Our Legal Expertise

Bernstorff & Colleagues focuses on commercial law in all its facets.

General Commercial Law

General commercial law is one of the main fields of the comprehensive service we provide. This primarily consists of civil, contract and trade law, including distribution and commercial agency law, as well as general business terms and conditions, and licensing law.

International Business

In the international field we focus on trade and contract law, which covers the drafting of contracts and the provision of advice to our clients on all legal aspects concerning foreign trade, export and import. We support our clients’ business activities, including their investment projects. One special focus is on the regions of Eastern Europe and the Far East (in particular China).

Real Estate Law

Furthermore, our law firm advises on property law, including construction and architectural law, commercial rental law, as well as tenancy law and residential property law.

Labour Law

Labour law is a further specific area of our consulting services in the field of commercial law. In addition to consulting on litigation and providing representation in court in individual labour law cases (including dismissal proceedings), our law firm has extensive experience in collective agreements and works constitution law. A core area of the law firm’s activities in this respect are ongoing consultations on the handling of works councils, as well as legal proceedings before labour courts and arbitration committees.

Copyright and Media Law

In the field of copyright and media law, we comprehensively advise and represent authors and users in contract drafting, as well as in the enforcement of and defence against claims both in and out of court.

Corporate Law

Furthermore, our law firm comprehensively advises in the field of corporate law. In particular, this encompasses limited liability company (GmbH) law, as well as the law on small stock corporations. In addition to the actual companies and corporations as legal entities, we also advise their shareholders and corporate management bodies, such as the managing director, board of directors and supervisory board respectively, as well as other managerial staff. In this respect, we cover all areas of contract drafting and consult on topics ranging from incorporation or mergers and acquisitions, through to the implementation of all business-related decisions, to the dissolution of corporations, all including liability issues and other conflicts.

Tax Law

Tax law forms an important component of our consulting services. In addition to our services in the area of tax law, including related fields, in particular corporate law, our law firm advises on judicial, fiscal and criminal tax proceedings.