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Main practice areas of horak Lawyers, Germany

Administrative and Constitutional law

We manage your projects having in mind both legal and practical matters – legal questions relating to construction and investment planning proceedings in the public sector, environmental law, including eco-auditing and environmental tolerance. We assist you in applying for permission and represent you before administrative courts. Time is often of particularly important in such cases. Our practice in this area includes among others law on protection against air pollution, law relating to waste, law on protection of monuments, industrial law, law relating to medicine production and gene technology law.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Antitrust law

While the law on competition is supposed to provide a considerable degree of “fairness” for competing enterprises, the antitrust law serves the purpose of providing for competition being possible at all. The sixth amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition, which entered into force in 1999, has altered the German antitrust law considerably, including structural reforms, e.g. those concerning merger procedures, as well as the harmonisation with EU norms, e.g. those concerning allocation procedure. In the area of enterprise mergers, our law office supervises merger procedures under both German and European law.

Considerations on antitrust law also play a substantial role in areas other than the supervision of mergers, such as trade or licensing agreements, franchising or similar agreements between competitors and equal partners, since the legal effectiveness of contracts decisively depends on the norms relating to antitrust law. It has been so even before the much publicized EU administrative fines were levied.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Banking law

We prepare banking and financing transactions, advising and supporting our clients and especially assisting them in problematic areas. We offer our services in the area of deposits and credit operations under the collateral security law, focusing on guarantees and guarantees law, leasing and factoring in all combinations possible. For banks, we check General Terms and Conditions of Trade, running account conditions, as well as security transactions, stock exchange business, issuing and investment transactions. From the founding of our law office, we have been advising our clients on capital investment law and we have been representing investors in cases against capital investment companies on all economic levels worldwide.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Bankruptcy Law

We accompany and advise you as managing directors, executive boards, shareholders and entrepreneurs in all phases of a company crisis, including the preparation of rehabilitation concepts and insolvency plans. Within the scope of separate administrative procedure and screening´s protection procedures, we represent you and the company in the coordination phase with the creditors and against the insolvency court.

Andererseits vertreten wir Gläubiger gegenüber Schuldnern und deren Insolvenzverwaltern. Natürlich wehren wir dabei im vertretbaren Umfang Insolvenzanfechtungen ab. Ferner beraten wir auch Privatpersonen im Zusammenhang mit Privatinsolvenzen und Restschuldbefreiung.

On the other hand, we represent creditors against debtors and their bankruptcy administrators. We are countering insolvency appeals to a reasonable scope. We also advise private individuals in connection with private insolvency and residual debt discharge.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Commercial law

Commercial law is the basis of the so called “business law”. We are experts in all areas of commercial law. One example are trade agreements: in times of rapidly changing forms of trade, the role of the law relating to sales representatives and out-of-office employment is continuously gaining importance. We represent well-known national and international commercial companies and advise them on drafting for example purchase, licensing and leasing contracts in the area of commercial law. We also prepare General Conditions of Purchase and Sale. Since most of our clients are entrepreneurs, one of our areas of specialisation is drafting nationally and internationally applicable sale representative and franchise contracts focusing on our clients’ product. Alternative forms of trade are not alien to us, on the contrary, they challenge our creativity.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Company Law

Our activities reach from the establishment and management consultancies -for instance, in case of a transformation, acquisition and sale of companies- to inheritance law including succession provisions. The consultancy activities extend to all company forms, from the company of civil law, the limited partnership, the open trade company through the limited commercial company and corporation to an association or a cooperative.

This activity also includes advising on restructuring, inter-company agreements, controlling contracts, article amendments, mergers and demergers.

This structuring task is supplemented by long-standing forensic experience in the area of company law disputes, both in relation to management/ directors to the companies represented by them, as well as in disputes between shareholders. In order to optimize the business performance of a company at the interface between company law and tax law, we cooperate with a network that also includes tax consultants and accountants. In addition, we have cooperative agreements with civil law notary departments.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Construction Law/ Architectural Law/ Engineers’ right/ HOAI

During the planning or the realization of building projects, the building contract provide a successful interplay of all those involved in the construction project. Frequently, however, the building project can neither be planned nor realized without defects or errors. Planning errors or design deficiencies lead to legal disputes. The constructional legal delimitation that sit between planning errors and execution defects is sometimes a real problem. 

In Construction Law is important to have wide legal and administrative knowledges and a strong practical experience in successful enforcement of legal claims. We consult construction companies and building owners.

We accompany you in the planning phase, advise you in planning, we create or examine the contracts and implement your resulting rights quickly and comprehensively as well as, if necessary, legally. As a result, we advise and consult in private construction law matters, from simple construction plans to large-scale projects. We also deal with issues relating with public building law as well as building law, construction insolvency law and technical building law, architectural law, engineering law and the HOAI.

