Lawyers

Lawyers experienced in corporate consultancy offer you the service and accuracy of a legal department, always committed to the basic idea of giving preference to out-of-court solutions over protracted court proceedings and avoiding conflicts through early advice and involvement in contract negotiations.

Dr. Sabine Altmeyer, LL. M. eur.

Status

Partner, lawyer, specialist attorney in commercial and corporate law and international business law

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  • National and international contract law, in particular also distribution contracts, arbitration contracts, UN sales law
  • Commercial and corporate law
  • European law, private international law

Languages

German, English, French, Italian

Dr. Altmeyer’s work focuses on commercial law and corporate law.

Through her many years of consulting work for companies in the automotive supply industry, the steel processing industry as well as for engineering companies, architects and construction companies, she has extensive experience in contract drafting, both on a national and international level. She is also a lecturer in these areas and regularly provides in-house training for her clients’ staff. She accompanies and advises both domestic companies in their foreign activities and foreign companies doing business in Germany.

Dr. Altmeyer also has in-depth knowledge on European law issues; she regularly advises companies on issues of state aid law, public procurement law and European company law, as well as private individuals on issues of EU inheritance law.

Career

  • Bank clerk, final examination 1984
  • Universities of Saarbrücken and Exeter, Great Britain; 1st State Law Examination, 1992
  • Higher Regional Court of Saarbrücken, 2nd State Law Examination, 1995
  • Certificate in Postgraduate Course on European Studies, Europa-Institut of Saarland University, 1995
  • Admission to the bar 1996
  • Master of European Law, Europa-Institut of Saarland University, 1998
  • University of the Saarland, Dr. jur., 2004
  • Specialist attorney in commercial and corporate law, 2008
  • Specialist attorney in international business law, 2015

Memberships

  • Saarland Bar Association
  • German Bar Association
  • Working Group on Commercial and Corporate Law (DAV)
  • Working Group on International Legal Relations (DAV)

Publications

  • State Aid in Violation of Community Law – Recovery and its Enforcement in European Community Law and German Law, 1998
  • Protection of Legitimate Expectations in European Community Law and in German Law – A Presentation Based on the Case Law of the European Court of Justice and the German Specialised Courts, 2004
  • Unification of Inheritance Law in Europe – The Draft of an “EU Inheritance Law Regulation”, 2010

Tilmann Lahann, LL.M. eur.

Status

Partner, lawyer, specialist attorney in commercial and corporate law

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Areas of expertise:

  • Commercial and corporate law
  • Intellectual property law, licence agreements
  • European business law, in particular state aid and public procurement law
  • General civil law, in particular contract law with further focus on family and inheritance law

Languages

German, English, French

Mr. Lahann’s work focuses on commercial and corporate law, as well as general civil law. He advises on a wide range of corporate law issues. One focus of his advice is in the area of business start-ups.
Mr. Lahann has in-depth knowledge of European and international business law, which he acquired during his work for the Brussels office of Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and during his work as a research assistant at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University, Chair of Professor Dr W. Meng.
Mr. Lahann regularly works as a lecturer in the areas of international business law and European competition and labour law for Saarland University, Kehl University of Public Administration and the international study programmes of the ASKO Europa-Stiftung.

Career

  • Saarland University, 1st State Law Examination 2005
  • Europa-Institut of Saarland University, Postgraduate Course in European Integration, 2006
  • Higher Regional Court Saarbrücken, 2nd State Law Examination 2008
  • Research assistant at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University, Chair of Prof. Dr. W. Meng
  • Admission to the bar in 2008
  • Lawyer at Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Brussels 2008/2009
  • Specialist attorney for commercial and corporate law, 2015

Memberships

  • Saarland Bar Association
  • Forum Young Lawyers at the German Bar Association
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (ZEuS)
    Publications
  • The Case Law of the WTO Dispute Settlement Bodies in 2009 and 2010, together with Ass. iur. Mareike Fröhlich and Ass. iur. Anja Trautmann, Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien, 2011, p. 163ff.
  • The Horizontal Inhouse Awarding, Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien, 2010, p. 64ff.
  • Gambling Services in the Light of WTO Law, together with Prof. Dr. Werner Meng in Gebhardt, Grüsser-Sinopoli, Glücksspiel in Deutschland, 2008, p. 255ff.
  • The New Mediation Directive, Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien, 2008, p. 359ff.

