Private Clients & Foundations

Special legal and tax challenges compound the structure and management of assets. We work closely with you to provide comprehensive, holistic advice. We advise on the safeguarding and transfer of private and business assets. In addition to our extensive expertise in succession, tax and corporate law, we can provide comprehensive advice on foundation law and all other areas of law which play a role in asset planning and corporate succession.

We offer comprehensive, custom advice on all issues – whether of a legal, tax or business nature – from one source.

Private individuals

We provide private individuals with comprehensive advice on all asset and succession planning issues for private and corporate assets, including the related tax and corporate law aspects.

Foundations & charities

We advise tax-privileged organisations on non-profit law and foundations of all forms and types, especially dependent foundations, on all legal, tax and organisational issues. We consider all relevant legal areas to develop and implement holistic concepts and provide lasting support. Our lawyers, tax advisers, foundation managers, tax clerks and accountants share your enthusiasm for the work of foundations. We bring together specialist knowledge with many years of experience.

Family Offices

Family offices play a key role in our specialised practice. We support our clients in all aspects, from classical asset and succession planning to corporate and supervisory law issues, especially in relation to transactions. We strive to create strategic, tactical, and operative measures to help you obtain sustainable value-added benefits.

Family-owned companies

We have advised family-owned companies for many years and understand your needs and goals. Our sector expertise makes us an experienced contact partner for every issue you face. We can advise you on operative events and strategic and promising topics, helping you to implement your ideas and utilise opportunities.


We provide you with comprehensive legal and tax advice on asset structuring and succession planning options while preserving the core corporate assets, such as the transfer of private and corporate assets to foundations or the next generation of family members and intergenerational asset planning.


We advise artists, collectors, foundations, galleries, auction houses, museums, and traders on the diverse topics of art law, collection management and bequests by artists. We work closely with colleagues from our Digital, Media & Technology team to provide you with holistic advice. You can find more information hereDigital, Media & Technology

Dispute Resolution

Our focus is safeguarding family assets. We can advise you on corporate and family agreements and are at your side with dispute settlement strategies, such as mediation or arbitration. Where necessary, we can also represent you in court proceedings.

Marital asset agreements, contracts of inheritance, last wills and testaments and inheritance tax law

We develop custom concepts for succession planning and support you in preparing testamentary dispositions, such as last wills and testaments or contracts of inheritance. We advise you on marital assets agreements and matrimonial property swing structures (Güterstandsschaukel), on anticipated inheritance or endowments, as well as on the use of the structuring options available under tax law in the case of succession.