Corporate Law

One focus of our law firm is corporate law. We assist companies from their foundation during their whole life cycle - if necessary to their liquidation. Our partner Dr. Arthur Waldenberger teaches managers on the law of mergers and acquisitions at the renowned European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). Especially during acquisitions, our team often works hand in hand with our clients' specialists (tax experts, commercial department). The transactions we have been in charge of have typically been in the single- to double-digit million euro range over the past few years.

In addition to company acquisition and equity participation agreements, our advisory services are centered around joint ventures, consortium agreements, and other forms of alliances between companies. We draft agreements between the members of groups of companies. Our attorneys provide support in the foundation of companies involving multiple shareholders or partners and provide legal advice during mergers and spin-offs. We assist with annual general meetings and shareholders' meetings and draft contracts with managing directors, board members, and members of supervisory boards. We represent our clients before court during disputes among the shareholder base or in shareholder lawsuits. Our attorneys assist with corporate restructuring programs and consult our clients in liability matters regarding executive bodies.

Over the past years we handled, e.g., the following corporate law cases:

  • Foundation of numerous corporations and partnerships, drafts of complex partnership agreements
  • Share purchase agreement on behalf of an investor in a software manufacturer in the field of mobile telephone communication in connection with a comprehensive joint venture agreement
  • Acquisition of a minority share in a passenger transportation firm by a competitor
  • Sale of an online company to a competitor
  • Equity participation of a venture capital firm in an online company
  • Legal advice in connection with the initial public offering of an alternative energy company (legal due diligence, mandatory prospectus information, etc.)
  • Sale of the tourism division of a passenger transportation firm by means of an asset deal
  • Legal advice to the supervisory board of an energy supply company in liability matters
  • Multi-year legal support during the liquidation of a telecommunications company
  • Enforcement of claims of the shareholder of a software firm against the managing director due to breaches of duty
  • Legal dispute among shareholders of a manufacturer of custom software, both in and out of court 
  • Legal advice to a group of companies in connection with a complex share purchase agreement while preserving the consolidated tax filing status and spinning off a business unit
  • Defense against claims of a purchaser following a completed acquisition in complex arbitration proceedings
  • Equity participation of a high net worth individual in styrt-up company
  • Draft and negotiation of a complex shareholder agreement as a condtion for an equity participation of a lead investor
  • Legal dispute between shareholders of a chemical company
  • Sale of road construction companies
  • Sale of a company for orthopaedic products