procedural law.

An experienced team of experts aids in addressing a latent dispute before the conflict escalates. In the event of a contentious dispute before labor or finance courts, attorneys at law, specialized in conducting complex proceedings, will fight for the interests of clients—going the entire distance.

range of consulting services.

assistance with tax criminal law matters.
representation before the labor courts.
conflict management in the case of distribution partnerships.
adr | mediation.
pre-litigation consulting.
arbitrators.
conciliation office.
litigation.
arbitration.
post M&A | integration | family office services.

assistance with tax criminal law matters.

Criminal law consulting and representation at all stages prior to, or during an investigative or criminal proceeding pertaining to tax law relations.

services.

  • Preventative consulting for avoiding the risk of criminal liability under the tax laws
  • Assistance in the course of critical company audits
  • Assistance in the event of search warrants conducted by customs, tax investigators, and prosecutors
  • Representation in criminal investigative proceedings under tax law
  • Representation in judicial criminal proceedings
  • Counsel with regard to voluntary disclosure for avoiding penalties
  • Individual consultations on social insurance law issues, e.g. preparation of expert opinions
  • Support of colleagues (with a client protection agreement)
Ulrich Derlien
  • Phone +49 821-57058-0
    +49 172 8662995
  • Fax +49 821-57058-153
  • Email ulrich.derlien@sonntag-partner.de
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representation before the labor courts.

We comprehensively represent our clients in all labor court proceedings in all instances.

subject areas.

  • Disputed terminations of employment relationships
  • Disputed (payment) claims arising from employment relationships
  • Contested resolution of disputes under works constitution law
  • Proceedings for/against boards of directors and managers

services.

  • Attending scheduled court dates in all instances throughout Germany
  • Evaluation of the prospects for success for lawsuits and appeals
  • Judgment proceedings
  • Labor court proceedings
  • Interim legal protection
  • Appellate proceedings (complaint, appeal, points of law)
Dr. Andreas Katzer
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695160
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • Email andreas.katzer@sonntag-partner.de
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conflict management in the case of distribution partnerships.

Commercially successful companies are also not free of conflicts with distribution partners.

services.

  • Out-of-court assertion/defense of distribution law claims (e.g. claims for commissions/sales agent claim for compensation)
  • Judicial, arbitration tribunal assistance in the case of distribution law disputes
  • Interlocutory relief measures (proceedings)
Dr. Rudolf Rupprecht
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 173 6809648
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • Email rudolf.rupprecht@sonntag-partner.de
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adr | mediation.

services.

  • Alternative dispute resolution methods (alternative dispute resolution, ADR) mediator activities
  • Disclosing hidden interests and generating accepted solutions
  • Ensuring a good starting position for a subsequent dispute in court
Dr. Andreas Katzer
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695160
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • Email andreas.katzer@sonntag-partner.de
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pre-litigation consulting.

services.

  • Court-proof, prepared facts
  • Structuring initial documents and securing evidence
  • Use of modern case analysis tools and other digital aids
  • Compile missing information with internal and external experts
  • Communication in advance of a legal dispute
Dr. Konrad Kern
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695161
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • E-mail konrad.kern@sonntag-partner.de
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arbitrators.

subject areas.

  • Member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Broad experience in various arbitration rules and in ad hoc proceedings
  • Recommended by arbitrators of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Swabia in corporate law disputes
  • Strict neutrality
Dr. Klaus Leuthe
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8201958
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • Email klaus.leuthe@sonntag-partner.de
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conciliation office.

subject areas.

  • State-recognized conciliation office within the meaning of § 794 par. 1 No. 1 German Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO)
  • Suspension of time limits by virtue of application for conciliation
  • Rules of procedure
Dr. Konrad Kern
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695161
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • E-mail konrad.kern@sonntag-partner.de
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litigation.

services.

  • Representing your interests before all German courts: consistently presenting hard arguments, and going the entire distance
  • A specialized unit with broad experience in litigation
  • Knowledge of the psychological and tactical aspects of legal contests
  • Structuring the documents and securing the evidence in the form necessary for the court
  • Use of modern case analysis tools and other digital aids
  • Litigation risk analysis
Dr. Konrad Kern
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695161
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • E-mail konrad.kern@sonntag-partner.de
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arbitration.

subject areas.

  • Utilizing opportunities and avoiding the risks of an arbitration proceeding
  • Wide-ranging experience in particular in DIS and ICC arbitration proceedings
  • Network with the leading representatives in the arbitration arena
Dr. Konrad Kern
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695161
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • E-mail konrad.kern@sonntag-partner.de
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post M&A | integration | family office services.

If expectations are not met subsequent to the purchase of a company, conflicts can arise. A legal review of the M&A procedure establishes an important strategic means for achieving the company objectives, both for the purchaser and also the seller.

Services.

  • Generate an effective defense strategy
  • Clear communications strategy to avoid potential unjustified damage to the company image
  • Securing and documenting the information provided and documents submitted to the purchaser
  • Neutral analysis and finding options for achieving objectives
  • Evaluate the state of the purchased asset (post-closing due diligence)
  • Carrying the results over into a dispute
Dr. Konrad Kern
  • Phone +49 821 57058-0
    +49 172 8695161
  • Fax +49 821 57058-153
  • E-mail konrad.kern@sonntag-partner.de
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