Being excellently positioned from a corporate law perspective is the basis for a company’s growth and sustained economic success. Due to our innovative approach, we are not only familiar with all current developments in your industry but we also identify important future topics at an early stage. Our expertise helps you not only to stand your ground in the market, it also helps you to be a pioneer.
Our Corporate/M&A specialists provide advice on all issues relating to corporate and transaction law. With our large team, we can advise you on matters as diverse as corporate governance, cross-border transactions, including, for example, SE structures, up to and including capital market-oriented stock corporation law.
The individual areas described below by way of an example are intended to help you get an idea of our national and international advisory services in the area of Corporate/M&A:
The times are long gone when a handshake was enough to sell a company – this is why you don’t need a model contract but a legal advisor who understands the complex nature of your project, who is familiar with current transaction standards, and who represents your interests with the necessary experience and a sure instinct even in difficult negotiations. We are the ideal partner for this purpose: working with you, and on your behalf, we ensure that even the most demanding national or international transaction is successfully closed.
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Contact: Dr. Thomas Kuhnle
The willingness to respond to changes and new developments is part of the DNA of successful companies. Planning, implementing and communicating restructurings successfully is a big challenge for companies and business leaders. We can provide legal, regulatory and strategic advice during each phase of the process. Our restructuring experts have a wealth of experience with national and international reorganisations of companies and groups of companies. As a full-service law firm, we have specialist teams that can advise you on all legal issues. Please do not hesitate to contact us!
Contact: Dr. Cédric Müller
In the event that a judicial dispute cannot be avoided, our experts can provide general litigation support, as well as assisting with particularly complex economic disputes and with national and international arbitration proceedings.
Contact: Dr. Richard Happ
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Whether you are a listed, private or public-sector company, a managing director, management or supervisory board member, a shareholder, partner or an investor – we put ourselves in your place with regard to all corporate governance issues, can understand your motivation and, therefore, can advise you and safeguard your interests in the best possible manner. From the selection of the appropriate legal form to the preparation of, and assistance with, general meetings up to and including legal challenges and proceedings to determine the amount of compensation payable to minority or other shareholders: our expertise and our in-depth knowledge about regulatory issues combined with our industry-specific knowledge ensure that you obtain a legally sound and economically reasonable solution.
Advising SEs, partnerships limited by shares (KGaAs), cooperatives, associations and foundations on
Contact: Dr. Gregor Wecker
As a capital market-oriented firm, we are an experienced partner for all matters relating to corporate housekeeping and for capital market transactions.
Contact: Dr. Jörgen Tielmann, LL.M.
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We advise companies and their executive and supervisory bodies on how to design their employment contracts, on how to perform their obligations in critical or problematic situations, and on how to manage legal risks. In particular, we assist with the introduction, evaluation and improvement of compliance management systems. In the event of damage and liability, we help the companies concerned enforce their rights of recourse against members of executive or supervisory bodies. In this context, an important part of our work is communicating and dealing with D&O liability insurance issues. Vice versa, we also help members of executive and supervisory bodies defend against claims.
Executive and Supervisory Bodies/D&O Liability
Contact: Prof. Dr. Jörg Rodewald
A family business is organised for multiple generations and is characterised by the entrepreneurial family that owns it. As a family business owner with local roots who operates internationally, you attach great importance to your life’s work being preserved and to retiring into a carefree private life when selling your business or handing it over to the next generation. An additional investment must fit into your family business as smoothly as possible. As lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisors, we do not only have legal and tax expertise. We additionally have the ability to develop tailor-made, integrated solutions based on our instinct and our understanding for the situation and the personal interests of the entrepreneurs and their families.
Choosing and Structuring the Right Form of Business
Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution Advice
Contact: Dr. Arnd Becker
The Federal Republic of Germany, the German states and the municipalities are important economic actors. Whether they use their own businesses and investment companies to operate the railway system, airports, motorways, casinos, hospitals, public utilities and housing associations or act as a contracting authority to procure broadband cabling or military equipment or other services and assets for road structures, university, school and hospital buildings or power plants: the public sector accounts, directly or indirectly, for a large part of the economic output.
There are many particularities that need to be taken into consideration in connection with the economic activities of the public sector. Budget regulations and municipal codes contain numerous restrictions, to give just one example. If the public procurement system is not scrupulously adhered to in procurement processes, this can cause significant delays, which may result in measures becoming more expensive or being even discontinued.
Luther has for many years successfully advised the public sector on all its business activities. With a team of more than twenty public business and public procurement law experts, we are one of the leading law firms in Germany in this field of law. In addition, we have special expertise in the financing and restructuring of university clinics and hospitals and in casino, gambling and lottery law.
Contact: Dr. Klaus Schaffner