Trade, Distribution and Logistics
For more than 50 years, we have cooperated closely with AGA, one of the most important business associations with over 3,500 members, particularly for companies of the wholesale and foreign trade. In addition, we keep in close contact with other business and umbrella associations specializing in trade and distribution as well as with the industrial and commercial chambers.
This sound network and, above all, numerous client relationships with well-known national and international companies prove that we know the daily business in the wholesale and retail trade, import and export, and in terms of the logistics necessary for these industries. Due to decades of experience in this field, we are a reliable partner to cover all associated legal issues.
Our clients also appreciate us as advisors in strategic projects, frequently with an international scope: in the acquisition of companies, the setup of new sales organizations, or the development of entirely new business segments. Since the world of trade and logistics is as fast-paced as ever, individual legal solutions and frame conditions are needed. Digitization is a driver that forces many companies to rethink and adapt their business models and value chains. Such change processes need to accompanied by legal advice.
In such projects, we can rely on the expertise of our respective specialists in distribution, transportation, corporate, labor or IT law. Our in-depth knowledge of the sector creates legal advice that looks at our clients’ issues from all the necessary perspectives, thus presenting solutions that allow it to keep pace with the rapid development of these sectors.
Antitrust and Merger Control
Merging companies involves delicate growth processes. Authorities and competitors become increasingly aware that antitrust violations create the space to attack. Informed legal advice, therefore, must be part of a company’s strategic orientation. SKW Schwarz offers precisely that. It is the satisfaction of our clients that measures our service. We are especially renowned for representing matters to do with media, IT and software, e-commerce, publishing, and information services. Overall, however, our clients operate in sectors as various as energy, climate technology, and consumer goods.learn more
Commercial and Distribution
As the world evolves, the demands on trade and logistics grow. Good illustrations are digital changes in the wholesale and retail sectors, just-in-time productions, or entirely new delivery means such as drone logistics. In these areas, we collaborate with practice groups that are nationwide leaders on technological topics. Also, we offer the necessary specialization in commercial and distribution law to solve our clients’ individual problems effectively.learn more
Customs and Foreign Trade
Navy Admiral Grace Hopper once argued that “we’ve always done it this way”. This statement applies to customs and foreign trade law. But it describes a very dangerous scenario.learn more
Transport and Logistics
An industry that is always in motion needs legal advice that does not stand still. Our clients can find this legal advice at SKW Schwarz, which becomes clear by simply looking at the highly individual contracts drafted by our lawyers. Apart from the regular requirements of logistics law, these contracts also take into account client-centered issues such as data protection.learn more