• Corporate Law, M&A and Capital Markets

    Gesellschaftsrecht

    The corporate law practice is one of the firm’s key areas. Solid know-how, wide-ranging experience and industry expertise are taken for granted. Our advice in corporate law is further strengthened by our expertise in the fields of M&A and capital market law.

     

  • Employment law

    Employment law

    Today, employment law comprises numerous specialist areas, all subject to constant change as jurisprudence develops. With a number of specialist employment lawyers and other lawyers with many years‘ experience in the field, we provide advice and representation to companies of all sizes in all industries as well as to company board members, directors and managers. We are guided by our clients‘ varied requirements, and in some cases act as a n outsourced human resources department.

     

  • Energy law

    Energy law

    The rapid changes in the energy market triggered by the phasing out of nuclear energy have meant that energy providers, network operators and investors are currently facing a number of new challenges, including legal challenges. There are, however, also great opportunities for new players in this sector of the market.

     

  • Environmental Law

    Environmental Law

    Environmental law has traditionally been one of the key consulting services of Hoffmann Liebs. Our “Environmental Law” practice group was already established in the 1980s and Hoffmann Liebs was, therefore, one of the very first law firms to focus with a special team on this rather specific field of law.

     

  • India Desk

    India Desk

    We assist and support German companies in legal issues relating to Indian business with our expertise. Many German companies produce and market their products in India. It offers favourable production opportunities and a rapidly growing market for goods and services.

     

  • Information Technology Law and Data Protection

    Information Technology Law and Data Protection

    We provide comprehensive advice on all legal questions involving IT and data protection. With our advisory services, we follow the approach "360° IT". This means: We advise and support our clients in each phase of their project. Starting with project planning, we continue to provide support to them even as individual solutions are realised.

     

  • Insolvency Law

    Insolvency Law

    Another focus of our law firm’s work is the provision of comprehensive advice on insolvency law. We advise and support domestic and foreign creditors, banks, and suppliers both prior to and during insolvency proceedings and insolvency plan procedures that involve your contract partners. We also advise debtors and their owners on reorganisation and restructuring issues, including discharge of residual debt.

     

  • Insurance Law and Insurance Supervision Law

    Insurance Law and Insurance Supervision Law

    Insurance law in all its variety is a specialist area. It is common to look at it as an annexure to other areas of law. Yet, the amount of special insurance law stipuations and the increasing effect of regulation made us decide to concentrate our acquired know-how in an area of our lawfirm’s expertise in order to use it more effectively for the benefit of our clients.

     

  • Intellectual Property and Competition Law

    Intellectual Property and Competition Law

    Trademarks and other company logos can represent a significant part of the value of a business. They ensure that the products of a particular business can be distinguished from those of a competitor. Successful brands and products are confronted with complex challenges: More and more often they have to defend themselves against abuse, dilution, counterfeiting and infringements, including on the Internet.

     

  • Litigation and Arbitration

    Litigation and Arbitration

    We represent our clients across the Federal Republic of Germany in proceedings before the state courts. In criminal cases we work with specialist criminal lawyers. The different courts in which we represent clients include the civil courts (Amtsgericht, Landgericht and Oberlandesgericht), the employment courts (Arbeitsgericht and Landesarbeitsgericht, Bundesarbeitsgericht), the administrative courts (Verwaltungsgericht and Oberverwaltungsgerichte, Bundesverwaltungsgericht) and the finance courts (including the Bundesfinanzhof).

     

  • Local Entity Services

    Local Entity Services

    International corporate groups and their German subsidiaries are regularly faced with the challenge of having to bridge the linguistic and cultural differences that exist between “two worlds”, whether in relation to communication between local management and the parent company, or within the relationship between the local business unit and German business partners, service providers or authorities.

     

  • Media law, press law and freedom of expression

    Media law, press law and freedom of expression

    Media law has developed over the last decades as a "cross-sectional matter" from different areas of law and has gained independence. Today, this includes not least the law of the press and broadcasting, the law of musical works and the law concerning multimedia platforms. The objectives of media law include ensuring non-discriminatory access and the protection of diversity of opinion, as well as the protection of minors or personal rights.

