IN VARIOUS Disciplines.
As economic activities become ever more complex, multi-disciplinary expert knowledge is indispensable, and we possess such knowledge and have tried and tested it many times as a well-coordinated team. We have pertinent detailed expertise and concrete application experience with respect to all relevant subdivisions of commercial activities.
As to commercial law and corporate law, our clients benefit from our expert knowledge in various practice areas, which our law firm is able to provide from a single source: corporate law, banking and capital market law, tax law, accounting law as well as procedural law.
As economic activities are becoming ever more complex, it is ineffective for companies and entrepreneurs to receive advice from just one individual person. What is required on a regular basis is multi-disciplinary expert knowledge, and we possess such knowledge and have tried and tested it many times as a well-coordinated team. We have pertinent detailed expertise and concrete application experience with respect to all relevant subdivisions of commercial activities. In addition to sound professional knowledge, our advice is provided in such a way that the clients gain direct benefits from it. Our recommendations for action are clear and precise.
Our experience in leading multi-disciplinary negotiations even in difficult situations is something we are renowned for. We assist clients in the context of transactions in Germany and in the context of international transactions and restructurings, with respect to questions relating to capital market law, and in connection with the drafting and negotiation of corporate statutes. Our focus is the legal and tax law-related structuring as to generational succession and other transfers of large estates.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE
We act in accordance with the principle “risk comes from not knowing what you're doing” (Warren Buffett). This is why we research and analyze the facts of the cases intensely until we have fully and thoroughly understood them. We frequently provide advice in the context of critical audits, which are usually company-relevant. We know how the tax authorities work and we are able to see things from their perspective. We are professionally competent counterparts on a level playing field.
We frequently deal with corruption cases, both on the side of affected companies as well as on the side of companies in whose sphere corruption profiteers can be found. We possess vast experience as to the fiscal and legal assessment of corruptive cases, and this includes resolving the misconduct of employees under civil law as well. The investigation and resolution of matters where there are indications of misconduct is also a part of this area of expertise.
There are very few law firms of our kind to be found which possess more experience as to fiscal criminal law, in particular in connection with the preparation of voluntary disclosures of tax evasion as well as advice and representation in criminal proceedings relating to tax offences. In this context, we usually do not provide representation with respect to criminal law ourselves, but we will rather, depending on the case, consult experienced colleagues. This collaborative approach in a most sensitive practice area has proven its worth, as experience has shown that optimal results are achieved by means of division of labor. Additionally, this approach helps to avoid any conflicts of interest.
And, as a matter of course, we also take care of tax compliance for our clients and prepare their tax declarations and their accounting.