WINHELLER has been included in the F.A.Z. list of "Top Tax Firms". This makes our firm one of the selected 200 law firms in Germany. The firm is recommended in the areas of business consulting, tax law consulting/criminal tax law, corporate succession, representation and enforcement vis-à-vis tax authorities as well as reviewing administrative files.
WINHELLER was again recommended in the JUVE Directory of Business Law Firms in the area of Succession, Assets, Foundations. With our strong niches in the areas of (family) foundations, nonprofit law and (crypto) tax law, we offer excellent and comprehensive advice to high net worth individuals and nonprofit organizations.
We are very pleased to be again represented in the current ranking of the JUVE Handbook Taxes 2023 in the category "High net worth private clients and foundations". "Here, certain focal points have emerged in real estate, but especially in crypto assets, where WINHELLER has been one of the most conspicuous entities in the market for some time [...]", say the JUVE editors.
WINHELLER is pleased about three lawyer recommendations in this years’ Best Lawyers Ranking. Dr. Thomas Dehesselles and Stefan Winheller are among the best tax lawyers in Germany. Stefan Winheller is also recommended in the area of succession planning and foundations.
The U.S. publishing company Best Lawyers determines the most renowned legal advisors in Germany exclusively for the German business newspaper Handelsblatt. We sincerely congratulate our colleagues on this great achievement!
Among more than 400 companies, WINHELLER has made it again into the brand eins /thema best list of business law firms in the fields of compliance and tax law. This makes the firm one of Germany's best business law firms. The best list is based on a survey among experts as well as business and corporate customers from tax consultancy or auditing firms.
The Law Firm Handbook Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2023 has once again included WINHELLER as one of the leading law firms in the field of "Private Clients and Nonprofits". Each year, the editors select the best law firms from over 80 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition to the firm, attorney Johannes Fein and attorney Boris Piekarek are also highly recommended as experts. Learn more
For the fifth time in a row, our law firm can be pleased about the award "Top Tax Law Firm" of the magazine FOCUS-Business. FOCUS publishes the list of top tax firms every year. The 2023 Top List is based on 1,670 recommendations from tax advisors and auditors. Learn more
For the eighth time, WINHELLER has been named in the internationally renowned law firm handbook Legal 500 Germany. In the category "Private Clients and Nonprofits", the law firm once again took third place.
We congratulate Dr. Thomas Dehesselles on the award "Top Lawyer for Sports Law 2023" of the German WirtschaftsWoche (WiWo) magazine! As a Certified Specialist for Sports Law, he advises professional sports clubs, sports corporations, associations, leagues, agencies and sports venues on corporate and tax law issues.
After almost ten years, our law firm will move from Tower 185 to the 29th floor of the neighboring Tower ONE in summer 2024. The 190-meter-high, 49-story ONE Tower was completed just this summer and, in addition to office space, also houses a hotel, coworking space, and the NFT Skybar, which is unique to Frankfurt. "We are already looking forward to the new premises in order to have an attractive and lively place for joint exchange and collaborative work, even in times of increasing remote working," says Stefan Winheller, Managing Partner and specialist lawyer for tax law.
WINHELLER is once again pleased to have received the "kununu Top Company" award. The award recognizes companies that have been rated particularly well by employees on the kununu employer platform.
WINHELLER was again recommended in the JUVE Directory of Business Law Firms in the area of succession/assets/foundations. With our strong niches in the areas of (family) foundations, nonprofit law and (crypto) tax law, we offer excellent and comprehensive advice to high net worth individuals and nonprofit organizations. A big thank you and congratulations to our #bestteamver - your great cross-team cooperation makes this success possible! Further information
Our WINHELLER company trips are legendary! After Vienna, Lisbon, St. Petersburg and Oslo, the WINHELLER team went on a trip to Barcelona after a two-year break due to Covid. Together, we explored the capital of Catalonia on a treasure hunt, swung the wooden spoon at the Paella Show Cooking, climbed the mountain Montserrat, were then rewarded with Spanish wines at a winery visit, tasted tapas and hit the dance floor at the Carpe Diem club. Thanks to everyone who was there and made our trip an unforgettable event!
