Juve-Guide 2020/2021

We are again among the "TOP 50 commercial law firms in Germany". Our succession, asset and foundation practice was especially mentioned for its legal, tax and commercial advice. The advice of external executors on special questions of corporate or tax law is also increasing. (more)


Succession Planning, Inheritance Law, Family Law

Succession planning, inheritance law, family law 

  • Contractual structuring of anticipated inheritances, taking into account family structures and provisions of corporate law and tax law, including in particular beneficiaries who are minors (appointment of a special guardian, obtaining judicial approvals)
  • Advising on the structuring of a larger portfolio of assets taking into account all aspects of inheritance and family law as well as tax, corporate and foundation law aspects 
  • Drafting, changing and repealing wills and deeds of inheritance taking into account foreign assets and tax consequences in Germany and abroad, in due consideration of the “digital estate”
  • Taking on executorship responsibilities and providing advice to/representing executors in the discharge of their duties 
  • Drafting powers of attorney and living wills 
  • Advice and court representation following the death of the testator in order to claim, assert and defend against all inheritance claims (sole heir, community of heirs, legatees, beneficiaries of the compulsory portion, inheritance certificate procedure, distribution of the estate)
  • Supporting fundraising organizations in all aspects of  the distribution of estates and inheritance fundraising
  • Taking on mediation responsibilities between the parties involved

Succession planning with an international dimension

  • Advice in the event of international earnings, e.g. via holiday homes or relatives who live abroad 
  • Settling international probate cases, advising international clients with assets in Germany 
  • A long-standing tested and reliable network of partners extending beyond Europe

Corporate succession

  • Development of strategies for corporate succession
  • Advice taking legal, tax and economic components into account
  • Development of strategies for the long-term organization and allocation of the family assets
  • Goal-oriented implementation taking into account the relevant aspects of tax law as well

Family law

  • Drafting of prenuptial agreements and agreements between non-married partners taking into account legal relationships with joint children, asset structures and their consequences (in terms of the law on matrimonial property)
  • Support in adoption proceedings
  • Transfer of assets to minors 

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