Assets, Succession, Foundations

"Strengths: Long-standing contacts to Mittelstand company owners and Swiss banks; vast trust and charity law know-how.“

(JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018 and 2016/2017)

At BEITEN BURKHARDT we provide advice to both companies and wealthy individuals on issues of succession and asset structuring.

We devise concepts for succession and assets, advise on anticipated inheritance and protect estates against enforcement proceedings, whilst always ensuring the most beneficial tax structure is implemented.

With considerable experience in the establishment of foundations and trusts, we can develop suitable corporate and asset succession structures. Our team drafts and structures the relevant statutes and ensures the charitable status criteria are met.

We also represent heirs and beneficiaries in disputes where company assets form part of an estate.


The "foundation law experts of BEITEN BURKHARDT fully understand the needs of foundations", have in-depth knowledge of the non-profit sector" and provide an "excellent" and "extremely fast" service as well as "professional consultancy".
(Legal 500 Germany 2018)

"BEITEN BURKHARDT offers ‘very personalised and appropriate service’ and has a number of long-term clients.“
(Legal 500 Germany 2017)

Beiten Burkhardt gives ‘bespoke and applicable advice’ to clients.
(Legal 500 EMEA 2017)