Legal consulting

Areas of competence

Representation of legal interests in court in all areas of law relevant to companies and entrepreneurs

  • Assertion and defence of civil law claims before the Regional and Higher Regional Courts as well as in all instances of the labour courts, in mediation and arbitration proceedings
  • Legal representation in fiscal court proceedings up to the Federal Fiscal Court, as well as in criminal tax proceedings before the courts responsible for these proceedings
  • Litigation before the social and administrative courts

Comprehensive extrajudicial legal activity in commercial law:

  • Advice, support and drafting of contracts for the mergers and acquisitions of companies (“M&A”)
  • Contract negotiation and drafting from letter of intent to closing
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Advice on changes of legal form, restructuring, mergers and reorganisations of companies
  • Comprehensive legal consulting and representation in criminal tax law
  • Contract design for supply relationships (supply contracts, distribution contracts, commercial agency contracts, etc.)

Legal advice and representation of interests in corporate law

  • Incorporations and company restructuring: Contract drafting and consultancy from idea to complete implementation
  • Representation and moderation in shareholder disputes
  • Preparation and supervision of general meetings
  • Conceptual design of company agreements (control and profit transfer agreements, etc.)

Advice on corporate succession with regard to inheritance law and estate tax aspects

  • Advice on and drafting of contracts (e.g. inheritance contracts, wills) for comprehensive asset succession planning
  • Advice and design of comprehensive succession planning (anticipated succession) and accompanying contracts (precautionary powers of attorney and advance directives)
  • Execution of wills, estate administration and estate settlement, tax enforcement advice
  • Guardianship and supplementary curatorship
  • Advice and drafting of contracts in family law, in particular marriage contracts

Labour law consulting

  • Drafting of employment contracts and termination agreements
  • Drafting of service contracts for managing directors with special regard to social security requirements
  • Labour law support for corporate transactions and restructuring

Supervision of companies’ ongoing operating business

  • Drafting of purchase and supply contracts
  • Advice on all other (international) forms of distribution, in particular on commercial agent law
  • Advice on and drafting of contracts for other legal matters relevant to company issues (rental and lease agreements, general terms and conditions, etc.)

Advice on setting up and structuring foundations

  • Drafting contracts for foundations of all kinds, in particular corporate and family foundations
  • Representation before foundation supervisory authorities, also in connection with changes to the articles of association and changes of purpose as well as the reorganisation of foundations
  • Ongoing consultancy for executive bodies of foundations

Supervision of public sector businesses

  • Examination and drafting of contracts in public commercial law, with special consideration of aid and public procurement law requirements
  • Coaching for members of municipal supervisory bodies

Expert activities

  • Preparation of legal opinions for companies, private persons and courts
  • Submission of second opinions on commercial law issues

Do you require a tax consultant, public auditor and/or lawyer?

The professional partnership FRIEBE – PRINZ + PARTNER mbB in Lüdenscheid and the affiliated companies with locations in Hagen, Olpe and Schwerte would be happy to advise you on all topics in these areas.