An organ of the judiciary, the notary has a position which is independent of the state and principals/clients. On the basis of this special position, he advises the parties neutrally and comprehensively. He makes sure that the contracts are balanced. He supervises payments and takes care of entries in the land register and other registers.
The law stipulates that a notary must be involved in certain legal acts which have far-reaching consequences for the parties (e.g. the conclusion of real property sale and purchase agreements or the foundation of a capital company). If such acts are not notarised, they are null and void.
The scope of work of a notary also comprises the authentication of signatures and certification of copies, as well as the notarisation of actual events, such (e.g. shareholder meetings) and the issuance of certifications regarding facts, which the notary has witnessed in the course of his duties.
Our Notaries have performed numerous notarisations in the course of their duties, mainly in the area of real property and corporate law. They are available as impartial and independent legal advisors for all questions regarding the drafting of contracts and other legal acts.
Our notary office provides, amongst others, the following services:
- recording of affidavits
- issuance of certifications regarding the contents of the company register
- conflict mediation
Real Estate Law:
- sale and purchase agreements regarding real properties, condominiums and hereditary building rights
- property development agreements
- barter agreements
- creation or deletion of mortgages and land charges or easements of any kind (e.g. rights of way, conduit rights, usufructs)
- applications regarding lost land charge certificates
- partition of properties into condominiums
- creation of hereditary building rights
- notarisation of powers of attorney regarding the purchase or sale of real properties
Commercial and Corporate Law:
- Registration of single-member companies or partnerships with the company register
- Foundation of limited liability companies (GmbH) or public companies (Aktiengesellschaft)
- Sale and cession of shares in limited liability companies
- Resolutions of the shareholder meetings of limited liability companies or of the stockholders’ meeting of public companies
- Capital increases, mergers and other proceedings pursuant to the German Reorganisation of Companies Act (Umwandlungsgesetz)
- Applications to the company register
- Authentication of powers of attorney regarding the purchase or sale of shares