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Comprehensive support for our business clients

German Corporate Lawyer

Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG is a full-service law firm active all over Germany. Our mission is to provide corporate clients with comprehensive legal advice from one source.  Our team provides ongoing legal support and will be by your side from the creation of your company to its eventual sale should that happen. We would be pleased to present our portfolio to you in detail in a personal meeting. If you would like further information or legal support, please do not hesitate to contact us using our details below.

Comprehensive German
Corporate Law Services

Our team provides comprehensive legal support in matters of German corporate law. As corporate lawyers, we support companies to establish themselves, provide ongoing support in growing market share and provide strategic assistance to managing directors and CEOS. Find out about our corporate law services and the benefits of working with our team of experienced professionals.

Further German Business
Law Services

At Schlun & Elseven, we offer full-service support for our business clients. Comprehensive support goes beyond our corporate law services and into areas, such as drafting and reviewing contracts, intellectual property protection, tax law advice and more. By becoming a client of ours, we provide ongoing support as your business’ one-stop-shop for German legal advice.

Comprehensive Corporate
Law Services

Our team provides comprehensive legal support in matters of German corporate law. As corporate lawyers, we support companies to establish themselves, provide ongoing support in growing market share and provide strategic assistance to managing directors and CEOS. Find out about our corporate law services and the benefits of working with our team of experienced professionals.

Further Business
Law Services

At Schlun & Elseven, we offer full-service support for our business clients. Comprehensive support goes beyond our corporate law services and into areas, such as drafting and reviewing contracts, intellectual property protection, tax law advice and more. By becoming a client of ours, we provide ongoing support as your business’ one-stop-shop for German legal advice.

Premium German Corporate Law Support and Expertise

The corporate law team at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte acknowledges the importance for companies to operate on a stable legal footing. Our goal is to provide premium legal services tailored to the needs of our business clients. Legal service not only involves expert representation in front of courts or in arbitration settings but also ongoing legal advice regarding legislative developments, inform clients regarding best-practice policies and provide thorough due diligence services. By working with our corporate lawyers on an ongoing basis, your firm can avoid costly pitfalls that lead to time-consuming legal conflicts, and can be reassured that our firm operates in a confidential and discrete manner. By allowing our team to oversee your legal matters, your company can focus its attention on further growth and success.

Our Corporate Law Services

Company Formation

Our team of attorneys will assist you in setting up a company in Germany and advise you individually according to your wishes and in line with your business idea. We are at your disposal as contact persons for the foundation of sole proprietorships, partnerships (GbR, OHG, KG, PartnerG) and corporations (UG (haftungsbeschränkt), GmbH or AG). From choosing legal form to the drafting of contracts, our lawyers will leave nothing to chance by clarifying all legal formalities. This service will help your company quickly gain a foothold in the German market.

Subsequent changes, such as the supplementation or reorganisation of the articles of association and a change in legal form, require a considerable commitment in terms of time and money. Therefore, it is worthwhile to discuss all important aspects of your business plan and corporate goals and the company’s structure in detail, with a qualified and experienced team of lawyers before the company is founded. By commissioning us, companies can avoid foundation mistakes and their far-reaching consequences.

Corporate Expansion to Germany

Given the increasing globalization of the business world and Germany’s position as one of the economic centres of Europe, company expansion to Germany represents an attractive opportunity for many foreign, internationally active companies to enter the lucrative German market.

If you are planning a company’s expansion to Germany, the first question to be asked concerning setting up a branch in Germany is how to choose the right organizational form. A distinction is made between establishing a subsidiary company and establishing an independent branch office or a dependent permanent establishment/representative office. The choice of the right organizational form depends strongly on your individual motives and goals associated with the expansion. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our team will outline the legal differences between the different organisational forms and ensure that our clients are fully aware of the steps, advantages and threats involved in all of them.

Corporate Restructuring

To remain stable and competitive in the modern economic market, companies often have to rethink and reorganise their corporate and social structure. There are various possibilities for such restructuring and transformation measures, but they cannot be implemented without extensive preparation. Our legal experts in corporate law will assist you in the detailed preparation of such a restructuring process.

With in-depth knowledge of the additionally relevant legal areas of labour, tax, banking and finance law, we can quickly master challenges that transcend legal fields and support you as a qualified partner. The main regulations on restructuring and transformation options for companies are contained in the German Transformation Act (Umwandlungsgesetz, UmwG).

Many obligations only emerge in the course of a restructuring process and can be very time-consuming. By engaging our experienced lawyers for corporate law at an early stage, you can avoid unpleasant surprises and additional tasks in the conversion of your company. You will receive a comprehensive restructuring concept which takes into account the difficulties from all relevant areas of law and informs you about all upcoming requirements.

Corporate Tax Support

Running a business is complex and German tax law does not make it any easier. Businesses face many taxes and different laws relating to them, such as turnover tax, trade tax, corporation tax, income tax and capital gains tax. Often, the importance of a certain tax will depend on a myriad of factors including the type of business you are running, and whether your business is able to seek exemptions in certain areas. By employing the services of Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our team of corporate tax lawyers can assess your company’s tax situation, defend your enterprise in tax dispute matters and provide guidance regarding your rights during tax investigations.

Dispute Resolution

With ongoing legal support and compliance advice, companies can reduce the likelihood of legal disputes. However, it is not always possible to completely avoid conflicts. Should disputes arise our lawyers will advise you regarding your options of dispute resolution, such as arbitration, mediation and litigation. There are many benefits to resolving difficulties outside of court including reduced financial and time costs. Resolving matters outside of court also involves less media exposure and reduces the risk of reputational damage. Arbitration can also prove to be the preferred route in more technical disputes, as companies can be assured that knowledgeable professionals will oversee the dispute.

However, this is not always possible, and if matters need to be resolved in court, our experienced litigation lawyers will be in your corner. Determining which method of dispute resolution is preferable will depend on many factors. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our litigators and dispute resolution team will assist you in navigating this often complex area.

Franchises & the Law in Germany

Would you like to step into self-employment and set up your own franchise business in Germany? Or you have already successfully established a business concept and would like to expand it through your own franchise system? It is possible to set up a franchise in Germany but franchise law is a comparatively young field of law, and in Germany, there is no specific franchise law regulation. It can thus be challenging to maintain an overview. Against this background, it is advisable to consult an expert in franchise law. The lawyers of Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte offer you comprehensive specialised legal advice so that nothing stands in the way of the successful establishment of your franchise business or the development of a franchise system.

Our team advises on matters, such as drafting and reviewing the franchise agreement, legal disputes between franchisees and franchisors, the day-to-day legal matters faced by franchisors and franchisees, and more.