Corporate Law, M&A

    One focus of our legal practice is corporate law and M&A. Our spectrum of corporate law services extends to the entire lifecycle of a company, whatever its corporate form, from incorporation to corporate housekeeping to restructuring to liquidation. We also handle necessary agreements to balance the interests of the various parties involved, such as shareholder agreements, participation agreements, or joint venture agreements.

    In the area of M&A we assist clients with transactions of any scale and at all stages, from the drafting of the contract documentation to the signing thereof to the closing of the transaction. Our services in this area include the following:

    • Choice of corporate form
    • Incorporation
    • Appointment and removal of officers and directors
    • Modification of articles, bylaws, and partnership agreements, including capitalization measures
    • Entry and exit of shareholders or partners
    • Share transfers
    • Trust agreements
    • Shareholders’ meetings and partners’ meetings, including annual shareholders’ meetings
    • Enterprise agreements
    • Restructurings, including restructurings in accordance with the German Corporate Reorganization Act (UmwG) (mergers, demergers, asset transfers, changes in corporate form)
    • Cross-border mergers or changes in corporate form
    • Dissolution and liquidation of companies
    • Corporate acquisition agreements, including share deals and asset deals
    • Management buyouts (MBO) and leveraged buyouts (LBO)