Sernetz·Schäfer advises domestic and international companies, entrepreneurs and shareholders in all aspects of corporate law. Our scope of advice includes the preparation of general meetings, the implementation of measures relating to a company's share capital or the legal transformation of entities, the resolving of insolvency law questions, the handling of legal issues relating to groups of affiliated companies, or matters falling under takeover law. We advise management and supervisory board members within the scope of their appointment, the conclusion of their service agreements and on questions of their personal liability. In particular, we would like to emphasise our expertise in advising family-owned companies and family businesses, for example in restructuring their business portfolios, in questions of succession, or with regard to disputes at the level of the shareholders.


In the event of court action, our clients have the benefit of our broad and long-standing experience in litigation, from challenging shareholders' resolutions to administrative decision procedures (Spruchverfahren) to shareholders’ disputes.

regularly recommended by Juve and Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers for corporate and capital market law

outstanding litigation expertise

(The Legal 500 Deutschland, 2014)