WINHELLER Attorneys at Law focus their specialized legal work in the area of Banking Law and Finance Law on advising and representing financial service providers from all over the world, who do business in Germany or who intend to enter the German market. Our clients are German and international brokers, financial advisory and portfolio management firms as well as investment trusts and smaller banks.
In addition, we also advise and represent clients in all fields of Insurance Law and Insurance Regulatory Law. Over the years, we also have advised numerous aggrieved institutional investors and high net-worth individuals on how to obtain damages for losses suffered due to faulty advice or fraudulent behavior of officers and directors of publicly traded companies and their auditors.
Our law firm's specialists for German company law are the right persons to contact when you think about starting a business in Germany and wonder which could be the appropriate legal form for your venture (e.g. a GmbH or an Aktiengesellschaft). They will also be pleased to guide you through the company formation process and will advise you on all questions of how to manage your company in Germany in a legally compliant way. Whenever you plan to purchase or sell a corporation, to conduct any restructuring activities or any kind of transactions, please do not hesitate to contact our corporate lawyers.
We are highly experienced in Copyright Law matters and represent our clients like companies in the entertainment industry, artists, and celebrities of all sorts with regards to all legal questions that come up and bear reference to German and US Film Law, Music Law, Theater Law, Book Publishing Law, Internet Law, and Fashion Law.
Immigration to Germany
Our experienced lawyers advise entrepreneurs, freelancers etc. on how to immigrate to Germany and to obtain required visas and work or residence permits for Germany.
We advise mainly entrepreneurs and wealthy individuals on the options German inheritance law provides for succession planning. Please find the most relevant information on wills, contractual stipulations and business succession planning on the respective sites.
Our specialized IP Law attorneys handle high-profile Trademark Law, Copyright Law and Competition & Antitrust Law cases – out-of-court and before the courts. They also advise business on how to protect their industrial designs and in connection with IP due diligence.
Whenever an international company intends to do business in Germany or to invest there, WINHELLER Attorneys at Law provide comprehensive legal advise and assistance, regarding aspects of Company Law, Immigration Law, Labor and Employment Law, Tax Law, IP Law, etc. If you are currently planning to enter the German market, we recommend you to have a look at the information which our specialists carefully compiled in the booklet Doing Business and Investing in Germany.
We also represent our clients' interests in case of commercial disputes and litigate their cases, if required.
Labor & Employment Law
Business Law implies Labor and Employment Law. WINHELLER Attorneys at Law advise and represent national and international medium-sized corporations regarding all issues of Labor & Employment Law, with an emphasis on accompanying corporate restructuring and transactions. We also advise executive staff on all aspects of their personal employment relationships, e.g. employment contracts, occupational pension schemes, etc.
An important field of activity WINHELLER Attorneys at Law focus on, is legal and tax counsel for nonprofit and charitable organizations as well as private foundations. Since most nonprofit organizations are tax-exempt, Tax Law - issues play an important role in this regard. Other fields of law that are of special interest for nonprofit organizations are, among others, Labor and Employment Law, sponsorship and charitable giving - issues, counsel on the formation process and the choice of the proper legal form, and how to preserve the nonprofit status over the course of time.
Since the firm’s formation, we have been providing legal advice to foundations and high-net worth individuals on all legal – and especially Tax Law – issues regarding the German and the US Law of Private Foundations. Our attorneys accompany you from the time of drafting all legal documents required to set up a new foundation, to the numerous legal and tax issues coming up in the day-to-day work of your foundation. Of course, we are also dedicated to represent you before the governmental foundation and tax authorities, if required.
Our lawyers will be glad to advise you on all legal issues of Real Estate Law which you may encounter in connection with the purchase, the sale, the maintenance and overhaul as well as the commercial use of real estate properties.
WINHELLER Attorneys at Law advise mainly German and international medium-sized corporations, nonprofit organizations, foundations as well as artists with regard to the obligations German Tax Law imposes on them. In addition, we develop (international) tax planning strategies aimed at reducing your tax burden, and we represent you before the tax offices and naturally also before the Finance Courts – if required.