Corporate law

Do you have questions about setting up or purchasing a company? Are you looking to restructure or amend your Articles of Association?

We will advise and support you through the process – from setting up the company or acquisition through contract drafting to succession planning – and will be available to assist you with all questions.

Contractual arrangements, liability avoidance strategies and legal disputes affect not only large but also medium-sized and smaller companies, which are in our focus, too, and for which we offer affordable services. We advise company owners, shareholders of GmbHs and partnerships and will enforce your interests even in shareholder disputes.

Sales of company shares, contract terminations, withdrawals of company shares, severance payments, shareholder meetings and resolutions, capital increases and shareholder loans are just some of the possible topics on which we can offer you advice and practical assistance. If you are the managing director of a GmbH, we offer comprehensive support with legal and tax matters that you will encounter in your day-to-day operations. Drafting managing director contracts, liability avoidance strategies, handling non-compete agreements, as well as termination and revocation options are, likewise, part of our consultancy practice. The same applies to restructuring and corporate sales.

"What is particularly important to us is a trusting cooperation. By working with you, we will develop optimal strategies and present you with the best possible solution. Feel free to contact us and describe your consultancy needs."

Quote by Prof Dr Carmen Griesel

Should you become involved in a corporate law dispute, especially where company resolutions are contested (e.g., in the case of significant redemptions of company shares), we will represent you in court and in mediation proceedings. This applies not only to representing the interests of the company but also to the reverse case, where we act to represent you as a shareholder. We will engage in necessary legal disputes concerning managing directors, including director liability before a variety of legal venues, including labour courts, civil courts as well as social and tax courts. Working together with you, we will defend you against unwarranted tax liability notices from the tax office or other authorities.

Consultancy on corporate law issues always requires well-founded knowledge of adjacent legal areas such as tax law, inheritance law, insolvency law or labour law. The close interconnection between these areas requires unique expertise, be it in inheritance tax law, in the context of tax audits or in criminal proceedings related to tax matters. Cross-disciplinary thinking and collaboration across the different areas are part of our day-to-day practice. Thanks to how closely our partners collaborate, we are able to offer goal-oriented, comprehensive solutions that are tailored specifically to you and which we can implement promptly. Only through this approach can we achieve the desired success and long-term satisfaction.

"Our Firm places special emphasis on expertise, professionalism, commitment, trust and teamwork to achieve the goals set with you. This includes giving you our time, keeping you informed of the status of any proceedings, and making our fee calculations transparent."

Guiding principle of our Firm

We attach great importance to ensuring close and trusting cooperation with our partners, with whom we have been collaborating successfully for many years now. Competence, consistency, short communication channels and the joint development of individually tailored solutions are paramount for us and our partners. In this way, we can offer you comprehensive and professional consultancy and support in various areas, including the appointment of suitable notaries.

Your contact person

Vanessa Griesel
Lawyer, Partner
Prof Dr Carmen Griesel
Lawyer, Tax Advisor, Partner - Managing Director
Jonas Neef LL.M.
Business Lawyer, Tax Advisor, Managing Director
  • Tax
  • Law
Tax consultancy

We understand tax consultancy as a holistic approach that encompasses comprehensive analysis, planning, and optimisation of tax matters for individuals, businesses, organisations and institutions. Ensuring compliance with tax obligations, from financial accounting to tax declarations, is also part of the tax consultancy services offered by GKM Tax and Law.

Tax structuring

As stated in a Federal Court of Justice ruling from as early as 1965: "Whoever has the duty to pay taxes also has the right to save on taxes." To achieve this, the lawyers and tax advisors here at GKM Tax and Law utilise their extensive knowledge to plan and structure your taxes with utmost care and in compliance with all legal regulations. Our goal? Minimise your tax burden transparently and efficiently.

Financial auditing

The area of financial auditing encompasses a huge variety of content. From the audit of the annual financial statements by our associated partners to financial advice matters or the support of M&A deals, GKM Tax and Law offers a whole range of consultancy services.

Private clients

Advising private clients is a specialised service of GKM Tax and Law that is tailored to the individual needs of high-net-worth individuals. It encompasses an extensive range of services aimed at protecting, managing, and optimising wealth.

Corporate law

Corporate law and tax law are inherently linked, as the legal structure of a company has direct implications for its taxes. Changes in the corporate structure can trigger tax consequences, and tax planning requires a thorough understanding of corporate legal frameworks. A holistic view of both legal areas is therefore crucial to reconcile legal and tax aspects and achieve optimal results.

Tax law

The combination of tax knowledge and legal expertise enables us to work out accurate solutions to complex matters. We consider the entirety of tax law and not just individual specialised regulations.

Legal representation

Successful representation in legal proceedings requires expertise, strategic planning, evidence-based argumentation, strong communication and negotiation skills, assertiveness, as well as effective teamwork and resource management. You will find all of this and more at GKM Tax and Law. Our team has an exceptionally high level of experience in the field of successful legal representation, whether in tax court proceedings or in civil and labour law cases.

Contract law and drafting of contracts

Contract law and drafting are essential components of structural tax planning. The goal here is to create clear and fair contracts that consider the interests of all parties and minimise legal risks. Our lawyers will help ensure that previously devised strategies are implemented in the most optimal way possible.

Civil law

Our lawyers will advise, represent, and support you in all civil law matters. This includes, for example, analysing legal matters, drafting legal documents such as complaint letters or contracts, representing clients in court and in out-of-court negotiations, and developing strategies to uphold our clients' interests.