O'zapft is! Numerous WINHELLER colleagues from abroad Bavaria followed the invitation of our Munich based colleagues to the unofficial “training in hop and pretzel law”. In the Fischer-Vroni tent we celebrated with white sausage and beer and maybe sang a song or two. We thank attorney Philipp Barring for the initiative and organization of this great event!
Tax genius 2022 wanted! We are delighted that Sascha Matussek, Managing Director and German Tax Advisor at WINHELLER, has been nominated for the Black Bull Award 2022 in the "Tax Genius" category. The award will be presented at the online financial congress from September 27 until September 30, 2022. Sascha Matussek already received the award last year.
Our WINHELLER research assistants come together regularly at our next generation meetings. This time attorney and compliance expert Dr. Constantin Goette hold a lecture about his many years of experience in commercial law firms. Thanks to numerous practical examples, there was an interesting exchange "between the generations". The talks then continued in a relaxed atmosphere in the Frankfurt pizzeria CalmaCaos. Many thanks to attorney Dr. Constantin Goette and our Next-Generation Ambassador attorney Lars Gerbe.
Four in one go! WINHELLER is pleased about four lawyer recommendations in this years’ Best Lawyers Ranking. Dr. Thomas Dehesselles and Stefan Winheller are among the best tax lawyers in Germany. Stefan Winheller is also recommended in the area of succession planning and foundations. Olga Stepanova is recommended in the field of data protection law. The U.S. publishing company Best Lawyers determines the most renowned legal advisors in Germany exclusively for the German business newspaper Handelsblatt. We sincerely congratulate our colleagues on this great achievement!
Where can you find legal advisors, enablers and co-entrepreneurs on the way to the future? Who is well versed in which industry and in which specialist area? Among 411 companies, WINHELLER has made it again into the brand eins /thema best list of business law firms in the field of tax law. We are proud of this and would like to thank our business partners for the recommendations and all colleagues for the great performance!
We are very pleased to be represented again in the current ranking of the JUVE Handbook Taxes 2022 in the field of high net worth private individuals and nonprofit organizations. "The law firm, which has gained a good reputation for providing tax and legal advice to nonprofit organizations for around a decade, has been in the most radical change of its existence in 2022. It has opened up for the first time to other partners in addition to the namesake Stefan Winheller, [...]”, says the editorial staff of JUVE Steuermarkt.
For the fourth time in a row, our law firm has been awarded "Top Tax Firm" in the field of "Nonprofit, Foundations" by the magazine FOCUS. The tax firm "Steuerberater Matussek" (recently merged with WINHELLER) can be proud of awards in five categories: tourism and catering, business consulting, inheritance and donations, consulting and tax returns as well as corporate succession. FOCUS regularly names Germany's top tax firms. The top list 2022 is based on 1,980 recommendations from tax advisors and auditors in management positions.
We congratulate Dr. Thomas Dehesselles on the award "Top Lawyer Sports Law 2022" of the magazine "Wirtschaftswoche" (WiWo). As a Certified Specialist for Sports Law he advises professionally established sports clubs, sports corporations, associations, leagues, agencies and sports facilities on corporate and tax law issues. Learn more
WINHELLER is now joining forces with tax advisors "Steuerberater Matussek" from Aalen in tax consulting. The two managing directors Stefan Winheller and Sascha Matussek have merged with their companies in order to be able to offer all clients an even better service. We look forward to working with our new colleagues in Stuttgart, Aalen and Schwäbisch Gmünd! Learn more
For the seventh time in a row, WINHELLER can look forward to being listed in the internationally renowned handbook of law firms Legal 500 Germany and earned the third place in the private clients and nonprofit sector. Learn more
The renowned conference in the nonprofit sector will be held virtually again due to Corona on March 11, 2022. WINHELLER has been one of the supporters of the Association Law Day from the start and is pleased to be a sponsor again this year. Johannes Fein, Certified Specialist for Tax Law and NPO team leader at WINHELLER, will lead the discussion on the lecture “Charitable status and general legislation - effects of nonprofit law on association and social law” at this year's Association Law Day. Learn More
For the tenth time in a row, WINHELLER was included in the JUVE Handbook of Business Law Firms. The editors summarize: "The law firm, which has grown primarily with the advice of nonprofit organizations, is also becoming more and more present in succession and asset management for HNI. [...]". Learn More
We congratulate both of our colleagues, Olga and Philipp, on the newly awarded titles of specialization! Philipp Hornung is allowed to use the title of Certified Specialist for Tax Law and thus officially proves what his clients already know, namely that he is the expert in tax law and especially in crypto tax law. For Olga Stepanova it is already the second title of specialization. She is a Certified Specialist for Intellectual Property Law and now also a Certified Specialist for IT Law.
