Geldards dedicated and multidisciplinary German Team has a long-standing reputation and experience of advising German clients, organisations and individuals, on all aspects of their UK operations including corporate transactions, commercial agreements, disputes, business insolvency and debt recovery.
We are one of only 2 English member of firms DIRO, a European wide network of German and German speaking lawyers, and regularly collaborate with German Law Firms to advise on the legal matters relating to their clients UK operations and commercial relationships.
Our longstanding experience of advising German-speaking clients with interests in the UK means that we have substantial knowledge of the regulatory and political concerns involved in cross-border transactions. Our German Desk appreciates the importance clients place upon legal advisers to ensure that their business interests are protected and represented effectively. We are committed to delivering a service which meets your requirements and exceeds your expectations – to that end, our team comprises both German native speakers and those who are fluent in German having worked and studied in the language.
As a full-service legal firm, we are able to advise on all matters that a German client would need advice on, such as company structures, mergers and acquisitions, IP, employment, tax, commercial contracts, real estate, dispute resolution and insolvency. Furthermore, we have a track record of advising and supporting English subsidiaries of German parent companies. In this regard, we are able to support you in setting up the subsidiaries and in your business activities once they have been established.
For German Nationals with personal UK interests, we also advise on all aspects of private client and family law. This includes advising on personal planning for business owners, wills, tax & lifetime planning, probate & estates, pre-nuptial agreements, divorce, and family mediation.