Inter-Vivos Asset Transfers

Private assets

  • Property, with or without counter-performance (pension, usufruct, right to tenancy)
  • Life assurance contracts (transfer of contracts, determination of beneficiaries)
  • Accounts/securities (contracts benefitting third parties, trust agreements, agreements on joint accounts)
  • Foreign assets
  • Agreements in accordance with Sect. 2316 of the German Civil Code (crediting against the obligatory share)
  • Consideration of a potential recourse to social benefits
  • Right to demand return (predecease, sale, insolvency)

Company assets

  • Clarification of the consequences of company succession plans under inheritance law
  • Tax impacts and economic enforceability of succession clauses
  • Company division and consequences under inheritance law
  • Attachment and auditing of asset-administration companies at home and abroad