Drafting and processing of contracts (purchase contracts, loan agreements, leases, etc.)


Germany

Your reliable lawyer in contract law

To avoid any unpleasant surprises, our specialists in German contract law can draft all of your contracts and check them for legal certainty. Particularly important is the checking of purchase contracts, checking of loan agreements and checking of lease contracts. You can find extensive information on purchasing property in the paragraph entitled "Property and right of abode", under the subheading “Consultation concerning the purchase, sale and leasing of property”.

Ask a lawyer to engage in checking of leases

We will provide advice on leasing and residential property law to tenants and landlords of residential and commercial property of any size. We will adapt this to the particularities of German residential and tenancy law, so you can enjoy comprehensive advice and support relating to your lease. There are certain areas where it is better for a lawyer to examine the contract, such as those relating to initiation, length and termination of the lease contract, house rules, and billing of operating costs and additional costs. It should also include clauses relating to cosmetic repairs, permission regarding sub-leasing, and other issues. Irrespective of the size and intended purpose of the property in question, the amount, form and payment of the rent must be clarified, as well as rights and obligations in the event of any defects or disturbances of the peace.

The small print: a case for a specialist in contract law

Whether you're purchasing a house, a financial investment, car, yacht or any other item in daily life, you should always pay close attention to the details – the so-called small print. If you allow us to accurately draw up your purchase contract, you can rest assured you're leaving nothing to chance. The same is true if you allow us to perform checking of purchase contracts that you have been given. In the event of any defects, we will support you in the assertion of warranty claims, warranties or compensation. Thanks to our international law offices, we can also act as your specialist in contract law in cross-border purchases, providing advice in instances where the object of purchase comes from a foreign country, if the transport of the goods crosses over national borders, and advising on customs regulations to be observed. You might also like to take a look at the section entitled "Enforcement and defence of claims".

Loan agreements: various formats, but always well secured

The question of when and how the repayment of a loan is to be made, and which securities may be issued, can be decisive in structuring your loan agreements. The various situations in which loans might be given are as diverse as life itself. Accordingly, our specialist lawyers in contract law will provide you with relevant and comprehensive advice. This applies regardless of whether you want to issue a guarantee for the purpose of securing a loan (within the meaning of §§ 765 et. seq. German Civil Code) or for registering a surety mortgage on your property. We can work on behalf of debt collection agencies, individuals and freelance professionals, taking care of debt collection and the management of claims, as well as the drawing up of any relevant contracts: assignment of claims, instalment payment agreements and collateral contracts. With regard to larger purchases, or those relating to your business, our specialists in contract law will check and draw up surety agreements, whether they be pledged transfers, a transfer by way of security of goods, or the surrender of other security goods.

In relation to tenancies, we will assume the enforcement of the right of lien. If you are a shareholder of your company and you want to ensure the company's financing by means of a shareholder loan, we will guarantee you a legally sound and tax optimised structure.

Drafting and checking of purchase contracts, and others, by lawyers

Why not allow a lawyer to draw up and check your contracts? Here at the Viehbacher law firm, we are at your disposal to answer all questions relating to German and international contract law. Get in touch with us!


Austria

Contracts determine our everyday routines in so many areas of life. The design of the contract can have a huge influence on how successful and beneficial the intended purpose of the contract is. This is why the Viehbacher law firm are experts in the details of contract law. We will help you to draw up new contracts and check the legal soundness of any existing ones; checking of purchase contracts or checking of leases, for example. As lawyers specialising in contract law in Vienna, the focus of our activities is on purchase contracts, loan agreements and leases./p>

Ask a lawyer to check your lease contracts

Lease contracts are not always designed in such a way that they fully grant each of the contracting parties all of the rights legally available to them. We can therefore provide advice to tenants and landlords of residential and commercial property of any size. We have extensive knowledge of Austrian tenancy law and, when checking any contracts in this field, we pay particular attention to the initiation, time limit, duration and termination of lease agreements, and the house rules, as well as operating costs and additional costs. Other areas where we can provide checking of leases include any agreed-upon responsibilities for repairs and maintenance measures, issues of sub-letting, the amount, form and payment of the rent, as well as rights and obligations in the event of any defects or disturbances of the peace.

The small print: a case for a specialist in contract law

The success of a business is often found in the contractual details, the so-called small print. Whether you're looking to buy a house or a car, make an investment or take out a service agreement, in many instances it is advisable for a savvy lawyer to carefully check through the paperwork. We will check and draft any contract for you and in the event of any defects, we will support you in the assertion of guarantee claims, warranties or compensation. The fact that our offices are in different jurisdictions means we are perfectly placed to give advice on contract law relating to cross-border transactions, and other relevant areas of law such as customs legislation. You might also like to take a look at the section entitled "Enforcement and defence of claims".

