Financial investment for wards and dependants

In numerous statutes of foundations, but also in guardianships, the assets are to be invested “gilt-edged”. Moreover, according to the law, the return must be in proportion to the risk. The work provides a regular guide for bank and insurance sales staff on how to advise guardians and trusts on optimising capital and asset investments. […]

Lawyer for banking law in Munich

Banking law: errors in advice, credit traps and more As a lawyer for banking law, I know that a bank has been part of our daily life since our earliest childhood. Just remember your first savings book, which you probably got at primary school from the nice savings bank advisor next door. We withdraw money, […]

Interest fraud with system

How banks and credit institutions earn money with incorrect interest calculations We Germans are known beyond our national borders for our preference for cash and savings books. In a European comparison, we are the undisputed number one with a savings rate of approx. 17 %. Our confidence in saving seems to be unshakable and despite […]

bAV: How to optimize taxes and social security contributions

Company pension scheme: Tax burdens and social security contributions play an important role in the settlement of occupational pension entitlements. In the guest article, Dr. Fiala and Peter Schramm show optimisation possibilities. Severance pay for company pension schemes (bAV) as a tax-saving model The State Social Court of Baden-Württemberg (ruling of 24 March 2015, file […]

bAV – Outsourcing, severance pay, disposal

– Asset protection for employees or release from liability for companies? –   Severance pay for company pension schemes (bAV) as a tax-saving model The State Social Court of Baden-Württemberg (ruling of 24 March 2015, file no. L 11 R 1130/14) decided that the early settlement of occupational pension entitlements is also to be treated […]

Employer bankruptcy- Company pension gone

Revocation is often also possible in the case of occupational pension schemes (bAV). It leads to immediate payment claims for employers, but also sometimes for employees and their creditors. This is bitter for the insurers, but the beneficiaries also often go away empty-handed.   Since a right of revocation still exists in large numbers today, […]

Insurance: Reversal, revocation and enforcement in the case of company pension schemes

Revocation is possible for life insurance policies (LV) for an eternal period. In the main, this may affect around 40% of life and pension insurance policies from the years 1995-2007 alone. This is based on rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ, ruling of 19 December 2013, Case C-209/12) and the Federal Court of […]

Mistakes and pitfalls in real estate financing

Unsound proposals by intermediaries and financial houses for investors and builders In the last three decades, around one million German citizens have had a de facto junk property sold to them as an investment, primarily as a retirement provision. Very few are actually a case for the wrecking ball or the demolition expert, because they […]

Mistakes and pitfalls in real estate financing

Risks:  Unsound proposals of the mediators and finance houses for investors and owners are no rarity – in the last three decades approximately a Milliion of German citizens let themselves be sold a de facto junk real estate as an investment, above all for the age precaution. It is true that very few of them […]

Return knowledge for lawyers

Among lawyers, the old adage still applies: “iudex non calculat”. But a few days ago, an article1 appeared in the business section of the FAZ, which, due to the headline, did not reveal the explosive nature of the author’s comments on the subject of yields. In everyday life we often use terms about whose meaning […]