Much to the chagrin of successful business, there is always a chance for shareholder disputes to arise, which hinders productivity, brings reputational damage, and intensifies financial risk. To mediate boardroom disagreements, we advise companies to consult a competent corporate attorney early on to find solutions for conflicts between majority and minority shareholders.
More information about the various conflicts shareholders of German companies may experience, and how our attorneys help both sides, can be found on the Shareholder Disputes page.
Commercial Agency Law
International businesses and entrepreneurs are increasingly hiring commercial agents to handle international trade on their behalf as independents. As a result, they provide immense value through a cost-effective and success-oriented path towards market penetration in Germany. Employers who are interested in this business strategy must also be aware of its regulation according to Sections 84 through 92 of the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch, or HGB).
To learn more about the rights of commercial agents as well as the rights of companies that hire them, check out the Commercial Agency Law page.
Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability
Companies in Germany are increasingly considering the protection of company leadership in cases where they face legal action for their management decisions. With the tightening of liability legislation in the country, directors and officers must consider all options to prevent or defend against liability claims, including the consultation of a German Corporate Law specialist.
Further details about D&O liability concerns companies should look out for can be found on the Directors and Officers Liability page.
International Trade and Transport
Overseas companies that desire to do business or open branches in Europe’s largest economy and the world’s fourth-largest nominal GDP would be well-advised to trust a German attorney with years of experience representing medium to large companies in cross-border litigation. Our law firm consults businesses involved in the critically impacted and ever-important global transportation and logistics industry when it comes to the transportation of goods to/from Germany and the EU.
With this in mind, continue to the International Trade and Transport page for more information about the issues we tackle within this discipline.
Shipping & Maritime Labor Law
In Germany, rivers play a large role within the nation’s trade routes and culture divide. Because of this, German Shipping and Maritime Law extensively covers inland transport (Binnenschifffahrt). The governance of Maritime Law in Germany is covered by several pieces of legislation, including the Maritime Labor Act (SeeArbG), the Maritime Labor Inspection Ordinance (SeeArbÜV), and the Sea Working Time Record Ordinance (See-ArbZNV). To learn more about issues we target in regards to labor law on the rivers and seas in Germany, visit the Shipping & Maritime Labor Law page.
We are prepared to solve conflicts in commercial transactions or deals in “last resort” cases. The wide range of commercial disputes under our purview includes intellectual property disputes, defamation and protection of the company’s reputation, competition disputes, employment disputes, business disputes, insolvency, and so much more. For companies and entrepreneurs seeking litigation services regarding any commercial disputes, our German Corporate Law specialists are ready for your inquiry via the contact information below.