Company and group law, reorganizations and M&A, acquisitions,  international private law

Small and medium-sized enterprises

We consult small and medium-sized enterprises with respect to specific legal issues, especially in our three core areas of labour law, company law and general civil and contract law. In doing so, we coordinate our legal know-how and our experience in these fields with tax expertise held by the specialists at LeitnerLeitner. This enables us to provide tailored and, most importantly, interdisciplinary one-stop solutions for you.

Services provided to small and medium-sized enterprises:

  • Company law:

    • Start-up consultancy – in particular choice of legal form, etc. 

    • Acquisition of companies

    • Transaction advice (due diligence)

    • Company succession and provision planning

    • Drawing up and optimising articles of association  

    • Drawing up and optimising rules of procedure

    • Providing advice in company law to managing directors

    • Reorganisations

    • Liquidations

    • Special analyses, e.g. in case of repayment of contributions

  • Civil and contract law with a focus on:

    • Provision and succession planning: in particular wills, health care proxies, marriage contracts

    • Compensation for damages/warranty

    • General terms and conditions, general terms of purchase and delivery

    • Purchase agreements and deeds of gift (esp. real estate)

    • Work contracts   

    • Credit and loan agreements

    • Lease and tenancy agreements  

    • Cooperation, supply and sales agreements

    • Prosecution and defence against claims

  • Labour law:

    • Employment contracts

    • Managing directors' contracts

    • Transaction advice (due diligence)

    • Advice in organisation of working time (e.g. flexitime, etc.)

    • Advice in restructuring (transfer or closure of companies)

    • Employee participation

    • Drawing up employer/works council agreements

    • Compliance with labour law

    • Consultancy + representation in administrative penalty proceedings (wage dumping, working time violations, employment of foreigners)

    • Commercial agency law (authorised dealers)

    • Prosecution and defence against claims

Contact person

Dr.

Company law, labour law, general civil law, litigation, criminal law regarding fiscal offences, criminal law, banking and capital market law

Dr.

Private clients, private foundations, general civil law with emphasis inheritance law, general contract law, succession planning


White collar crime, criminal law regarding economic and fiscal offences, litigation, labour law, general civil law, company law

Private clients

Our experts provide comprehensive advice for private clients – on all matters relating to asset succession, among other things. Thanks to the close, interdisciplinary collaboration between our lawyers and tax advisors, we can create customized solutions that cater to your specific needs. This allows you to feel comfortable in the knowledge that the future has been taken care of.

Our areas of expertise:

  •  Company succession
    • Preparation of the “emergency plan”, as well as the long-term succession concept, and assistance with its implementation
  • Relocation
  • Provisions for

    • the event of death: anticipated succession, execution of last wills, waiver of compulsory portion, and assistance during probate proceedings

    • legal incapacity: preparation of healthcare proxies and adaptation of company agreements or foundation deeds

    • the event of illness: preparation of advance healthcare directives

  • Private foundation law

    • Preparation of foundation deeds that can stand up in court, ongoing advice for the private foundation, securement of influence in the private foundation, ways to exit from the private foundation

  • Family estate law

    • Prenuptial agreements
  • Asset protection (protection of private assets)

  • Real estate law including issues relating to transfer of land, and holiday homes

  • Assistance during proceedings relating to any of the above areas

Contact person

Dr.

Succession planning and international inheritance law, foundations, private banking, capital market and structured products, general contract law

Dr.

Private clients, private foundations, general civil law with emphasis inheritance law, general contract law, succession planning

White collar crime

Our team of experts advises and represents you in all matters relating to criminal business law and criminal tax law. In addition to defending individuals and companies (criminal liability of legal persons), we also represent companies that have been damaged by white-collar crime. Further, we can help you build internal structures to ensure that criminal proceedings are avoided in advance (compliance).

Criminal law is closely connected with tax law, company law, accounting law, and commercial administrative law. Our service includes the best possible legal and tax-related solutions customized to your needs – coordinated between our experienced lawyers and the tax advisors of LeitnerLeitner.

Our areas of expertise:

  • Criminal business law

  • Criminal tax law

  • Advice for companies (compliance advice)

  • Corruption criminal law

  • Environmental criminal law

  • Corporate criminal law (criminal liability of legal persons, corporate liability)

  • (Commercial) Administrative criminal law

  • Civil claims in criminal proceedings

  • International legal assistance

  • Legal opinions

  • Training

Contact person


White collar crime, criminal law regarding economic and fiscal offences, litigation, labour law, general civil law, company law

Our collaboration with LeitnerLeitner ensures that you receive advice that has been coordinated between lawyers and tax advisors.