Corporate Law and Private Foundations

We support you, your corporation or private foundation in all corporate law aspects.
Our range of services includes, among others:

  • Choosing the right type of company and corporate structure, also considering tax aspects*
  • Company formation (limited liability companies, stock corporations, partnerships, etc.); which includes drawing up all accompanying documentation, such as shareholder agreements
  • Preparation of by-laws for the executive board/management, supervisory board, and advisory board
  • Drafting of employment and other contracts for the members of the management/management board
  • Support during general meetings and general assemblies (including those involving contentious matters)
  • Restructuring of companies and company groups (e.g. corporate contributions, conversions, demergers, mergers, and squeeze-outs)
  • Mergers (domestic and cross-border)
  • Acquisitions and sales of companies (share deals and asset deals; please refer also to the section “Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)”)
  • Representation in dealings between executive bodies (management board, managing directors, authorized signatories, etc) and the company or its shareholders or vice versa; including litigation proceedings
  • Consulting and support of corporate successions and transfers, especially within families
  • Formation of private foundations (especially family foundations)
  • Preparation and amendment of the statutes and deeds of foundations
  • Assumption of executive board functions in private foundations
  • Dissolution / revocation of private foundations
  • Advice in all other matters regarding private foundations (consultation for board members, beneficiaries, advisory board members, etc)
  • Advice on legal disputes regarding your corporation or foundation (e.g. in connection with the dismissal of board members)
  • Establishment, support and dissolution of joint undertakings (joint ventures)

*For special tax issues, we cooperate with renowned accountants and tax consultants.