Altea Lex is a law firm based in Cologne, Germany, with a strong focus on international corporate and private customers who are in need of comprehensive legal, tax and practical advice with regard to the German companies, activities and interests.
Based on the customers’ specific needs, Altea Lex is able to offer a broad range of services in cooperation with local and international partners and its own service company Altea GmbH for payroll, accounting, administrative and managing activities.
The clients can count on the many years of experience of the founder Dr. Christoph von der Seipen providing legal advice in a number of fields to foreign companies working in Germany and also bringing in his vast experience with foreign and domestic companies who are active in Italy.
Even though European law increasingly means integration, the national legal frameworks tend to maintain their differences, on the other hand making business abroad, whether online, with local agents or employees or through a German subsidiary, has never been easier. The demand for legal and tax advice on German law in English is therefore very high, even more so if paired with a practical and comparative approach.
FIELDS OF ACTIVITY
- CORPORATE LAW
Company formation and acquisition, establishment of branches, company dissolution and liquidation.
- COMMERCIAL AGENCY LAW
Commercial agency agreement, commercial agent compensation claims, distribution agreement.
- TAX LAW
General tax law, stable organisation or taxable permanent establishment in Germany, VAT consultancy.
- CONTRACT LAW
Contract drafting and review, enforcement of contractual positions.
- DEBT RECOVERY
Out-of-court and judicial procedures.
- REAL ESTATE LAW
Purchase and sale of real estate.
- INSOLVENCY LAW
Enforcement of security rights such as retention of title and transfer of ownership by way of security against the insolvency administrator, filing of claims in insolvency proceedings.
- EMPLOYMENT LAW
Employment, redundancies, recruitment.
- ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS
- MEDIATION WITH GERMAN TAX AND OTHER AUTHORITIES
Even if your request does not fall into one of the above-mentioned areas or if it is not a solely legal matter, feel free to contact us and briefly outline your request and you will receive a first assessment on the best course of action in your case.