Gastronomy law is a top priority for us!

Hardly any other entrepreneur sees himself in a comparable area of tension between legal requirements and the actual requirements of an economically successful business activity as hoteliers and restaurateurs. An almost unmanageable wealth of federal and state laws, regulations and dubious European guidelines make it seemingly impossible to assert oneself “properly” in the sense of catering law in the highly competitive hotel and catering market. While German entrepreneurs are already faced with an unprecedented regulatory frenzy from the legislature, this is hitting hoteliers and restaurateurs particularly hard.

On the other hand, there is a lack of clear regulations and industry-specialized lawyers. Gastronomy law is still just a legally vague term and is far from being an independent area of law. With the exception of the restaurant law, the beverage dispensing system regulation, the regulations on vocational training in the hospitality industry and the express regulations on travel law in §§ 651 ff. BGB as well as on the liability of the innkeeper in §§ 701 ff. BGB, from which the reference to the industry is clear , it is above all the numerous “auxiliary laws” (often unknown to lawyers) that determine the everyday working life of the catering entrepreneur and whose non-compliance can sometimes threaten his existence.

At the same time, there is a need for every catering business and all entrepreneurs to optimize their own liquidity. Without expert, comprehensive and goal-oriented legal advice from the founding through the development phase up to and during the successful assertion of the company on the market, many restaurateurs often find themselves unable to devote the necessary energy to their actual task.

Benefit from the experience of the STEINWACHS law firm and the lawyers and tax advisors who cooperate with it in the legal areas listed below:

  • Starting a business in the catering industry
  • Contractual drafting of rental agreements and lease agreements
  • Tenancy law
  • Review and development of contracts with suppliers (e.g.
  • Beer delivery and loan contracts)
  • Employment Law
  • Competition law
  • Enforcement of warranty claims
  • Questions about the license and other restaurant law as well as the
  • other “official matters”
  • Drafting general terms and conditions or
  • Accommodation conditions
  • Neighboring legal disputes
  • Receivables management

Please also note our blog about legal issues in catering law.

Responsible for the content of the page Lawyer Gastronomy Law Hamburg Berlin Bremen: Lawyer Stephan Steinwachs (Lawyer Hamburg Berlin Bremen)