Corporate and foundation matters

We provide your corporate group or private foundation with consultation and support in all matters of corporate law that arise in the course of daily business, in connection with restructuring, company transfers, acquisitions and sales, and when establishing joint ventures.

  • Choosing the right company structure, in particular with regard to tax considerations
  • Company formation (limited liability companies, stock corporations, partnerships, etc.); drafting the accompanying shareholder agreements
  • Preparing by-laws for the executive board/management, supervisory board, and advisory board
  • Drafting management board agreements and management contracts
  • Support during general meetings and general assemblies (including those involving contentious matters)
  • Company restructuring, in particular contributions, conversion and reorganization, demergers, mergers, and squeeze-outs
  • Support for mergers and consolidations
  • Guidance in acquisitions and company sales (share deals and asset deals) including due diligence (M&A)
  • Representing the interests of the company in dealings with executive bodies (management board, managing directors, authorized signatories) and shareholders or vice versa, particularly including litigation proceedings (dismissal and contesting the dismissal of members of executive bodies)
  • Consulting with regard to the plausibility of establishing a private foundation (particularly family foundations)
  • Preparing and amending the foundation statutes
  • Assuming directorships in private foundations
  • Dissolution/revocation of private foundations
  • Consulting in all matters relating to the law on private foundations (consultation for board members, beneficiaries, advisory board members, and so on)
  • Representation in legal foundation disputes (in particular the dismissal of board members)