Certified specialist
lawyers for commercial law, company law and labour law

„Everything is possible.“

Areas of Law

Comprehensive advice in company law is one of the core competences of our law firm.

We offer advice for all types of commercial companies, in particular

  • GmbHs (private limited companies)
  • Stock Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Cooperatives

During corporate disputes we appear for our clients at shareholder meetings and in court.

We advise the entrepreneur on issues of competition, cartel and antitrust law. We draft or check all types of contracts in German or English. In addition, we support our clients in
M & A transactions, e.g. for the purchase and sale of companies or shareholdings. We appear as attorneys but also as arbitrators in German or International arbitration procedures.

We advise and represent you on all issues of landlord and tenant law as well as commercial rent:

  • Drafting of rental agreements/examination of rental agreements
  • Warning notice
  • Warranties in rental agreements
  • Cancellation
  • Rent increase
  • Modernization measures
  • Review of additional costs
  • Landlord`s lien

We represent either employers or employees in almost every field of individual and collective labour law:

  • Drafting/Amending contracts of employment
  • Termination agreements
  • Dismissal protection proceedings
  • Reference, warning notice and remuneration
  • Worker participation
  • Shop agreements
  • Conciliation board proceedings
  • Severance scheme and reconciliation of interests
  • Insolvency labour law

We advise on all issues of the law of commercial agents and other distribution channels:

  • Authorized Dealer
  • Consignment Stock
  • Franchise

We draft the appropriate agreements and deal with the after-contractual issues:

  • Termination
  • Severance Payment
  • Non-Competition Clauses
  • Waiting Compensation

Our services are not restricted to your representation in court proceedings. They also include mediation and preventive measures:

  • Divorce
  • Statutory equalizations of pensions
  • Custody and right of access
  • Marriage contracts and agreements on
    ancillary consequential matters of a divorce
  • Alimony
  • Law of non-marital long-term relationships
  • Living wills
  • Succession
  • Partition of communities of joint heirs
  • Drafting of wills and contracts of inheritance
  • Anticipated succession
  • Acceptance or disclaimer of an estate

We advise companies, pensioners, directors and tax consultants with regard to companies pension schemes:

  • Implementation/warding off reduction of pensions
  • Setting up/consulting/reorganization of companies pension schemes
  • Restructuring/termination of pension commitments to directors
  • Ward off subsequent taxation of a pension commitment
  • Claim against pension insurance in the insolvency of the company

Our range of services in the field of insolvency law/restructuring includes receivership and restructuring consultancy but also acting as attorney for either creditors or debtors in insolvency proceedings:

  • Acting as (provisional) receiver in insolvency proceedings
  • Acting as (provisional) trustee in bankruptcy
  • Out of court restructuring
  • Shielded restructuring („Chapter 11“)
  • Consulting or acting as RCO in restructuring cases
  • Drafting and examine insolvency plans
  • (Defence against) contestations of the receiver
  • Advice to debtors in insolvency proceedings
  • Advice to debtors in insolvency proceedings

We advise and represent you in all area of traffic law whether concerning court proceedings, traffic offences or administrative issues:

  • Road accidents
  • Enforcement/defence of claims for damages and compensation for pain and suffering
  • Notices of fines (speeding, alcohol or drug offences etc.)
  • Motoring cases
  • Withdrawal/recovery of a driving license
  • Points in the Central Register of traffic violations in Flensburg
  • Order to conduct a medical psychological evaluation

If we do not have the required specialist in our own firm we will find him for you. For this we foster relations to a large number of other lawyers.

Furthermore we cultivate close contacts to proven lawyers in Europe and other important industrial countries. Thus we can also consult and assist our clients in their business abroad.

„We view ourselves as our clients‘ partner who supports
and helps to achieve their business and private aims.
Mutual trust provides the basis for successful cooperation.“


Dr. rer. pol.
Wolfgang Habel

Certified specialist lawyer for Commercial and Company Law
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of

Dr. Habel has started practicing law in Frankfurt/Main. During his time in Frankfurt he had also been employed as an in-house lawyer in an industrial group for nine years. Main areas of activity were issues of company law and the law relating to groups of companies and the purchase and sale of companies at home and abroad. Since the law firm was set up in Erfurt in 1991, Dr. Habel has been primarily counselling local companies on all issues of commercial law, including international mercantile law, competition and cartel law.

Languages of correspondence:

German, English

Member of:

  • Rotary Club Erfurt
  • We for Erfurt e.V.
  • Friends of BUGA 2021 Erfurt e.V.
  • DIS German Institution for Arbitration
  • IBWF Institute for business consulting,
    business development and research

Dr. rer. pol. Wolfgang Habel

Marko Harraß

Certified specialist lawyer for labour law

Marko Harraß was admitted to the bar in 2004. Since 2013 he is certified as specialist lawyer for labour law. In addition he has successfully completed the professional law course in insolvency law 2014. In the course of his professional career, Marko Harraß worked for various business-oriented law firms, as well as insolvency administrator firms. Since 2016 he is appointed as receiver in insolvency proceedings.

The focus of his activities is on:

  • Restructuring and reorganisation law
  • Labour law
  • Restructuring management
  • Business transaction law (M&A)
  • Law of occupational retirement provision


  • Tax Consultant Association Thuringia e.V.
  • Thuringian working group for company and insolvency law e.V.

