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WLHK ist eine Kanzlei für Unternehmer und ihre Unternehmen, für Kreative, Freiberufler und Privatpersonen. Wir haben langjährige Erfahrung aus erfolgreichen Karrieren in Kanzleien, großen Beratungsgesellschaften und internationalen Unternehmen. Ein ausgeprägtes Verständnis für wirtschaftliche Zusammenhänge ist für uns selbstverständlich. Wir setzen uns persönlich und mit aller Kraft für unsere Mandanten ein.

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Expert advice – your advantage

  • Trademark Law

    We protect and defend your trademarks, design rights and company name. On duty for your winning formula!

  • Competition Law and Advertising Law

    Play by the rules – we show the red lines and the opportunities and lead your company safely through the competition.

  • Copyright Law and Design Law

    Acquisition of rights, offense or defence, major or minor – we strike the contractual and judicial keys expertly. Your rights are in good hands with us.

  • Corporate Law

    Corporate structures can be both – highly complex and very simple. Since form follows function, there should always be good reasons for a sound operational design. We love to be sophisticated but we are always straightforward.

  • Tax

    For Tax issues, international structures are both risk and opportunity. Don’t waste your time and money on the taxman!

  • Transactions (M&A)

    Trade means change. We have broad experience in mergers and acquisitions and make sure you can focus on the commercial aspects of a deal.

  • Data Protection Law

    Constantly subject to change, Data is the most valuable asset across several industries.

  • Press Law, Media Law and Moral Rights

    Negative and incorrect reporting, exploitation of reputation, public pillory or shitstorm. We protect the reputation and privacy of companies and individuals.

  • Estate Law / Inheritance

    „Remember that you have to die“– the Ancient Romans did. In an international context we take care of tax and legal aspects of testamentary arrangements and dispositions.

  • Insolvency / Restructuring

    Insolvency means trouble for everyone involved – management, creditors, and shareholders. Above all, insolvency is a risk to be managed, also legally.

  • Sports Law

    What do the CFO of Altonaer Fussball-Club von 1893 e.V. and the Chairman of the listed sports betting operator Mybet Holding SE have in common?

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News Corner

Estate Law/Inheritance

27.03.2019 VH

Europe without borders - which law applies in the case of inheritance? The European Court of Justice is setting the course

Unnoticed for many in Germany since 17 August 2015, a new legal regime for cross-border inheritance cases applies: The European regulation on the applicable succession law determines which national law governs the succession in the assets of a deceased. Questions such as the right of inheritance of a spouse, forced heirship/ compulsory portion, etc., are…


Law Against Unfair Competition / Social Media

18.02.2019 KK

The Berlin Court of Appeal (Kammergericht) has decided to what extent influencers and bloggers must label their statements and contributions in the social media as advertising

The applicant is a registered association for combating unfair competition. The applicant asserts claims for injunctive relief under competition law against the opposing party, a blogger and influencer, by way of injunction proceedings. The applicant claims that the blogger infringed the provisions of the Unfair Competition Act (Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb, UWG) regarding three…


Estate Planning / Inheritance Law

28.04.2016 JW

Business Assets: Time to act for succession inter vivo (anticipated inheritance)

In 2014, the Federal Constitutional Court decided that the tax benefit for business assets under the current IGT-Law violated the principle of equal treatment (1 BvL 21/12). The Court set a deadline until June 30, 2016 for new rules. Political discussions are still ongoing. In all likelihood, SMEs will be affected by the new rules…


Insolvency Law

07.04.2016 VH

Challenge of transactions under Insolvency Law – will a fatal path end soon?

Decisions of insolvency courts regarding the challenge of so called “premeditated discriminatory transactions” have flourished. Besides the obvious economic risks, the granting of payment deferrals for business partners in crisis became a high risk under legal aspects. Only recently, the Federal Supreme Court has confirmed that such accommodations might count as circumstantial evidence for insolvency;…


Sports Law

15.03.2016 VH

Sports Betting in Germany – a tied game

On March 4, 2016, the European Court of Justice has again ruled on German Sports Betting regulation (C-336/14). It is important to notice that since 2012 a new interstate treaty on gambling is in place, enabling operators – at least theoretically – to apply for a license. The licensing procedure, however, came to a de…


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WLHK organizes Friday Rewind

Friday Rewind – The industry get-togetherTogether with the Hamburg-based photographer Lumma & Köster WLHK has launched the industry meeting „Friday Rewind“. Friday Rewind features the work of well-known advertising photographers: preceding events were held with industry giants such as Kai – Uwe Gundlach, Paul Ripke and Sven Jacobsen. Coming up next: Bettina Levin.To learn more about Friday Rewind and previous exhibitions:www.fridayrewind.com

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