Schlun & Elseven is a multidisciplinary full-service law firm in Germany. As such, we have made it our goal to provide business clients with competent and committed legal assistance in all matters relevant to corporate law that may arise in the course of running a business. Regardless of whether you are a managing director, a member of the board of directors / supervisory board, a shareholder or a commercial agent – our services are always tailored to your individual goals and needs. Our corporate lawyers have excellent expertise, extensive experience and solid industry-specific know-how. With our expertise, we stand by your side in every entrepreneurial phase: from formation to restructuring to succession planning.
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.
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 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.
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 disp