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Corporate Succession Lawyers

Enabling a stress-free handover

For many medium-sized companies, it will soon be time to hand over the business to the next generation. There are various succession options available to company owners:

  • Transfer within the family
  • Sale to a third party
  • Leasing the business
  • Forming a family holding company
  • Placing the business in a foundation

A succession solution that suits you and the situation

At an early stage, we weigh up all the different succession scenarios based on your personal objectives. We then work with you to develop a bespoke succession solution. This avoids losing assets and rushed decisions that result in unwanted consequences.

We think holistically

Our comprehensive approach extends beyond taxation. Other potential aspects include:

  • How do you retain the ability to act effectively despite the involvement of minors?
  • Is direct or indirect participation, such as sub-participation, the best option for you?
  • How can your future influence in the company be safeguarded?
  • What restrictions are necessary to ensure that a recipient cannot exercise unwanted control over the transferred assets?
  • For which eventualities should you retain the option of reverse transfer?
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Detlef Bischoff
Detlef Bischoff
Of Coun­sel
Germany, Duesseldorf
Alongside his work as a lawyer, Detlef Bischoff supports CMS in different business units on business and product development, with a focus on the needs of large medium-sized companies but also public...
Jasper Stallmann
Dr. Jasper Stallmann
Germany, Hamburg
Jasper Stallmann advises private clients, entrepreneurial families and family offices on corporate succession and asset planning including cross-border aspects. He focuses on inheritance law and the law...
Cornelia Wiendl
Dr. Cornelia Wiendl
Rechtsanwältin, Tax Adviser | Fachanwältin für Steuerrecht (Certified lawyer for tax law)
Germany, Frankfurt
Cornelia Wiendl has extensive experience in the structuring of cross-border open-end and closed-end funds and advises institutional investors as well as family offices on the tax implications of investing...
Hanna Stukenbrock
Dr. Hanna Stukenbrock, Maître en droit
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Germany, Hamburg
Hanna Stukenbrock advises entrepreneurs and private individuals on their long-term asset and corporate succession planning. In this context, her work focuses on developing individual solutions to safeguard...
Pascal Adrian Hornstein
Pascal Adrian Hornstein
Germany, Stuttgart
Pascal Hornstein advises companies and high-net-worth individuals on international tax law, often in a Swiss context and with a focus on corporate succession. He also covers the tax aspects of transactions...