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            Commercial, Retail and Distribution

            Distribution and retail is part of our core business at DWF Germany - we support companies, sales agents as well as trade associations from all industrial sectors in every aspect of national and international distribution law and trade law, especially concerning the legal framework for commercial agents, authorised dealers and franchises.

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            Our experienced team of specialised attorneys cover all relevant areas of the retail and distribution sector. Through our DWF Germany offices, located in Berlin, Cologne and Munich, we provide all-encompassing support in all areas associated with your business entry into the German market as well as operating your business in Germany.

            Our offering covers the entire spectrum of legal aspects associated with your business in Germany, from commercial and distribution law to other relevant and related areas such as corporate law, IT and IP, employment and tax law as well as real estate law in a comprehensive all-in- one package. In addition, through an alliance with local law practises in other European countries, DWF is able to assist you locally across Europe.

            We are actively engaged in the German franchise and trade agent organizations and are considered to be some of the few franchise law experts in Germany by the German Franchise Association.

            "DWF Germany´s team has significantly supported us in our ambitious growth plans. In this context, me and my employees particularly appreciated the promptness and accuracy in the analysis and in the completion of our tasks with respect to distribution law as well as contract law. The advice of Dr. Mathias Reif and his team has been and still is an asset for us, both professionally and personally."
            Frederik Schaefer | Managing Director | CaPlast Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH

            "The team of DWF Germany has not only advised us in a fantastic way when elaborating our sales agent agreement, they have also been important partners for the internal communication of the legal matters. Their flexibility and creativity while customizing the documents to commercial and legal aspects have just been outstanding."
            Dirk Petri | Head of Legal / Attorney-at-law | MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH

            "Hishtil is using DWF Germany´s services on a regular basis, on a number of levels such as trade agreements, consulting and legal representation. The firm provides us efficient and professional service and is available in any subject including frequent meetings in Israel."
            Ofir Elasar | Sales Division Manager | Hishtil Ltd

            "DWF Germany´s team on distribution law, especially Dr. Mathias Reif and Dr. Christine von Hauch with their long time expertise, has comprehensively supported us in the set-up of our franchise system; beginning with the drafting of the franchise agreement, followed by the legal review of the operations manual, up to the advice in all legal matters arising in the process of execution. An important factor has always been the commercial advisory approach of the firm. We absolutely recommend the distribution law team of DWF Germany."
            André Kirsch | Commercial Director | GCM Gastro Concept Management GmbH

            Dr. Mathias Reif

            • Partner // Executive Partner (Cologne) // Head of Corporate & M&A (Germany)