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Italian Desk

BEITEN BURKHARDT has combined our extensive knowledge and experience in German-Italian commercial dealings into our own centre of expertise in Munich: our Italian Desk. This should be your first port of call at BEITEN BURKHARDT for any legal issues with a connection to Italy.

We advise Italian companies when planning to enter the German market, on the establishment of subsidiaries or the acquisition of companies and shares, including financing and raising capital, as well as on all aspects of their business operations in Germany. We provide solutions for any cross-border labour law issues that arise, such as when posting employees to Germany, draft commercial and distribution agreements, ensure the protection of intellectual property and represent clients in litigation and arbitration.

For our German clients that are looking to do business in Italy, we have established a close network of Italian partner law firms through our Italian Desk. Depending on the area of law and the location involved, we work together with the most appropriate Italian partner and assist with investments or acquisitions in Italy, questions of German-Italian distribution and with litigation. As a member of the German-Italian Chamber of Commerce in Milan and the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany in Frankfurt, we can provide more than just legal support and contacts.

At a glance

  • International distribution and trade law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Cross-border labour law
  • Intellectual property
  • Representation in litigation and international arbitration
  • Tax law