At the beginning of October, our WINHELLER “Oktoberfest” took place at a lofty height on the 15th floor of Tower 185 in Frankfurt/Main. Relaxed get-together and joyful reunion among colleagues with Bavarian sausage and beer, away from our otherwise beloved mountains of files – lovely!
Finally celebrating together again - Corona-compliant of course! Our WINHELLER summer party started with sushi and sparkling wine in our office on the 15th floor of Tower 185 followed by an after-work shipping with a stunning view of the evening skyline of Frankfurt. The joy of seeing each other again was particularly great in times of Corona!
Excellent! WINHELLER is pleased to have three attorney nominations in the Best Lawyers Ranking 2021. Dr. Thomas Dehesselles and Stefan Winheller are among the best tax lawyers in Germany. Olga Stepanova is recommended in the field of data protection law. The U.S. publishing company Best Lawyers determines the most renowned legal advisors in Germany exclusively for the German newspaper Handelsblatt. We warmly congratulate our colleagues!
Among 405 companies, WINHELLER has made it again into the brand eins /thema best list of business law firms in the field of tax law. Together with Statista, the magazine has identified the best commercial law firms in Germany. More than 2,500 lawyers from law firms and companies helped by giving their judgment on who can be recommended, who is well versed in which field and whom can be relied on.
Managing Director Stefan Winheller and Head of our Tax Team Christine Pauly have reason to be happy! For the third time in a row, WINHELLER is listed as one of Germany's top tax law firms in the field of "Nonprofit, Foundations". The FOCUS SPEZIAL magazine names Germany's top firms according to selected specialist areas and published the 2021 list of top tax law firms.
In its annual ranking "azur100", the publishing company JUVE presents the 100 top employers for lawyers in Germany. WINHELLER is one of the azur top employers 2021 with good career prospects for lawyers and one of the top employers in the area of succession/property/foundation. "In the current azur survey, [associates] rate work content, personnel management and their salary as good. They give above-average marks for the working atmosphere. They praise "the great team" and "the very understanding management in every respect," according to the azur editorial team. In the overall ranking, WINHELLER improved from 148th place last year to 114th place.
On February 26, 2021, the 6th Association Law Day took place with almost 500 participants. This year WINHELLER was not only sponsoring partner but also a host for the renowned event, which took place virtually for the first time due to Corona and thanks to the support of Vistafon. The initiator and organizer of the Association Law Day is Prof. Dr. Lars Leuschner from Osnabruck University. This year's speakers included WINHELLER attorneys Olga Stepanova and Johannes Fein, who moderated the panel discussion on charitable status and competition.
For the sixth time in a row, WINHELLER was included in the internationally renowned handbook of law firms Legal 500 Germany and earned the third place in the private clients and nonprofit sector. Learn more
This month we celebrate our 15th anniversary as a law firm. "I look back with immense gratitude at what our team has accomplished together with our clients, business partners and friends over the past 15 years. It is incredibly motivating to be a part of this structure, which has grown organically over the years", explains Managing Director Stefan Winheller. Just in time for the 15th anniversary of the firm, the team of consultants at WINHELLER has been expanded by seven new professionals. Learn more
With this year's Christmas donation in the amount of EUR 5,000, WINHELLER supports the Goethe-Corona-Fonds of the Goethe University and the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main.
The fund provides additional financial resources for protective equipment for medical staff, for patient care, for training for nurses and doctors, but above all for research and development in the field of virology and intensive care medicine.
With the donations already received, a number of projects have already been financed. The Goethe University has summarized further information and an overview of all donors here.
For the ninth time in a row, WINHELLER was included in the JUVE Handbook of Business Law Firms. The editors summarize: "Through its status as a highly recognized consultant in the non-profit sector and nonprofit law, the law firm has developed into a serious address for succession and asset management [...]."
