BRANDI lawyers.

Dr. Robert Lepsien

Lawyer and Notary in and for Minden
Certified Specialized Attorney in Inheritance Law
Certified Specialized Attorney in Commercial and Corporate Law
Certified Specialized Attorney in Labor and Employment Law

Location Minden
T +49 571 83706 - 21
F +49 571 83706 - 66
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1966
  • Studied law at the University of Münster and the University of Lausanne
  • Bar admission in 1997, and with the law firm since then
  • Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) 2001
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Labor and Employment Law since 2001
  • Appointment as notary in 2012
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Commercial and Corporate Law since 2012
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Inheritance Law since 2022


Labor law

  • Employee data protection
  • Employment agreements
  • Termination agreements
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Plant closures and restructuring
  • Works agreements
  • Industrial constitution law and collective bargaining law (including negotiations with works councils and trade unions)
  • Due diligence
  • Conciliation board procedures
  • Judicial and out-of-court representation in labor law disputes
  • Reconciliation of interests and social plan
  • Church labor law
  • Termination including mass layoffs
  • Legal relationships of managing directors and board members
  • Co-determination
  • Restructuring of companies and businesses

Corporate law/M&A


  • Selection of the legal form (corporate law and tax law)
  • Drafting of the partnership agreement, further agreements between the partners
  • German stock corporation and private company law (e.g. OHG, KG, GmbH & Co. KG, GmbH, AG, KGaA, eG)
  • Trust
  • Voting trust, pool and consortium agreements

Life and growth of the company

  • Conduction of general meetings and partners' meetings
  • Participation rights, silent partnerships (typical, atypical)
  • Subsidiaries (foundation and acquisition, foreign subsidiaries)
  • Partnership agreements, affiliation agreements (in particular control and profit and loss transfer agreements)
  • Takeover of other companies (M&A)


  • Consolidation, split, restructuring, contribution, merger
  • National and international holding structures

Disputes within the company

  • Disputes between the partners, with members of bodies and with the company
  • Representation of interests out of court (in particular in partners' meetings, general meetings, supervisory board, advisory board)
  • Representation of interests in court

Company succession

  • Entrepreneur's last wills
  • Gifts, usufruct
  • Foundation (charitable foundation, family foundation)
  • Supervisory board, advisory board
  • Execution of wills, administration of estates
  • Sale of companies
  • Estate settlements

Asset planning, succession, succession law

Succession law

  • Design of last wills
  • Revocation of a last will
  • Contracts of inheritance (notarial)
  • Withdrawal from a contract of inheritance
  • Directions pertaining to legacies and conditions
  • Prior and subsequent succession, also excepted prior succession
  • Order of the execution of a will
  • Will to the benefit of persons with disabilities, in need or overly indebted
  • Provisions for the offsetting and balancing of gifts
  • Renunciation of inheritance
  • Renunciation to the compulsory portion
  • Determination of the legal succession including spousal inheritance rights
  • Acceptance and renunciation of the inheritance
  • Contesting of the acceptance of an inheritance
  • Liabilities of the heirs, obligations of the estate
  • Contesting a will
  • Interpretation of a will
  • Compulsory portion regulations
  • Obligation of the heir to furnish information
  • Offsetting of gifts against the compulsory portion
  • Request for the issuance of a certificate of inheritance
  • Revocation of a certificate of inheritance
  • Purchase of an inheritance, transfer of shares of an inheritance

Asset succession and company succession

  • Succession planning
  • Prevention of claims for compulsory portions
  • Anticipated succession
  • Enduring power of attorney
  • Entrepreneur's last wills, testamentary and prenuptial of the entrepreneur
  • Transfer agreements
  • Agreements on the renunciation of the compulsory portion
  • Lump sum provisions

Asset planning

  • Legal structuring of (family-owned) companies
  • Prenuptial agreements



  • Die Suspendierung eines Arbeitnehmers im unstreitigen Arbeitsverhältnis,
    jur. Diss., Bielefeld 2001


  • Deutscher Anwaltverein
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Anwaltsverein
  • Lions Club International