Industry associations and public affairs
Industry associations often face specific legal challenges. In order to represent their interests successfully in Berlin or Brussels, they need sound legal arguments on the one hand and must know and observe relevant compliance rules on the other, above all when dealing with public officials.
Industry associations need a statute that is appropriate to their working methods and membership structure, while it is also important to comply with competition law – in meetings, statistical work, when providing templates and making recommendations to members.
Kapellmann is one of the leading law firms providing advice to industry associations. In recent years, we have supported more than 50 associations in Germany and the EU, including umbrella organisations and many professional and industry associations. We belong to a very small group of law firms that have expertise and experience in all the areas relevant to industry associations, in particular:
- Competition law
- EU law
- Law of associations
- Public law
We have brought together our expertise in advising traditional associations as well as industry coalitions, multi-actor partnerships and similar institutions in our Sector Group “Industry Associations and Public Affairs“.