Dr. Thomas Petzoldt

Status

Partner, lawyer
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Areas of expertise:

  • Labour law
  • Family law
  • Commercial and corporate law

Languages

German, English, French

Dr. Petzoldt’s main areas of practice are labour and commercial law and real estate projects.
Due to his previous work as in-house counsel and ongoing support of industrial companies, he has extensive experience in their legal issues, including corporate transactions and restructurings.

Career

  • Universität des Saarlandes, 1. Juristisches Staatsexamen, 1984
  • Certificate in Postgraduate Studies in European Studies, Saarland University, 1984/1985
  • Traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Saarbrücken, 2nd State Law Examination, 1987
  • Research assistant at Saarland University, 1985-1990
  • Admission to the bar, 1990
  • Doctorate Dr. jur, 1992
  • Head of the legal department of Halbergerhütte GmbH, 1992 – 2000
  • Courses for specialist attorneys in labour law, 1992 and 2001

Memberships

  • Saarland Bar Association
  • Working Group on Labour Law in the German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Family Law Working Group in the German Bar Association (DAV)

Oliver Pikolleck

Status

Partner, lawyer
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Areas of expertise:

  • Building and architectural law
  • General civil law
  • Traffic and administrative offences law
  • Administrative law

Languages

German, English

Mr. Pikolleck’s work focuses on building and architectural law, traffic law and general civil law. He assists in the assertion of claims for damages and in averting official decisions imposing fines and threatening driving bans.

In addition, Mr. Pikolleck has in-depth knowledge of administrative law, which he acquired during his stay at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer and his work at the Brussels representation of the Federal Association of the German Waste Management, Water and Raw Materials Industry.

One of Mr. Pikolleck’s main areas of interest is private construction law. Due to his extensive knowledge of construction processes, he advises the firm’s clients on construction contracts and contracts for work and services.

Career

    • As alternative service “Other Service Abroad” in Toronto, Canada 2001/2002
    • University of Trier, 1st State Law Examination, 2006
    • Studies at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, 2008
    • Worked for the Economic and Employers’ Association of the German Waste Management, Water and Raw Materials Industry e.V., Brussels 2009.
    • Koblenz Higher Regional Court, 2nd State Law Examination, 2009
    • Practising as a lawyer for Müller, Altmeyer & Partner Rechtsanwälte, since 2010

Lisa Mayer-Helmstetter

Status

Employed lawyer
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Areas of expertise:

  • IP law
  • IT law
  • Industrial property rights
  • General civil law

Languages

German, French, English, Spanish

Mrs. Mayer-Helmstetter’s main areas of practice are IP and IT law, as well as general civil law and the law governing general terms and conditions.

Career

  • Saarland University, 1st State Law Examination, 2017
  • Master 2 en droit européen et international (Université Lille, University of Warwick), 2017
  • Research assistant for Müller, Altmeyer & Partner Rechtsanwälte since 2017
  • Saarland Higher Regional Court Saarbrücken, 2nd State Law Examination, 2020
  • Practising as a lawyer for Müller, Altmeyer & Partner Rechtsanwälte since 2020

Philipp Weisgerber

Status

Employed lawyer
E-mail to:

Areas of expertise:

  • Commercial and corporate law
  • Trademark law
  • Administrative law
  • Public procurement law
  • General civil law

Languages

German, English

Mr. Weisgerber’s main areas of practice are corporate law, administrative law and general civil law.

A further focus of Mr Weisgerber’s interests lies in the area of trade mark law and public procurement law.

Career

  • Saarland University, 1st State Law Examination, 2016
  • Palatinate Higher Regional Court Zweibrücken, 2nd State Law Examination, 2020
  • Practising as a lawyer for Müller, Altmeyer & Partner Rechtsanwälte since 2020

Publications

  • CETA and TTIP: Conclusion as mixed agreements and decision on provisional application. Saar Blueprints (02/2017 EN), Jean-Monnet-Saar. Ed.: Chair Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich, Europa-Institut, Saarland University

Status

Partner, lawyer, specialist attorney in commercial and corporate law and international business law

E-mail to:
altmeyer @ map-rechtsanwaelte.de

Areas of expertise:

  • Commercial and corporate law, national and international
  • European law, in particular state aid law
  • Private international law, international business law
  • Contract law, in particular also distribution contracts, arbitration contracts, UN sales law

Languages

German, English, French, Italian

Dr. Altmeyer’s work focuses on commercial law and corporate law, both in national and international matters. Dr. Altmeyer has many years of expertise in this area, which she has also used for many years as a lecturer in the training of specialist lawyers.

