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Careful planning is critical to a successful business and asset succession. We help to bring together even the most diverse of interests both inside and outside the company and owner family, achieving the optimal result – tailored to your individual needs and in constant dialogue with all parties involved.
For many years we have been advising entrepreneurs, owner families and wealthy private individuals on how to structure and secure the succession to their company or assets, also bearing cross-border aspects in mind. This includes advising founders and foundations with family-related or charitable objectives.
We know what arrangements you can use to reduce inheritance and gift tax and how you can simultaneously keep your private and business arrangements flexible.
With an outstanding international and interdisciplinary network of renowned network partners, we are ideally positioned to handle all issues brought by our demanding clients and to find efficient solutions.
Our range of advice in the field of succession, wealth and foundations includes:
- Inheritance, corporate and foundation law arrangements and their tax optimization
- Due diligence under inheritance law
- Company and asset succession (gifts and bequests)
- Transfer of assets during lifetime
- Asset management by family companies and foundations
- Settlement and administration of estates
- Marriage and cohabitation agreements
- Non-profit law
- Family constitutions, family business governance concepts and family education
- International and cross-border aspects of inheritance, family, corporate and tax law
In addition, we offer a range of innovative advisory approaches:
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms, 2021/2022Strong in collaborating with the corporate and tax law groups.
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Extensive and diverse reforms to family law were already announced in the coalition agree-ment between the SPD, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and the FDP. These reform plans are now being specified in greater detail with regard to parentage and filiation law - Federal Minister of Justice Dr. Marco Buschmann presented two key issues papers in mid-January that contain concrete proposals for modernising family law.
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Oppenhoff has once again comprehensively advised the EIC Fund on its German investments. This time, the EIC Fund invested together with Dr. Hans Riegel Holding GmbH (one of the two shareholder holding companies of the Haribo Group) and REWE in the Hamburg biotech start-up Infinite Roots. The investment was in the form of an equity investment under the "Horizon Europe Programme" as part of a second closing of the Series B financing round.
Last year, the German Federal Fiscal Court [Bundesfinanzhof, BFH] ruled that when companies are transferred to the next generation, an application for so-called full exemption can be made for each individual transferred company (= economic unit). It thus rejected the previous view held by the tax authorities (ruling dated 26 July 2022 - II R 25/20).