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Commercial and Corporate Law

For Entrepreneurs and Managing Directors

  • Who will assist me as I set up my own business? I want it quick, efficient and economical.
  • As the managing director I was given instructions that could have major negative implications. Do I absolutely have to follow these instructions or will I face manager liability?
  • How do I defend myself in the case of a shareholder dispute?
  • My company is in a financial crisis. What measures can I take to prevent insolvency?

For founders of associations and societies, board members and auditors

  • What tax advantages does an association bring with it?
  • How do I best formulate the statutes of my association?
  • As a member of the association's board, can I be personally liable?
  • In our association some members argue. Should the arbitration body be called?

For Entrepreneurs and Commercial Agents

  • I have an excellent business idea. Which legal structure is most suitable for the implementation of my idea?
  • How do I have to create my website in order for it to be considered legally sound and avoid administrative penalties?
  • I worked in the company sales department of a firm and have acquired many clients. What compensation claims can I make as a commercial agent?
  • Who can take care of debt collection and claim outstanding balances from tardy business partners?

For Tradesmen

  • Who can help me navigate the jungle of trading regulations?
  • In my free time I like to program websites for my friends. Do I need a business license to do so?
  • Do I require a certificate of competence in order to exercise work in my intended industry?
  • What are the requirements in order to become a managing director of a company under trade law?

Reasons for Schmelz lawfirm

  • Commercial law and corporate law are among our favorite areas. Accompanying a young company on its way to success can be a tremendously fulfilling activity. Start growing with us!
  • Due to several years of experience in a large Viennese commercial law firm, we have comprehensive expertise in advising companies of all sizes: We are as familiar with the problems of young entrepreneurs and start-ups as they are with established entrepreneurs, with those of EPOs and SMEs as well with those of large corporations.
  • Together with our network partners, we offer entrepreneurs one-stop-shop solutions: You deliver your problem to us, we proffer a complete solution package.

Sound Consultancy: The KEYPOINT.

Here you can find us


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