Sara Bandehzadeh | Fieldfisher
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My main areas of practice
For national and international companies, I am particularly involved in drafting contracts under Distribution Law, advising on cross-border distribution structures and (also in court) enforcing and defending claims for damages and compensation in connection with distribution contracts.

My range of advice includes the drafting and negotiation of commercial agency/authorised dealer and other distribution agreements, complex purchase/framework supply agreements or contracts for work and services, service and cooperation agreements as well as the structuring of distribution systems in compliance with Antitrust Law. I also advise companies in connection with the implementation of the Supply Chain Duty of Care Act.

In addition, I frequently advise my clients in connection with the drafting and review of general terms and conditions (GTC) and conflict of laws issues.

Due to my many years of experience in Corporate Law, I also have special expertise in advising on intra-group restructuring measures under Corporate Law. This includes tax-motivated or simplification of corporate structures, such as mergers, changes of legal form or demergers, in particular also cross-border mergers (mergers in and out), which we can carry out particularly efficiently in cooperation with the colleagues in our other European offices.

Furthermore, I represent domestic and foreign clients in the formation of companies - including SE formations - and the implementation of joint ventures. My field of activity also includes corporate housekeeping and the organisation of contracts.

I advise my clients in German and English.

I am mentioned in the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms as a frequently recommended lawyer for the area of distribution systems.

I have published articles on Corporate and Commercial Law topics in various journals, e.g.:

  • The exclusion of Sections 445a, 445b BGB in purely entrepreneurial supply chains under GTC law (with Anke Röschenkemper), Betriebs-Berater 2018, p. 1738 et seq.
  • Mergers involving public limited companies: Appointment of a trustee in the case of uncertificated shares - Der Betrieb 2007, page 1514
  • On the Admissibility of Commercial Register Powers of Attorney in Commercial Partnerships - Der Betrieb 2003, page 1663 f.
  • The subsequent relocation of the actual registered office of a GmbH - NZG 2002, page 803 f.

My background
Prior to joining Fieldfisher, I worked as a Corporate lawyer in an international Commercial law firm, where I advised primarily on M&A, Corporate Restructuring and Shareholder Disputes.

My subsequent work for several years as Legal Counsel for a globally active Hamburg-based group of companies in the trade and shipping sector helped me to see things from the client's point of view in my legal work.

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