Loan agreements: various formats, but always well secured

We advise taking particular care when it comes to loan agreements. Even the smallest defect can have considerable economic consequences. In order to ensure maximum legal certainty, the question of when and how the repayment of a loan is to be made, and which securities may be issued, should be regulated in detail. The issues at play and scenarios are so variable that only in-depth legal advice will be able to provide an overview and find the optimal solution. We can also work on behalf of debt collection agencies, individual persons and freelance professionals, taking care of debt collection and the management of claims, as well as the drawing up of any relevant contracts. With regard to larger purchases, or those relating to your business, our specialists in contract law will check and draw up surety agreements. We take over enforcement of the right of lien in tenancies and will always find the most legally sound and fiscally optimised structure for the creation of shareholder loans for corporate finance.

Drafting and checking of contracts by lawyers

The legal drafting and checking of purchase contracts, to take one example, is both worthwhile and creates security. The lawyers at Viehbacher are at your disposal to answer all questions relating to Austrian and international contract law. Get in touch with us!


Contract Law in Liechtenstein

While they usually go practically unnoticed, a variety of contracts are concluded on a daily basis. Few people are aware that even straightforward shopping in the supermarket constitutes a purchase contract in legal terms. This makes it all the more important to secure the various legal relationships and to avoid unnecessary risks. Careful checking of purchase contracts is essential. The fact that in German the word for ‘take’ (vertragen) is found in the word for a contract (Vertrag) shows just to what extent contract law guarantees a peaceful coexistence that is moulded by respect.

The lawyers and tax consultants at the Viehbacher law firm will be right by your side as your competent partner in contract law. Our lawyers are specialists in the entire field of contract law. Whether it's a case of drawing up contracts, checking of leases, or asserting your contractual claims, taking advantage of our expertise will mean you can avoid any unpleasant surprises. The small size of Liechtenstein means that it is quite often necessary to carry out cross-border contractual relationships that are legally compliant, or to have to enforce claims abroad. This is where you can benefit from the fact that our legal offices are located in five different countries. As experts in the contract law of Liechtenstein, we can provide you with extensive advice on domestic contract law and the contract law of neighbouring countries, as well as asserting and enforcing your rights.

The very diversity of contract law prevents us from making any blanket statements at this point. However, the most relevant types of contract are briefly discussed below.

In every instance we would advise you to allow an expert to draw up and check your contracts. We are available to answer any of your questions about aspects of contract law in Liechtenstein. The same applies to any concerns and issues you might have about international contract law - just get in touch!

  1. Sales law
  2. Ask a lawyer to begin checking of leases for you
  3. Loan agreements

1. Sales law

Numerous purchase contracts are concluded on a daily basis. Whether you are talking about doing the weekly shop, acquiring a financial investment, or buying property or vehicles, agreeing on the details involved is usually of the utmost importance. Only if the contract is worded specifically so that it is oriented to your wishes and needs will you have the certainty that what you intended has indeed been contractually agreed. Our lawyers are skilled in Liechtenstein and international contract law. With our checking of purchase contracts you can be safe in the knowledge that they meet your requirements, and even if you have already concluded a contract, our experts can always review it at any time. If necessary, our lawyers can represent your needs more fully by renegotiating the contract.

Our expertise in contract law means that, above all, we can support you in the event of any defects; for example, if you need to assert legal warranties, guarantees, or even make compensation claims, then we can also enforce them on your behalf, if necessary. Our international locations mean that we are best placed to be your competent partner for cross-border purchases. Whether the object of purchase is located abroad, the transport of the goods goes over national borders, or customs regulations need to be observed, our offices will cooperate to advise you effectively and efficiently.

2. Ask a lawyer to begin checking of leases for you

When it comes to leasing and residential property law, we can advise both tenants and landlords. Irrespective of the scale, we will advise you on all aspects of tenancy law in relation to residential and commercial property. Starting with tenancy law in the Principality of Liechtenstein, we will provide you with comprehensive support and advice on this matter. In addition to those elements that are most often disputed – initiation of the lease, cosmetic repairs, billing of operating and additional costs, duration and termination of the lease agreement – we can also support you with any issues relating to payment of rent. In summary, our best advice would be to ask a lawyer to be involved in the drafting and checking of leases!

In addition, we will help you with any communications with the land registry office so that the lease contract will be upheld in any circumstances.

3. Loan agreements

Some purchases are very capital intensive and far exceed the existing equity. In order to implement an acquisition it can be necessary to use borrowed capital by means of a loan. The amount of the loan, any possible collateral security and the repayment regulations can be decisive, with far-reaching consequences, when drawing up the loan agreement. However, events should always be considered individually and in context so that, irrespective of whether you are lending or borrowing, you can receive comprehensive advice from our lawyers.

We can take care of debt collection and the management of claims on behalf of individuals, freelance professionals and debt collection agencies. Please also have a look at our other specialist area, international recovery of claims.

When it comes to acquisitions or investments in an entrepreneurial or operational context, as experts in contract law we will examine and draw up any necessary surety agreements.

In any event, we can ensure that loan agreements are drawn up to optimise both the legal and tax aspects. Our tax consultants make this possible. Get in contact with us!


Swiss Contract Law

The Viehbacher law firm of lawyers and tax consultants will act as your reliable lawyer in contract law. A particularly important group of contracts are the purchase contracts, loan agreements and lease contracts. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, our specialists in Swiss contract law can begin drafting and checking of purchase contracts or leases for legal certainty. You can find extensive information on purchasing property in the paragraph entitled “Property and right of abode”, under the subheading, “Consultation on the purchase, sale and leasing of property”.

