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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 is focussed on commercial and international business law.

The firm mainly advises german and international companies in all relevant sectors of business law. Within the spectrum of our advice, the firm is particularly focussed on International Contracting, Life Science, Agrochemical Product Authorisations ,Intellectual Property,& Anti- Counterfeiting, M&A, EU-Law,, EU- Parallel Trade, all aspects of Commercial and Corporate Law, Sports Law, Litigation incl. Interim Injunctions to realise quick decisions by German Courts.

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 its clients. The firm's particular competence are the following practice areas:

- Corporate and Commercial law (incl. M&A,Joint Ventures, Due Diligence);
- Agrochemical Law ( EU-Product Authorizations; Mutual Recognitions;Legal Representation at Authorities)
- Intellectual Property (including Anti-Counterfeiting, Unfair Competition, Trademark);
- EU-Regulations;
- National and International Contracts;
- Inheritance Law (especially Corporate Succession);
- Sports Law (including Arbitration at CAS/Lausanne ,Sponsoring, Media, International Transfers);
- International Trade ;
- Litigation and Arbitration;
- French Law.

With view to the close cooperation with our cooperation partner in Munich, Rechtsanwalt Dr.Thomas Summerer 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 legal services with regard to agrochemical product authorisations in the European market and EU parallel trade. Attorney Dr. Peter E. Ouart is for more than 20 years one of the most renowned and experienced international experts, not only advising the german and international Industry but also for many years the German Chemical Industry’s Association (IVA) and with close contacts to the competent German and EU -authorities .


Attorney Dr. Ouart is, in parallel to his activities as lawyer, chairman of the renowned German Association for the Law of Succession ("Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erbrechtskunde e.V."), an association of more than 100 members (lawyers, tax advisors, accountants and notaries) in 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 also very active in Mannheim, Frankfurt and Stuttgart.

German lawyers are admitted to practice in all jurisdictions of Germany, hence you can contact us even if you require legal advice in other German regions..

Languages spoken are English, German and French.

 
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