 

Contracting law

Contracting law comprises all rules and regulations that prescribe the state, its authorities and institutions how to proceed when purchasing goods and services. Contracting law provides the formal framework for the tender procedure, which is equally bounding for both the public contractor as well as for the bidding company. Should one participant of the tender infringe legal formal requirements, he might incur serious consequences. Violations on the side of a public mandator might lead to the cancellation of the tender or lately even set forth grounds for damage claims on the side of the bidder. Violations on the side of the bidding company often result in the submitted offer not being taken into consideration at all.

Our law office assists both public mandators and bidding companies taking part in the tender procedure. Apart from carrying out the complete tender procedure, we also assist public mandators, only partly if they so wish, in choosing the appropriate procedure, drafting the contract terms, formulating the text of an announcement and evaluating an offer. As far as the bidding companies are concerned, we draft offers for them in compliance with formal requirements, supervise the tender proceedings, secure submitted bids and examine recourse claims. Furthermore, we represent the participants of a tender at the re-examination.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Contract law

We are well versed in all intricacies of civil and contract law. We are accustomed to handling economic matters of our clients and converting them into contractual phrasing tailored to the needs and interests of our clients.

Of course, we continue to represent our clients’ interests when the contract ends after court proceedings. We push through our clients’ claims by means of enforcement or we defend them against insolvency administrators. In doing this we do not content ourselves with routine measures. We are happy to offer our clients expert knowledge in the field of enforcement and insolvency regulations so that they can carry through their demands.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Energy law

The amendment to the Energy Industry Act has „liberalised” the energy market. The old-established regional energy suppliers are aware of the challenge of increasing competition. New service suppliers are constantly entering the energy market. They are courting clients from all sides, offering them freedoms which they have never dreamt of before. We assist enterprises of the energy industry in strategic mergers, cooperation and when they are founding new divisions. We check, carry out and prevent energy transmission plans. We convert your business intentions into safe contracts and we revise existing contracts and bring them into line with legal requirements. We assist non-tariff customers in their business communication with energy suppliers, including contract negotiation, contract layout, changes to a contract, fulfilment of a contract and termination of a contract. Our activities further include solving problems connected with electricity distribution under the Renewable Energy Act and the Combined Heat and Power Act.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

 

IT law /Computer Rights/ Protection of Data Law / EDP-rights

IT law is one of our major practice areas. Development, production, operation and maintenance of software and hardware require regular examination and adaptation of respective contracts and General Terms and Conditions of Trade, since the jurisdiction is constantly changing. We have profound and state-of-the-art knowledge of IT, covering among others general purchase and operating conditions, licensing contracts for software production and drafting licensing or system contracts. Having expert knowledge and experience in this area and being familiar with its special technical terminology, we are proud to offer our clients advice and assistance tailored to their needs.)

Due to the high, common and easy availability of data, whose predictability and processing are in data-bases or computer-assisted systems, the Protection of Data represents a central facet for the present and future of legal practices. The protection of data regards not only the original data protection law, but also many other legal areas, such as industrial property rights protection or copyright law (unauthorized down- / uploads of protected works, databases law).

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Labor Law and Employee Inventions Law

We advise and represent our clients in all labor and employment legal questions.

We advise companies and business owners in the daily business of employment law. In a termination of employment contracts our law firm can manage the cancellation proceedings for you. Of course, we advise companies and private individual in case of legal claims, for example.  Furthermore, we offer a distinct service at our client´s disposal in case of employees-contract´s preparation.

The Act on Employee Inventions regulates legal assignments of inventions and technical improvement made from an employee. The latter, that brilliantly made a job-related invention, has to immediately put it written. In this way, he has a series of requirements of different form and content, to observe. At this point, the employer shall promptly confirm, writing a report of his employee´s creation notification. In accordance with the declaration of the inventor-employee, the employer can make use of an invention unlimitedly or restrictively.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Land and real estate law

We are convinced that legal advice and assistance are indispensable when purchasing/selling, renting/leasing real estate or when financing, planning and executing building projects are concerned.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Landlord and tenant law

We are happy to find solutions for your legal questions relating to landlord and tenant law. In this area, we advise and draft comprehensively. Our special focus in this field is on revising and individually drafting contracts for property used for business purposes. We also solve problems arising from termination of tenancy.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Law of associations

The law of associations constitutes a particularly important practice area of our law office. Our activities in this area range from founding and counselling companies (e.g. when transforming, acquiring or selling a company) to the law of succession including succession agreements. We counsel all forms of associations, that is civil-law partnership, limited partnership, open commercial company, private limited company, public limited company, society and co-operative society. This includes assistance in restructuring, drafting direct control contracts, changing articles of association, mergers and exclusions. Our assistance is refined by comprehensive forensic experiences in the area of company law disputes, both in cases of executives/executive boards against companies they represent as well as disputes between shareholders. In order to optimise your company’s business performance in the administrative area where the law of associations and tax law intersect, we co-operate with a network that includes tax advisors and auditors. Furthermore, we co-operate with notary offices.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Law of succession