Ask a lawyer to start checking of leases for you

We will provide advice on leasing and residential property law to tenants and landlords of residential and commercial property, whatever the size. We will adapt this to the particularities of Swiss residential and tenancy law so you can enjoy comprehensive advice and support relating to your lease. There are certain areas where it is better to use a lawyer for checking of leases, such as those relating to initiation, length and termination of the lease contract, house rules, and billing of operating costs and additional costs. It should also include clauses relating to cosmetic repairs, permission regarding sub-leasing, and other issues. Irrespective of the size and intended purpose of the property in question, the amount, form and payment of the rent must be clarified, as well as rights and obligations in the event of any defects or disturbances of the peace.

The small print: a case for a specialist in contract law

Whether you're purchasing a house, a financial investment, car, yacht or any other item in daily life, you should always pay close attention to the details – the so-called small print. If you allow us to accurately draw up your purchase contract, you can rest assured you're leaving nothing to chance. If you are looking for checking of purchase contracts that you have been given, the same holds true. In the event of any defects, we will support you in the assertion of warranty claims, warranties or compensation. Thanks to our international law offices, we can also act as your specialist in contract law in cross-border purchases, providing advice in instances where the object of purchase comes from foreign country, if the transport of goods crosses over national borders, and advising on customs regulations to be observed. You might also like to take a look at the section entitled "Enforcement and defence of claims".

Loan agreements: various formats, but always well secured

The question of when and how the repayment of a loan is to be made, and which securities may be issued, can be decisive in structuring your loan agreements. The various situations in which loans might be given are as diverse as life itself. Accordingly, our specialist lawyers in contract law will provide you with relevant and comprehensive advice. This applies regardless of whether you want to issue a guarantee for the purpose of securing a loan (within the meaning of Article 492 et seq. of the Swiss Code of Obligations) or for registering a surety mortgage on your property. We can work on behalf of debt collection agencies, individual persons and freelance professionals, taking care of debt collection and the management of claims, as well as the drawing up of any relevant contracts: assignment of claims, instalment payment agreements and collateral contracts. With regard to larger purchases, or those relating to your business, our specialists in contract law will check and draw up surety agreements, whether they be pledged transfers, a transfer by way of security of goods, or the surrender of other security goods.

In relation to tenancies, we will assume enforcement of the right of lien. If you are a shareholder of your company and you want to ensure the company's financing by means of a shareholder loan, we will guarantee you a legally sound and tax optimised structure.

Drafting and checking of purchase contracts, and others, by lawyers

Why not allow a lawyer to draw up and check your contracts? Here at the Viehbacher law firm, we are at your disposal to answer all questions relating to Swiss and international contract law. Get in touch with us! 


Italy

Our information in the English language concerning preparation and conclusion of contracts (sales agreements, loan agreements, lease agreements, etc.) in Italy is currently still being developed. We kindly ask for your understanding. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us directly with your queries and concerns. For over ten years now, we have been advising our clients in five different countries on the preparation and conclustion of contracts. With us you are always competently advised and well represented. We look forward to receiving your message or call!

Your contact persons

Lothar Bücherl, Rechtsanwalt

» Lothar Bücherl

Lawyer

email: l.buecherl@viehbacher.com

Silvia Hess, Rechtsanwältin

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Lawyer

email: s.hess@viehbacher.com

Irina Schulz, Rechtsanwältin

» Irina Schulz

Lawyer

email: i.schulz@viehbacher.com

Yuanjing Ma, LL.M., China Consultant

» Yuanjing Ma

LL.M., China Consultant

email: y.ma@viehbacher.com

Johannes N. Viehbacher, Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht

» Johannes N. Viehbacher

Lawyer, Specialist solicitor for international commercial law

email: j.viehbacher@viehbacher.com

 

Your contact persons

Mag. Florian Proxauf, Rechtsanwalt

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Lawyer

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Dr. Lothar Stix, LL.M., LL.M., Rechtsanwalt

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LL.M., LL.M., Lawyer

email: wien@viehbacher.com

 

Your contact persons

Dr. Christian Presoly, Rechtsanwalt

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Lawyer

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Lic. iur. Daniel R. Tschikof, LL.M., Rechtsanwalt

» Lic. iur. Daniel R. Tschikof

LL.M., Lawyer

email: d.tschikof@viehbacher.com

 

Johannes N. Viehbacher, Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht

» Johannes N. Viehbacher

Lawyer, Specialist solicitor for international commercial law

email: j.viehbacher@viehbacher.com

Your contact persons

Peter Fröhlich, Rechtsanwalt und Dipl. Steuerexperte

» Peter Fröhlich

Lawyer and Certified Tax Expert

email: p.froehlich@viehbacher.com

Susanne Hirschberg, LL.M., Rechtsanwältin

» Susanne Hirschberg

LL.M., Lawyer

email: s.hirschberg@viehbacher.com

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