We give advice in all areas of Commercial Law. This includes:
We further regularly represent our clients in intellectual and industrial property rights protection cases (e.g. copy rights, unfair competition, brands and industrial designs)
We represent our clients in all kinds of classical corporate law including:
Qualified corporate law advice sometimes also has to include the enforcement of the Client’s rights in court. This is inevitable in case of certain strategic re-organizations or take-over situations to improve the negotiation position. Where appropriate, we also include process financiers in matters of substantial litigation. Just recently, a hostile take-over attempt regarding a pre-IPO candidate could be settled in a very favorable way for our clients only after various preliminary court injunctions to re-install a number of senior management and board positions.
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We provide special expertise in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions („M&A“). We rely on broad experience in the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions, buy-outs and buy-ins (e.g. management buy outs/ins). Typical activities include
In the field of banking law, we represent our clients both in and out of court. The range of advise is broad and includes
Our finance practice includes project finance, structured finance and advise in connection with Government authorities. Of course we co-ordinate the filing process for obligatory documentation with the competent authorities (e.g. the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, "Bafin")
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We focus on Private Clients from all sectors of our society in all relevant legal matters (which ranges from Politics, Economy, Industry and Science). Often, matters are related to family or industrial funds and estates. Sure instinct, discretion and an absolute focus on the client's interests are our core values. For example, many clients constantly invest in the international market of fine arts. Accordingly, we can offer first-hand experience in connection with complex art transactions, purchase contracts with a view on sales taxes etc., exhibition contracts and negotiations, auctions and issues in connection with the origin of art.
We draft absolutely customized contracts for all kinds of needs both for private, family or investment purposes. We help with estate and succession planning and accompany our clients personally at all events and meetings whenever the client wishes professional support - Worldwide and with a maximum of flexibility. Often there are the "small issues", that are - for the best reasons - personally and individually very important to our clients. We think that our client is entitled to high quality advise in connection with all matters he considers important. We want to be the trusted personal lawyer for our Private Client over many years.
In the field of employment law, we traditionally advise employers and management personnel (e.g. directors and executives). The following examples may give an overview:
We provide comprehensive advise for enterprises and their entrepreneurs in connection with all matters of business and financial succession. The needs of our clients are as diversified as the related matters.
Accordingly, as in the area of Private Clients, highly sophisticated and customized solutions must be the standard. These solutions must include a full scale analysis that includes all commercial and legal aspects. Only then optimal concepts can be developed. Business succession is also very often related to the development of solutions for the transfer of private wealth. Eventually, we think that this area also requires very good "soft skills", because an entrepreneur transfers "his business" in many cases only once in a lifetime. Accordingly, such matters must be handled with the required empathy and appreciation for often breathtaking achievements of a lifetime.
The laws of Foundations ("Stiftung") and other forms of non-profit organizations ("NPOs") is under constant public focus. In a time when the state resigns from more and more social duties and pure market capitalism is celebrated as the new solution, many weaker individuals fall behind. Accordingly, the always increasing charitable initiatives of many entrepreneurs with "broad shoulders" have never been more important.
We advise various non-profit organizations (e.g. registered communities"), non-profit Limited Liability Companies under German Law "gemeinnützige GmbHs", public non-profit bodies that operate hospitals and fulfill other charitable functions). We accompany charitable foundations of well known entrepreneurs Pro Bono and support international organizations with complete solutions for integrated, Pan-European non-profit structures
LK Partners offers comprehensive and high level advise in all matters of domestic and international succession matters, wills and estates, family law and related matters of international Conflict of Laws. Prof. Dr. Thomas Rauscher is one of the leading specialists in this field. He is one of the most sought-after scholars in the area of both domestic and international succession and family law. He is Professor for International Conflicts of Law, European Private Law and Civil Law at the University of Leipzig. He is also the director of the Institute for foreign and European civil procedures. Professor Rauscher is the author of numerous legal volumes, articles and other publications. Together with the country's brightest legal minds, Professor Rauscher is a permanent author for the publication "Staudinger", the most sophisticated legal commentary on the German Civil Code.Our expertise includes: