Raue LLP advises enterprises, shareholders, associations, foundations, as well as the representative and supervisory bodies of corporations in all fields of corporate law, including capital market law, the laws governing commercial balance sheets, tax law, and insolvency law. We assist our clients in establishing enterprises, in taking capital measures, and in restructuring, or when their companies fall into crisis, and represent them both in court and in out-of-court dispute resolution proceedings. On a regular basis, we provide legal advice where an enterprise is to be acquired or sold, as well as in transactions concerning the sale or purchase of ownership interest in a company. We advise on corporate finance matters and the financing of transactions.

In our focus sectors energy, media, healthcare, real estate, and infrastructure, as well as in the field of private equity and venture capital, we not only bring the requisite regulatory expertise to the table, but also our many years of experience in the industry.

Raue LLP maintains a well-established notarial office for corporate law matters.

Focus Areas

Corporate

  • Establishment of enterprises, structuring of joint ventures, formation of special purpose vehicles for investments
  • Capital measures and restructuring measures (mergers, divisions into several enterprises, changes of legal form, hive-downs)
  • General meetings of listed stock corporations and other meetings of shareholders
  • Corporate governance, taking account of the special aspects entailed by public undertakings
  • Compliance
  • Legal consultancy for boards of management and advisory boards as well as their members, liability of representative and supervisory bodies of enterprises
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and stock option plans
  • Disputes among shareholders
  • Restructuring / reorganization, insolvency-related advice

M&A

  • Acquisition of companies as a whole or in part (share deal, asset deal)
  • Public takeover bids
  • Leveraged buy-out, management buy-out, management buy-in
  • Restructuring measures prior to a transaction or subsequent to a transaction
  • Post-closing-disputes.

Finance

  • Loan agreements and security agreements
  • Acquisition financing
  • Project financing
  • Financing rounds

Rankings

  • “Compact corporate practice with a dedicated following among media and technology companies.“ Chambers Europe 2017
  • “The lawyers are very good at converting legal advice to practical use.“ Client/ Competitor, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “It was accurate and very much tailored to how we wanted to approach the matter.“ Client/ Competitor, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “The relationship between the lawyers in the team was excellent. The teamwork was very good and they gave me very good guidance and arguments for the negotiations.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2017
  • Ranked for corporate law and for M&A, with three of our attorneys being listed as “frequently recommended,” JUVE Handbook 2016/2017
  • “Raue’s media and energy law expertise is well regarded.” JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • “This respected Berlin M&A practice is most active in midsized German and international Deals.“ JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • “The transaction practice benefits from a pronounced focus on certain sectors.“ JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • “The team’s speed, advice and extremely strategic thinking and dedication were superb.” Client, Chambers Europe 2016
  • Ranked for Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market in Germany, Chambers Europe 2016
  • Ranked for corporate law / domestic. The Legal 500 Germany 2015
  • Listed as “Top M&A law firm,” special issue of the 2015 “Focus” magazine on attorneys
  • “The team is highly business oriented and focuses on what the client wants. It is very fast, reachable around the clock, and very straightforward.” Client/competitor, Chambers Europe 2015
  • “Works swiftly with an extremely fast response rate.” Client/competitor, Chambers Europe 2015
  • “The Raue lawyers are very efficient; if you need something done under time pressure they work in an extremely fast and focused manner. Always to the point.” Client/competitor, Chambers Europe 2014
  • “Quick, on time, and very high-quality work.” Client/competitor, Chambers Europe 2014