Advising individuals and families with significant wealth is a longstanding cornerstone of our practice. We assist our clients with the legal aspects of their estate planning to protect both private and business assets from family conflict, oversee a smooth transition of assets to the next generation, or direct private wealth towards charitable purposes. We have specific expertise in advising private individuals whose assets include works of art, real estate, or investments in family-owned or startup enterprises.

Our Private Clients team uses its deep experience and a multidisciplinary approach to ensure maximum benefit of a broad set of legal expertise. We offer comprehensive advice in the fields of family and inheritance law, foundation and corporate law, and tax law.

Focus Areas

  • Drafting pre-inheritance or prenuptial agreements
  • Corporate and tax structuring of family-owned enterprises and foundations
  • Charitable foundations
  • Succession planning
  • Art markets and collections
  • Investments in start-up enterprises and venture funds


  • Eva Pätzold, recognized in “Best Lawyers® in Germany 2024” for Family Law
  • Dr. Valentin Todorow, recognized in “Best Lawyers® in Germany 2024” for Family Law
  • Dr. Hans M. Seiler, recognized in “Best Lawyers® in Germany 2024” for Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Nelle, among others recognized in “Best Lawyers® in Germany 2024” for Venture Capital, Investment Funds and Private Equity and as one of Germany’s seven leading individuals for Private Equity/Venture Capital, Legal 500 EMEA 2023