Corporate Law / M&A

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Corporate Law / M&A

Company law is the basis of almost every economic activity. It requires not only prudence, but also a great deal of experience when it comes to setting up a company and making agreements under company law. Here, most problems of the future can already be avoided through forward-looking advice and structuring.

We support you in setting up a company, in raising debt capital (financing rounds), in taking on new shareholders and in the purchase or sale of a company, both for corporations (GmbH), UG) and for partnerships (GbR, Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, oHG, KG or GmbH & Co. KG).

A particular focus of our work is advising start-ups and their founders personally, especially in the area of digitalisation, but also on very traditional business models. We can draw on extensive expertise and are familiar with the start-up scene.

We are also active in other corporate transactions and investments, both on the investor side and on the side of the company owners. We have accompanied a large number of classic company sales or acquisitions and know the legal pitfalls.

Our services include:

  • Formation of corporations (esp. GmbH) and partnerships (GbR, general partnership (OHG), limited partnership (KG))
  • Formation of start-ups with the special features of company law (e.g. vesting regulations, , cliff, tag-along and drag-along clauses)
  • M&A; purchase and sale of companies and company shares
  • Mergers of different legal entities
  • Spin-offs and transfers in a limited liability company
  • Financing rounds (seed financing, interim financing, A, B, C rounds)
  • Dept-equity swaps
  • Managing director contracts
  • Advice to corporate bodies (supervisory board, advisory board)
  • Company agreements
  • Employer Stock Option Programs (ESOP)
  • Virtual Stock Option Programs (VSOP)
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Research and development agreements

Lawyers of Corporate Law / M&A

Prof. Dr. Felix Buchmann

Lawyer | Partner
Specialist lawyer for IT law
Specialist lawyer for copyright and media law
Specialist lawyer for commercial and corporate law
Certified data protection officer (TÜV Süd)
Certified executor (AGT)

+49 711 953 382 15 buchmann[at]

Chiara Panfili, LL.M.

Lawyer | Partner*

+49 711 953 382 23 *not within the meaning of the Partnership Act

Dr. Andreas Sasdi

Lawyer| Partner
Specialist lawyer for intellectual property law
Specialist lawyer for commercial and corporate law

+49 711 953 382 10 sasdi[at]

Dr. Tomasz Potempa

Lawyer (Admission only in Poland) | Counsel

+48 509 753 739 tomekpotempa[at]

Susanne Krell

Lawyer | Counsel
Diplom-Betriebswirtin (FH)

0711 95 33 82-0 krell[at]