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Dina
Ostmann

Lawyer │ Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I hadn't become a lawyer then probably a master carpenter to carry out projects at dizzying heights. However, not having achieved that, I settled instead for shepherding 40 sheep and lambs on the meadows of my family’s Bioland farm in my free time.
„ She believed she could, so she did.“
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Ralf
Kämmerling

Lawyer

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I hadn't become a lawyer, I would probably have become a writer and my work would still consist primarily of writing and research. The advantage would be that I could freely choose which subjects I wished to write about. However, on the other hand, the advantage of being a lawyer is that you come across stories and incidents from real life that one could ever imagined...
“ Nobody knows what he can do until he tries.”
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Dr. Jens
Wanner

Lawyer │Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I hadn't become a lawyer, I guess I would have more time for my family these days. Instead of law, I would have studied Graeco-Roman archaeology. But then again even if I had chosen the latter, I probably still wouldn’t be at home very often.
„Always look on the bright side of life.“
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Jesko
Zahn

Lawyer │ Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I had not become a lawyer, I would probably still be the CEO of an advertising agency or perhaps I would have become a tennis coach. In my junior year of high school, I founded an advertising agency selling designer name cards under the label “Rakosi Design”. While at law school, I became a certified tennis coach at the Tennis Association of Hessen and managed to keep my head above water by giving tennis lessons.
“If you don´t overdo you will not reach a level beyond mediocrity.”
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Sarah
Adler, née Machander

Lawyer│ Mediator │Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I had not become a lawyer, I'd be working with animals instead of people today. After graduating from high school, my original desire was to study veterinary medicine or pharmacy.
“One may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but you can change the way in which sails are set”
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Gero M.
Wähner

Attorny at Law │ Partner │ Mediator

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I hadn't become a lawyer then I would probably still be a civil servant working for the Bavarian tax authorities ("my former life"). In my ‘former life’, in addition to taking the Abitur on the second educational path, I was actively involved in a diverse range of activities – from football to table tennis, from periods of performing community service in geriatric care to being a taxi driver in Frankfurt am Main and working in the student administration while at university. ...now cycling, working out at the gym, Nordic walking, hiking and cross-country skiing is my way of balancing out my sometimes stressful job as a lawyer.
“There are no problems only challenges.”
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Shari
Seitz

Paralegal │ Law Student

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... that my greatest passion is horseback riding and that I actively support Eintracht Frankfurt in my free time? Even my daughter's first onesie had the eagle on his chest.
“Real happiness on this earth is to be found on the back of a horse.”
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Rebecca
Spreier

Assistant to the Management

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... that I love to travel, to discover the world, to get to know other cultures and to taste culinary delights. My biggest dream is to go on a journey around the world, maybe one day - who knows?
"The world is there to discover!"
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Talisa M.
Drescher

Research associate │ Stud. iur.

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... that I do a lot of jogging in my free time and I have already completed a half marathon? When I jog I love listening to rock music which – as others tell me - seems to be in complete contrast of their image of me. In summer you'd be more likely to meet me at Rock am Ring than on the beach.
“We all put our pants on - one leg at a time.”
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Cara
Dielmann

Research associate │ Law graduate │ Doctoral candidate

LANGUAGES: German, English and Spanish

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... that social engagement is very important to me? When I'm not brooding over my doctoral thesis, I devote myself fully to the international nonprofit organisation Rotary. At only 27 years of age, I founded my own Rotary Club and am one of the youngest Rotary presidents in the world.
„When you stop learning you stop growing.“
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Virginia
Baumbach

Research associate │ Stud. Iur

LANGUAGES: German, English and Italian

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DID YOU KNOW ...

... my mom is Italian and my dad is German? I believe I’m a really good mix of both countries and I often find it very difficult to answer the question of whether I feel more Italian or German. Perhaps the truth lies in the fact that I always - and without exception - have a cappuccino and a pretzel for breakfast.
„Why Not.“
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Stuart

Unbezahlter Faul-Lancer, Security

Sprachen: Alle (aber nur passiv)

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Tätigkeitsschwerpunkte

Ausbildung

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DID YOU KNOW ...

Wuff Wuff !
Wuff Wuff !
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Emine
Kruse

Lawyer

LANGUAGES: German, English and Turkish

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... if I hadn´t become a lawyer, I would be running a small ecological hotel somewhere at the Mediterranean today and looking after hundreds of cats and dogs. Because originally I did not want to study law, but rather hotel management. BEsides, I´ve always had a heart for animals. Today I´m glad it turned out differently.
„Courage is at the beginning of action, happiness at the end. “ (Demokrit)
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Sophie
Kobleder, LLB.oec.