Through her many years of consulting work for companies in the automotive supply industry, the steel processing industry as well as for engineering companies, architects and construction companies, she has extensive experience in contract drafting, both on a national and international level. She is also a lecturer in these areas and regularly provides in-house training for her clients’ staff. She accompanies and advises both domestic companies in their foreign activities and foreign companies doing business in Germany.

Dr. Altmeyer also has in-depth knowledge on European law issues; she regularly advises companies on issues of state aid law, public procurement law and European company law, as well as private individuals on issues of EU inheritance law.

Career

  • Bank clerk, final examination 1984
  • Universities of Saarbrücken and Exeter, Great Britain; 1st State Law Examination, 1992
  • Higher Regional Court of Saarbrücken, 2nd State Law Examination, 1995
  • Certificate in Postgraduate Course on European Studies, Europa-Institut of Saarland University, 1995
  • Admission to the bar 1996
  • Master of European Law, Europa-Institut of Saarland University, 1998
  • University of the Saarland, Dr. jur., 2004
  • Specialist attorney in commercial and corporate law, 2008
  • Specialist attorney in international business law, 2015

Memberships

  • Saarland Bar Association
  • German Bar Association
  • Working Group on Commercial and Corporate Law (DAV)
  • Working Group on International Legal Relations (DAV)
  • Member of the Lawyers’ Court in the district of the Saarland Chamber of Lawyers

Publications

  • State Aid in Violation of Community Law – Recovery and its Enforcement in European Community Law and German Law, 1998
  • Protection of Legitimate Expectations in European Community Law and in German Law – A Presentation Based on the Case Law of the European Court of Justice and the German Specialised Courts, 2004
  • Unification of Inheritance Law in Europe – The Draft of an “EU Inheritance Law Regulation”, 2010
  • Current Developments in European State Aid Law, 2016
  • Recent Developments in European Corporate Law, 2021

Status

Partner, lawyer, specialist attorney in commercial and corporate law

E-mail to:
lahann @ map-rechtsanwaelte.de

Areas of expertise:

  • Commercial and corporate law
  • Intellectual property law, licence agreements
  • European business law, in particular state aid and public procurement law
  • General civil law, in particular contract law with further focus on family and inheritance law

Languages

German, English, French

Mr. Lahann’s work focuses on commercial and corporate law, as well as general civil law. He advises on a wide range of corporate law issues. One focus of his advice is in the area of business start-ups.
Mr. Lahann has in-depth knowledge of European and international business law, which he acquired during his work for the Brussels office of Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and during his work as a research assistant at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University, Chair of Professor Dr W. Meng.
Mr. Lahann regularly works as a lecturer in the areas of international business law and European competition and labour law for Saarland University, Kehl University of Public Administration and the international study programmes of the ASKO Europa-Stiftung.

Career

  • Saarland University, 1st State Law Examination 2005
  • Europa-Institut of Saarland University, Postgraduate Course in European Integration, 2006
  • Higher Regional Court Saarbrücken, 2nd State Law Examination 2008
  • Research assistant at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University, Chair of Prof. Dr. W. Meng
  • Admission to the bar in 2008
  • Lawyer at Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Brussels 2008/2009
  • Specialist attorney for commercial and corporate law, 2015

Memberships

  • Saarland Bar Association
  • Forum Young Lawyers at the German Bar Association
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (ZEuS)

Publications

  • The Case Law of the WTO Dispute Settlement Bodies in 2009 and 2010, together with Ass. iur. Mareike Fröhlich and Ass. iur. Anja Trautmann, Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien, 2011, p. 163ff.
  • The Horizontal Inhouse Awarding, Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien, 2010, p. 64ff.
  • Gambling Services in the Light of WTO Law, together with Prof. Dr. Werner Meng in Gebhardt, Grüsser-Sinopoli, Glücksspiel in Deutschland, 2008, p. 255ff.
  • The New Mediation Directive, Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien, 2008, p. 359ff.

