BRANDI lawyers.

Dr. Rüdiger Osten


Location Detmold
T +49 5231 9857 - 0
F +49 5231 9857 - 50
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1981
  • Legal studies at the Universities of Münster and Jena
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 2008
  • Assistant at the Research and Documentation Services of the German Bundestag in Berlin
  • Worked for an international tax consultancy in Hanover
  • Legal clerkship ("Refrendariat") at the Celle Higher District Court
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") and bar admission in 2012
  • Attorney with Ernst & Young Law (Hanover office), 2012 - 2013
  • With the firm since 2014
  • Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) in 2015


Commercial and distribution law

International distribution (export and import)

  • International supply agreements
  • International supply framework agreements
  • International agency agreements

National distribution

  • Delivery agreements
  • Purchase agreements
  • Delivery framework agreements
  • General Terms of Purchase and Sale
  • Warranty regulations
  • Guarantee agreements
  • Quality assurance agreements
  • Inco terms
  • Product liability law
  • Agency agreements
  • Distributor contracts (including distribution cartel law)
  • Transport law
  • Non-disclosure agreements

Tax law

  • Conduction of objection proceedings with regard to all tax types
  • Representation in liability proceedings
  • Preparation of and support during audits

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
  • Growth financing, corporate finance (borrowed and own capital, cash pool, bank loans, leasing, leasing, factoring, forfaiting, asset-backed securities, mezzanine financing, bonds, bonded loans)
  • Participation rights, silent partnerships (typical, atypical)
  • Private equity companies
  • Subsidiaries (foundation and acquisition, foreign subsidiaries)
  • Partnership agreements, affiliation agreements (in particular control and profit and loss transfer agreements)
  • Corporate compliance, corporate governance
  • Cooperation agreements, joint ventures, join ventures in Germany and abroad
  • Takeover of other companies (M&A)


  • Transformation law, transformation tax law
  • Consolidation, split, restructuring, contribution, merger
  • International mergers and control agreements
  • National and international holding structures
  • Support during company reorganization

Purchase and sale of companies (M&A)

  • Preparation of the purchase of a company (tax optimization, bundling of the assets to be sold, separation of assets, sales brochure)
  • Determination of the type of sales process (e.g. auction, sale to competitors)
  • Transaction structure (in particular asset or share deal, tax aspects)
  • Transaction management
  • Agreements prior to due diligence (e.g. non-disclosure agreement, letter of intent)
  • Preparation and execution of and support during due diligence (including installation of a(n) (electronic) data room)
  • Negotiations
  • Drafting of the company purchase agreement
  • Distressed M&A, acquisition from the insolvency administrator
  • Purchase of a foreign company
  • Purchase by a foreign purchaser

Corporate tax law

  • Company related corporate and income tax law
  • Inheritance and gift tax law
  • Conversion tax law