I help freelancers, streamers, game developers, IT service providers, esports teams and other creatives start a business. The creation of a new company opens up a wide range of possibilities for the implementation of one’s own ideas – but also poses dangers, because numerous legal pitfalls can pose a considerable financial risk for the start-up, the founders as well as the investors.
In doing so, I combine my own experience as an entrepreneur and founder with my experience as a lawyer. What is important to me when advising is complete individuality based on the needs of the client and a design in a way that brings a clear added value to my client through my cooperation.
As a rule, my advice begins with discussing which legal form makes sense and what advantages and disadvantages arise from the respective legal forms. Afterwards, I advise and accompany clients in the founding phase and help with advice to notaries, courts and authorities. In doing so, I take away the fear of starting a business and advise in case of uncertainty regarding the individual steps.
Preparatory contracts such as shareholder contracts, NDA, project contracts or slicing pie agreements are provided by clients at the time necessary and advise at the interfaces of tax advice, social security and commercial law. A focus was also on protecting your own idea for pitches with clients. For the founders, I prepare expert opinions on the feasibility of business models and the legal risks, so that these opinions can be used in investor discussions.
Of course, I can advise particularly effectively in my fields of digital media, computer games and e-sports and therefore also pay attention to numerous business aspects in the establishment and contract design in this area. But I can also provide qualified advice in the field of e-commerce and other IT issues, as my own personal area of interest lies in the special questions, challenges and developments of the digital development of our society.
I can help founders with the often frighteningly large number of economic, strategic and legal issues.
After the foundation, I regularly accompany my clients in the growth, negotiations and legal issues surrounding investors, employees, customers and suppliers, and in cooperation with other experts I can also keep an eye on the tax aspects.
I regularly answer questions from trademark law, competition law and copyright in the form of an outsourced legal department. It is always important to me to reduce personal liability, protect your own ideas and brands, protect against warnings from competitors and provide legal support in connection with investors and contractors.
I support clients throughout the entire life cycle, many of which have been in place for more than 10 years.