Investment Lawyers in Germany

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Comprehensive support from a full-service law firm in Germany

Investment Lawyers in Germany

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our investment team consists of experienced legal professionals who will inform you of the best means to maximise the benefits of your investment by providing strategic and informed advice. Avoiding costly and complex legal disputes through complying with the legal necessities is a vital consideration to make when investing. Our lawyers draft and thoroughly review your contracts ensuring that there are no surprise elements within the bureaucracy. Find structured plans and crucial insights from our lawyers.

We advise on investments in German real estate, vineyards, precious metals, classic cars among other investments. Our services also extend to cases of investment fraud. If you require advice concerning investing in Germany, please do not hesitate to contact our team directly.

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At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte we are a full-service law firm who advise individual and corporate clients across the board in their dealings with German law. With such knowledge and experience within our firm, we can be relied upon to consider the full scale of legal concerns when providing our advice. Ensure your investments are legally compliant by working with us.

Our firm has offices in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen, as well as conference room facilities in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt and our services, are provided in German and English as well as other languages. Contact us today to benefit from our services. Our lawyers are ready when you are.

Buying Horses, Falcons and other Animals in Germany

When buying a horse, whether it is a leisure horse, a show horse, a breeding horse or a racing horse purchasers need to ensure that it meets their requirements. Purchasers need to receive the necessary information regarding the horse’s history, and information about the dealer or breeder. When a suitable horse has been located there are legal features that need to be carefully considered, such as the purchase contract, warranties and regulations regarding the import and export of horses. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our legal team is ready to support you in this matter.

Buying and selling falcons and hawks can be a complex issue as numerous regulations of the nature conservation law and hunting laws need to be observed. In nature conservation law, regulations on marketing and keeping falcons can be found in the Federal Nature Conservation Act, the Federal Species Protection Ordinance and in agreements with other states. Our lawyers advise clients regarding possession and marketing prohibitions, the import and export of hawks and falcons, the necessary certificates for possessing a falcon and other legal requirements.

German Residency by Investment

Investing in Germany can lead to residency and afterwards German citizenship. Under § 21 German Residence Act, it is possible to receive a German residence permit for self-employment and within this provision, it is possible to invest in German companies, real estate and development funds. However, there are specific requirements and standards that applicants need to be aware of when making their applications. Inadequate drafting or preparation at this stage can lead to lengthy delays and frustration. Our highly experienced lawyers have worked with entrepreneurs and investors worldwide in securing such residence permits. Allow them to guide you through the necessary application requirements and provide insightful investment advice when gaining this visa.

Once our clients have gained German residency, our lawyers continue to provide ongoing support in their investment decisions in Germany. If you would like further assistance with applying for this residence permit or other investment matters, please do not hesitate to contact us directly by using our details below.

Investing in Gold and Other Precious Metals

Precious metals such as gold can prove to be very valuable in times of crisis, as they generally retain their value. Gold and other precious metals can also be seen as a way for investors to diversify their investment portfolios. However, when purchasing or selling gold it is worthwhile consulting with those with knowledge of the market.

Our team will counsel you on how to avoid coming into conflict with German law when making such purchases, and will advise you on how to approach the market. German tax law, anti-money laundering regulations and other legal areas often play a role in the purchase and sale of gold and other precious metals. In cases of loss or fraud, our team will provide the cutting-edge legal advice needed regarding your legal rights and how best to deal with the situation.

Investing in Vehicles and Vessels

At Schlun & Elseven, our lawyers are available to advise clients on matters concerning investment in classic & vintage cars, oldtimers and other vehicles, and investments in yachts and other vessels. With classic cars, our lawyers are widely experienced with warranties, written purchase agreements, general terms and conditions, agency sale, assessments of defects and international sales, imports and export law. Our lawyers will advise you regarding what customs laws to be aware of, how to respond in cases where defects become evident and will be by your side should disputes arise over the warranty. When purchasing a classic car or oldtimer, it is crucial to have an experienced lawyer available to analyse and draft purchase agreements. Reliable legal advice can protect against later lengthy and costly disputes.

Our legal services also extend to yachts and other vessels as we are available to advise yacht owners, shipyards, yacht designers, financiers and other professionals in the area. Our lawyers advise on matters relating to employment law, flag choice and registry, sale and purchase agreements, build contracts, design contracts and more.

Investment Fraud

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers are here to assist those investing in Germany, and our knowledge of German law in matters of criminal fraud ensures that they have comprehensive and incisive legal counsel in times of crisis. Our team will advise you regarding how to respond to fraudulent schemes, what signs to be aware of that a scheme is possibly a scam, how to pursue the fraudster and more. Those accused of fraud who require legal defence can contact our team for advice on German law, what options they have and how they should respond to such accusations.

In the area of fraud, our attorneys advise on matters such as Bitcoin & cryptocurrency fraud, real estate fraud and financial fraud. If you require advice on these issues, please do not hesitate to contact our lawyers directly.

Real Estate Investment in Germany

Real estate investment in Germany can prove to be particularly lucrative. As an economic power, with a stable legal and political system, Germany should be considered by those looking for real estate investments. Cities such as Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, in particular, stand out as attractive locations for real estate investment. However, to benefit from what Germany has to offer, support from local investment experts and those with knowledge of German real estate law is a requirement.

At Schlun & Elseven, our full-service approach ensures that you will receive not only insightful advice concerning what is available on the German market but you will also benefit from our legal services in the field of German real estate law. German real estate law is a notoriously complex field due to the interaction of laws on a European, federal, state and regional level. Navigating this minefield without expert legal assistance is not advisable.

With industry-specific insights and specialist counsel on investments such as vineyards and commercial property in Germany, our lawyers are by your side.

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Practice Group for Investing in Germany

Aykut Elseven Lawyer

Aykut Elseven
Managing Partner

Dr Tim Schlun Lawyer

Dr. Tim Schlun
Managing Partner

Daniel Schewior - Lawyer

Daniel Schewior
Lawyer

Jens Schmidt Lawyer

Jens Schmidt
Lawyer