Another practice area of our law office consists in advising and assisting companies and private persons in matters concerning their personal property. Passing on property to the next generation needs to be planned prudently and in advance, and various economic, legal and fiscal aspects as well as personal circumstances must be taken into consideration. We draft all necessary agreements and contractual declarations, for instance testaments, matrimonial property agreements, contracts of inheritance, regulations concerning the law of associations, donation agreements and agreements on all forms of anticipated succession. In view of increasing state net product from cases of succession, we consider all aspects concerning law of associations and fiscal law. In the area of private law we suggest different solutions in accordance with law of succession as a result of changed family conditions (other than matrimonial partnership for life, remarriage, etc.) which are not or no longer in keeping with the legislative model of an ideal family.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Law on competition and advertisement

At the centre of the Act against Unfair Competition, there is advice on marketing and sale of products, on services as well as in the case of implementation of ideas. A good advertisement should put to light a certain product, service or company advertised. The better the advertisement, the more critical is the question relating to fairness.

In order to minimise risks relating to law on competition and to achieve the desired advertising goal, we advise companies even before they employ a marketing mix measure. This allows a company to avoid expensive cautions or court proceedings and to strengthen its defence positions and targets.

Not only do we offer advice during the preparation stage of an event, we also assist its implementation from the legal point of view, which enables us to react quickly to legal actions from third parties. We take direct legal action against our clients’ competitors.

Furthermore, our activities in the area of law on competition are versatile due to various industries, our priority always being our clients’ legal or economic interests. We are well acquainted with developments in the area of e.g. pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs as well as those relating to pharmaceutical and medical products.

We closely follow European developments and make immediate use of acquired knowledge while advising you.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Law relating to food production and distribution and to medical preperations / pharmaceuticals ans foodstuffs

We investigate the marketability of your new foodstuffs and their ingredients, including delimitation from pharmaceuticals. We are looking forward to advising you on legal questions concerning pharmaceuticals law, and on the question if particular packages and enclosed instructions for use are permitted by the law on competition. Furthermore, we assist administrative proceedings concerning foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals law.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

M&A

All departments of our law office can assist your transactions. This is the best possible way to solve individual cases, which often require expert assistance.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Online law/ internet law

You should pay particular attention to legal guidelines concerning your internet presence, in relation to your competitors, providers and users. When created in compliance with legal guidelines from areas such as copyright law, law of trademarks, telecommunications law and penal law, your web appearance will be as professional from the legal point of view as your company is in reality. Our law office works for commercial users, providers and clients who want to implement their ideas connected with this field. We are familiar with terms such as e-commerce, e-cash, cyber law, nic, TLD, metatags, PGP, cloud, saas, app, itunes, android etc.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Patents, trademarks and licenses

We are experts on all forms of intellectual property protection. Our services in this field range from assistance during the application procedure, protection of patents, utility models and trademarks, to domain names, semiconductors and plant species. Experience in many areas, e.g. IT, electrical engineering industry and pharmaceutical industry distinguish our law firm from others.

We guide our clients in their strategic planning. We represent them in the German Patent and Trademark Office, in European offices and international bodies, in order to obtain the best possible protection of intellectual property, always carrying in mind our clients’ interests.

We administer the existing property rights, by defending them both in court and against competitors. The administration of property rights includes exploitation of a property right as a marketing measure under the law of competition, avoiding the infringement of the rights of third parties, as well as direct reactions against product and property right piracy.

It is self-evident that we manage your property rights completely. For instance, we also examine if all requirements necessary for obtaining, expanding or delineating a trademark are fulfilled.

We draft all necessary contracts, including licensing contracts, delineation settlements, agreements on secrecy as well as exploitation and sale contracts, etc. Additional qualifications, e.g. as graduate engineer, provide for competent advice and representation which include technical matters as well.

Further information on trademark law, patent law, design law (utility models) as well as on protection of industrial property at http://www.iprecht.de.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Penal law

In the area of penal law, our law office is concerned predominantly with penal law concerning business offences. We handle for instance counterfeit merchandise, defamation, slander, punishable advertising, exploitation of documents, tax evasion, fraud, malpractice and corruption offences. We focus in particular on offences connected with company crises, especially with insolvency offences. Lastly, we offer advice in cases of investigation inside a company connected with penal accusations.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Procurement Law

With Procurement Law, we intend the whole regulations and provisions that stipulate certain procedures for the Government, its authorities and institutions.

