Cologne

DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Habsburgerring 2 WESTGATE 50674 Cologne GERMANY View office Tel: +49 (0)221 5340 980 Fax: +49 (0)221 5340 9828

My Expertise

I have particular expertise in the areas of national and international distribution law (franchise, commercial agents, authorised dealers), trade law and contract law, including the law of General Terms and Conditions. In addition, I support national and international M&A transactions and litigation cases.

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I have advised in various sectors from professional services and telecommunications to retail and food, especially with regard to the establishment of cross-border distribution systems, namely franchise systems, and with regard to the appointment of commercial agents and authorised dealers as well as the legal consequences upon termination of such agreements.

Publications:

  • Making aging plants fit for service, Managing Aging Plants Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 3, May/June 2017, Pages 27-30
  • Länderbeitrag Germany, in: International Franchise Handbook, 2nd Edition, April 2017
  • Innovation in Franchise-Systemen – rechtliche Anforderungen an Umfang und Inhalt von Änderungsvorbehaltsklauseln, in: DFV: Jahrbuch Franchising 2016/2017, Pages 178–197 (co-authored with Dr. Mathias Reif and Felix David, LL.M.)
  • Dauerbrenner: die vorvertragliche Aufklärung, in: Für-Gründer.de: Gründen mit Konzept – Erfolgreich selbständig mit Franchise, Issue 02, August 2016 (co-authored with Dr. Mathias Reif)
  • Länderbeitrag Germany, in: International Franchise Handbook, 1st Edition, 2015 (co-authored with Dr. Mathias Reif)
  • Innovation in Franchise-Systemen – Was darf der Franchisegeber, was muss der Franchisenehmer?, in: FORSystems, Issue 9/Summer 2015, Pages 19–21 (co-authored with Dr. Mathias Reif)
  • Franchising und Recht: Worauf ist zu achten?, in: Für-Gründer.de: Gründen mit Konzept – Erfolgreich selbständig mit Franchise, Issue 01, August 2015 (co-authored with Dr. Mathias Reif)
  • Räuberische Einzelaktionäre – Freigabeverfahren zeigt Wirkung, in: BankLounge, 2007