Corporate Law / M&A

VOELKER assists its international clients in the whole area of Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions connected to Germany. We also assist you if you plan to start business activities in Germany, e.g. by the formation of a German subsidiary or branch office. We have expert lawyers specialised in mergers and acquisitions, the incorporation of companies and in extrajudicial dispute resolutions. We can competently advise you and your company during the life cycle of your enterprise.

You want to start business in Germany we can offer you professional legal services? We advise you which legal structure fits your purposes best while taking the legal background of your foreign enterprise with regard to tax, liability and shareholder structure into account. You want to start tomorrow? No problem, we sell shelf-companies in all important legal forms already incorporated according to German Law and adopt them to your demands. Just contact us.

Our experience in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) both internationally and nationally enables us to assist any transaction you plan to perform in Germany. We can be of service if you want to contact a German enterprise and start negotiations either with the aim of completing a transaction or with the intention of forming a cooperation or joint venture. We have a team that can perform a legal and tax Due Diligence with regard to the transaction you plan to perform in Germany. We also can draw up the necessary agreements needed to sign and eventually close the deal.

We also advise you in any other legal area related to the activities of starting a business in Germany. These are Tax, Labor Law, Intellectual Property, IT, Commercial and Administrative Law. We are skilled at negotiating and structuring transactions efficiently and successfully and to help you complete the post merger integration phase successfully.

Disputes in companies are often hard, emotional, inefficient and complex. Irrespective if the dispute concerns the termination of a director, the termination or exclusion of a shareholder, the termination of a shareholder agreement or the liability of directors and officers (D&O), our specialists in resolution of disputes will find a solution for your case. We give legal advice how to handle the issue, we find a strategy to avoid disputes beforehand or to terminate any pending dispute in a speedy and economical way. We can help you to prepare potentially controversial shareholder meetings and we offer you mediation or representation in arbitration or in lawsuits.