Corporate and company law
Company law: Establishment and structuring of companies
Before starting a business activity the decision for the right legal form must be made. A legal form that is equally suitable for all purposes does not exist. However, in most cases optimized solutions can be found for all companies. Very often the question is whether a partnership or a corporation is the right choice; it is also decisive whether the business should be run by one or more persons. We will draft an individual and suitable memorandum and articles of association for you and take care of the necessary registration of the company in the commercial register.
Should the original decision not prove to be appropriate at a later date, for example because circumstances change, a conversion and restructuring is of course possible at a later date. We will assist you, for example, in the admission of a new partner (for example, through the sale of shares or capital measures, or even through the establishment of a trust) and in the implementation of measures under the German Transformation Act (Umwandlungsgesetz), such as mergers, demergers or changes of legal form – also in international cases.
The notary’s office also advises and accompanies you in all legal questions concerning international or cross-border matters. This applies in particular to all questions of international company law (e.g. in the case of cross-border mergers).
If desired, we can obtain apostilles and legalisation from the relevant authorities.
Associations and association law
Many people organise their leisure time together with others in associations; volunteering is a cornerstone of social cohesion. Even if it is “not about money”, sometimes difficult legal questions arise. We help you to have your newly founded association entered in the register of associations. We are also there for you for later changes to the statutes or the members of the board, as well as for termination and liquidation.