Commercial & corporate law

Almost every day we advise clients on matters of commercial and corporate law. Usually, the issues at hand relate to the following:


  • Contracts and non-binding arrangements concerning the initiation of business deals
    • Confidentiality Agreements / Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
    • Letters of Intent (LoIs)
    • Heads of agreement, term sheets
    • Preliminary contracts (Vorverträge)
  • Joint ventures
    • Equity joint ventures based on partnerships or corporate entities
    • Contractual joint ventures
  • Partnerships
    • Partnerships under civil law (Gesellschaften bürgerlichen Rechts), general partnerships (Offene Handelsgesellschaften), limited partnerships (Kommdanditgesellschaften), in particular in the form of GmbH & Co. KGs
    • European Economic Interest Groupings (EEIGs)
  • Corporations
    • Private limited companies (GmbHs) including limited liability enterprises (UGs)
    • Public limited companies (AGs)
    • Partnerships limited by shares (KGaAs), also referred to as GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Shareholder agreements and inter-group agreements, contracts with directors and other executives
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers, spin-offs and other transformations
  • Purchase of goods B2C and B2B
  • General Terms and Conditions of Sale
  • General Terms and Conditions of Purchase
  • Distribution Agreements
    • Distribution consultancy agreements
    • Commercial agency agreements
    • Dealership agreements
    • Franchise agreements
  • Interplay with antitrust law
  • Interplay with civil procedure law
  • Interplay with insolvency law
  • Interplay with public law such as money laundering and data protection law
  • Interplay with tax law

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