Commercial and corporate law
Commercial and corporate law is one of the main areas of expertise of our law firm. Key areas include, but are not limited to: Company formation, support for corporate structuring measures and legal disputes, as well as organizing corporate succession. Commercial law generally concerns questions regarding legislation for commercial agents, dealers and sales. We can advise and represent you both before court and out of court.
Private equity & venture capital
This discipline concerns the acquisition of shareholdings, management and employee share incentive schemes, mezzanine forms of financing (e.g. silent partnerships, profit sharing capital), management buy-outs (MBO), management buy-ins (MBI), leveraged buy-outs (LBO), exit arrangements and, last but not least, performance of due diligence.
Mergers and acquisitions
We have been providing advice for the purchase and sale of small and medium-sized companies, including joint ventures and mergers, for many years now. We have wide-ranging experience with confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, memorandums of understanding, due diligence etc. The same applies to legal support for restructuring action, such as mergers, spin-offs and changes of legal form.
Banking law is one of our office’s core practices thanks to our many years of experience in this field. We closely monitor the complex administration of justice in this field and apply the knowledge gained in a targeted manner when advising and representing our clients.
Insolvency law and insolvency criminal law
Our consultation services in the field of insolvency law include, but are not limited to: Preparation and initiation of insolvency procedures, advice for creditors in particular concerning segregation and separation rights, as well as contesting insolvency proceedings, registration of insolvency claims and also the defence of the debtor against claims from the insolvency administrator or against criminal charges, in particular delayed filing for insolvency.
The desire for a (permitted) arbitration clause in complex contracts and/or longer-term business relationships is expressed more and more frequently, particularly by commercial clients. We are well acquainted with the peculiarities of arbitration.
Compliance literally means "adhering to the rules" and is a legal term for the observance of legislation, standards and guidelines, although also of codes of conduct voluntarily established in companies. Compliance is the term used to describe legally correct, fair conduct. Compliance management involves monitoring the regulatory framework and the organisational structure to safeguard against breaches of regulations. We are happy to advise you if the need arises, perhaps in the introduction of compliance regulations oriented to your company's business practice.
Inheritance law and foundation law
Arranging property succession in a sensible manner is a quite complex process from a legal perspective. In this context, we can advise you on drafting a will and concluding inheritance contracts, although also on the option of transferring assets whilst you are still alive, possibly justified by beneficial use (usufruct).
Where foundation law is concerned, the focus is on establishing a foundation, drawing up articles of association, determining the capital base and defining the purpose of the foundation. We are also happy to provide legal support for you after the foundation has been created.
Commercial rental law, lease law and leasehold law
Addressing matters regarding rental and lease law are part of the day-to-day work in our office. A particular focus of our work is commercial rental law. We also deal with matters concerning leasehold law.
Commercial criminal law
In a law office specialising in commercial law it is inevitable that we are also presented with matters of commercial criminal law. In this regard, we can draw on many years’ experience and in-depth knowledge of commercial law, criminal law and criminal procedure law.
When providing commercial law services, overlaps emerge that require an insight into the field of employment law.
General civil law and civil procedural law
General civil law covers all issues concerning contracts, among many other areas. We have many years of experience not only in drafting contracts but also in disputes before the courts that arise from the contracts. Naturally, this legal field also covers claims of all kinds. We can advise and support you regarding your rights, as well as in the assertion of your claims and legal positions in court.
Private international law
In EUREGIO, many legal relationships, particularly in the fields of private and commercial law, have a cross-border dimension. This means that the relevant regulations of the respective foreign law must be observed and that preliminary questions, i.e., which law is to be applied and in which country your claims can be asserted, are also to be answered.
Wir beraten sowohl zu Datenschutzfragen in Anwendung allgemeiner Regeln des Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes und der ab dem 25.5.2018 geltenden EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (EU-DSGVO), als auch unter Berücksichtigung der besonderen Anforderungen an Berufsgeheimnisträger, etwa in Anwalts- oder Steuerkanzleien oder im Gesundheitswesen. Dabei geht es insbesondere darum Bußgeldrisiken zu vermeiden. Ferner übernehmen wir auch regelmäßig die Tätigkeit als externer Datenschutzbeauftragter.
Constitutional law, administrative law and European law
We boast special expertise in questions of constitutional law and European law.
School, university and examination law
Aachen is a centre of learning with RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences. This environment produces a wide range of legal issues, e.g. with regard to education, the regulations governing studies and examinations, professional law for academics, the constraints on their economic activity and the transfer of the findings of research into practice. We provide expert advice for the legal resolution of such questions.
Civil service law, disciplinary law and regulatory law
In these fields of special administrative law, our law office can offer qualified legal support thanks to decades of professional experience.
Public building and planning law
We advise and support both private citizens and public offices who wish to build in all manner of questions involving construction law.
Mining and energy law
Mining and energy law in Germany has strong links with the university city of Aachen and has been taught at RWTH Aachen University for generations. A member of our firm was part of the teaching staff at the Faculty of Geosciences for twenty years and can thus be considered an expert in this field of law.
We often encounter environmental law matters. We benefit from considerable experience in the field of wind farms and installation permits, including with regard to European legislation.
Public and private commercial law
Many companies are located in the legal grey area between public and private law. We are happy to advise and represent you when clarifying the specific questions that often arise in this area.
Local law and public commercial law
Our law office has decades of experience in resolving problems around local law.
Other special administrative law
We have several decades of practical experience in numerous fields of special administration law. We naturally make a careful review of our specialist expertise before offering to take on each remit submitted to us.