Corporate and company law

We advise medium-sized and large or listed domestic and foreign companies and their partners/stakeholders, private and institutional investors, foundations, family offices and public authorities on all important aspects of limited liability companies, stock corporations, cooperatives, foundations and group-of-companies law. Our expertise includes:

• Selection of appropriate legal form, and setting-up and registering of partnerships and corporation

• Partnership agreements and by-laws for all companies

• Preparation and attendance of shareholder and general meetings

• Advising of companies and partners as well as bodies and board members (executive board, managing directors and supervisory board)

• Advising on measures for generating and maintaining capital (with and without the obligation to publish a prospectus), in particular capital increases with the granting of subscription rights, in-kind capital increase and capital increase from company resources, simplified capital reduction, debt-equity swapping or ordinary capital reduction

• Joint ventures and cooperations between companies of all legal forms

• Corporate succession

• Conception and implementation of employee participation programmes

• Corporate governance and the introduction of compliance systems

• Company lease and operating agreements

• Winding-up and liquidation of companies

•  Conversion measures such as merging, division, spinoffs and change of legal form

• Stock corporation “Squeeze-out”

• National and international restructuring measures, in particular within a group

• Control and profit and loss transfer agreements

• Other company agreements

• Group cost-sharing agreements

• Representation in shareholder disputes, in particular in case of actions for rescission and collection procedures

• Provision of support during disputes with company bodies resulting from the corporate body relationship – in particular the assertion or defence of claims for damages against body members

• Representation in corporate law arbitration proceedings