In times of the corona pandemic, the protection of employees has become a challenge in addition to the continuation of business operations. With the implementation of "RestartNow - Stay Healthy!" WINHELLER takes up its responsibility and leads the way in digital transformation once again. As part of an international team, Deloitte developed the "RestartNow - Stay Healthy!" solution and gained the Frankfurt law firm WINHELLER as a pilot customer. Learn more
For the fifth time in a row, WINHELLER has made it into the FOCUS list of top business law firms in the field of tax law. The FOCUS-SPEZIAL magazine names Germany's top business law firms according to selected specialist areas and publishes the 2020 list of law firms. Learn more
The 2nd edition of the successful handbook "Entire Nonprofit Law" has been published by Nomos Verlag. On a total of 2,274 pages, the editors Stefan Winheller, Prof. Dr. Stefan J. Geibel and Prof. Dr. Monika Jachmann-Michel address the tax law of German nonprofit corporations comprehensively and exclusively. The concept is ideal for lawyers, tax advisors, in-house counsels or other persons responsible in the third sector. Learn more
WINHELLER and the Swiss firm ACCOINTING AG have entered into a strategic partnership and now offer German crypto investors an exclusive service for preparing their tax returns and managing their crypto portfolios. Besides a crypto tax report, private crypto investors can book an accompanying letter, a letter of appeal, phone support as well as three different crypto tax packages.
Awarded! WINHELLER is represented by two lawyers in the 2020 Best Lawyers Ranking. Dr. Thomas Dehesselles and Stefan Winheller, both certified specialists for tax law, are among the best lawyers in Germany in the field of tax law. The U.S. publishing company Best Lawyers determines the most renowned legal advisors in Germany exclusively for the German newspaper Handelsblatt.
Which attorneys can you rely on? Who is particularly familiar with which legal field? And who made a good name for themselves amongst colleagues and customers? Among 398 companies, WINHELLER has made it into the 2020 best list of the German magazine brand eins /thema in the field of tax law. This makes the firm one of Germany's best business law firms. The brand eins award was presented for the first time this year. More than 2,600 attorneys and in-house lawyers were interviewed.
The JUVE handbook taxes 2020 recommends WINHELLER in the field of high net worth private individuals. "Over the past few years, the dynamic Frankfurt-based law firm has developed beyond its status as a highly recognized consultant for the nonprofit sector into a serious address for succession and asset management. Active entrepreneurs in particular, but also HNI place their trust in the young succession team”, says the JUVE editorial staff.
Extensive research with consulting companies, corporate executives, authorities as well as legal and academic staff form the basis of the handbook.
The FOCUS-SPEZIAL magazine names Germany's top firms according to selected specialist areas and published the 2020 list of top tax law firms. WINHELLER is listed as one of Germany's top tax law firms in the field of "Nonprofit & Foundations". WINHELLER has continuously expanded its tax law/tax consulting activities during the recent years. Today, the firm's tax practice consists of a team of twenty lawyers, tax consultants and tax assistants.
On February 21, 2020, the 5th Association Law Day took place on the Campus Westend at Frankfurt University. The event was sponsored by WINHELLER again. Guests from politics, research and industry gathered for the symposium that has now established itself as a compulsory event in the sector. The initiator and organizer of the Association Law Day is Prof. Dr. Lars Leuschner from Osnabruck University. This year's speakers included WINHELLER attorneys Dr. Thomas Dehesselles and Olga Stepanova, who moderated the talk about the GDPR.
Among 236 companies, WINHELLER has made it into the 2020 best list of brand eins /thema in the field of tax advice for nonprofit organizations. This makes the firm one of Germany's best tax advisors and auditors. The top list is based on a survey among experts as well as business and corporate customers from tax consultancy or auditing firms.
Effective December 23, 2019, Stefan Winheller will take the chair of the Karg Foundation's Board of Trustees. The Karg Foundation, established by the entrepreneur Hans-Georg Karg and his wife Adelheid in 1989, has set itself the task of promoting highly gifted children in daycare, school and advice. The foundation manages equity capital of EUR 132 million (approx. 2.3 Million Euros of funding volume).
For the eighth time in a row, WINHELLER was included in the JUVE Handbook of Business Law Firms. The editors summarize: "In advising nonprofit organizations, the law firm is a recognized address on the market, with a clear focus on foundation law [...]."
