Banks, Stock Markets, Financial Service Providers

We are often retained by large German and international commercial banks and financial service providers and advise numerous German and international investment companies and investment funds. Further clients include stock markets, cooperative banks and federal state banks, savings banks and other institutions from the public law sector.

Our services cover the entire scope of banking, stock market, credit and capital markets law, including financial regulation and investment law. As well as general advisory work, we also represent our clients in judicial disputes with other banks and financial service providers as well as with third parties. Our extensive case portfolio includes complex individual proceedings as well as model and class actions.

Our lawyers are also engaged by parties from the banking and financial services sector to act as arbitrators or to prepare expert opinions.

Small and medium-sized Companies

Small and medium-sized companies from the industrial, trade and service sectors retain Sernetz·Schäfer for a wide variety of business law issues, particularly corporate and tax matters, as well as questions of corporate finance. We advise managements and shareholders within the scope of restructurings, corporate acquisitions and questions of corporate governance.

Sernetz·Schäfer provides small and medium-sized companies with efficient and cost-conscious “one-stop” legal advice. We focus on the specific business requirements at hand and guarantee our clients their “own” personal contact partner. We have wide-ranging experience in complex legal disputes, both as legal counsel and as arbitrators.

Members of Executive Bodies, Managers

Our clients include management boards, managing directors and members of the supervisory and administrative boards, whom we advise on a wide range of corporate law, corporate governance and compliance issues. Our services range from legal evaluations, also by way of formal legal reports, to assistance with negotiations, for example within the scope of concluding service agreements and cancellation agreements, to advice and representation in the event of legal disputes. Representation in complex liability cases is one of our firm’s particular strengths.

Family Offices, Private Clients

Sernetz·Schäfer has long-standing advisory relationships with numerous private clients and family offices. Our work in this area principally includes advice on company, tax and inheritance law issues. A particular focus is on succession planning and inheritance structures, the drawing up and the execution of wills. This includes the founding and long-term supervision of trusts.

First choice for many large banks

(German Commercial Law Firms, 2014)

... hochkarätige Dauermandate zeugen von dem Vertrauen, das die Kanzlei genießt.

(JUVE Handbuch 2012/2013)

frequently retained in compliance and corporate liability matters, thereby earning enthusiastic praise from its competitors

(JUVE Handbuch 2015/2016)

... hochkarätige Dauermandate zeugen von dem Vertrauen, das die Kanzlei genießt.

(JUVE Handbuch 2012/2013)