At PAULUS . WESTERWELLE, our practice traditionally comprisesencompasses legal advice on all fields of corporate law. Due to our long notarial experience, our lawyers benefit from a profounddeep knowledge aboutof company laws, in particular as regards limited liability companies (GmbHs), public companies (Aktiengesellschaften) and partnerships (Personengesellschaften) as well as M&A.
We advise on the process of establishing legal entities and on choosing the ideal legal form, taking into consideration economical, legal and tax aspects. We also provide advice on the preparation of individual articles of association and guide our clients at shareholder or annual general meetings, and assist businesses in all matters related to register law (Registerrecht) and with regards to documentation duties.

In the course of M&A transactions, we undertake the legal due diligence, prepare the contractual documentation and ensure a timely transfer of business. We also review and prepare inter-companyintercompany agreements and assist our clients in transformations pursuant to the Law Regulating Transformation of Companies (Umwandlungsgesetz).

We also provide legal advice to families with regards to company succession, taking into consideration tax, inheritance and family laws. Also, we offer counselling regarding theliability of board members, directors and regularly represent shareholders in all corporate-related disputes.
liability of board members, directors and regularly represent shareholders in all corporate-related disputes.