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Textile and clothing industry

The textile and clothing industry is the second-largest consumer goods industry in Germany. It has long been internationally focused and comprises a wide range of activities, covering sectors as diverse as the automotive industry, aerospace technology, the furniture industry, and the clothing industry as such.

Growing internationalisation, the pressure to reduce costs and innovate, and production-related regulatory requirements mean high demands on the parties involved. Our specialists have the professional and industry knowledge needed to provide successful advice.

Corporate law / M&A

  • On-going corporate law advice
  • Corporate sales and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Business succession (corporate, inheritance, and family law)
  • Joint ventures and cooperation agreements
  • Restructurings and financing
  • Reorganisations / spin-offs / other forms of corporate structuring

Antitrust law

  • Price control
  • Collaborations of textile and/or clothing companies
  • Validity of long-term supply contracts
  • German and European merger control / coordinating international merger notifications
  • Compliance advice
  • Antitrust fine proceedings

Commercial and distribution law and product liability

  • Reviewing and drafting purchasing, supply, or service conditions (e.g. general terms and conditions, framework agreements, etc.)
  • Drafting e-commerce contracts
  • Drafting development, supply, and quality assurance agreements
  • Drafting distributor agreements (e.g. sales agent, authorised dealer, commission agent, or commercial broker agreements, as well as franchise agreements)
  • Product liability: extra-judicial and judicial defence against claims, enforcement of rights of recourse, advice on how to carry out product recalls and on liability risks related to textile products
  • Product safety and product marking (in particular, EU Regulation on the marking of textile products)

Restructuring and insolvency

  • Recapitalisation and restructuring advice (corporate and insolvency law)
  • Advice on how to deal with insolvent customers or suppliers
  • Advising and representing creditors in defending against unjustified contestations by the insolvency administrator
  • Providing coaching in insolvency proceedings

Environment and planning law and climate protection

  • Limiting the surcharge payable under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act
  • Exemption of self-generated power from the surcharge payable under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act
  • Approval of plants and of renewable energy projects
  • Public building law (entire location planning, including legislation concerning the respective interests of neighbours, waste legislation, and water and waterways legislation)
  • REACH
  • Approval of utility lines construction projects
  • Emission trading for industrial enterprises

Intellectual property / data protection law

  • Enforcing patents and trademarks in Germany and abroad
  • (Worldwide) trademark portfolio management including developing strategic approaches, for example, analysing patent and trademark portfolios
  • Registration, management and defence of intellectual property rights (e.g. defence against and judicial enforcement of rights to injunctive relief, rights to information, and claims for damages)
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts regarding patent, know-how, and trademark licences, the transfer of technology, merchandising, and sponsoring
  • Combating product counterfeiting, including initiating seizures
  • Conducting and steering third party and opposition proceedings, as well as cancellation and revocation proceedings, in Germany and abroad, including developing litigation strategies to proceed against intellectual property right infringements
  • Representation in court and in arbitration proceedings, in Germany and abroad
  • Data protection / data protection officer

Real Estate law

  • Private building law / architects’ law
  • Real estate transactions and commercial tenancy law
  • Plant construction, service, and business management agreements
  • Residential contracting projects
  • Leasehold agreements, leases, and user agreements in connection with power plant construction projects or renewable energy projects

Tax law

  • National taxation advice and advice on inbound and outbound taxation issues
  • Industry-specific tax issues, tax optimisation in connection with environmental regulations
  • Transaction-related tax structuring
  • Advice on transfer pricing systems, compilation of transfer pricing documentation
  • Tax audits and disputes with public authorities

Litigation / (international) arbitration / receivables management

  • Representing textile and clothing companies in proceedings before the ordinary courts of law
  • International arbitration proceedings: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce (Swiss Rules), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • National arbitration proceedings: German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Arbitration proceedings in the field of international public law
  • Receivables management (inter alia, dunning procedure / enforcement)

Contact

Dr. Steffen Gaber, LL.M. (Sydney), Partner
Phone +49 711 9338 19192
steffen.gaber@luther-lawfirm.com