Public procurement law

Public procurement law is becoming increasingly important. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness to check award procedures of the public sector. The need for public authorities to seek legal counselling is thus considerable. Meeting this need is one of our tasks. Legal advice for tendering requires not only knowledge of basic public […]

Mergers and acquisitions

We advise German and foreign enterprises as well as entrepreneurs during all phases of company transactions. Such counselling includes: Acquisition and sale of companies Joint ventures Structuring of transactions Confidentiality agreements Letters of intent Due diligence Negotiating contracts Management of contracts and documentation of transactions Merger control Settling post-transaction conflicts For international transactions, we cooperate […]

Government liability law

Regional bodies of all governmental levels and other public entities, associations and insurers for municipalities as well as public utility companies have been engaging our law firm for many years to represent them in ligation relating to issues of governmental liability, damage claims and general liability law.

Litigation / Arbitration / Mediation

Our practice aims to find timely and cost-effective solutions for our clients on contentious disputes. In most cases, it is possible to settle these out of court. Should it be necessary, we act on behalf of our clients in court or before state authorities and, accordingly, in arbitration or mediation.

Healthcare law

For a long time we have helped physicians in creating the appropriate legal basis for their profession. We provide advice related to: Choice of an appropriate type of private practice Sale and purchase of clinics Preparation of contracts for the cooperation of physicians Employment law matters related to medical professionals Employment and cooperative contracts Admission to providing licenses by […]

Media law

We represent media-related businesses. We are involved in obtaining requisite licences. An essential part of our practice for media industry businesses is the structuring of collaborations. This includes assisting in the foundation of cooperative business as well as, for example the draft of marketing contracts.

Commercial and distribution law

Our clients span a diverse scope of industries and such are our tasks in this area of law. We draft supplier contracts and are involved in all aspects of sales structures, be it for sales representatives, licensed distributors or franchisees. We also specialise in advising on creating national and international joint ventures, in particular, involving […]

Corporate law

In the field of corporate law, we provide assistance, in particular with private company law, limited liability company law and stock corporation law, from the founding of a company to, as may be the case, a liquidation. This may include: Drafting and modification of corporate agreements Merger, demerger or change in the legal form of […]

Family and inheritance law

We represent our clients in family matters, in particular in court disputes involving divorce, alimony and child support. Furthermore, we assist with the drafting of pre-nuptial agreements, post-divorce agreements, guardianship powers of attorney or matters relating to the rights of guardianship. We guide our clients in inheritance law with regard to last wills, for example, […]

Construction and real estate law

We have a strong practice handling all aspects of construction and real estate law. Our counselling covers the entire life cycle of real estate – notably the acquisition of property, the conclusion of all fundamental contracts in order to realise a project, all necessary public permits, as well as leasing out, re-sale and other usages. […]

Banking and capital investment law

We advise financial institutions on bank regulatory issues and contracts for bank operations. We have substantial experience in settling out-of-court disputes between financial institutions and their customers, encompassing all facets of banking law, in particular, involving loan agreements and realising collateral. We counsel on prospectus liability and other disputes related to the purchase of capital […]

Employment law

We work for private and public enterprises, for executives and employees, in all areas in employment law, including in particular: Employment agreements and personal service agreements Target agreements, incentives, bonuses Company pensions and benefit regulations Agreements for delegating employees abroad Termination agreements, dismissals, respective litigation Co-determination of works councils in private and public enterprises Plant regulations Regulations on […]

Tiana Sobl

Healthcare law specialist Expertise: Health care law Tiana Sobl has extensive litigation experience assisting physicians, hospitals and insurance companies in medical liability issues. Career: Universities of Würzburg, Munich and London 2002 Admitted to the bar 2012 Krömer | Steger | Westhoff 2014 Qualification as health care law specialist Foreign languages: English Spanish Contact:Fon: +49 211 […]

Felicitas Heid-Renner

Family law specialistMediator Expertise: Family law Inheritance law Career: University of Cologne 1988 Admitted to the bar 1988 – 2012 Private practice in Hilden 2001 Qualification as family law specialist 2012 Krömer | Steger | Westhoff Memberships: Network Mediation Mettmann Verein VorsorgeAnwälte Deutschland e.V. Contact:Fon: +49 211 86488 0Fax: +49 211 131952Email:

Gerhard R. Fries

Construction and architect law specialist Expertise: Real estate law Project development and project supervision law Construction and architect contract law Commercial leasing and residential properties law Public construction law Governmental liability law Career: Universities of Trier and Lausanne 2000 Admitted to the bar 2000 – 2001 In-house counsel HOCHTIEF AG 2001 – 2006 ARCON Rechtsanwälte/avocado rechtsanwälte 2005 […]

Robert Steger

maître en droit (Paris)Employment law specialist Expertise: Employment law Real estate law Commercial property leasing law Career: Universities of Münster and Paris 2003 Admitted to the bar 2003 Krömer | Steger | Westhoff 2009 Employment law specialist Foreign languages: English French Contact:Fon: +49 211 86488 0Fax: +49 211 131952Email:

Thomas A. Oerter

Expertise: Corporate law M&A Commercial and distribution law Employment law Thomas advises, in particular, international clients and their German subsidiaries. Career: University of Cologne 1988 Admitted to the bar 1988 – 1997 Oppenhoff & Rädler, Cologne and Brussels 1997 – 2004 Hölters & Elsing, Düsseldorf 2004 – 2015 B.B.O.R.S Kreuznacht, Düsseldorf 2015 Krömer | Steger | […]

Dr. Roger Schaack

LL.M. Tohoku-University / Sendai (Japan)Commercial and corporate law specialist Expertise: Corporate law M&A Commercial and distribution law Banking law Public procurement law Media law Career: Banker Universities of Tübingen und Munich 1988 Admitted to the bar 1988 Krömer | Steger | Westhoff 1989 PhD, University of Tübingen 1992 Graduate degree, Tohoku-University of Sendai (Japan) 2006 […]

Dr. Stefan Westhoff

Employment law specialist Expertise: Employment law Career: Universities of Marburg, Munich and Cologne 1971 – 1977 Assistant professor, University of Cologne 1975 PhD, University of Cologne 1977 Admitted to the bar 1977 – 1982 Galler, Meyer-Landrut, Miller, Westhoff,Düsseldorf 1983 – 1994 Paefgen, Westhoff, Düsseldorf 1995 Krömer | Steger | Westhoff Foreign languages: English Publications: “Die Inhaltskontrolle von Arbeitsverträgen” […]