Your partner in commercial law

Rechtsanwälte Kasper Knacke Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

For almost 50 years, we have taken care of important companies – major corporations as well as medium-sized companies –, associations and the public sector (at a national, state and local level) throughout Germany in matters of commercial law.

We advise our clients and represent them in litigation, in landmark proceedings under national and European jurisdiction up to the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Federal Constitutional Court and the highest federal courts, and in arbitration proceedings.

Our core tasks include restructurings prompted by labour law, advice on works constitution law, private building projects, real estate transactions, proceedings under commercial and company law, as well as major projects e.g. Stuttgart 21, power plants etc. 

Representation and legal advice available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Polish.

Legal areas

Commercial Law

Services

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We advise companies in a focused way on all aspects of Labor Law, both in the area of individual Labor Law and collective Labor Law. We support clients in dealing with works committees and employees, both in the drafting of employment contracts, sales agreements, and severance agreements. We also advise on the preparation of employment termination and lead dismissal protection processes.

In addition, we also provide Employment Law advice in transactional matters. We also represent our clients in conciliation negotiations with the works committees (particularly “Sozialplan”), collective bargaining on salaries, etc.

We also represent directors, managers, and senior staff in all Labor Law issues.

One of the core competencies of the firm lies in the monitoring and resolution of shareholder disputes. In addition, we provide comprehensive advice on the drawing-up of social contracts, shareholder agreements, company agreements and pool solutions, and preparation for shareholders’ and general meetings. Another core competency is in the area of corporate transactions. Here we regularly counsel both buyers and sellers in comprehensive asset and share deals, including associated due diligence examinations. We are also engaged in extensive post-M & A disputes.

We provide comprehensive advice on the CISG, the Law on Commercial Agents, the Law on Commercial Trading, as in the Law on Freight Forwarding and Transportation, as well as in the design of contracts between enterprises, supply relations, framework agreements, and sales structures of various kinds, as well as on law enforcement.

Advice in all areas of Banking and Capital Marketing Law, in particular banking and financial services in the fields of Credit Contract Law, law governing credit guarantees, liability claims on capital plan transactions, factoring, leasing, and Securities Law.

We advise both in the design of customized notarial deeds and contracts as well as in complex real estate transactions. We represent our clients both in court and out of court.

In construction projects of all sizes, we advise clients individually on both the employee side and the employer side about all phases of the project, particularly on the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, joint venture agreements, development contracts in the construction process, on securing and enforcement of warranty claims and on how to defend oneself against this.

We also advise on the design and negotiation of architect’s contracts and fee, remuneration and liability issues.

In all fields of construction and architectural law, we represent our clients both in court and out of court.

We provide comprehensive advice on the CISG, the Law on Commercial Agents, the Law on Commercial Trading, as in the Law on Freight Forwarding and Transportation, as well as in the design of contracts between enterprises, supply relations, framework agreements, and sales structures of various kinds, as well as on law enforcement.

We support our clients in the application and enforcement of intellectual property rights and their exploitation. Here we offer the trade mark application to the design of licensing contracts comprehensive care. In competition law, we have particular expertise in the defense against unauthorized warning letters as well as in the examination of advertising and other corporate communications to competition clearance. If necessary, we will put your rights against your competitors’.

 

From the examination of copyright to negotiating license agreements, we provide comprehensive services. Also, we can help you to defend your copyright and rights of use (in court or out of court).

In Press law, we provide comprehensive support to both publishers as affected by negative media companies.

Advice and representation in matters of European and national subsidies, the Right to Claim, and the Mortgage Law. We represent our clients before authorities and courts.

Comprehensive advice in connection with construction, construction and operation of facilities (particularly in the context of landscape management accompanying measures) and in species protection, pollution control, nature protection, water protection, waste and soil protection in each case including the European legal references. We represent our clients before authorities and courts.

We provide comprehensive advice in connection with planning approval process, particularly in the areas of railways, airfields, roads and trams, water engineering and pipeline construction. We represent our clients before authorities and courts.

We provide comprehensive advice in the design of wills, and inheritance contracts in the field of corporate succession.

Here, we always keep the implications of Corporate Law, Tax Law, and Marriage Law in mind.

We furthermore support our clients particularly in the assertion of, and defense against, legal inheritance claims, legal partially residual inheritance claims, and supplementary legal claims and comprehensively in the context of the discussion of community heritage. We are both very formative and active in leading various processes.

In the area of Internet and IT Law, we provide qualified support for the design of software contracts (including license conditions), contracts for software projects and IT-related services, we also provide the legal support of IT projects from the preparation and review of contracts to (possibly judicial) clarification of conflicts and shortcomings.

We have particular expertise in the area of EVB-IT.

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