Marko Harraß

Karin Gießler


The main concern of attorney Gießler is to apply our theoretical German law to the practical legal questions in daily business and private life.

Karin Gießler’s most effective legal weapon is the creativity. With common sense and know how Karin Gießler brings in line theory and practice and is committed to the concerns of her clients.

Due to her experience Karin Gießler is at home in many areas of the law. Labor law, family law, traffic law or rent law: Karin Gießler advises entrepreneurs and private people at eye level. In addition she drafts company statutes or wills, advices in bankruptcies or in criminal law – engaged to always find the best solution for her clients. And of course she fights for her clients in the court room. In doing so, she can rely on her legal experience of many years in law firms in Weimar, Erfurt, Sondershausen und Pretoria.

Important: Her solutions are practical and legally enforceable. For this, Karin Gießler likes to become creative.


Karin Gießler

Dr. Valentin Sitzmann

Certified specialist lawyer for criminal law



Dr. Valentin Sitzmann

You can reach us at
phone 0361/600 83 - 0



We will proceed with our lectures for entrepreneurs in proven cooperation with BVMW after this years’ summer holidays. All lectures are in German language only.

If this is no problem for you we would like to refer you to the German version of this website where you can get more information in chapter „Aktuelles“.

Cooperation Partners

Förster - Krehahn - Strümpfel Steuerberatungsgesellschaft Partnerschaft mbH

In tax related matters we like to cooperate with fks, a tax consultant company having offices in Erfurt, Leipzig and Gera (www.fks-partner.de).


advoselect is a German-speaking network of European law firms. Its members are law firms all over Germany and in Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Hungary and – outside of Europe – Brazil.

Its members specialize in commercial law and mainly consult medium-sized companies (www.advoselect.com).

Torus International Consultants Association

TORUS is a European network of English-speaking lawyers, tax consultants, accountants and business consultants.

Originating from Great Britain it is now also represented in Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland and Spain.

Its members mainly consult in business issues but also assist in the purchase of real estate abroad (www.torus.org).

IBWF Institute for Business Consultancy, Business Promotion and Economic Research

The IBWF Institute is the largest network of interdisciplinary consultants for medium-sized companies in Germany.

Its members are about 800 business consultants, lawyers, notaries, tax consultants and accountants obliged to fulfill special criteria regarding education and quality of consultancy (www.ibwf.org).

IBWF is associated with BVMW Federal Association of Medium-Sized Companies (www.bvmw.de).


Kanzlei Dr. Habel & Coll. Rechtsanwälte
Walkmühlstrasse 1a
99084 Erfurt

Telephone: 0361/600 83-0
Telefax: 0361/600 83-91
Email: office@advohabel.de

You can easily reach our offices by public transport:
Tram route 2 – Stop Brühler Garten
Bus route 51 – Stop Alte Oper

If you are coming by car, our underground garage is available for you. For details please phone our secretaries.


Kanzlei Dr. Habel & Coll. Rechtsanwälte

Walkmühlstrasse 1a
99084 Erfurt
Telephone: + 49 (0)361 600 83-0
Telefax: +49 (0)361 600 83-91
Email: office@advohabel.de

Legal form

Kanzlei Dr. Habel & Coll. Rechtsanwälte is a group of self-employed lawyers with shared offices (Bürogemeinschaft).


Dr. Wolfgang Habel
Marko Harraß
Karin Gießler

Legal title and responsible bar association

The legal titles are „Rechtsanwalt“ (male lawyer) and „Rechtsanwältin“ (female lawyer). The lawyers are admitted under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Rechtsanwaltskammer Thüringen, Bahnhofstrasse 46, 99084 Erfurt, info@rak-thueringen.de,

Professional liability insurance

Dr. Wolfgang Habel:
ERGO Versicherung AG
Victoriaplatz 1
40477 Düsseldorf

Marko Harraß:
HDI Versicherung AG
HDI-Platz 1
30659 Hannover

Karin Gießler:
ERGO Versicherung AG
Victoriaplatz 1
40477 Düsseldorf

The insurance covers the Laws of the Federal Republic of Germany including the Laws of the European Union.


Professional rules

The following professional rules are applicable:

  • Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO, Federal Lawyers’ Act)
  • Berufsordnung (BORA, Professional Regulations)
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO, Specialised Lawyers Code)
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG, Lawyers Compensation Act)
  • Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union (CCBE, Professional Regulations for Lawyers in the European Community)
  • Law Implementing the Directives of the European Community

All professional regulations valid in Germany can be inspected and downloaded via the homepage of Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (www.brak.de).

Conflict of interest

Professional Rules prohibit lawyers to act for conflicting interests
(§ 43a s. 4 BRAO). Before taking over a mandate we therefore always check whether a conflict of interests is given.

Extrajudicial conciliatory proceedings

In disputes between lawyers and their clients it is possible to conduct conciliatory proceedings at Rechtsanwaltskammer Thüringen (§ 73 s. 2 no. 3 i.c.w. § 73 s. 5 BRAO) or at Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft c/o Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (§ 191 f. BRAO) to contact in the internet via the homepage of the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (www.brak.de),
email: schlichtungsstelle@brak.de.

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