Areas of Practice
Areas of Practice
advokatfirma | meyer is a team of German and Danish lawyers. We provide legal advise and assistance to companies and private clients in German law.
We offer not only excellent legal advice, but we also assist you through all steps of litigation.
advokatfirma | meyer has special knowledge in the following areas of law:
– contract law
– commercial law
– company law
– real estate law
– construction law
– intellectual property law
– tort law
„The Danes and their homes in Berlin.“
be Berlin-Newsletter, 20 Years of Change – Berlin Days in Copenhagen, 28.08.2009
„Why do you want to buy an apartment in Berlin?“ That´s the first question Hans-Oluf Meyer asks when Danes dream of buying an apartment in one of Europe´s most attractive cities.“ Read more …
German company law offers a suitable legal structure for every type of business. As a rule, German company law distinguishes between partnerships and corporations limited by shares. As an entrepreneur, you can select the most suitable legal form, depending on the object of the company, the intended role of your shareholders, the flexibility required for the structuring of the articles of association and, to a certain extent, tax-related criteria.
The German Commercial Code contains rules regarding commercial partnerships, of which the limited partnership (Kommanditgesellschaft, „KG“) is the most common in trade and commerce. It is particularly small and medium-sized enterprises that opt for this legal form. Limited partnerships have at least one partner with unlimited liability, who may also be a corporation, as well as one or more limited partners whose liability is limited by their contribution.
The basic structures of contracts of sale are prescribed by law. In contrast to English law, a contract under German law requires no detailed provisions and definitions on issues such as right of retention, set-off or assignment, as these have already been provided by the legislator. Unless the contract expressly stipulates otherwise, the statutory provisions will apply.
The united Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CSIG), which has been ratified by almost all major industrial and commercial nation, applies to international contracts for the sale of goods. The UN Sales Convention is strongly influenced by Continental European legal principles and therefore meshes particularly well with German law. No other member state of the UN Sales Convention has passed more court decisions on matters under this Convention than Germany. These decisions are often cited by other countries.
Employment law has a long tradition – the most central reason for many changes was and is the protection of dependent employees. A distinction is made between individual labour law (Individualarbeitsrecht) - in this case, the relationship between the individual employer and employee - and collective labour law (Kollektivarbeitsrecht) - in this case, the legal relationship between the employer and the representatives of the employees or the respective associations.
International law is multifaceted and multi-layered – it concerns not only the question of which country you can or must enforce your rights, but also according to which legal system, according to which material law the relationship is to be judged at all. Clarifying these questions at an early stage is essential for the successful handling of a legal matter.
As an internationally oriented law firm, we look after many clients in cases with an international dimension.
Lawyer Hans-Oluf Meyer
Hans-Oluf Meyer (1969) is both Danish and German lawyer. He provides advice predominantly in German/Danish legal matters in areas of international contract law, international private law and litigation. In Danish law he basically focuses on contract law, company/commercial law and the tort law.