LEGAL ALLIANCE is a firm of lawyers and tax counselors in Munich (headquarter) Berlin and Hamburg, specialized in business law, corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, media law, (intellectual property, copyright, press), tax planning, law of financial services, insolvency law and cross border transactions. To meet the self-determined high quality standard of professional service, LEGAL ALLIANCE employs and cooperates only with lawyers and accountants who have proved their qualifications by above average university degrees and/or doctors degree in law. All members of the professional staff speak at least one foreign language.
LEGAL ALLIANCE clients in Germany and abroad include publicly and privately held commercial enterprises, financial institutions, investment funds, trade associations, professional firms, manufactures, retailers, utilities, foundations, trusts, estates, artists, actors film-video-and television production companies as well as record companies, sportsmen and other individuals (in personal as well as business matters). We are involved in the broadest spectrum of industries; from banking to entertainment, from transportation to publishing, from real estate to cases of defamation.
LEGAL ALLIANCE emphasizes individual involvement and lawyers are personally committed to clients’ interests. In case of every client, one lawyer is responsible on an overall basis for the continuing relationship between client and LEGAL ALLIANCE. With a view to the efficient, cost-effective handling of each matter that the client may entrust to our care, that lawyer oversees the strategy of its disposition. When the scope of a matter demands the attention of more than one specialist, or when its nature is such, that personnel at more than one level of experience can produce the best result for the client, that lawyer will be responsible for assembling the most economical mix of partners, associates and legal assistants to attend to it. As a result, clients are assured not only of access to appropriate expertise, but of personal continuity as well.
Although client needs are addressed in every instance on an interdisciplinary basis, we are organized into seven departments: Corporate, Labor, Media (including Press-law), Personal Planning, Real Estate Tax, cross border transactions.
LEGAL ALLIANCE corporate department counsels domestic, multinational and foreign based enterprises on all aspects of German and international law. We represent clients in negotiated and contested transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, leverages buyouts, tender offers and proxy contests. In dealing with the fiscal, employment, antitrust, environmental, bankruptcy and other aspects of these transactions, our corporate lawyers have ready access to specialists based in other LEGAL ALLIANCE departments – particularly Tax, Real Estate, Labor and (when contests may be involved) Litigation.
LEGAL ALLIANCE intellectual property and media department has a broad range of domestic and international capabilities directed at securing, perfecting, defending, enforcing and exploiting various forms of intellectual property. Services include license and franchise contracts (including those related to trademarks and rights of publicity) counseling on trade secret and computer law, trademark and copyright registrations and trust- and estate- planning services for owners of intellectual property. We serve on issues relating to entertainment- and communications-industry, mergers and acquisitions, labor, tax matters, contract disputes and many other matters.
A special attention is being given to press-law, where LEGAL ALLIANCE has – traditionally – represented only those clients, who were affected and damaged by false and defaming press or television reports or by online defamation.