When corporate decisions go beyond day-to-day business, legal issues of strategic importance often arise. This is when the specialists are in demand. The corporate law team advises and represents commercial and municipal companies as well as companies in the social and health economy and their shareholders. Battke Grünberg’s lawyers advise wherever structural aspects of companies or institutions are at stake: start-ups, restructurings, company acquisitions and sales, as well as privatisations and remunicipalisations in the municipal sector.
They assist in the preparation and implementation of shareholders’ and members’ meetings as well as advisory and supervisory board meetings. Furthermore, they advise on shareholder disputes and represent their clients in court or arbitration proceedings.
Battke Grünberg’s corporate lawyers support companies and their governing bodies, in particular also in liability law issues and regulatory investigations. This includes advice on compliance management issues and internal investigations. In this way, they provide managing directors, board members and supervisory board members with the necessary orientation for legally secure action.
Another focus of the Corporate Law team is on planned and unplanned corporate succession.
Planned corporate succession concerns the transfer of an owner-managed company to suitable successors, who are usually family members, but may also be external parties. This form of business succession usually requires medium to long-term planning.
Unplanned business succession, on the other hand, is when succession occurs through unexpected events such as illness or death.
For both types of business succession, early individual advice and structuring is essential. This applies, for example, with regard to the appropriate drafting of the articles of association, coordinated testamentary dispositions or also a “legal emergency case”, which can contain, for example, precautionary powers of attorney or living wills to safeguard the company.