Our resources make us stand out from the rest. We have the unique perspective of entrepreneurs and the network and mindset that go with it.
SOUND LEGAL ADVICE
Good legal advice forms the core of our law firm. We combine many years of experience as attorneys in international firms and companies and put them to good use for you.
You want to scale globally. We are based in Germany and have a world-wide network of lawyers, consultants, investors and other professionals to guide, advise and support you.
Every member of our team has established at least one successful business. We think, talk and act like entrepreneurs in addition to having knowledge of all relevant legal issues.
Most lawyers have office hours and spend time in meetings. We don’t. Rather, we believe in hard, concentrated work, good organisation and quick turn-around times.
We help startups develop the legal part of their business. We enable entrepreneurs to choose optimal solutions at minimal cost.
Every professional venture begins with its legal formation. It is the cornerstone of your business. Whether corporation, partnership or otherwise, we will advise you on all relevant legal issues and cooperate with experienced tax advisors to tailor the optimal solution.
Whether commercial, employment, corporate or any other type of agreement: we negotiate, draft and review contracts for our clients and draw upon our experience from literally hundreds of transactions. We also support our clients with the tedious task of managing contractual claims.
We assist both with equity and debt financing, be it seed capital from business angels, venture capital from institutional investors or bank loans. Our team drafts, reviews and negotiates LOIs, term sheets and agreements. Also, we support applications for public grants, incubators and accelerators.
MARKETS & COMPETITON
Competition issues are relevant from day one. Does your product infringe upon other people’s intellectual property rights? Is your business vulnerable to costly written warnings by lawyers representing your competition? Get in touch with us at an early stage to avoid expensive mishaps.
Most businesses own trademarks and domains, many hold patents and other intellectual property rights. These rights need to be secured on various levels to ensure that your competition cannot infringe upon them or – worst case – grab them for their own use. We make sure all necessary steps are taken.
Startups hire slow and fire fast. They use freelancers and employ the best talents from all over the world, be it developers from India or designers from Italy. Some require visas, others don’t. We specialize in business migration and assist with hires on all seniority levels as well as outplacements.
Our practice areas complement our business solutions. We focus on issues that are relevant for small and medium-sized businesses that want to grow quickly and scale internationally.
Corporate & Finance
Our team is specialized in all matters and details of corporate and financial law.
Trademark & Media
Especially high-tech startups benefit from our in-depth knowledge of trademark and media law issues.
Employment & Compliance
When you start and scale your business, hiring the right people and understanding legal requirements is key.
We are a global team of tech-savvy and entrepreneurial lawyers. We have lots of experience, love what we do and have deliberately chosen to focus on advising startups.
Benedikt advises technology and media companies on company formation, new business models, e-commerce issues, as well as IT and copyright law. He was legal counsel at Universal Music, the German music industry association (IFPI/BVMI) and a lawyer in a media law boutique. Benedikt studied law at Bucerius Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
It is the nature of startups to be cost-sensitive. To ensure a stable foundation for your growing business, we provide best service at a fair price.
Our most basic fee structure is an hourly rate. We make adjustments based on the type of work you are asking us to provide and in light of your current company growth stage.
For specific tasks we can arrange for a flat fee, for example a plain-vanilla company formation, standard terms of business or data protection disclaimers.
Taking into account certain restrictions under German law, we can structure our fees to be partially contingent. If we believe in your business, we are willing to participate in the economic risks.
Fee structuring is limited under German law. We have to charge minimum fees calculated on the basis of the value of the transaction. Also, we cannot agree on a pure success fee.
Whether you are taking the first steps in your new business or are already growing and scaling, we are very happy to assist you in all upcoming tasks.