Experience and references

The activities of EttrichRechtsanwälte encompass all areas of civil law, commercial and corporate law, as well as public law. We have special competence and experience in the following areas.

Banking and capital market law

In banking and capital market law, we represent banks and other financial service providers, in particular in defending and asserting claims arising from alleged false advice, prospectus liability, credit, loan security and securities transactions.

  • Representation of private banks and savings banks in investment liability cases, in particular, in defending against liability claims in connection with the distribution of complex financial products (closed and open fund participations, certificates) including mass procedures
  • KapMuG: Cases according to the Capital Markets Model Case Act 
  • Outsourcing: Consulting the leading German transaction bank on the takeover of the securities settlement divisions of numerous well-known institutions from the cooperative, savings bank and private banking sector
  • Representation in legal disputes between banks before national courts and arbitration tribunals
  • Credit and loan security transactions: Enforcing and defending against claims arising from loan agreements, as well as advisory and assistance in obtaining and utilising loan securities

The team specialised in banking law:

Volker Delp

  • Attorney

Construction and real estate law

A major focus of our activity in construction and real estate law involves comprehensive advice and representation of institutional investors in the acquisition and building of commercial real estate. In particular, this includes the drafting of acquisition, building and architect contracts. In addition, we prepare accompanying agreements for the financing and use of commercial properties. Moreover, we offer support in the handling of neighbour disputes.

  • Drafting of contracts: Preparation of sophisticated contractual relationships for the acquisition and construction of commercial properties, including negotiations, drafting and advisory on the conclusion of real estate leasing agreements 
  • Project development: Advisory on the development of real estate projects, including the handling of negotiations
  • Real estate management: Drafting of contracts for the management of commercial and investment properties in the areas of commercial and residential tenancy law, condominium property law and insolvency
  • Contracts for work: Preparation and maintenance of work contracts, including sample conditions
  • Condominium property law: Advisory of condominium management companies and condominium owners' associations, litigation for condominium owners' associations and condominium owners
  • Litigation: Enforcement and defence of disputed claims in the event of conflict, securing them in independent evidential proceedings and in proceedings for the granting of provisional legal protection

The team specialised in construction and real estate law:

Dr Stefan Farrenkopf

  • Attorney
  • Notary

Commercial and corporate law

In commercial and corporate law, we provide advice on the establishment of partnerships and corporations. Our areas of focus include the drafting articles of association for structural measures, as well as advising shareholders and representatives of corporate bodies on all issues specific to the legal entity, corporate governance, along with representation of parties in case of disputes.

  • Enforcement and defence of liability claims against managing directors, executive board members and supervisory board members, especially with respect to insolvency law
  • Post-M&A disputes: Enforcement and defence of claims in post-M&A disputes, as well as arbitration duties in post-M&A disputes
  • Defence of legal challenges against resolutions of the Annual General Meeting and the Supervisory Board
  • Drafting contracts for managing directors, board members and supervisory board members as well as advising management boards and supervisory boards on questions of corporate governance
  • Commercial agency law: Advice, defence and enforcement of claims within the framework of commercial agency agreements before courts and in arbitration proceedings
  • Assumption of the functions of a legal department for medium-sized companies, as well as an enforcement department specialised in debt collection for companies

The team specialised in commercial and corporate law:

Volker Delp

  • Attorney

Dr Stefan Farrenkopf

  • Attorney
  • Notary

Notarial drafting of contracts

The focus of our support for our national and international clients is the areas of corporate law, real estate transactions and asset succession arrangements.

  • Business start-ups/changes: Notarial support of company start-ups, change processes in companies, in particular with in case of conversion processes
  • Corporate agreements: Notarial assistance in the drafting and conclusion of corporate agreements 
  • Corporate purchase agreements: Notarial assistance in the drafting and conclusion of corporate purchase agreements
  • Company and asset succession: Notarial assistance in all processes of company succession and asset succession, in particular in the conclusion of gift agreements, in the transfer of assets by way of anticipated succession and in the conclusion of inheritance contracts and other dispositions due to death
  • Notarial assistance in the field of real estate law, in particular when concluding real estate transactions, in property-secured claims and the justification/change of condominium ownership rights and other special rights

Our specialist for notarial contract design:

Dr Stefan Farrenkopf

  • Attorney
  • Notary

Labour law

In collective labour law, we advise and represent employers, works councils and employee representatives in legal and collective bargaining co-determination, in particular in connection with structural measures and the reorganisation of companies and establishments. In individual labour law, we advise employers and employees with respect to the initiation, termination and settlement of employment contracts and all related issues.

  • Collective agreements/works agreements: Advice and assistance of companies in the conclusion of collective agreements (in particular, company collective agreements and restructuring agreements), works agreements, as well as reconciliation of interests and social plans 
  • In-/Outsourcing: Labour law consulting and implementation of insourcing/outsourcing projects (especially in the financial services sector)  
  • Arbitration proceedings: Preparation and implementation of arbitration proceedings
  • Restructuring: Guidance of companies in reorganisation and restructuring processes, drafting and updating (sample) employment contracts
  • Individual labour law: Advising managing directors and board members on the conclusion and termination of employment contracts
  • Litigation in employment proceedings before employment tribunals, including revision and appeal proceedings before the Federal Labour Court.

The team specialised in labour law:

Volker Delp

  • Attorney

Dr Stefan Farrenkopf

  • Attorney
  • Notary

Energy law

We constantly advise regional and national energy providers, energy trading companies and power plant operators, as well as industrial companies as large consumers of energy. We focus on advising our clients in drawing up their contract models and representing their interests before courts and regulatory authorities.

  • Drafting of contracts: Advisory to regional and national energy providers in the drafting of their contract models (energy supply contracts, grid usage contracts etc.) as well as the drafting of energy contracts for major customers
  • Recovery of network charges: Representation of national energy provider companies in proceedings involving recovery of excessive network charges
  • Price/contract adjustments: Expert opinion on price adjustment clauses in terms of their effectiveness, judicial enforcement of contract adjustments on the basis of so-called revision clauses or general economic clauses
  • Energy supply contracts: Review and evaluation of energy supply contracts
  • Wind farms: Consulting and support during the installation or acquisition of a wind farm

The team specialised in energy law: