German lawyers, Nordic perspective

Our lawyers have been supporting international businesses with answers to all legal questions relating to the German market for 25 years. We particularly specialise in clients from Denmark, Norway and Sweden – German law with a Nordic perspective. Do you require support with legal communication with Germany? We are here to assist you.

Looking beyond that, we have long-standing expertise with renewable energies law, real estate law and many more fields of law relevant for entrepreneurs. We help Nordic as well as German and international businesses with questions regarding the cross-border exchange of goods and services and entry to the German market – for instance with start-ups or investments.

Long-standing experience supporting Nordic and international clients

We give long-term advisory to many of our clients regarding all questions of commercial law – from legal advice to the management to legal questions concerning employment and corporate succession. It is our preference to solve problems out-of-court. We will, however, spare no effort to enforce claims in court or fend off claims by others if litigation cannot be avoided. The economic result for our clients is our primary goal.

Advisory with a Nordic perspective: that means not just to acknowledge the needs of Scandinavian and international businesses on the German market but to think ahead from their point of view – for efficient, economically viable results. All our lawyers have long-standing experience with legal support for foreign companies – and speak at least one Nordic language and of course English. This is what facilitates communication and mutual understanding.

Sagawe und Klages Anwaltskanzlei für Unternehmen in Hamburg Blick auf Hamburger Alster

A Hamburg-based office with an international network

Our office is based in the centre of Hamburg. It was founded in 1992 by Christian Sagawe and Dr. Johannes Klages. Today partners are Dr. Johannes Klages, Christoph Schulze, Dr. Axel B. Röpke and Dr. Matthias Laas.

Our 12 team members, lawyers and staff, attend to small and large clients from all industries. As members of EUROJURIS, one of the largest international networks of independent law offices, we can cooperate with partners from nearly all European countries whom we can consult on legal issues in foreign markets quickly and easily and whom we can also recommend and refer to.

In order to stay up to date with law and technology we are also involved in several trade associations such as Bundesverband Windenergie and its Danish counterpart Danmarks Vindmølleforening.