Research Associate / Masters degree student in business law

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

..that I was an enthusiastic cross-country skier and biathlete until I was 15 years old? As a native Austrian, winter sports are of course very close to my heart and every year I look forward to spend a few beautiful days in the snow and in the mountains with my family in Salzburg.
„If you can dream it, you can do it.“
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Alexandra
Nau

Paralegal

LANGUAGES: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

.. that my favorite pastime is KungFu? Besides that I love to go diving. To dive once on the Maldives would be an absolute dream.
„ Strenght is to be found in serenity.“
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Emma
Rakosi

Research Associate

Languages: German and English

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DID YOU KNOW ...

.. that I’m a hobby artist and I prefer abstract painting? When I paint, a whole paint pot can fly on my canvas. I like to spend my free time with horses or I support my home club Eintracht Frankfurt. I also like to deal with architecture, design and photography.
„Creativity is the intelligence that makes fun.“

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Welcome to the team Britta Sturm

Welcome to the team Britta Sturm

Since August 1, 2022, Ms. Britta Sturm strengthens our team. Until joining WZM, Ms. Sturm worked in a leading position as in-house lawyer in internationally operating credit institutions and thus gained extensive knowledge of their internal workflows and requirements.

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Amendment of the NachweisG as of 01.08.2022

Amendment of the NachweisG as of 01.08.2022

With the implementation of the EU Directive 2019/1152 on transparent and foreseeable working conditions, the German legislator passed far-reaching amendments to the Verification Act (NachwG), which have been in force since 01.08.2022. The amendment made extensive changes to Section 2 (1) NachwG, according to which the employer is now obliged to set out the main contractual conditions in writing and hand them over to the employee. This applies to all employment relationships concluded from 01.08.2022.

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Welcome to the team

Welcome to the team

Today we would like to introduce our new employee Sinem Cigdem. Sinem has a further education in business administration and will support us with her experience in the office.

We are very happy to welcome Sinem in our team.

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Congratulations on the first judicial state examination

Congratulations on the first judicial state examination

Congratulations to our employee Talisa Drescher for her excellent first judicial state exam! We are happy that you are part of our team.

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Shari Seitz is a certified mediator

Shari Seitz is a certified mediator

Our colleague Shari Seitz has become a certified mediator this week and as such supports the WZM mediation team in a leading role. If you have any questions about mediation, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Seitz directly.

Congratulations on the certification!

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WZM competes in the J.P. Morgan run

WZM competes in the J.P. Morgan run

WZM participated with a great team at this years J.P.Morgan run and was not put off by the rain.

A big thank you to the runners and the supporters along the course, it was again a lot of fun :)

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 Model withdrawal forms to be adapted in May

Model withdrawal forms to be adapted in May

Following the entry into force of the New Deal for Consumers - EU Directive (EU) 2019/2161, there will be adjustments to the right of withdrawal that may be relevant for you.

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War on Ukraine - EU Regulation of February 28, 2022 entered into force today.

War on Ukraine - EU Regulation of February 28, 2022 ent...

Council Regulation 2022/334 of 28 February 2022 amending Council Regulation (EU) No 883/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russias actions destabilizing the situation in Ukraine entered into force today.

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WZM wishes Merry Christmas and a successful and happy start into the New Year

WZM wishes Merry Christmas and a successful and happy s...

Dear Clients, Dear Business Partners, Dear Colleagues,

We would like to thank you for the good, loyal and trustful cooperation this year. Our entire team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a successful and happy start into the New Year.

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New partner

New partner

We are very happy to welcome our colleagues Dina Ostmann and Gero Wähner as partners at WZM as of next year and would like to congratulate them.

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Parental leave Sarah Adler

Parental leave Sarah Adler

As of now, our partner Sarah Adler is on parental leave and will focus on her family in the coming year.

The WZM team will of course be available to all clients and business partners as usual.

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"Move Away Tax"

The regulations on the so-called " move away taxation" will be significantly tightened as of 01.01.2022. According to these regulations, in the case of a shareholding of at least 1% in a corporation, a disposal of the shareholding is deemed to have taken place.

The deemed capital gain will be subject to domestic taxation in the event of a relocation - or in the event of a gratuitous transfer to a person who is not subject to unlimited tax liability in Germany.

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Mediation

Mediation

The mediation process is a voluntary, structured and autonomous procedure. The procedure is characterized by the fact that it is future-oriented and unbiased in its results. The aim is to resolve the conflict between the parties in a sustainable manner and in the interests of both parties.

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Electromobility: Europe-wide launch of the Volkswagen Charge & Fuel Card

Electromobility: Europe-wide launch of the Volkswagen C...

