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The law firm Dr. Ouart & Colleagues was founded in 2000 as a cooperation of several lawyers who were previously partners in renowned Germany-wide or international business law firms.

The firm has offices in Freiburg and Munich. The firm's headquarter is located in the city of Freiburg, a commercial center in the southwest of Germany, situated in the border triangle between Strasbourg (France) and Basel (Switzerland) and close to Mannheim, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. Benefiting from this cosmopolitan location, the firm focuses on commercial and international business law.

We mainly advise companies in all relevant sectors of business law. Within the spectrum of our advice, we particularly focus on commercial and corporate law, intellectual property (including litigation) as well as the conception of general terms and conditions based on the CISG.

Among the firm's clients are a number of multinational German and foreign companies with both domestic and international business covering various branches such as agrochemicals, textile, electronics, pharma, investment. We are a full-service law firm offering legal and tax advice to our clients. Our particular competence are the following practice areas:

- corporate and commercial law (incl. M&A, joint ventures, due diligence);
- litigation and arbitration;
- intellectual property law (including counterfeiting, unfair competition, trademark);
- agrochemical law;
- national and international contracting;
- inheritance law (especially law of corporate succession);
- sports law (including arbitration of CAS/Lausanne, Sponsoring, International Transfer);
- international trade law;
- IT law;
- French law.

Through our close cooperation with our cooperation partner in Munich, Rechtsanwalt Dr. Christoph M. Giebel (a qualified lawyer on IT law as well as copyright and media law), we can provide additional expertise to our clients.

One of the firm’s much acclaimed niche practice areas is agrochemical law in connection with unfair competition, trademark and EU-law. In this field, we represent several German and US enterprises, being listed in the German stock exchange index (DAX) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Our firm is one of only very few firms in Germany that provides services with regard to agrochemical registrations, generica market and EU import law. The firm’s founding partner Dr. Peter Ouart is for more than 20 years one of the most renowned international experts, not only advising the German Chemical Industry’s Association but with close contacts to German and EU authorities and the German Ministry of Agriculture.

In all legal matters that bear a tax law component, our tax advisors and accountants will contribute their services, expert knowledge and interdisciplinary skill. Our Tax Department provides services in all questions of German and international tax law, such as the preparation of balance sheets, finance and banking.

Founding partner Dr. Ouart is, in parallel to his activity as lawyer, chairman of the renowned German Association for the Law of Succession ("Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erbrechtskunde e.V."), an association of more than 300 lawyers, tax advisors, accountants and notaries from Germany and other countries.

Our clients are located throughout Germany, the EU, Switzerland and the US. We advise both medium-sized companies as well as multinational groups.

Beside our locations in Freiburg and Munich, we are very active in Mannheim, Frankfurt, Stuttgart.

Our firm’s attorneys are admitted to practice in all jurisdictions of Germany, hence you can con-tact us even if you require legal or tax advice in other German regions. We can either be of service ourselves, or give recommendations.

Languages spoken are English, German and French.

 
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