In sales, selecting the right legal advice may be relevant to your existence. Small and medium-sized enterprises rely on keeping their sales organization lean and relying on sales agents in the markets they serve. Especially SMEs who rely on an "outsourced sales department" must ensure that these sales partners work "cleanly", ie compliantly. US, English, but also German laws provide for severe penalties. In particular, the levy regulations, which demand all economic benefits that a company has acquired as a result of a legal infringement, are punishable as a financial penalty. Experience has shown that creating risk awareness is an important task of the legal advisor in these areas.
In small and medium-sized companies many business transactions with standard conditions (general terms and conditions, general purchasing conditions) may be feasible. Make sure you have the top business lawyer. More complex projects, such as R & D in the construction or high technology industries, require teamwork within a company or even between multiple companies. Here lawyers can, if they are involved in good time, support important strategic decisions of the management and represent corporate interests (eg the protection of company secrets).