Our Profile

Sernetz·Schäfer is a business law firm with a tradition extending back 100 years. Our legal services cover all important aspects of civil, commercial and corporate law. The main focus of our work for German and international clients lies on providing advice and representation in all areas of banking, financial regulation, capital markets, corporate law, tax law and M&A.

Our clients include banks, financial services providers, listed corporations, small and medium-sized companies and their shareholders, entrepreneurs, stock markets, public-law institutions and corporations, as well as private clients.

All of Sernetz·Schäfer’s lawyers have outstanding academic records. Furthermore, many have brought with them to the firm valuable experience gained from time spent working as in-house lawyers with banks or corporations, with large international law firms, or from studying or working abroad.

Our Service

We regard ourselves as service providers with the very highest expectations regarding the quality of our legal advice.

Sernetz·Schäfer places particular emphasis on the tailoring of its legal advice to the specific requirements of its clients. Rather than merely analysing the legal problem at issue, we endeavour to produce pragmatic and commercially feasible solutions and to assist our clients in their implementation.

The lawyers of Sernetz·Schäfer are acknowledged experts in their respective practice areas, their expertise established both by their day-to-day work on complex legal questions, but also by their wealth of publications, high-profile lectures and teaching activities at German universities.

It is Sernetz·Schäfer’s principle that each client is advised on a personal basis by the responsible partner, who is familiar with the client’s commercial background and aims and who can be contacted and consulted by the client at any time. This policy of direct partner involvement as well as the manageable size of the firm guarantees efficiency, reliability and a successful long-term cooperation.

Wettbewerber loben die Corporate- und Bankrechts-Boutique als „die tiefgründigste und professionellste Spezialistin“.

(JUVE Awards 2011)

distinguished by its expertise in banking, capital markets and corporate law, including M&A, as well as in dispute resolution

( The Legal 500 Deutschland, 2016)