Status

Partner, lawyer

E-mail to:
petzoldt @ map-rechtsanwaelte.de

Areas of expertise:

  • Labour law
  • Family law
  • Commercial and corporate law

Languages

German, English, French

Dr. Petzoldt’s main areas of practice are labour and commercial law and real estate projects.
Due to his previous work as in-house counsel and ongoing support of industrial companies, he has extensive experience in their legal issues, including corporate transactions and restructurings.

Career

  • Universität des Saarlandes, 1. Juristisches Staatsexamen, 1984
  • Certificate in Postgraduate Studies in European Studies, Saarland University, 1984/1985
  • Traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Saarbrücken, 2nd State Law Examination, 1987
  • Research assistant at Saarland University, 1985-1990
  • Admission to the bar, 1990
  • Doctorate Dr. jur, 1992
  • Head of the legal department of Halbergerhütte GmbH, 1992 – 2000
  • Courses for specialist attorneys in labour law, 1992 and 2001

Memberships

  • Saarland Bar Association
  • Working Group on Labour Law in the German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Family Law Working Group in the German Bar Association (DAV)

Status

Partner, lawyer

E-mail to:
pikolleck @ map-rechtsanwaelte.de

Areas of expertise:

  • Building and architectural law
  • General civil law
  • Traffic and administrative offences law
  • Administrative law

Languages

German, English

Mr. Pikolleck’s work focuses on building and architectural law, traffic law and general civil law. He assists in the assertion of claims for damages and in averting official decisions imposing fines and threatening driving bans.

In addition, Mr. Pikolleck has in-depth knowledge of administrative law, which he acquired during his stay at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer and his work at the Brussels representation of the Federal Association of the German Waste Management, Water and Raw Materials Industry.

One of Mr. Pikolleck’s main areas of interest is private construction law. Due to his extensive knowledge of construction processes, he advises the firm’s clients on construction contracts and contracts for work and services.

Career

  • As alternative service “Other Service Abroad” in Toronto, Canada 2001/2002
  • University of Trier, 1st State Law Examination, 2006
  • Studies at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, 2008
  • Worked for the Economic and Employers’ Association of the German Waste Management, Water and Raw Materials Industry e.V., Brussels 2009.
  • Koblenz Higher Regional Court, 2nd State Law Examination, 2009
  • Practising as a lawyer for Müller, Altmeyer & Partner Rechtsanwälte, since 2010

Status

Employed lawyer

E-mail to:
helmstetter @ map-rechtsanwaelte.de

Areas of expertise:

  • IP law
  • IT law
  • Industrial property rights
  • General civil law

Languages

German, French, English, Spanish

Mrs. Mayer-Helmstetter’s main areas of practice are IP and IT law, as well as general civil law and the law governing general terms and conditions..

Career

  • Saarland University, 1st State Law Examination, 2017
  • Master 2 en droit européen et international (Université Lille, University of Warwick), 2017
  • Research assistant for Müller, Altmeyer & Partner Rechtsanwälte since 2017
  • Saarland Higher Regional Court Saarbrücken, 2nd State Law Examination, 2020
  • Practising as a lawyer for Müller, Altmeyer & Partner Rechtsanwälte since 2020

Status

Employed lawyer

E-mail to:
weisgerber @ map-rechtsanwaelte.de

Areas of expertise:

  • Commercial and corporate law
  • Trademark law
  • Administrative law
  • Public procurement law
  • General civil law

Languages

German, English

Mr. Weisgerber’s main areas of practice are corporate law, administrative law and general civil law.

A further focus of Mr Weisgerber’s interests lies in the area of trade mark law and public procurement law.

Career

  • Saarland University, 1st State Law Examination, 2016
  • Palatinate Higher Regional Court Zweibrücken, 2nd State Law Examination, 2020
  • Practising as a lawyer for Müller, Altmeyer & Partner Rechtsanwälte since 2020

Publications

  • CETA and TTIP: Conclusion as mixed agreements and decision on provisional application. Saar Blueprints (02/2017 EN), Jean-Monnet-Saar. Ed.: Chair Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich, Europa-Institut, Saarland University