Corporate & Group Law
We advise listed and unlisted companies on all corporate law and group law questions. The preparation and conduct of annual general meetings, in particular on structural measures such as the exclusion of minority shareholders (squeeze-out) or capital measures. The defence of corporate law challenge claims is also included in our practice as is support in the course of special audits and representation in assessment proceedings and the making and/or defence of board member liability claims. We also advise many board members of public companies (management boards, supervisory boards) continuously especially on corporate governance questions, cooperation with other boards and in the course of self-evaluation of the effectiveness of the performance of their duties (in particular according to Recommendation D. 13 DCGK).
Weitere Schwerpunkte aus der Expertise "Corporate Law"
Our work on shareholder disputes is one of our core corporate law capabilities in which we have many years‘ experience. We represent our clients whether in or out of court or before arbitration tribunals and, with our experience, effectively and successfully pursue their interests.
Liability of Board Members and Managing Directors
In enforcing and defending liability claims against corporate board members, we are both an experienced and reliable partner to our clients. We not only advise in litigation but focus our capacity already in advance on supporting the investigation of the facts and facilitating out-of-court resolution in the interest of limiting reputational damage and on advising corporate board members on avoidance of liability.
Transformation & Restructuring
Advising on complex transformations and restructuring such as mergers, changes of legal form, divisions and spin-offs, is at the core of our work.
Our know-how in new and refinancing covers companies of all sizes and all financing instruments.
Trade & Distribution Law
The contractual structuring of the relationships of a company with its distribution partners and customers is at the core of its business and naturally belongs to our “Corporate Housekeeping“.
Successful handover to the next generation is often of the utmost significance for the future of a successfully established business. The subject of succession is, therefore, especially for medium-sized companies ever present. We are aware of the challenges involved and advise comprehensively on them.
In day-to-day operative business, we are a reliable partner for all corporate and commercial law questions.
Crises & Restructuring
In times of crisis, we indicate restructuring and financing options, in case of insolvency the insolvency experts in our corporate team are integrated. We regularly also advise insolvency administrators at the nexus to corporate law or represent our clients on creditor committees or in connection with insolvency plans.