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.
We think business. We focus on solutions.
Our business: Expert legal advice for your business
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
WLHK organizes Friday Rewind