The diverse focal activities of our solicitors ensure comprehensive consultation and legal representation for businesses as well as private parties. Here, the main focus of our work is providing consultation for small and medium-sized businesses.
Our areas of expertise include:
We provide consultation on the enforcement and refusal of demands both in and out of court. For consultation in advance of the conclusion of contracts, it is important for us to determine the particular interests of our clients and to incorporate these interests into the contractual regulations.
We provide consultation for businesses on the creation, review and inclusion of general terms and conditions. Since the legislature and jurisdiction place particular demands on the validity of such terms and conditions, a sound consultation is indispensible in such cases.
We provide consultation for businesses concerning the entirety of their legal relations, especially with regard to commercial transactions such as commercial purchasing, commissions or service level agreements. Aside from that, we also represent commercial representatives, brokers and agents.
In the case of the foundation of corporations, we provide consultation on the appropriate legal form of the company and work closely together with the client's tax consultant to draft the contract. We provide consultation and represent partners with respect to their corporation, their co-partners or the company management.
We comprehensively accompany buyers or sellers during business transactions.
We are involved with all facets of individual employment law and collective employment law. In individual labour law, our focus is by nature on consultation and representation made necessary by dismissals. Our consultation work includes the drafting and review of contracts of employment as well. Due to our long working experience in this field on both the employer's side as well as the employee's side, we are familiar with the solution of business conflicts in all sectors.
In the field of collective employment law, we provide consultation and representation especially for hearings on the reconciliation of interests and the completion of social compensation plans.
In the area of transport law, we focus on the representation in and out of court of businesses and insurance providers due to claims regarding transport, forwarding, storage and other logistic concerns. A further focal point is the drafting and review of storage contracts, logistics contracts and transport framework contracts, etc.
In conflicts dealing with competition law, we provide consultation and representation for out-of-court enforcement by means of a written warning, and for in-court enforcement (preliminary injunction, lawsuit) of claims falling under competition law or a refusal thereof.
In addition, we are active in the area of intellectual property law, where conflicts concerning patent law and trademark law are our focus. Aside from representation in infringement proceedings, we also provide consultation in obtaining and accruement of intellectual property rights, especially in connection with inventions.
We provide consultation for our clients in claim settlements for traffic accidents. In this respect, the focal point of our work encompasses representation during compensation proceedings in addition to correspondence out of court. In criminal proceedings dealing with traffic law as well as in summary proceedings, we are at your side as defence counsel, especially when it comes to averting the threat of a suspended driving licence or a permanent driving ban.
We provide consultation and representation in commercial as well as private tenancy law. Our field of activity in this connection covers all conflicts both in and out of court, especially the enforcement/refusual of rent and eviction demands. As is the case in the field of leasing law, the drafting and review of contracts for work and labour are a further focal point in this area.
In residential property law we provide consultation in adjudicationary rescission proceedings, in the enforcement/refusal of homeowner's association fee demands as well as in all other facets of RPL.
In this area of law, insurance policy law is the focal point of our work. We provide consultation for all rights and obligations concerning claims, taking into account all relevant terms and conditions of insurance. We provide representation in and out of court. Our spectrum of consultation in this connection encompasses all current types of insurance from the realm of property, personal, financial loss and liability insurance.
In the field of contract for work and labour law and building law, we primarily deal with topics concerning contracts and warranty law. In the area of architectural and engineering law, we represent our clients in topics such as fees and architectural liability as well as other conflicts in connection with architectural contracts.
In the area of health care law, one of the main focal points of our work is medical malpractice liability law. Here we represent physicians as well as patients. Furthermore, we provide consultation for and represent physicians on topics such as accreditation law, all areas of contract drafting (group practice contracts, job sharing, etc.) and other questions, especially concerning amortisation or projected acquisition of a doctor's surgery.
With regard to family law, we represent our clients in divorce proceedings, conflicts within a common-law household as well as the enforcement/refusal of alimony/support claims in or out of court. Furthermore, we provide counsel regarding the regulation of parental care duty, the terms of contact with minor children, and marital property law. In addition, we offer contract drafting in these areas as well as the review of existing contracts.
With respect to the execution of last wills and testaments, contracts to make a will as well as advance directives and durable power of attorney for health care / appointment of legal representative for health care, we provide consultation for our clients concerning the appropriate form in consideration of personal wishes and personal situations. Moreover, we regulate the enforcement of wills and the administration of estates as well as representation in and out of court made necessary by the administration of estates.
We undertake criminal defence primarily within the areas of corporate crimes, insolvency crimes and traffic crimes. Due to our intensive occupation with topics concerning insolvency law, we provide consultation for and represent managing directors and board members who are accused of commiting insolvency delicts (delay in filing for insolvency, bankruptcy, withholding wages, etc.). With regard to traffic crimes, we also provide consultation in connection with the reallocation of driving licenses and the ordering of psychological examinations (German: medizinisch-psychologische Untersuchungen or "MPU").
Business mediation goes beyond mere negotiations to represent an institutionalised concept for a fast and lasting settlement of conflicts in business life. Our goal is the best possible reconciliation of the not necessarily contradictory interests of both parties into an integrated master plan. This is seldom possible in lawsuits due to their inherent structure.