Our strength is based on our concentration on special areas and our integrated consulting approach. For our clients, this means expert knowledge without interface losses between lawyers and tax advisors. In addition, our many years of joint activity in interdisciplinary commercial law firms ensure effective coordination at short notice.

Consulting focus

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    Mergers & Acquisitions

    For many years, we have been shaping and negotiating corporate transactions in the mid-market sector in a professional and implementation-oriented manner. In addition to the legal tools of the trade, we bring a profound understanding of the economic context to the table. In the case of special issues, we involve experienced cooperation partners with whom we have worked hand-in-hand in a large number of transactions. A particular focus is on international transactions. We advise foreign investors on the acquisition of domestic companies as well as on sales to foreign buyers. In the past, we have advised in particular Chinese investors on the acquisition of German companies as well as sales to Chinese acquirers.

    • Comprehensive advice on corporate transactions (private equity, venture capital, MBO, LBO, MBI, acquisition out of insolvency)
    • Advice on a liability- and/or tax-optimized transaction structure
    • Legal and tax due diligence
    • Contract drafting, contract negotiation, post-signing and post-acquisition support
    • Structuring and implementation of management buyouts
    • Advice in the context of acquisition financing
    • Enforcement and defence of legal claims arising from M&A transactions – including litigation.

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    Redevelopment and restructuring

    If a company is in crisis, this means a time of challenge and uncertainty for all parties involved, for example the management, suppliers or even banks. We know the constraints and obligations to act in the environment of a crisis and insolvency from our many years of practical experience as crisis consultants and from activities for and in banks. We offer integrated advice on economic, corporate, banking and, last but not least, insolvency law issues with the aim of preserving value and avoiding liability.

    • Advising companies in crisis on reorganization and restructuring
    • Advising banks in the crisis of their clients
    • Advising boards of directors, managing directors and supervisory bodies on their rights, duties and liability risks in the crisis of the company
    • Advice in the context of reorganizations in insolvency, in particular in self-administration and protective shield proceedings
    • Preparation of insolvency plans
    • Examination of application obligations, including over-indebtedness status
    • Advising creditors on forward-looking contract drafting and on registering and enforcing their rights, also in court
    • Advice and assumption of pool administration/management in supplier or bank pools
    • Design of (dual-purpose) fiduciary models
    • Advising investors on the purchase of companies in crisis/insolvency (transferring reorganizations)

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    Structuring and succession

    In the forefront of our consulting services is the formative advice, through which your entrepreneurial and private decisions are legally implemented and secured. Beyond purely legal issues, we also deal with the economic context in order to provide you with efficient, solution-oriented and comprehensible advice. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a bank, an investor or a private individual – we provide you with comprehensive advice in all areas of legal and tax structuring, taking into account commercial law and business management influences. We are not only familiar with legal, tax and economic issues, but also know that it is necessary to avoid conflicts in the course of succession. It is therefore important for us to get to know the personal, family and economic situation as well as the ideas and goals of our clients. We then analyze and work out solutions to realize your ideas.

    • Restructuring of companies, also in the course of corporate transactions
    • Family and inheritance tax structuring of asset transfers and succession models
    • Transfer of assets during lifetime and upon death
    • Execution of wills
    • Establishment and supervision of foundations

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    Labor Law

    We advise companies, managers and executives in all areas of labor law and in the law governing the employment contracts of managers, also on the interfaces with corporate law. Similarly, we represent the interests of our clients in labor law proceedings up to and including the Federal Labor Court. Our labor law advice and representation covers both individual and collective labor law, including in particular negotiations with the works council. Of course, our services also include ongoing advice to our clients on everyday issues such as minimum wage, employee data protection, transfers, warnings or non-competition clauses.

    • Transaction support, i.e. due diligence and handling of employment law risks in the company purchase agreement
    • Advice and representation in restructuring as well as reorganization, design of corresponding concepts
    • Negotiation of reconciliation of interests agreements and social plans
    • Conducting conciliation board proceedings
    • Advice to supervisory boards and managing directors on the conclusion of employment contracts, their termination and advice and representation in court in the event of board liability claims, also in the event of insolvency
    • Collective bargaining law: negotiating with trade unions and conducting resolution proceedings on declarations of general applicability
    • Design of employee participation programs, e.g. stock options, phantom stocks, LTIP
    • Advice on employee leasing
    • Litigation

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