WINHELLER is launching a service that is unprecedented anywhere in Germany: semi-automated accounting for companies that balance crypto transactions. With the help of the "CoinAccountant" software, complicated processes involving thousands, and thousands of transactions of cryptocurrencies can be automatically and legally processed in financial accounting. This is made possible by an exclusive development partnership with the crypto software provider First Coin GmbH. Learn more
For the fourth time in a row, WINHELLER has made it into the FOCUS list of top business law firms in the field of tax law. The FOCUS-SPEZIAL magazine names Germany's top business law firms according to selected specialist areas and publishes the 2019 list of law firms.
Hip, hip, hooray! Four of our colleagues celebrated their anniversary at WINHELLER. For the past 5 years, Thomas Weintritt (Head Assistant), Johannes Fein (Certified Specialist for Tax Law), Sabrina Peter (Tax Accountant Assistant) and Florian Demmler (Chief Marketing Officer) (from left to right) have been enriching our team with their great commitment. We say “Thank you” and look forward to the next 5 years with you!
The Rhine-Main regional group of the German-Russian Lawyers Association e.V. (DRJV) was our guest at Tower 185, on 13 June 2019. Attorney and data protection expert Olga Stepanova provided information on the main differences and similarities of the data protection laws in Russia and Germany.
Norway calling! Beginning of June, the WINHELLER team set off for Oslo. For four days, we marveled at the architecture together, explored the fjords, climbed mountains, tested e-scooters, let fresh air blow around our ears, and now all returned to the office with an even better team spirit!
The JUVE handbook taxes 2019 recommends WINHELLER in the field of high net worth private individuals. According to the editors, the law firm has "made a name for itself above all in advising nonprofit organizations – with a focus on foundation law". Extensive research with consulting companies, corporate executives, authorities as well as legal and academic staff form the basis of the handbook.
WINHELLER became an associated founding member of the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA). Together with more than 100 other founding members, the Berlin-based ITSA should provide for an easier definition of new assets in the future. ITSA is a nonprofit organization and special interest group aiming at the development and implementation of comprehensive market standards for the identification, classification, and analysis of cryptographic tokens. More details.
The FOCUS-SPEZIAL magazine names Germany's top firms according to selected specialist areas and published the 2019 list of top tax law firms. WINHELLER is listed as one of Germany's top tax law firms in the field of "Nonprofit, Foundations". WINHELLER has continuously expanded its tax law/tax consulting activities during the recent years. Today, the firm's tax practice consists of a team of twenty lawyers, tax consultants and tax assistants.
On February 22, 2019, the 4th Association Law Conference took place on the Campus Westend at Frankfurt University. The event was sponsored by WINHELLER again. The interest in the symposium, which regularly brings together guests from politics, research and industry, was particularly high this year. Around 200 attendees, significantly exceeded the number of participants of the previous year. The initiator and organizer of the Association Law Conference is Prof. Dr. Lars Leuschner from Osnabruck University. Amongst this year's speakers was WINHELLER attorney Dr. Lothar Jansen, who informed about compensation in executive board positions.
Since March 2015, a war is waging in Yemen. We want to make a contribution and help alleviate the misery of the people living there. Therefore, this year we are exchanging wine & chocolates for life-saving emergency food and support the following aid organizations in their fight against hunger and malnutrition: Doctors Without Borders e.V., Save the Children Germany e.V. and Germany's Relief Coalition Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.
The FOCUS-SPEZIAL magazine names Germany's top business law firms according to selected specialist areas and publishes the 2018 list of law firms. For the third time in a row, WINHELLER is listed as one of the top German law firms in the field of tax law.
"Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies: Opportunities for Your Business" was the motto of our meeting in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel on 12 September 2018 at Tower 185. Attorney and blockchain expert Benjamin Kirschbaum and Jan Heinrich Meyer, CEO of the Dash Embassy D-A-CH UG, gave a forward-looking insight into blockchain technology.
Our this year's office trip took us to Russia, home of our Russian Desk colleagues. Together we spent four days exploring St. Petersburg, the tsar's city on the river Neva. Conclusion: an unforgettable trip and an even better team spirit!
In the run-up to the 72nd German Lawyer's Day, the Chair of Civil Law, Corporate Law and Tax Law of the University of Leipzig organizes a doctoral seminar on the law of nonprofit organizations on 25 September, 2018, in which doctoral students from all over Germany will participate. By sponsoring this event, WINHELLER is pleased to make a contribution to the research focus Nonprofit Law. Read more
The JUVE handbook taxes 2018, which was published for the first time, recommends WINHELLER in the fields of succession/foundations, indirect taxes and transfer prices. Extensive research with consulting companies, corporate executives, authorities as well as legal and academic staff form the basis of the new handbook.