     

  • Product Compliance

    Product Compliance

    The placing on the market and sale of products within the European Union is subject to comprehensive regulation, also in view of a constantly growing and at the same time competitive market environment. The specific requirements for various product groups are constantly increasing, especially at the European level. A wide range of technical requirements and labelling specifications must be taken into account right from the product design stage.

     

  • Public Authority

    Öffentliche Hand

    The practice group "Public Authorities" bundles the know-how of the law firm Hoffmann Liebs for the requirements of cities, municipalities and districts as well as public companies. All our lawyers in this field have already supported many large-scale public-sector projects in the past few years, with a total volume of several hundred million euros – in all German federal states.

     

  • Public Procurement

    Public Procurement

    Our team advises public and private clients on the legally compliant and market-driven structuring and implementation of procurement procedures. With a broad understanding of the respective industry and the individual procurement goals of our clients, we develop an optimal procurement strategy, structure the procedure and support its implementation. Oriented to the individual needs of the public purchaser, we prepare all necessary award and contract documents, taking into account the economic objectives and legal framework.

     

  • Real Estate Law

    Real Estate Law

    Competent and swift advice and representation in real estate projects requires not only comprehensive legal knowledge but also economic understanding, experience and tactical skills. Our clients therefore rightly expect us to be familiar with their economic environment and to combine our legal skills with specialist and industry-specific know-how. Only in this way can we together competently address the special issues of the real estate industry, anticipate the specific need for advice and implement practical solutions.

     

  • Sports Law

    Sports Law

    The sports industry has been transformed and become much more professional. The attractiveness of sport for spectators and sponsors remains unbroken and even continues to increase. New markets are being opened and completely new sports are being born with eSports. Accordingly, there is a great need for highly qualified commercial law advice on the part of the key players in sport, especially clubs, associations, sponsors, rights marketers and agencies.

     

  • Tax Law

    Tax Law

    Our work encompasses tax law relating to Corporate Tax, Audit Advice and Liability of Directors and Board Members.

     

  • Antitrust Law

    Antitrust Law

    The rulings of the antitrust court and oversight authorities in recent years have shown that not only the large DAX-30 corporations but also medium-sized companies have become the focus of competition supervisory authorities, both nationally and internationally. Hoffmann Liebs assist national and international medium-sized companies, large corporations and trade associations in all questions of European and national antitrust law.

     

  • Banking Law and Financial Regulation, FinTechs

    Banking Law and Financial Regulation, FinTechs

    Our team at Hoffmann Liebs has a long-standing experience, a first-class reputation in providing competent and comprehensive advice to banks, savings banks, financial service providers and FinTechs in all areas of banking law and financial supervision law. Our particular expertise is based on the previous experience of our partners with banks. The experience and insights gained are important elements of our well-founded legal advice.

     

  • China Desk

    China Desk

    We have been advising German clients on trading in China since 1999. In addition, over the last few years, we have been advising more and more large Chinese companies planning to invest in Germany. Our team of lawyers at the Dusseldorf office of Hoffmann Liebs will be happy to oversee your projects.

     

  • Commerical and Distribution Law

    Commerical and Distribution Law

    When selling and purchasing goods and services, both nationally and internationally, numerous legal decisions must be taken in addition to business decisions. Producers, suppliers and trading companies in all sectors have trusted our tailor-made advice for decades.

     

  • Compliance

    Compliance

    The placing on the market and sale of products within the European Union is subject to comprehensive regulation, also in view of a constantly growing and at the same time competitive market environment. The specific requirements for various product groups are constantly increasing, especially at the European level. A wide range of technical requirements and labelling specifications must be taken into account right from the product design stage.

     

  • Construction, Planning and Infrastructure

    Construction, Planning and Infrastructure

    Are you seeking comprehensive, competent and swift advice and representation in all areas related to real estate, in connection with complex construction projects or within the scope of public procurement procedures? All of this requires not merely comprehensive legal knowledge but also commercial understanding, experience and tactical skills to consider your individual interests.

     

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Öffentliche Hand

The practice group "Public Authorities" bundles the know-how of the law firm Hoffmann Liebs for the requirements of cities, municipalities and districts as well as public companies. All our lawyers in this field have already supported many large-scale public-sector projects in the past few years, with a total volume of several hundred million euros – in all German federal states.