Procurement Law provide the formal condition to an effective tendering procedure, that is connected in the same way to the bidding companies as well as the public clients. If a party to the tendering procedure violates legal requirements, this latter can meet serious consequences. In case a party commit an infringement against the statutory provisions, these could bring relevant problems.

Again, in case of a violation from the part of a public authority, a cancellation of the tendering or a claim for damages from the tenderer is justified.

In addition, if the bidding company violated its rights, the offer may not be taken in consideration.

HORAK Attorneys-at-law assist both contracting authorities and bidders in tendering procedures.

In addition to the full implementation of tendering procedures, contracting authorities are, on request, also only partially supported in the selection of the correct method, the preparation of the tender documents, the formulation of the advertising text and the evaluation of the offer. For bidding companies, the offers are formally and correctly developed, the accepted bid secured, and possible recourse claims verified. 

Thus, the tendering parties will be represented in the verification procedure.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Property and Real Estate Law

The purchase / sale, renting or leasing, financing as well as planning and erection of building projects raise numerous legal and actual questions, which make legal consultants with our experience indispensable. Our attorney's office also deals with matters relating to tenant law, tenancy law, brokerage law, the memorial law and residential property law.

We offer you a dedicated, fixed contact person expert in facility management; we can also arrange for you a rental contract, or its termination agreement, a termination of tenancy, a commercial lease or other individual questions concerning property and real estate law.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Sport Law

Sport is our passion and we have the pleasure to offer secure legal solutions for athletes, clubs, promoters, associations and other institutions. We evaluate your questions both from and economic and tactic point of you, trying to do our best in order to achieve great results, together.

Sport has to be clear and transparent. For this reason, compulsory and enforceable regulations are so important.

This is what we stand for!

From a pure legal point of you, there is no other field of law, that describes clearly and distinctly the sector of sport law.  Various sports have different regulations (national and international) and they are not equally applicable in each case to all parties. In addition to the regulation of every Sport, we also need to deal with the respective state´s law.  Sport Law includes also cases of alleged manipulation and doping: those are punishable by criminal law. For further information please contact us.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Technology Law

There are no closing guidelines on technology. In reality, this concerns legal issues with technical references (often particularly decisive), whether in the area of intellectual property law, IT law, telecommunications law energy law or "Standardization right” (Right of technical standards).

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Telecommunications, Press law, publishing law and copyright law (with music law, film law, image rights, photography rights)

In terms of media and copyright law, we offer, in addition to contract design for the underlying sector, advisory potential especially for the media, including press and publishing rights. We also design contracts between artists, production companies and broadcasters and accompany the marketing of media products. In addition, we also represent our clients against misrepresentation, reputation damage and so on. “Image right” is the product of the fundamental rights on an in on informational self-determination of an image that needs to have the consent of a depicted person.

It is legally called “Right of persons to their own likeness”. If we talk about Photo Rights, on the other hand, we follow the rules of copyright law and ancillary copyright of the photographer who takes the photo.

In this case, it can be handle as a personal creation because, for example, an extra motive has been chosen, or we could have a post-production to consider; it could have reached every kind of creativity level.

However, a photographer has to deal with ancillary copyright issues even by a simple photo-shooting.

Besides, not everything can be photographed and subsequently being used for advertising purposes.

This kind of matters can be really differentiating. Please feel free to contact us for further clarifications.

The longstanding experience of our lawyers in the traditional copyright law, make easier an introduction to new media with interfaces in telecommunication rights and IT rights. In this way, we are able to remove from the beginning the whole problems regarding copyright issues. Thus, a lot of people are involved under different legal forms in the development, establishing, realization and financing of a film or a TV-production; in this way, the respective legal national or international issues are really various and can touch different bundle of rights, in which generalizations are not allowed. The individual legal relationships must be examined in each case, depending on the point of view of each specific situation that has to be examined and accompanied.

The right of telecommunications today (that is the result of the liberalization of the former monopoly) is divided into different subareas. This has a big effect on antitrust law issues as well as on aspects of intellectual property protection or consumer protection. Finally, we advise on public-law questions in connection with the regulatory authority for postal and telecommunications areas. In force from the telecommunications acts and their regulations, the regulatory density has risen steadily in the administrative area.

For further information please contact us.

Your consultants are:

Graduate Engineer Michael Horak, LL.M.
Attorney · Consulting Engineer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Julia Ziegeler
Attorney· Trademark Lawyer
Certified specialist Attorney in the field of industrial property rights
Certified Specialist Attorney in the field of copyright and media law

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.
Attorney at Law

Lisa Schwerdt
Attorney at Law

Ansgar Kluge
Attorney at Law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard
Patent attorney

Katharina Gitmann
Attorney at Law

Karoline Behrend
Attorney at Law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

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