Areas of Practice
Areas of Practice
advokatfirma | meyer is a team of German and Danish lawyers. We provide legal advise and assistance to companies and private clients in German law.
We offer not only excellent legal advice, but we also assist you through all steps of litigation.
advokatfirma | meyer has special knowledge in the following areas of law:
– contract law
– commercial law
– company law
– real estate law
– construction law
– intellectual property law
– tort law
„The Danes and their homes in Berlin.“
be Berlin-Newsletter, 20 Years of Change – Berlin Days in Copenhagen, 28.08.2009
„Why do you want to buy an apartment in Berlin?“ That´s the first question Hans-Oluf Meyer asks when Danes dream of buying an apartment in one of Europe´s most attractive cities.“ Read more …
German company law offers a suitable legal structure for every type of business. As a rule, German company law distinguishes between partnerships and corporations limited by shares. As an entrepreneur, you can select the most suitable legal form, depending on the object of the company, the intended role of your shareholders, the flexibility required for the structuring of the articles of association and, to a certain extent, tax-related criteria.
The German Commercial Code contains rules regarding commercial partnerships, of which the limited partnership (Kommanditgesellschaft, „KG“) is the most common in trade and commerce. It is particularly small and medium-sized enterprises that opt for this legal form. Limited partnerships have at least one partner with unlimited liability, who may also be a corporation, as well as one or more limited partners whose liability is limited by their contribution.
The basic structures of contracts of sale are prescribed by law. In contrast to English law, a contract under German law requires no detailed provisions and definitions on issues such as right of retention, set-off or assignment, as these have already been provided by the legislator. Unless the contract expressly stipulates otherwise, the statutory provisions will apply.
The united Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CSIG), which has been ratified by almost all major industrial and commercial nation, applies to international contracts for the sale of goods. The UN Sales Convention is strongly influenced by Continental European legal principles and therefore meshes particularly well with German law. No other member state of the UN Sales Convention has passed more court decisions on matters under this Convention than Germany. These decisions are often cited by other countries.
Employment law has a long tradition – the most central reason for many changes was and is the protection of dependent employees. A distinction is made between individual labour law (Individualarbeitsrecht) - in this case, the relationship between the individual employer and employee - and collective labour law (Kollektivarbeitsrecht) - in this case, the legal relationship between the employer and the representatives of the employees or the respective associations.
International law is multifaceted and multi-layered – it concerns not only the question of which country you can or must enforce your rights, but also according to which legal system, according to which material law the relationship is to be judged at all. Clarifying these questions at an early stage is essential for the successful handling of a legal matter.
As an internationally oriented law firm, we look after many clients in cases with an international dimension.
Lawyer Hans-Oluf Meyer
Hans-Oluf Meyer (1969) is both Danish and German lawyer. He provides advice predominantly in German/Danish legal matters in areas of international contract law, international private law and litigation. In Danish law he basically focuses on contract law, company/commercial law and the tort law.
advokatfirma | meyer støtter Team Rynkeby som guldsponsor
Team Rynkeby er velkendt i Danmark, men er siden grundlæggelsen for tyve år tilbage blevet et europæisk projekt, hvor velgørenhedscykelhold fra flere byer i Europa i samme uge fra deres hjemmedestination cykler til Paris for at se afslutningen af Tour de France. Målet er at indsamle penge til børnecancerfondene i de enkelte lande.
I dag står den tyske juice-koncern Eckes-Granini med sine tre brands Rynkeby, Go Morgen og hohes C bag projektet. I dag består Team Rynkeby af 2.400 motionscykelryttere og 550 hjælpere fordelt på 59 lokale hold fra henholdsvis Danmark, Sverige, Finland, Norge, Færøerne, Island, Tyskland og Schweiz.
I juli 2022 cykler for første gang et hold på 30 cykelryttere, herunder advokat Hans-Oluf Meyer, indenfor en uge ca. 1.200 km fra Berlin til Paris, for der at møde de øvrige hold. 2022 bliver et særligt år for de danske deltagere, siden siden Tour de France starter i Danmark.
I 2020 kunne Team Rynkeby give 8.79 mio. EUR videre til organisationer der hjælper børn med kritisk sygdom. Heraf gik 152.749 EUR til den tyske børnecancerfond. Siden 2002 har cykleholdene cyklet og indsamlet mere 75 mio. EUR.
September 9th lawyer Hans-Oluf Meyer in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Trade Council and the Trade Department at the Danish Embassy in Berlin participated in a Masterclass Workshop at Food Nation at Axelborg in Copenhagen with a presentation on the legal challenges of export and establishment in Germany. Participants were Danish companies that market their food products in Germany and that want to increase their activities in the German market.
advokatfirma | meyer and Novasol tenants are confirmed by the Danish consumer ombudsman in Corona cases: Novasol cannot retroactively change terms of business. The newspaper The Nordschleswiger reports:
“If force majeure applies to Novasol, this must also apply to the consumer.” Attorney Meyer has complained about Novasol’s unilateral change of business terms in the midst of the pandemic. The newspaper Lübecker Nachrichten reports:
advokatfirma | meyer wins in third instance a decisive process for German road accident victims at the Danish Supreme Court, Højesteret. The case concerned the fundamental question of which law is applicable if a German car causes an accident on a business trip in Denmark and the employees want to bring claims against their employer.
Dänische Ferienhausvermittlungen und die Covid-19-Pandemielage
Artikel in “Der Nordschleswiger”: Enttäuschte Mieter gehen gegen Ferienhausanbieter vor
Ausgewählte Informationen zu aktuellen Entwicklungen im Recht der Kurzarbeit, im Arbeitsrecht, im Insolvenzrecht, im Mietrecht und im Zivilrecht zu Zeiten der Sars-Cov-2-Pandemie
The Danish founder and partner of the lawfirm Hans-Oluf Meyer has successfully transferred the Scandinavian way of team-work into our German law firm and we are therefore very glad to present a high standard concerning both our reachability towards our clients as well as our legal advice, as our cases are regularly surveyed by more than one lawyer.
TVS – Newscast:
15. juli 2012 19.30
Following the main news on July 15, 2012, Danish television showed a report with and about attorney Hans-Oluf Meyer and his law firm in Berlin (the program is in Danish):