Expat Lawyers in Germany

Comprehensive support from a full-service law firm

Expat Lawyers
in Germany

Comprehensive support from a full-service law firm

Expat Lawyers in Germany

Our firm, Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, is pleased to be at your disposal regarding such matters. Whether you are dealing with a violation of your right to privacy, the use of a personal image or a case of defamation, libel or slander, our media, defamation and freedom of press lawyers are ready to address your concerns. We advise clients worldwide in their dealings with German law. Experience the benefits of working with a full-service law firm.

Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte: Our Full-Service Approach

German bureaucracy is notorious for its intricacies and complications. Therefore, having a reliable legal partner in your corner is invaluable. As a full-service law firm, the team of lawyers at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte is available to assist private individuals and corporate clients in Germany in specific legal cases and by providing ongoing legal support. Our firm consists of certified specialists and dedicated teams of experts across all areas of German law.

Private individual expatriates often approach our firm regarding matters of maintaining active compliance with tax, social security, immigration laws and matters relating to divorce law and estate planning. Entrepreneurs and professionals consult with us regularly regarding German corporate law, competition and antitrust regulations and employment law provisions.

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our aim is to provide our clients with comprehensive legal solutions tailored to their needs. Our firm prides itself on its excellent and efficient customer service and swift responses to customer queries. With conference rooms and offices in Cologne, Aachen, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Munich our lawyers are available for in-person meetings all over Germany.

Construction Law Services for Expats

The construction lawyers at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte will be there throughout your project. Our lawyers provide advice from the initial investment considerations to the economical use of your property and even, if necessary, to its final sale. German construction law is a complex process as there is a significant volume and diverse sources of construction law. Legal requirements can differ depending on the German state where the project is taking place.

As experienced construction attorneys, our team aims to provide clients with comprehensive legal services to complete their construction projects. We advise on construction defects, construction payments, contracts and more.

International Divorce Cases and Family Law Matters

Facing complex legal and personal matters such as divorce can be daunting. As an expatriate in Germany, such cases are even more challenging. However, with reliable legal advice and support from family law experts, it is possible to meet those difficulties head-on. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers are experienced in all matters concerning divorce cases in Germany. Our specialist services regarding divorce include:

International divorce cases whereby parties are located in different countries require expert legal counsel, and at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our team is ready to support you in your case.

As well as divorce cases, our team provides clear guidance regarding delicate issues, such as surrogacy law, adoption cases, child support and prenuptial agreements.

Employment Law Advice for Expats

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our certified specialists in German employment law are ready to advise businesses with drafting employment contracts, creating anti-discrimination policies, and designing employment termination agreements.

If you have taken up employment in Germany, having an employment law legal expert in your corner is also valuable. Germany has strict rules and regulations regarding notice periods, employment contracts and unfair dismissal.

Legal advice is also recommendable for those posted in Germany for a limited period, as questions may arise concerning income tax and social security contributions that need to be clarified.

Immigration Services for Expats in Germany

The immigration lawyers at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte have many years of experience and have supported private and business clients worldwide in all legal matters. Expats in Germany often have questions concerning family and spousal reunification, the applicability of specific residence permits and how they can apply for German citizenship. Life as an expat in Germany is easier when your family is also there and settled in the country. Our lawyers can make this desire a reality.

Our dedicated team of German immigration lawyers regularly interact with German authorities and is widely familiar with the various immigration administrative bodies. Such familiarity means that they can carefully oversee your matter and prevent common pitfalls from standing in your way.

Our lawyers provide clear advice regarding residence permits and citizenship applications, advise you regarding developments in German citizenship law, and ensure that you are aware of your rights under the law.

Inheritance Law Services for Expats

For expatriates in Germany, the challenges arising in German inheritance law are often very complex, particularly when property or assets are located in different countries or where another international element exists. Our inheritance law specialist Dr Thomas Bichat advises clients on the legal issues arising while at all times being aware of the sensitivity inherent in inheritance law disputes.

In practice, our services refer to personal and business estate planning, drafting wills, power of disposition, and matters inherent to German inheritance law. Terms such as “the community of heirs“, “der Pflichtteil“, “der Erbvertrag”, and “der Erbschein” can be difficult for expatriates; however, with the support of Dr Bichat, our firm will be there in your time of difficulty.

Running a Business in Germany as an Expat

The German market is one of the most lucrative in the world, and its stable and reliable legal grounding makes it an attractive place for business. However, running a company in Germany as an expatriate means facing state, national and European laws.

The advantage of working with Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte is that our firm provides all legal services under one roof. Our clients include startup companies, small and medium enterprises in Germany, larger corporations and foreign companies looking to open subsidiaries and branches in Germany.

Our team is ready to advise and represent your company in specific legal cases and provide ongoing legal assistance. As a full-service law firm, our lawyers provide clear advice and support in matters ranging from corporate structures, tax concerns, intellectual property disputes and merger & acquisition procedures.

By establishing a productive partnership with our lawyers, you can remain focused on other aspects of running a business in Germany.

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Please use the form to tell our team of German lawyers about your legal matters. After receiving your request, we will make a short preliminary assessment based on the information provided and give you a cost estimation. You are then free to decide whether you want to instruct us.