Our law firm has been a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany for 10 years, now. AmCham Germany is committed to the common values of the transatlantic alliance and has become one of the most successful organizations for the German-American partnership. With its specialized attorneys, WINHELLER provides legal advice on the market entry of German companies into the U.S. and vice versa, including immigration/visa application.
WINHELLER was included in the special edition of the renowned handbook of law firms Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018 again this year. Click here for more information.
In its annual ranking "azur100", the publishing company JUVE presents the 100 top employers for lawyers in Germany. WINHELLER is also one of the azur top employers 2018 with good career prospects for lawyers and one of the top employers in the area of succession/property/foundation. The independent azur editorial staff praises: "WINHELLER covers all essential training points and invests a lot of time in their employees - for a unit of this size this is not a matter of course."
On February 23, 2018, the 3rd Association Law Conference took place in Frankfurt/Main. Again this year, the event was sponsored by WINHELLER. Around 170 guests from politics, research and industry gathered in the "IG-Farben-Haus" at the Goethe University. The initiator and organizer of the Association Law Conference is Prof. Dr. med Lars Leuschner from the University of Osnabruck. This year's speakers were i.A. Heinz Wöstmann, Judge at the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas from the University of Zurich.
On January 12, 2006, the foundation for our law firm was laid. After twelve successful years, today we would like to thank all our clients for their trust and, of course, the entire law firm team for their great commitment!
Learn more about our law firm history.
Effective from 26 October 2017, Stefan Winheller was elected to the board of trustees of the Frankfurt Karg Foundation for five years. The founder and managing partner of the law firm WINHELLER replaces Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Orth, former Deputy Chairman of the Foundation Council. The Karg Foundation is the largest German foundation active in the promotion of gifted children and manages equity capital of 118 million euros (funding volume approx. 2.66 million euros).
WINHELLER advised the IOTA Foundation on the establishment as hybrid foundation. With the official recognition of the IOTA Foundation as a legally independent foundation under civil law, Germany's first foundation based on a cryptocurrency has been established. Advisors to the IOTA Foundation at WINHELLER were the two German crypto experts Attorney Anka Hakert (Certified Specialist for Tax Law) and Attorney Lutz Auffenberg (Certified Specialist for Banking and Capital Markets Law). Learn more
WINHELLER has again been included in the JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms of this year.
The editors summarize: "In the boutique specializing in foundations and nonprofit organizations, especially the close interconnection with tax law has led to a disproportionate development. The law firm is well known for its comprehensive foundation advisory services [...]. In this core area it is growing steadily."
For the second time in a row, WINHELLER was added to the list of top law firms in Germany for the area of tax law in this year's famous special edition of the German magazine Focus. Once a year, the Hamburg-based market research institute Statista GmbH examines the most renowned German law firms in 26 categories on behalf of the news magazine.
The DSA (German Foundations Academy) alumni meeting took place in our office at Tower 185 on 12 September 2017. During the professional exchange, Attorney Nikola Werry& informed about the upcoming changes in German data protection law. Felix Oldenburg, general secretary of the Association of German Foundations, was among the guests.
On July 21, 2017, we welcomed 16 students from the Faculty of Law of the Philipps-Universität Marburg. The seminar "Money and Currency Law" that was conducted by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Omlor gave rise to an intensive discussion on negative interest rates, initial coin offerings and the abolition of money. Lutz Auffenberg and Philipp Meier gave examples from their practical experience.
At the beginning of July 2017, we were able to officially open our new office space. After Stefan Winheller cut the obligatory band, all employees were able to explore the new rooms for the first time. We now have a total of 1,400 m² available in Frankfurt's Tower 185. Thanks to all hardworking helpers of the last weeks!
On 10 May 2017, the 2nd ScaleUP Summit took place in Berlin under the heading "Listening, Learning, Growing". ScaleUP supports companies in growing even during changing and dynamic times. For this purpose, experienced entrepreneurs presented helpful tools and techniques. WINHELLER sponsored the event this year.
