Full-Service Business Law Firm in Germany
Other Offices: Berlin Hamburg Munich
Law Firm OverviewWINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors are your legal experts in the fields of German and international business law. We mainly focus on the following legal areas:
- Business law and tax law
- Corporate law and capital market law
- Labor and employment law
- Competition law and antitrust law
- Intellectual property law (trademark law, copyright law, privacy & publicity)
- Internet law
- Investing in the US and US visa and immigration law
- German immigration law
- German and US securities law and securities class actions
- The law of private foundations and charitable and nonprofit organizations
- Estate planning and inheritance law
- Real estate law
- Customs Law.
Our distinguished team comprises of committed and internationally experienced lawyers whose mission is to loyally and independently represent our clients' interests. We help you and your company realize your goals, wherever you are located. Just rely on us and our cooperating, interdisciplinary, and international network of renowned experts in Germany, Europe, and many other strategic places in the world, namely in the USA, Russia, India, and the People´s Republic of China.
Our clients are German and international medium-sized and big companies from a wide spectrum of business fields, especially but not exclusively from the financial sector and the entertainment and media industry. In addition, we represent some of the most renowned institutional investors and wealthy private investors as well as German and foreign charitable and other nonprofit organizations. Since our inception we also have regularly worked with private clients engaged in the sports, culture, and arts sector.
WINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors are committed to provide foresighted, results-oriented, and practical legal solutions at the highest legal and ethical stage. Together with our clients, we break new ground to achieve your goals faster, more efficiently and securely. Our legal solutions pay off. Developing a successful and long-standing client/attorney relationship requires the highest degree of mutual trust. We will do everything in our power to establish an effective long-term relationship with you and your company as our valued client. Our objective is to serve as your trusted legal counsel and tax advisor and to enable you to make the right legal and business decisions at any time.
Our firm has been ranked among the Top 10 Medium-Sized Law Firms in Germany as regards its strong and forward-looking business concept concerning the years 2004 and the following by the German newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung", the Soldan GmbH, the German Federal Bar, and the German Federal Attorneys´ Association.
Year this Office was Established: 2003
Languages: German, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Belarusian and English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: International Business Law
Areas of Law Description
WINHELLER Attorneys at Law provide legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- German and International Business Law
We advise and represent German and international business companies, nonprofit organizations, high-net worth individuals and artists with regards to all legal questions that arise in the national and international business law field. Specifically, we provide legal counsel and oftentimes litigate cases in corporate law, labor and employment law, tax law, capital market law, competition law, copyright and trademark law and general contract law matters. Many of our clients come from outside of Germany, especially from the USA, Russia, India, and the People´s Republic of China.
- German and International Intellectual Property Law
Our specialized IP law attorneys work on high-profile copyright and trademark cases - out-of-court and before the courts.
- German and US Securities Law
Over the years, WINHELLER Attorneys at Law have advised numerous aggrieved institutional investors and high net-worth individuals on how to recover stock price losses suffered due to the fraudulent behavior of officers and directors of publicly traded companies and their auditors. We mainly represent our clients in German-style "class actions" before German courts. Together with our cooperating US partner Kessler Topaz Meltzer Check, LLP (USA) we also inform our clients on how to actively participate and claim their damages in US securities class actions.
- The Law of Private Foundations
Since the firm's formation we have been providing legal advice to foundations and high-net worth individuals on all legal and tax law issues regarding the German and the US law of private foundations. Our attorneys accompany you from the time of drafting of all required legal documents for setting up a new foundation up to counsel on all legal and tax issues coming up in the day-to-day work of your foundation. Of course, we are also dedicated to represent you before the governmental foundation and tax authorities, if required.
- The Law of Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
An important field of attention WINHELLER Attorneys at Law focus on is legal and tax counsel for nonprofit and charitable organizations other than private foundations. Since most nonprofit organizations are tax-exempt, tax law issues play an important role in this regard. Other fields of law that are of special interest for nonprofit organizations are, among other things, labor and employment law, sponsorship and charitable giving issues, counsel on the formation process and the choice of the proper legal form, and how to preserve the nonprofit status over the course of time.
Stefan Winheller, LL.M.
Business Law, Corporate Taxation, International Law, Nonprofit Organizations, Tax
Mr. Lutz Auffenberg
Business Law, Business Litigation, Insurance, Investment Law, Real Estate
Mr. Johannes Fein
Nonprofit Organizations, Tax, Tax Planning
Anka Hakert, LL.M.
Corporate Taxation, Nonprofit Organizations, Tax, Tax Planning, The Law of Foundations
Banking and Finance, Banking Law, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Financial Services Law
Dr. Astrid Plantiko
Arbitration, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Corporate Law
Mr. Thomas Schwab
Business Formation, Business Law, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Contracts
Dr. Eric Uftring
Administrative Law, Discrimination, Employee Benefits, Employees Rights, Employment
Phillipp von Raven
Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Franchising
Dr. Annette Wagemann
Asset Protection, Banking and Finance, Banking Law, Business Law, Capital Markets
Nikola Werry, LL.M.
Advertising, Commercial Law, Competition Law, Computer and Software, Copyright
- The International Society of Primerus Law Firms
- German Lawyers' Association
- Belgian-German Lawyers Association
- American Chamber of Commerce in Germany
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