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Gleiss Lutz Start-up-Program

We get your Start-Upthrough the Corona Crisis

Even in good times, building a successful company is challenging. However, the current corona crisis is turning into a stress test for the entire economy and the start-up sector in particular.

The government is trying to mitigate the economic consequences by providing billions in aid. We help you to keep track of the comprehensive changes in legislation, the public support programmes and the application requirements.

More than ever, it is important to react quickly and set the right course for the future development of your company. With the Gleiss Lutz Start-up Program, we support young companies in coping with those challenges. For dealing with their most urgent legal questions regarding COVID-19, the start-ups included in the program will receive immediate complimentary advice and thereafter significantly reduced service conditions for the entire duration of the program.


Services within the Gleiss Lutz Start-up Program​

The corona crisis is affecting almost all areas of business. Therefore, we will not limit our services but will provide the full expertise of our firm for start-ups within the program.

In particular, companies in the corona crisis are confronted with the following legal issues:



Public aid, Matching Funds and special credit programs
Running funding rounds or funding commitments
Convertible loans

Employment law

Short-time work
Questions concerning home office
Termination of employment contracts


Effect of corona on supply contracts and other agreements
Delays within order processing
Non-performance of business partners

Taxes and social security contributions

Fiscal liquidity support
Deferral of social security contributions

Does your Start-up qualify for the Program?​

Gleiss Lutz Start-up Program is addressed to start-ups that ideally have a market-ready product, or at least a finished and viable business concept. Our offer is aimed at innovative companies from all sectors. A convincing business idea and a competent team are the decisive factors.

If you are interested and would like to know more about us, please contact us via the mask below or send an e-mail to one of our contact persons.

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Application process

If you are interested in participating in our start-up-program, please send us your contact details and a short pitch-deck. We use the documents to check which start-ups are suitable for participating in the program.

We would be happy to discuss the advantages for your Start-up and show you how we can support you.

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Gleiss Lutz – Full Service Times of Crisis

Gleiss Lutz is one of the leading international law firms in Germany and as such the ideal partner during the crisis.


Full Service

Thanks to our full-service approach, we can access profound expertise in every area of practice. Therefore, our clients can rely on an overall solution from a single source.


We advise national as well as international companies of all sizes on their most complex legal challenges. Dealing with exceptional situations and designing tailor-made solutions is part of our everyday work.

Digital Future

Start-ups are drivers of innovation - not only in technical, but also in legal terms. Our Digital Future Team understands both sides: technology as well as law. This is why we are able to find the right solutions to new questions.

Dr. Martin Viciano Gofferje
T +49 30 800979-175
Dr. Alexander Molle
T +49 30 800979-161
Dr. Fabian Mumme
T +49 211 54061-319
Julian Jantze
T +49 211 54061-328
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