Corporate and Commercial Law

Companies that want to expand internationally not only have to bridge cultural differences, but also keep an eye on regulatory risks. It is not uncommon for such aspects to determine competitiveness and success outside the home market.

What EY Law can do for you

Our specialists are part of a multinational network that can advise you on legal issues in all key areas of your company: human resources, finance, tax law, environmental protection, copyright and much more. In this way, we master all imaginable challenges that can arise during a transaction or in the course of ongoing business. In the meantime, you can concentrate on your core business – regardless of the country in which you operate.

Corporate Law

We represent companies in many areas of their business activities – from their establishment to the various stages of their further development.

Our advice and services include:

  • All legal issues concerning the day-to-day business
  • Effective support in the planning and implementing of reorganizations
  • Support with compliance programs
  • Support with other corporate law issues


Whether you are splitting off a business unit or acquiring a new one, as a multinational company you have numerous tasks while reorganizing your structures before and after closing.

This requires:

  • A clear strategy for restructuring in central, financial, tax and personnel issues
  • Knowledge of the legal requirements in all countries involved
  • An understanding of business and industry dynamics to avoid disruptions in operations
  • Clear communication with employees to reduce uncertainty and minimize fluctuation
  • Seamless coordination of workflows across different countries

This is how we support you

Our lawyers work closely with our specialists in the areas of tax, accounting, financial consulting and human resources in order to comprehensively analyze the individual factors of your company. In this way, you receive tailor-made consulting services that can lead to savings and higher company value.

We offer you:

  • A team of legal specialists to support you not only in your communication with the customer, but also with local partners, other EY teams and possible external advisors
  • Clear timelines and deadlines
  • Global templates for legal documents for greater efficiency and consistency
  • Relief for your internal experts
  • Support with all relevant resources from project management

We employ more than 2,400 lawyers in over 80 fields. You benefit from local knowledge with a global focus and receive answers to various legal questions.

By using the knowledge of our organization across teams and departments, we create synergies, promote cost efficiency throughout the project and reduce possible points of friction. We can draw on a wide range of experience and thus reduce the risk for you during implementation, keep the disruption to your day-to-day business as low as possible, answer questions immediately and channel the contributions of all those involved. We flexibly adapt our services to your requirements and internal resources.

Commercial Law

We advise companies on contracts with national and international customers, suppliers and distributors. Our lawyers support you with all forms of commercial contracts to ensure that you make the right decisions on a day-to-day basis as well as strategically. Our experience spans many industries and regulatory areas, including:

  • Outsourcing contracts based on complex procurement processes
  • Provision of services
  • Development
  • Product marketing
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Suppliers
  • Maintenance and support
  • White label products
  • Business cooperation
  • Legal framework for online services

Corporate Governance and Conflicts

Should there be a conflict among shareholders or between companies and shareholders, we will be at your side as a reliable advisor. Disputes can have a variety of reasons: Board decisions, shareholder resolutions, questions of directors’ liability and much more. Our specialists advise you on the various aspects of corporate governance, including liability issues concerning managing directors. Our services are aimed at stock corporations, limited liability companies, institutional investors, private equity investors, insurance carriers, committees, boards of directors, etc.

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