WZMs legal team advised LogPay Transport Services GmbH, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, on the Europe-wide introduction of the Charge & Fuel Card. The Charge & Fuel Card enables vehicle users to obtain fuel and charging power for electric and hybrid vehicles in almost all European countries, regardless of brand.

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Obligation to register in the Transparency Register - Changes 2021 - Important information for clients

Obligation to register in the Transparency Register - C...

The new draft for a Transparency Financial Information Act on Money Laundering (TraFinG Gw) presented by the German Federal Ministry of Finance on December 23, 2020 will impose new obligations on companies, affecting GmbHs in particular.

The new law is scheduled to come into force on August 1, 2021 and will transform the German transparency register from the previous catch-all register to a full register. The German parliament ("Bundestag") will vote on the law on June 10, 2021.

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Our new lawyer Emine Kruse introduces herself

Our new lawyer Emine Kruse introduces herself

Since this month I am a part of the team of WZM. I would like to make my contribution here to providing goal-oriented and assertive legal advice. In providing legal advice, it is crucial for me to deliver tailor-made solutions for our clients and likewise to choose the right instruments to enforce our claims. If mediation does not lead to success, I feel very much at home in civil procedure law.

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We keep growing

We keep growing

Alexandra Nau joined our team in March 2021. She is a trained paralegal and now supports our office with her professional experience of more than 10 years in law firms.

We are very excited to welcome Alexandra to our team.

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Further reinforcement

Further reinforcement

Emma Rakosi studies law at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and supports the WZM team in scientific research and in the office team since January 2021.

We are very excited to welcome Emma to our team.

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Strengthening the team

Strengthening the team

As of early January 2021, Sophie Kobleder has joined our team. She recently graduated in "Law and Economics" at the University in Salzburg and will be working in the areas of academic research as well as supporting the office.

We are very happy to welcome Sophie to our team.

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Season Greetings

Season Greetings

Our entire team here at WZM would like to wish you a very happy, safe and successful start to 2021.

A small gift can make a big difference!

It is for this reason that this year we have decided to support the Trösteteddys Campaing for children in difficult situations as well as the Frankfurter Verein für soziale Heimstätten e.V.

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THE M NOW IS AN A, YET IT STAYS TO BE A M

THE M NOW IS AN A, YET IT STAYS TO BE A M

Our partner Sarah Machander got married. She will serve our clients from now on by the name of Sarah Adler.
Yet in our logo Sarah will continue to be the “M”. Even if the world (our our logo) turns upside down, WZM is WZM, best wishes to you Sarah :)

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Fruit donations for Corona heroes

Fruit donations for Corona heroes

Our team is happy to receive fresh fruit in the office every week since the beginning of the year. Our supplier, the company Frutiful, is currently supporting nurses, doctors, paramedics and people in need in the Rhine-Main region, who have reached the edge of their stress limit due to the corona crisis.

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WZM advises several private individuals

WZM advises several private individuals

WZM advises several private individuals on the formation of a stock corporation for the acquisition of a large German advertising agency.

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The lawyers of WZM represent the owner of a major car showroom

The lawyers of WZM represent the owner of a major car s...

The lawyers of WZM represent the owner of a major car showroom from the Rhine-Main area in the acquisition of the majority of voting rights over another car showroom. The advice focuses on questions of corporate law and credit law.

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Meeting of the Rhein Main Regional Group

Meeting of the Rhein Main Regional Group

On 29.01.2020 a meeting of the regional group Rhein Main of MK BauImm Mediation und Konfliktmanagement in der Bau- und Immobilienwirtschaft e.V. took place at WZM on the invitation of our construction mediator Gero M. Wähner.

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WZM supported the sale of an Italian solar park portfolio

WZM supported the sale of an Italian solar park portfol...

WZM successfully supported the sale of an Italian solar park portfolio in the three-digit million range by Luxembourg investment funds until the conclusion of the contract.

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Christmas party

Christmas party

Following the invitation of our cooperation partner Unigarant Berlin, on the occasion of our Christmas party on December 06, 2019 we travelled to the German Capital Berlin.

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WZM advises several shareholders

WZM advises several shareholders

WZM advises several shareholders, managing directors and board members in status determination proceedings and in opposition proceedings against social security institutions.

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Team reinforcement

Team reinforcement

Attorney Dina Ostmann has joined our team in October 2019. She recently gained experience in the Corporate/M&A team of a medium-sized Frankfurt law firm and will use her expertise primarily in corporate law issues. W

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Company trip Amsterdam

Company trip Amsterdam

This summer, together with our cooperation partners Unigarant Frankfurt and Unigarant Berlin, we went on a joint company trip to beautiful Amsterdam.

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