Ayal Ram, CEO of Ram Group Holdings PTE, visited WINHELLER last week. The biotech company produces highly sensitive sensors that will revolutionize medical diagnostics. In addition to his future-oriented ideas, Ayal Ram presented teamwork experiences with partners from different nations. Nearly 30 members of the EO - Entrepreneurs Organization, a worldwide network of successful entrepreneurs, also participated in the event. On the occasion of their annual meetup in Frankfurt, they eagerly listened to the statements of Ayal Ram.
Recently, WINHELLER became a member of the European Forum for Foreign Trade, Excise Duty and Customs. The forum serves as a platform for the exchange of practical experience in the fields of foreign trade, excise and customs law. Together with the association, we will work on promoting the cooperation of foreign trade and customs agencies at national and international level.
Visitors from China: On October 12th, WINHELLER welcomed a delegation from China with representatives of the Interior Ministry in Beijing among them. The group was especially interested in the basics of the German Nonprofit Law Attorney Anka Hakert informed about.
The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) is currently considering to make use of the recently introduced Retail Investors Protection Act and to prohibit the marketing, distribution or sale of certain financial products. The authority especially focuses on credit linked notes. Those are considered inappropriate for retail investors.
On July 14th and 15th, 2016, Dr. Astrid Plantiko attended the EMEA Conference of our international law firm network Primerus in Hamburg. Together with colleagues from law firms of all over the world, she discussed topics like 'UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts'. The meeting was followed by a number of side activities, for example a tour around the harbor of Hamburg and a cooking class.
On June 30th, 2016, the team of ZDF business magazine WISO came to our Frankfurt office for an expert interview with Dirk Pohl. The customs law expert answered numerous questions about customs offences and controls upon returning to Germany after vacation trips. In the course of the interview, he gave advice on avoiding fines and on how to behave correctly when facing trouble at German customs.
Visitors from Kosovo: On June 7th, 2016, WINHELLER welcomed a group of representatives of the Kosovan parliament in Frankfurt/Main. Among the delegation was Nait Hasani, chairman of the parliamentary committee for education, science, technology, culture, youth and sports. In the course of our Pro Bono activities, Dr. Astrid Plantiko informed the visitors about the German nonprofit law as well as donations and sponsoring. Here you can find some impressions.
Since April 2016, WINHELLER is a member of the Bundesforum Mittelstand. The association represents the interests of medium-sized businesses all over Germany. We are looking forward to a great collaboration.
In the beginning of May, Attorney Lutz Auffenberg visited the "Haus der Commerzbank" in Berlin. Next to EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, he took part in the discussion about data protection and data security. As expert, Lutz Auffenberg informed about blockchain, FinTech and the EU data protection ordinance.
On 3rd November 2015, German blockchain Attorney Lutz Auffenberg was guest speaker at the BL0CKCHA1N conference in Paris. Around 150 blockchain experts were listening. Unter the headline "Regulatory obstacles for Bitcoin-related businesses in Europe", he explained how Bitcoin transactions are regulated differently in Europe. Germany is considered a pioneer of Bitcoin-regulation in Europe. It is likely that the other EU countries will follow soon.
Since November 2015, WINHELLER is a member of Pro Bono Deutschland e.V. The association promotes social responsibility and Pro Bono ideas. Read here in which way we support Pro Bono and social projects.
We're moving! In November 2015, we will move into new office space atTower 185 in Frankfurt/Main. The move provides us with plenty of room to grow. Special credit belongs to our loyal clients that make this move possible in the first place. Attorney Stefan Winheller explains the decision for moving: "The young and nowadays pulsing European Quarter (Europaviertel) perfectly fits to our firm. We decided to settle at this central location two years ago. Since we were able to expand strongly during the last months, we need more space. By moving into Tower 185, we can remain at the European Quarter and continue our sustained growth."
Tower 185, which was designed under strict sustainability criteria, has an altitude of 200 meters and is the fourth highest office building in Germany. In 2012, the Tower was awarded the prestigious seal of sustainability LEED Gold of the US Green Building Council.
- Where we move: Tower 185, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37, D-60327 Frankfurt/Main
- When we move: November 2015
- Until then, our Frankfurt office can as usual be reached at Europa-Allee 22, D-60327 Frankfurt/Main.
