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Full-Service Law Firm in Germany — Business Law, Tax Law, and The Law of Nonprofit Organizations

WINHELLER Attorneys at Law are your legal experts in the fields of German and international Business Law and Tax Law.  We are also one of the leading law firms in Germany when it comes to advising charitable and nonprofit organizations and private foundations.

We mainly focus on the following legal areas and industries:

Our Clients – Based in Germany and Around the World

Our clients are national and international medium-sized and big companies successfully pursuing their activities in various fields of business. In addition, we represent some of the most renowned institutional investors and wealthy private investors as well as national and foreign charitable and nonprofit organizations. On an ongoing basis we have also been representing German Public Sector Entities.

Most of our international clients come from English and French speaking countries as well as from China and Russia.

Local Firm with an International Approach

Our distinguished team comprises of committed and internationally experienced lawyers whose mission is to loyally and independently represent your interests. As a proud member of the "International Society of Primerus Law Firms" our lawyers in Germany help you and your company to achieve your objectives – wherever you are located. Just rely on us and our well-established interdisciplinary and international network of acknowledged lawyers and experts in Germany, Europe and many other strategic places in the world, namely in the USA, the Russian Federation, and the People’s Republic of China.

Trustful Client / Attorney Relationship

WINHELLER Attorneys at Law are committed to provide foresighted, results-oriented and practical legal solutions at the highest legal and ethical stage. Together with our clients, our lawyers in Germany set the course for bringing your venture forward. Our legal solutions pay off, are efficient and secure. Expert knowledge in all major fields of business law is one of the reasons for your success – and for ours at the same time. Developing a successful and long-standing client/attorney relationship requires the highest degree of mutual trust. We will do everything in our power to establish an effective long-term relationship with you and your company as our valued client.

Proven Expertise – Testimonials

Independent parties attest our law firm and thus our lawyers excellent expertise: "This firm has not only passed our rigorous screening process, but has distinguished itself as a firm delivering legal services of the highest standards", says John C. Buchanan, President of The International Society of Primerus Law Firms, a highly selective alliance of independent law firms. The specialized press, too, relies on our expertise and regularly quotes our attorneys as to current legal issues.

The 2012 edition of Germany’s "Who’s who" of law firms – JUVE German Commercial Law Firms – states WINHELLER among the most frequently recommended law firms in Germany. However, positive feedback is not new to us. Our law firm has received outstanding reviews since its inception in 2006 when it was ranked among the top 10 medium-sized law firms in Germany as regards its strong and forward-looking business concept by the German newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung", the Soldan GmbH, the German Federal Bar and the German Federal Attorneys' Association.

Attorney Lutz Auffenberg will be speaking at Inside Bitcoin (February 13th, 5 p.m., Berlin)

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WINHELLER received the award International Tax Planning Law Firm of the Year in Germany.

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WINHELLER pleased about award Foundation Law Firm of the Year in Germany, granted by Corporate INTL.

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WINHELLER is now accepting Bitcoins as payment option. We are also looking forward to helping you with any Bitcoin related legal questions you might have.

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Corporate INTL magazine awards WINHELLER "Non-Profit Sector Law Firm of the Year".

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WINHELLER received award "German Leading Law Firm for Non-Profit Organisations".

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Like in the past year, we decided to support charitable organizations rather than sending Christmas cards.

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WINHELLER awarded "Business Law Firm of the Year - Germany" by Acquisition International.

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Will German tax authorities raise taxes on Bitcoins? We inform about the legal impacts of the statements made by the German Federal Ministry of Finance.

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WINHELLER lawyers assess statements on Bitcoin made by the German Federal Ministry of Finance.

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WINHELLER received award "German Leading Law Firm for Non-Profit Organisations".

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WINHELLER is one of Germany's most renowned law firms according to the editors of JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2013/2014.

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Indipendent jury granted WINHELLER award "Business Law Firm of the Year - Germany".

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WINHELLER awarded "German Tax Law Firm of the Year" by the magazine Acquisition International.

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WINHELLER Attorneys at Law again listed among the most frequently recommended German law firms.

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“WINHELLER Attorneys at Law face brisk demand from financial service providers that are seeking advice in order to prevent potential law suits.”

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The independent editors of JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms highlighted the firm’s expertise in the area of German and US Securities Law.

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Comprehensively advised the most important trading platform for Bitcoins in Germany, bitcoin.de, especially on issues of German banking & finance law.

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Successfully represented and advised one of the leading companies of the Russian telecommunications sector.

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Legal due diligence on IP, know-how and software of a Russian entity of the  sector building & construction.

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Successful negotiations on sponsoring and cooperation agreements with one of Germany's biggest labor unions.

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Ongoing advice and representation of the retail enterprise regarding trademark law.

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Comprehensive advice and representation, e.g. regarding the set up of a charitable entity, employment agreements, etc.

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Advised the charitable Germany-based foundation regarding the revision of its articles of association.

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Advised and represented German governmental department on the set up of various associations and a foundation governed by public law.

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Comprehensively advised owner of the most successful online chat website ever.

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Advised US based provider of online fundraising platform on legal and tax issues in connection with its market entry to Germany.

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Set up the company's European headquarter. Services included advice regarding the legal structure, capitalization, tax implications, etc.

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Assisted Germany based manufacturer of high-voltage switches with various aspects of market entry in the USA.

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We successfully assisted a US-based savings bank in connection with the exchange of shares worth about 2,75 Mio. USD.

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Advised and represented the German international relief organization in order to achieve the status of a "charitable organization" in the US.

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Advised and assisted the company in connection with the posting of employees from Germany to the USA.

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Assisted a US based family office (> USD 50 Mio.) in taking over the majority of the shares issued by a US-based stock company.

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Advised the lobbying association of real estate owners on various legal issues.

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Advised the medicaid association in connection with changes to its articles of association and its contract with the board members.

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Advised and assisted the leading Forex broker with various aspects of market entry in Germany.

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Advised umbrella organization of German employers' association on questions of liability (employees' claims on company pension schemes).

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Advised Germany based international medical aid organization on issues of tax and sponsoring in connection with an important fundraising campaign.

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Advised wealthy family residing in Karlsruhe, Germany, on the establishment of a nonprofit foundation in the field of arts and culture.

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Comprehensively advised the German charitable association, provided continuous tax consultancy service.

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Advised Germany-based software development company in connection with assumed erroneous asset management by financial institute.

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Drafted agreements and general terms and conditions for a medium-sized financial institute, advised client on issues of securities law and financial supervision.

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Represented wealthy individual against German subsidiary of important Swiss bank in connection with erroneous asset management.

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Legally advised a Germany based building company on corporate restructuring, tax and employment law issues.

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Drafted legally compliant general terms and conditions and notice on data protection for website of online company.

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Advised an Asian automotive supplier on patent law dispute. Also provided advice on design protection issues under German and Polish laws.

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Foundation of German branch of important US-based Christian church taking various objectives into account (e.g. international trademark protection).

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Established a private limited partnership for a wealthy family living in Southern Germany.

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Established a trust foundation with the objective to enable a local sports association to modernize its stadium.

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Provided international tax and corporate advice on the integration of US-based company Textbroker International LLC.

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Spin-off of a special purpose business entity of the Regional Association of Deaf Persons Hesse, ongoing legal and tax advice.

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Successfully represented the international media company with one of the German chambers for social benefits and pensions for artists. 

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Advised a British Original Equipment Manufacturer of machines and machine parts in relation to its business activities in Germany.

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Advised the successful US based media group on issues of German capital markets law.

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