BRANDS, COPYRIGHT & COMPETITION
In the so-called "green area", we provide support in particular with regard to trademark searches, trademark applications and extensions, defence against and assertion of trademark and copyright infringements as well as breaches of competition law and advice prior to advertising measures and campaigns.
WZM advises clients in all matters of banking and capital market law. We advise on the sale of investment companies and client portfolios as well as on questions of banking supervisory law. Furthermore, we advise our clients on all issues relating to the financing of movable and immovable assets (asset finance), leasing transactions (operate leasing, finance leasing, cross-border leasing), corporate finance and real estate financing (e.g. REIT models). We take care of the negotiation, review and drafting of contracts and, if necessary, litigation.
WZM advises clients on all matters relating to the collection of tolls for motor vehicles, truck tolls and car tolls. This includes representation in public procurement procedures, in private-law tenders, in contract negotiations, in the selection of billing methods (e.g. fuel or credit cards) as well as in litigation and arbitration proceedings. We have extensive expertise from negotiations with the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal Office for Goods Transport and various German and European operating companies (e.g. France, Italy, Poland, Austria, and Switzerland).
Litigation is the profession of every lawyer. WZM supports you in the judicial enforcement and defence of civil law claims, judicial dunning procedures, foreclosure, seizure, auctioning in all legal and activity areas of our law firm.
WZM advises clients in commercial and residential rental law with regard to drafting and negotiation of contracts such as commercial rental agreements, leases, and residential rental agreements. As well as the enforcement, implementation and defence of claims arising from such contracts, including actions for eviction. We also support, advise and represent clients in brokerage law.
CONSTRUCTION & ARCHITECTURAL LAW
WZM advises and assists architects, engineers, property developers, construction companies, investors in the construction and real estate industry, local authorities and project developers as well as private builders and property owners on all questions of construction and architectural law and the building law concerning the respective interests of neighbours. We advise you on the drafting of construction and property development contracts, of architects' and engineers' contracts, of agreements with neighbours and also represent you in all court proceedings, including independent proceedings for the taking of evidence and property judges' proceedings. [Read more]
We also advise and support you in all questions of public building and planning law. We advise you on the drafting of urban development contracts and support you in public (construction) approval procedures, including those relating to immission control law, for example for biogas plants, biomass cogeneration plants and wind energy plants. In addition, we advise on issues of contaminated sites, soil protection and waste law and prepare legal opinions on these topics.
WZM advises you on all questions of refuelling and electric mobility. This includes legal questions regarding contracts with the respective vehicle manufacturers, financing companies, energy suppliers, property owners, charge point operators (CPO), fuel and credit card companies as well as end consumers (B2B and B2C). The main focus of our advice is on real estate law, contract law, general terms and conditions law, competition law, price indication law, consumer protection, energy law, energy tax law and VAT law.
WZM advises family offices, investment funds and medium-sized companies in the field of ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution. Sarah Machander, Jesko Zahn and Gero M. Wähner are trained mediators. They are available to you as mediators and also accompany medians as legal counsel in mediation proceedings including conciliation proceedings in court. Gero M. Wähner is a mediator in the construction industry, specialising in mediations in the field of construction and real estate law and as a dispute solver in proceedings under the Construction ADR such as adjudication, mediation, arbitration, arbitrator's award and conciliation.
In the area of inheritance law, we provide support, in particular, in drawing up wills and inheritance contracts, corporate succession, advance legacies, estate planning, execution of wills, advice on inheritance tax law, inheritance certificate proceedings, digital estate, living wills/ patient decrees, power of attorney.
WZM advises on the drafting, negotiation and conclusion of national and international commercial contracts, supply agreements and commercial agency agreements.
Labour law is an integral part of our consulting approach for medium-sized companies, but also for employees. In addition to the classic areas of litigation (both active and passive) in dismissal protection, etc., we naturally offer the drafting of employment contracts, managing director employment contracts, ancillary agreements, data protection regulations under labour law, support in arbitration proceedings and at the conciliation board, as well as internal mediation for the purpose of dispute resolution.