Corporate and Commercial Law

Bespoke legal advice for medium-sized companies

I offer medium-sized companies bespoke legal advice in my commercial law firm where I combine the quality level of a large international law firm with the direct and uncomplicated service of an experienced commercial lawyer. I can supplement my own core competencies in all areas of corporate and commercial law as well as in corporate transactions with specialists from my established network in all relevant specialist areas for complex and time-critical matters.

For most of the legal tasks of medium-sized companies, I will assist you as a strategic adviser, in the operative implementation and as legal counsel. Due to my background, I can always combine the best legal solutions with solid business acumen.

Corporate Law

  • Incorporations & start-ups
  • Articles of association & shareholders agreements
  • Transfer of shares
  • Capital measures
  • Entry of new shareholders or investors
  • Exit & compensation of shareholders or investors
  • Shareholders meetings & annual general meetings
  • Shareholders disputes
  • Supervisory & advisory boards
  • Corporate governance
  • Joint ventures
  • Subsidiaries & corporate groups
  • Intercompany agreements, in particular control & profit transfer agreements
  • Restructuring & transformations (mergers, demergers, spin-offs, change of legal form)

Corporate Transactions (M&A)

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Representation in investment processes with private equity & venture capital investors
  • Minority interests & joint ventures
  • Management participations (management buy-out / buy-in)
  • Confidentiality agreements (NDA)
  • Letter of intent
  • Legal due diligence reviews
  • Sale & purchase agreements (share / asset deal)
  • Post merger integration

Boards & Directors

  • Advice on appointments, removals & resignations
  • Management participations
  • Powers of representation & authorisation / delegation matrix
  • Company management (line / matrix) & rules of procedure
  • Management & supervision of subsidiaries
  • Clarification of liability risks & review of liability situations

Trade & Distribution

  • Purchase, sale & supply agreements
  • Distribution by agents, dealers & commission agents
  • Consignment warehouse
  • Cooperation agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements (NDA)
  • Letter of intent & memorandum of understanding

"Legal solutions develop their potential only in the relevant business context."

Dr. Rainer Freudenberg, LL.M.