Investment and Capital Markets Lawyers in Germany

Legal Solutions Made in Germany

Investment and
Capital Markets Lawyers
in Germany

Legal Solutions Made in Germany

Investment and capital market law deals with all legal aspects and issues related to investments, such as real estate and funds. Due to the applicable regulations and the increasing diversity and constantly changing range of investment products, it is advisable to have an experienced lawyer at your side.

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, we can advise you on all legal matters thanks to our lawyers’ expertise and experience. As a full-service, multidisciplinary law firm, we support you across all areas so that we can also offer you legal services from a single source in connection with real estate, tax and contract law.

Legal Advice for Private Clients and Investors

Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte offers its clients strategic and sound advice on the legal options for maximising the use of your acquisitions and assets. To ensure that your contracts protect your interests and avoid legal pitfalls, our contract lawyers draft and review them thoroughly. We work with clients to develop structured investment plans and discuss further legal action.

We advise you on investments in real estate, gold and other precious metals, funds and other valuable investments. Our services also extend to the defence in cases of fraud and allegations of money laundering. If you have any questions regarding investments and related legal aspects and would like legal advice, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm using the contact form below.

Business Immigration and Residence Permits as an Investor

According to § 21 German Residence Act, a foreigner can be granted a residence permit to pursue self-employment. Successful applicants can invest in German companies, real estate and development funds. However, many requirements must be met or observed to obtain a residence permit through such investments and, subsequently, German citizenship.

Inadequate application preparation often leads to long delays and frustration for the applicants.

Our experienced lawyers regularly manage applications for such residence permits for international companies and investors and therefore have the necessary experience dealing with the relevant authorities. Make sure to take advantage of insightful investment advice, and let us guide you through the essential application requirements to obtain the visa you need quickly and competently.

Our lawyers will also advise you on your investment plans after you have obtained your residence permit. Should you require further assistance with this residence permit application or any other investment matter, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details below.

Criminal Law Aspects – Investment Fraud and Money Laundering Offences

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 thorough and incisive legal counsel in times of crisis. Our team will advise you on how to react to fraudulent schemes, what signs indicate a possible fraud and how to prosecute the fraudster.

Furthermore, our lawyers advise clients on fraud offences concerning bitcoins, cryptocurrencies and real estate. The latter sector, in particular, is also highly susceptible to money laundering offences. If you are accused of alleged fraud or suspected of money laundering, our lawyers will assist you. Our criminal law practice group will inform you about the options available to defend your rights and explain how you should react to such allegations.

Investing in Gold and Other Precious Metals

Precious metals such as gold can be very valuable in times of crisis, as they retain their value comparatively consistently as an investment. Gold and other precious metals can also be a way for investors to diversify their investment portfolio. When buying or selling gold, however, it pays to be advised by someone who knows the market.

Our investment advisory team will advise you and explain how not to run afoul of German law and what you should always be mindful of when making such purchases. When buying and selling gold and other precious metals, German tax law, money laundering regulations, and other areas of law often play an essential role. In case of a loss or fraud, our team offers you comprehensive legal advice regarding your rights and the best possible course of action in such a situation.

Investment Property in Germany

The purchase of an investment property in Germany often proves particularly lucrative. Such a property usually serves an investor as a permanent source of income. In addition to direct investments in condominiums, single-family or multi-family houses and commercial properties, there is also the option of indirect investments through the purchase of real estate funds. However, to benefit from the advantages of German real estate as a capital investment in the long term and to be able to ensure lasting success, the support of local investment as well as legal experts is necessary.

Our full-service approach ensures that you receive insightful advice on what is available in the German market and benefit from our legal services in real estate law. German real estate law is highly complex due to the interplay of laws at the European, federal, state and regional levels. For this reason, expert legal advice on investments in German real estate is highly recommended.

With their industry-specific knowledge and expert advice, our lawyers can assist you with investments such as vineyards and commercial real estate.

Stocks and Shares Trading

In addition to investing in a capital asset (such as real estate), there is also the option of investing in shares. In this case, an investor buys a share, which gives the company capital and the investor a participation right (such as voting and property rights) in the public limited company (AG). However, trading in shares on the German stock exchange is only possible under certain conditions, which the legal experts at our law firm will be happy to explain to you.

We advise private individuals and investors on the various types of shares and their advantages and disadvantages and support companies in their plans to offer shares.

Legal Advice for Investment Advisors, Intermediaries and Other Service Providers

Our lawyers also advise investment advisors and brokers, banks and asset managers, and other industry service providers on legal requirements and issues. In the case of a rather disadvantageous investment, investors can take out their frustration on their investment advisor or intermediary and take legal action against them. The lawyers of Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte advise private individuals and investors, and service providers on all matters relating to capital investments.

Duties of an Investment Advisor

Banks and investment advisors are generally obliged to provide their clients with investment- and object-oriented advice. Before recommending a particular investment or an investment concept, the advisor must inform himself about the state of knowledge on the subject, the risk tolerance, and the objectives of the respective client to include these aspects in their investment advice.

Additionally, the investment advisor is obliged to check the products or the investment concept for their economic viability (plausibility check). Therefore, an examination of the factual correctness and completeness is required. The analysis must include up-to-date factors so that specialist articles and other information from the press must be considered and evaluated.

Especially in cases of a disadvantageous investment, disputes often arise between investment advisors and their clients. Then the question regularly arises as to what extent an investment advisor is liable. The lawyers at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte will be happy to advise you on this and other questions and will also explain to you which measures can effectively reduce the liability risk.

In the event of erroneous advice by an investment advisor or broker, you may be entitled to damages. Our legal experts also advise private individuals and investors and support them in enforcing their rights.

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    Practice Group:
    German Investment and Capital Markets Law

    Practice Group:
    German Investment and Capital Markets Law

    Dr. Tim Schlun

    Lawyer | Managing Partner

    Aykut Elseven

    Lawyer | Managing Partner

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