advokatfirma | meyer

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 …

Company law

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.

Contract Law

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

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

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.

advokatfirma | meyer
Kurfürstendamm 57
D 10707 Berlin

Tel +49 (0)30 31 51 89 69 0
Fax +49 (0)30 31 51 89 69 9

E-Mail: contact@advokatfirma.de

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NEWS

30.01.2024
Als Spezialisten für die Vollstreckung von Titeln (z. B. Gerichtsentscheidungen) auch in Dänemark verfassten die Rechtsanwälte Meyer und Ellendt für das Berliner Anwaltsblatt einen kurzen Autorenbeitrag hierüber. Dieser erschien im Berliner Anwaltsblatt im Heft 10/2023, 72. Jahrgang. Den Text können Sie hier lesen.

20.04.2022
Lawyer Hans-Oluf Meyer takes over the authorship for the thesis on the legal situation in Denmark in case of traffic accidents for the Deubner-Verlag as part of the work „Verkehrssachen – Mandate zügig und erfolgreich bearbeiten“ (Stand Februar 2022).

10.03.2022
advokatfirma | meyer støtter Team Rynkeby som guldsponsor

Team Rynkeby is well known in Denmark, but since its foundation twenty years ago it has become a European project where charity cycling teams from several cities in Europe cycle from their home destination to Paris in the same week to watch the end of the Tour de France. The aim is to raise money for children’s cancer funds in each country. Today, the German juice group Eckes-Granini with its three brands Rynkeby, Go Morgen and hohes C is behind the project. Today, Team Rynkeby consists of 2,400 exercise cyclists and 550 volunteers in 59 local teams from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Germany and Switzerland. In July 2022, for the first time, a team of 30 cyclists, including lawyer Hans-Oluf Meyer, will cycle about 1,200 km from Berlin to Paris within a week to meet the other teams. 2022 will be a special year for the Danish participants, since the Tour de France starts in Denmark. In 2020, Team Rynkeby could give € 8.79 million to organisations helping children with critical illnesses. Of this, € 152,749 went to the German Children’s Cancer Foundation. Since 2002, the cycling teams have cycled and raised more than € 75 million.

01.10.2021
September 9th lawyer Hans-Oluf Meyer in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Trade Council and the Trade Department at the Danish Embassy in Berlin participated in a Masterclass Workshop at Food Nation at Axelborg in Copenhagen with a presentation on the legal challenges of export and establishment in Germany. Participants were Danish companies that market their food products in Germany and that want to increase their activities in the German market.

26.03.2021
advokatfirma | meyer and Novasol tenants are confirmed by the Danish consumer ombudsman in Corona cases: Novasol cannot retroactively change terms of business. The newspaper The Nordschleswiger reports:
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29.10.2020
“If force majeure applies to Novasol, this must also apply to the consumer.” Attorney Meyer has complained about Novasol’s unilateral change of business terms in the midst of the pandemic. The newspaper Lübecker Nachrichten reports:
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31.08.2020
advokatfirma | meyer wins in third instance a decisive process for German road accident victims at the Danish Supreme Court, Højesteret. The case concerned the fundamental question of which law is applicable if a German car causes an accident on a business trip in Denmark and the employees want to bring claims against their employer.

15.08.2020
Dänische Ferienhausvermittlungen und die Covid-19-Pandemielage
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30.07.2020
Artikel in “Der Nordschleswiger”: Enttäuschte Mieter gehen gegen Ferienhausanbieter vor
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06.04.2020
Ausgewählte Informationen zu aktuellen Entwicklungen im Recht der Kurzarbeit, im Arbeitsrecht, im Insolvenzrecht, im Mietrecht und im Zivilrecht zu Zeiten der Sars-Cov-2-Pandemie
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ABOUT US

The Danish founder and partner of the lawfirm Hans-Oluf Meyer has successfully transferred the Scandinavian way of team-work into our German law firm and we are therefore very glad to present a high standard concerning both our reachability towards our clients as well as our legal advice, as our cases are regularly surveyed by more than one lawyer.

TVS – Newscast:
15. juli 2012 19.30

Following the main news on July 15, 2012, Danish television showed a report with and about attorney Hans-Oluf Meyer and his law firm in Berlin (the program is in Danish):