As an attorney for commercial law, I render advice in all legal matters that might occur when setting up and running a business:

My consultation often starts with the establishment of an enterprise and its registration with the appropriate authorities. The next steps are the drafting of employment contracts, the registering and protection of the company name, trademarks and know-how, the drafting of general terms and conditions and advice concerning distribution contracts. In addition I can be of service in cases of unfair competition and labour conflicts.

Buchrücken I will draft the contracts you require for your business and I will examine existing contracts and adapt them to new demands. I can also assist or represent you in negotiations and in case of a dispute, I can take care of the enforcement of your claims and the defence of unjustified counterclaims.

The drafting of bilingual agreements and negotiating in the English language has become part of my routine.

I will be glad to support you in the establishment of a reasonable risk management, an adequate compliance organisation and of a working claim management. The protection of a business against risks from matrimonial and family law and the settlement of succession to the company are topics, which are commonly underestimated and which I can also take care of. And of course, I offer my clients consultation regarding joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and the sale of their enterprise.

In detail I give consultations on the following legal subjects:

Commercial Law

  • Law of Contract
  • Drafting and Examination of Contracts
  • General Terms and Conditions
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Agency Contracts
  • Authorized Dealer Contracts
  • Cooperation Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Contracts for Work and Services
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Leasing Agreements
  • Loan Agreements Including Securities
  • Claim Management
  • Defence of Unjustified Claims

Corporate and Partnership Law

  • Establishment of Stock Corporations (Aktiengesellschaft)
  • Establishment of Private Limited Companies (GmbH and UG)
  • Establishment of Private Partnerships (KG, oHG, GbR)
  • Corporate Housekeeping
  • Liability of Executives
  • Company and Shareholders' Agreements
  • Reorganisation and Restructuring (Mergers, Splitting, Exclusion)
  • Agreements between Business Enterprises
  • Joint ventures
  • Cooperation Agreements
  • Closing and Liquidation of Companies
  • Crisis and Insolvency Management

Labour Law

  • Employment Agreements for Staff Members
  • Employment Agreements for Executives
  • Regulations for the Use of a Company Car, EDP-Equipment, Notebooks, Smartphones etc.
  • Remuneration Arrangements (Bonus, Commission, Other Fringe Benefits)
  • Participation Plans for Employees and Executives (Stock Option Plans)
  • Law of vacation and holiday pay
  • Prohibition of Competition
  • References
  • Termination of Employment Contracts
  • Representation in Labour Conflicts

Copyright Law and Protection of Industrial Property

  • Competition Law Including Standards of Advertising Practices
  • Defence of Unfair Advertising Practices
  • Defence of Letters of Caution
  • Trademark Law
  • IT Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Protection of Other Industrial Property (Know-how, Inventions)
  • Research- and Development Agreements
  • License Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure- and Confidentiality Agreements

Compliance Services

  • Tayloring of Comliance Programmes
  • Risk Identification
  • Monitoring
  • Reaction on Compliance-Infringements
  • Contract Management

German and European Anti-Trust Law

  • Distribution Structures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures
  • Representation in Proceedings at the German or European Anti-Trust Authority

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Due Diligence
  • Structuring of Acquisition Proceedings
  • Advice and Representation in Purchase or Sales Negotiations
  • Advice and Representation in Merger Negotiations
  • Advice on Measures After Closing of a Merger or Acquisition

Family Wealth and Law of Succession and Inheritance

  • Succession to (the Shares of) a Company
  • Estate Planning
  • Protection of the Company with Regard to Matrimonial Law
  • Execution of a Will
  • Administration of an Estate

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Representation in Litigation and Legal Disputes in and out of Court and in Arbitration Proceedings
  • Procedures of Temporary Relief (Prejudgement Seizure, Attachment, Preliminary Injunction, TRO)

Issueing of Legal Opinions

  • Scientific Evaluation of Specific Legal Questions and Problems
  • Procurement of a Basis for Decision-Making