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English Desk

With over 25 years experience working in global firms in the City of London and in-house in Germany, our English Desk is uniquely placed to advise you on your business needs involving the UK, the US and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia in particular).

We have developed a powerful network of sector specialists that we can bring on board as required and if for any reason we cannot help you on all aspects of a particular matter, we will know someone who can. We work also with a number of independent US attorneys who can provide any US specific advice required for your US business needs.

Julien Sweeting is your first point of contact for the English Desk. Julien is an English and Irish qualified solicitor (1999) who has been a practicing lawyer in Germany for over a decade.

Our specialties

UK and International M&A and Investments

Our UK corporate law offering is extensively experienced in handling UK and overseas transactions in a variety of industries, and have experience all the way across the incorporation-to-exit life cycle. If you’re looking to acquire or invest in another company or considering an exit, getting the details right from the ‘get go’ is essential to ensure a smooth transaction, keeping your costs down and realising as much value from your deal as possible. With over 25 years UK and international M&A experience, as well as an enviable track record in closing all size of transactions across differing industry sectors, we are a robust first point of call for your legal needs.

Recent Highlights include:

  • • Advising a family office on a variety of strategic minority investments in UK and EU food & drinks manufacturing businesses
  • • Acting for a Swiss mid-sized pharmaceutical company on the acquisition of various brand rights for the German and Austrian markets from a large UK pharma group
  • • Advising a large US conglomerate on a strategic acquisition in Germany in the food packaging industry

English Commercial Law

Commercial contracting is our ‘bread and butter’ offering. We handle a wide range of these on a daily basis and a are experts in advising on all types of commercial contracts governed by English law, including:

  • Manufacturing and supply agreements
  • IP licensing and distribution agreements
  • Development and Partnering agreements
  • Standard terms of business
  • IT contracts, including software development and licensing
  • Data processing arrangements

We also handle contractual and commercial disputes and look to provide effective legal and negotiating solutions to resolve these. In the event that litigation services are required, we will work with expert barristers and other litigation sector experts in the UK to successfully manage the ongoing disputes in a cost efficient way for you.

We also support extensively on US commercial contracting and have negotiated multiple services agreements with large US corporates. Where specific US legal advice is required, we have a large network of US attorneys that can support as needed.

With a decade spent in-house within industry, we combine sophisticated advice and commercial acumen developed during our years embedded within the industry. We deliver tailored and ‘to the point’ advice to help you grow your business in a cost effective and timely way.

Life Sciences

In addition to the Commercial Contracts expertise (See English Commercial Law), we have significant UK pharmaceutical sector experience. Please see our life sciences page for further details.

UK Employment Law

We have extensive expertise in developing employment solutions for your workforce. UK employment law is complex and often changing, so it’s crucial to get the details right and take appropriate legal advice as early as possible.

We can support you in the following ways:

  • Providing advice on employee and independent contractor status
  • Negotiating employment contracts & consultancy agreements
  • Employment policies, procedures, and staff handbooks
  • Share option schemes (actual or phantom)
  • Handling day-to-day HR queries
  • Business reorganisations and redundancies
  • Managing dismissals and negotiating settlement agreements
  • Immigration law, sponsor licenses and visa routes
  • All other HR and employment law related enquiries

Inward Invesments into Germany

We can advise on all your inward investment needs in Germany, providing an effective interface with local lawyers and tax specialists.

Your contact person for English Desk

Why Bartsch?

Rüdiger Strubel
Marc Blaha
Sabine Przerwok
Julien Sweeting, LL.M. (London)
Joachim Dorschel
Hendrik Stroborn
Wolfgang Döring
Dr. Gerhard Wagner
Daniel Scharpf
Dr. Oliver Klein
Dr. Thomas Scharpf
Alexandra Steg, LL.B.
Ulrich A. Goetz
Florian Krug
Prof. Dr. Michael Bartsch
Constanze Stallecker
Dr. Stephanie Funk
Dr. habil. Christian Förster
Bernhard Fritz
Dr. Alexander Hoff
Sarah Zentner
Dr. Reinhard Möller
Marin Mrvelj
Rüdiger Strubel
Marc Blaha
Sabine Przerwok
Julien Sweeting, LL.M. (London)
Joachim Dorschel
Hendrik Stroborn
Wolfgang Döring
Dr. Gerhard Wagner
Daniel Scharpf
Dr. Oliver Klein
Dr. Thomas Scharpf
Alexandra Steg, LL.B.
Ulrich A. Goetz
Florian Krug
Prof. Dr. Michael Bartsch
Constanze Stallecker
Dr. Stephanie Funk
Dr. habil. Christian Förster
Bernhard Fritz
Dr. Alexander Hoff
Sarah Zentner
Dr. Reinhard Möller
Marin Mrvelj
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Bahnhofstraße 10
76137 Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. Michael Bartsch
Constanze Stallecker
Sarah Zentner
Joachim Dorschel
Sabine Przerwok
Hendrik Stroborn
Florian Krug
Marc Blaha
Alexandra Steg, LL.B.
Wolfgang Döring
Rüdiger Strubel
Ulrich A. Goetz
Dr. Oliver Klein
Dr. habil. Christian Förster
Dr. Gerhard Wagner
Daniel Scharpf
Dr. Reinhard Möller
Bernhard Fritz
Marin Mrvelj
Dr. Stephanie Funk
Julien Sweeting, LL.M. (London)
Dr. Thomas Scharpf
Dr. Alexander Hoff
Prof. Dr. Michael Bartsch
Constanze Stallecker
Sarah Zentner
Joachim Dorschel
Sabine Przerwok
Hendrik Stroborn
Florian Krug
Marc Blaha
Alexandra Steg, LL.B.
Wolfgang Döring
Rüdiger Strubel
Ulrich A. Goetz
Dr. Oliver Klein
Dr. habil. Christian Förster
Dr. Gerhard Wagner
Daniel Scharpf
Dr. Reinhard Möller
Bernhard Fritz
Marin Mrvelj
Dr. Stephanie Funk
Julien Sweeting, LL.M. (London)
Dr. Thomas Scharpf
Dr. Alexander Hoff
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Bahnhofstraße 10
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