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cooperation agreements

We advise you on the establishment of cooperation and draft the cooperation agreements.

The drafting of cooperation agreements is difficult, as there are no static model contracts for this purpose. Cooperation between different companies is characterized by different services, rights and obligations.

Cooperations are only possible with expert advice. In the initial phase, the partners should seek advice from us as tax advisors and lawyers. We help them with the subtleties.

The examples of cooperation agreements listed here can therefore only provide a first clue.

In addition, there are cooperation agreements that are more focused on the acceptance of services. These can be found under Commercial Law and Distribution Contracts.

First of all, the partners must agree on the purpose of the cooperation. You have to determine the marketing strategy before you start. This includes the offer, pricing policy, location and sales area.

Depending on the type of cooperation, different forms of cooperation are conceivable. The more binding the desired cooperation is, the more important it is to choose a binding legal form. For loose bindings, a written declaration of intent is sufficient. Bidders and consortiums usually form a civil law partnership (GbR). The cooperative is also popular because it requires only little effort to set up. Franchise systems are legally more complicated, but have the advantage that they can be individually designed.

We will help you with the financing and application for subsidies. Large projects often require substantial pre-financing. The partners have to agree on who will invest how much capital. They can also use outside capital or take advantage of government subsidy programmes.

Once the essential cornerstones of the cooperation have been established, we can enter into the contract. The following points should be laid down in the cooperation agreement:

  • Services
  • Participating trades
  • Prerequisites of participation
  • Voting rights
  • Organizations, organisation and management
  • Rights and obligations of members
  • Sanctions
  • Liability and warranty
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