Legal Areas

Contract & Commercial Law

ADVANT Beiten is one of the "Leading Law Firms" in the legal field of Contract Law.

( 2023/2024)

We provide you with comprehensive support in all legal issues that arise in the context of your operational business and in the structuring of contractual relationships with your business partners.

When drafting agreements or contracts, it is important to anticipate possible disputes from the outset and to avoid them by means of a suitable arrangement. You will receive tailor-made solutions - because every situation is different and every agreement or contract must also contain answers to those questions that are not immediately evident.

When it comes to trading goods, we support you along the entire value chain : From procurement and purchasing to manufacturing and production to distribution and sales in national and international B2B and B2C business.

If you need a sparring partner for the conception of complex distribution systems or for the design of logistics and project contracts, or if you want to restructure your supply and service relationships, then we are also the right partner for you. We not only provide you with legal advice at the highest level, but at the same time pay special attention to your business management objectives. Experienced, flexible and pragmatic - from one company to another.
Together with our partners active in dispute resolution, we fight passionately for your success - if necessary, also in court and arbitration tribunals.

With our own offices in the most important economic regions of Germany, in Brussels, Moscow and Beijing, and with our partners in the ADVANT Alliance, as well as thanks to a network of outstanding partner law firms around the globe   that has grown over many years, you can trust us with your commercial issues worldwide.

At a glance:

  • Procurement and purchasing
  • Manufacture and production
  • Sales and distribution
  • Drafting of agreements and contracts
  • General Terms and Conditions for the B2C sector
  • General terms and conditions of sale and purchase in the B2B sector
  • Target market agreements (TMA)
  • Procurement agreements
  • Product compliance and product liability
  • Cooperation agreements
  • R&D agreements
  • Contracts for large industrial facilities
  • Dealership agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Logistics agreements

Procurement, purchase, manufacture and production

  • Advising on, drafting and negotiating procurement and supply agreements, as well as framework agreements and OEM contracts
  • Advising on, drafting and implementing general terms and conditions (GTC)
  • Providing advice on all contract management issues and in connection with supply chains
  • Drafting and advising on sector-specific agreements (manufacturing agreements, contract manufacturing agreement and licencing contracts, R&D cooperation agreements, tooling arrangements, lifetime contracts, consignment warehousing agreements, quality control agreements, etc.)
  • Advising on the structure of contracts in relation to cooperations and joint ventures
  • Providing support with and advice on product liability and product safety (including product recalls and product warnings)
  • Advising on and implementing processes and procedures for the enforcement of or defence against claims under product liability law, warranties or supply agreements

Yoou can find more information on Due Diligence in the Supply Chain in our legal are ESG.

Distribution and Sale

  • Providing advice on the structuring, establishment and reorganisation of national and international distribution systems (including direct marketing, selective distribution, exclusive distribution and composite distribution systems)
  • Advising on distribution and marketing strategies and providing support with implementing measures
  • Advising on, drafting and implementing general terms and conditions of sale (GTC) and terms of use for B2B and B2C structures
  • Advising on sales representative, authorised dealer, distributor and commission models
  • Providing advice on and support with franchise systems and agreements
  • Advising on online distribution and e-commerce
  • Providing advice on the antitrust law aspects of distribution and on compliance audits (e.g. of websites and portals)