Legal Minds with Character

At SCHMITZ KNOTH, our lawyers combine expertise, technical know-how, and longstanding experience into a dynamic corporate law firm. We are particularly proud of the standard we set in the personal and individual relationships we build with our clients. This enables us to provide our clients with individual advice for every situation they may find themselves in. Legal advice at SCHMITZ KNOTH is all about people and about persistent contact with your lawyer who will act passionately in the interest and defence of you and your company.

Who We Are

SCHMITZ KNOTH was founded in 1953 in Bonn, the former capital of Germany. Today, it operates offices in Bonn and Berlin to provide its clients with comprehensive national service. We focus on advising our clients in contentious and non-contentious matters in all matters relating to corporate law, nationally and internationally. We are proud to count both leading companies and SMEs as our clients, among which you will find pharma, media and IT, insurance, and financial services companies.

Our Values

SCHMITZ KNOTH provides more than mere legal advice; we understand our task to be your personal advisor, always aiming to create excellent solutions based on common values. Our lawyers always treat clients individually. We act forcefully, but always with far sight, sensibility, and skill.

Our Partners
Since its inception, SCHMITZ KNOTH has collaborated closely with accountants, tax consultants, and other distinguished colleagues. In our network of partners, we ensure that our clients are not just advised, but are able to attain their goals, whether they be commercial and legal, with precision and speed. At every time and at every place – in all major jurisdictions and in international transactions.

With offices in Bonn and Berlin, SCHMITZ KNOTH is optimally positioned to provide contentious legal services in different national jurisdictions, comprehensively and at short notice if necessary. It also enables us to provide non-contentious services in the most efficient manner possible to serve our nationwide client roster.

SCHMITZ KNOTH lawyers are individuals who use their individual strengths to assist their clients. Great legal advice is not just a statement of the law but requires us to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and goals, to render judgment in a structured, honest, and steadfast manner, and to develop practical and individual legal solutions that we present our clients in understandable language. We show character in order to help our clients succeed. We show integrity in order to be open and authentic. We remain human to analyse individual needs and to make them reality. SCHMITZ KNOTH lawyers prove their worth and individuality at every level. No matter the consequences.

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Nationwide, a bank

The experts from SCHMITZ KNOTH Rechtsanwälte represent legal departments in groups across Germany and complement the operative business in management and capital market issues.


Keep rules and regress right.

We advise and represent the general insurance contract law (conclusion of contract, pre-contractual disclosure, beginning of insurance cover, premium right, insurance agent, causing the insured event, obligations, danger increase), transport and forwarding insurance law, property insurance law (in particular the law of vehicle, building, household , Luggage, fire, burglary and construction insurance) to the law of private personal insurance (in particular the right of life, health, travel cancellation, accident and disability insurance) and Liability insurance law. Special expertise also exists in the area of technical insurance.


Exclude risks and side effects.

SCHMITZ KNOTH lawyers clarify questions of corruption law and formulate compliance solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. In cases of medical liability, we represent patients as well as practitioners in the assertion of their claims.


Protecting your ideas. Under all circumstances.

For individuals and companies, SCHMITZ KNOTH Rechtsanwälte takes on the representation in all questions of copyright and competition law matters. Above all, the clarification of protective rights and design of German and European brands is a priority.


Mergers & Acquisitions with a sure hand.

Founding, merging and restructuring of companies run smoothly under the direction of SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE. If we can not prevent a dispute, we represent their interests in court. With success.


Good staff needs good staff.

SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE are known as experienced representatives of client interests in negotiations on company agreements or collective bargaining agreements. In any case – be it restructuring or social plan, employee or manager.


Regularities for commercial, property and rent.

For companies and builders, SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE has decades of expertise to safeguard interests in terms of remuneration, warranty and compensation.


With a sense of proportion and tact.

Our private lives pose great challenges to us in the event of potential disputes – including legal ones. With SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWAELTE you have proven legal experts at your side who stand up and fight with great sensitivity for your needs.


For a legal explanation of accident consequences.

In the case of accidents with consequences, SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWAELTE will take legal action for claims for damages or unsubstantiated claims for their legal interests and implement them.


Our practice for the bureaucracy.

SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE advises public authorities, associations and municipalities on their interests in administrative law – public building law is the focus of their activities.


Compliance without complications.

Entrepreneurial risk needs adequate support in case of wrong decisions. SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE advise and train companies and entrepreneurs on compliance with regulations and measures.


Advocacy for lawyers.

Legal and professional support is provided to lawyers by SCHMITZ KNOTH RECHTSANWÄLTE in the legal practice as well as in the chamber and association industry and the Federal Bar Association, where our partners have been represented for decades.



The boutique business law firm network

Members of the Awerian network provide independent legal advice to represent your interests in the most suitable and professional way. Our common vision is to secure the rights of our clients in a pragmatic, involved and determined manner.



provides more than mere legal advice; we understand our task to be your personal advisor, always aiming to create excellent solutions based on common values. Our lawyers always treat clients individually. We act forcefully, but always with far sight, sensibility, and skill.