From 30 September to 4 October 2015, the annual global conference of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. As members, Attorney Dirk Pohl</link>, Irina Winheller and Attorney Stefan Winheller participated in numerous panels and discussion forums. By now, around 200 firms from 40 countries are member of the international network of law firms. The network provides great benefits, especially for clients of WINHELLER. With Primerus, clients with international legal matters have worldwide access to reliable partners.
At the invitation of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oñati, Spain, Attorney Stefan Winheller took part at the workshop "Contemporary Issues in the Criminal Justice System: Comparative Perspective". The focus of the event, which was held from May 21 to May 22, laid on topical issues of criminal law, the fight against terrorism and corruption in international business transactions (important compliance issue). The photo shows the workshop participants in front of the Renaissance University building in the city of Oñati.
Whether working conditions, communication, or working tasks, the employees of WINHELLER value their employer with an excellent testimony. As a result, the Austrian employer evaluation portal Kununu awarded the law firm WINHELLER the status of a "Top Company". Reviews posted about WINHELLER were consistently positive.
Read more about this honor in our awards section.
The international children's fund nph (nuestros pequeños hermanos) is running children villages in more than nine Latin American countries. The organization was founded in Mexico in 1954 by Padre William Wasson. Most of the work is financed by private donations. Therefore, WINHELLER is supporting the Christmas Fund again in 2014. Children in need get the chance to receive accommodation, nutrition, clothing and mediacal care.
On October 29th, 2014, we launched the global network ofDigital Finance Lawyers, jointly with our Primerus partner law firm MME Partners from Zurich. Network members are law firms and accounting firms from all over the world specialized in cryptocurrency law. As Germany's leading law firm in the field of cryptographic currencies, it is our wish to bundle the knowledge of international experts on cryptocurrency law, so that clients can profit.
Like last year, we decided to support charitable organizations rather than sending Christmas cards:
Wings of Help / Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen e.V.
The organization is based at Frankfurt's airport. It supports other humanitarian organizations worldwide through the logistic coordination of air transport of rescue workers, supplies and patients in currently troubled areas, such as the Philippines and Syria. www.luftfahrtohnegrenzen.de
Friends of the Orphans / nph Deutschland e.V.
For more than 40 years, Friends of the Orphans has worked to end the vicious cycle of poverty by giving safe and loving homes, as well as brighter futures to children in Latin America and the Caribbean. The organization helps transform the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children by creating families for life through values of unconditional love, shared responsibility and education. WINHELLER supports the Christmas project
07/26/2013: WINHELLER represents Bitcoin Deutschland GmbH (now Bitcoin Deutschland AG) in negotiations with Fidor Bank AG
Now, virtual currencies are leaving behind their marginal existence in Germany. Worldwide, there are about 500.000 transactions a day. For German citizens, low transaction fees are a substantial reason for using virtual currencies. This is why Bitcoin Deutschland GmbH recently announced the company's cooperation with the Munich based Fidor Bank AG. The provider of the leading trading platform for Bitcoins in Germany (bitcoin.de) received legal advice from the specialized law firm WINHELLER: especially on questions related to bank supervision, during the negotiations regarding the cooporation agreement with Fidor Bank AG and in connection with the legally compliant structuring of client relations.
Experts have been aware of Bitcoins for years. Hardly noticed as "digital currency" a few years ago, the distribution and acceptance of Bitcoins has meanwhile increased immensely.
Thanks to the cooporation with Fidor Bank AG (fidor.de), Bitcoin Deutschland GmbH is going to convey Bitcoins on its platform www.bitcoin.de as an intermediary bound by contract through a bank authorized in Germany. So bitcoin.de is the first Bitcoin trading platform in Europe with a direct cooporation with a bank regulated by the Financial Supervisory Authority. The cooporation partners thereby set the standard for the up to now unregulated market of Bitcoins.
Like in the past year, we decided to support a charitable organization rather than sending Christmas cards or gifts.
We chose to contribute to the wonderful help that Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen e.V. / Wings of Help provides internationally. The organization is based at the airport of Frankfurt, Germany. It supports other humanitarian organizations worldwide through the logistic coordination of air transport of rescue workers, supplies and patients in currently troubled areas. To name just a few examples: Haiti, Fukushima/Japan, Syria. Please visit the organization's website to learn more about Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen e.V. / Wings of Help.
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