Corporate law is one of SKALING's main areas of expertise. We advise your company in particular on its formation, support you in choosing the right corporate form, accompany structural and equity measures, corporate successions and transformations and are at your side in the event of a crisis. Furthermore, we represent your company in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

We always consider the economic objectives of your company and the relationship between the shareholders. Additionally we take into account the effects of related fields of law (in particular accounting, tax and labour law).

Our Corporate Law services in detail:

  • the establishment and financing of companies, including advice on the choice of legal form, taking into account the operational risk,

  • the drafting and review of corporate law contracts (e.g. articles of association, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, managing director service agreements),

  • the preparation and support of shareholders' meetings, including the general meetings of (also listed) stock corporations,

  • corporate group law and the drafting of inter-company agreements (control agreements, profit transfer agreements and business transfer agreements),

  • advising founders and start-ups on the appropriate legal form and on raising venture capital, including the drafting of investment agreements,

  • representing venture capitalists such as business angels and VCs in the contractual securing of their investments and interests during financing rounds,

  • employee participation and stock option programmes (VSOP, ESOP, phantom shares and stock option programmes),

  • the support of structural measures according to company law (disputes, capital increases),

  • conversion measures (changes of legal form, demergers, mergers, spin-offs, squeeze-outs),

  • representation of shareholders and companies in litigation and arbitration proceedings,

  • advice, representation and support of acting organs (managing directors, management boards, supervisory boards, authorised signatories), including representation in liability cases,

  • Corporate Governance and Compliance.