The VFA consultant for legal matters is Ulf Reese, a lawyer in the Hamburg-based Lüke Reese firm of solicitors. Ulf Reese specialises in construction and architects’ law, and offers free phone advice to any VFA member in cases of emergency. This can include a one-off exchange of current documents (up to approx. 5 pages) via mail/email and a return phone call that offers an expert opinion.
Martin Glöckner is a solicitor who specialises in intellectual property law, and he offers VFA members a free initial advice session relating to intellectual property matters. This can also take place at the member’s premises.
Anne Bernlöhr M.A. advises VFA members about generational change in companies via a free (phone-based) initial session. She has specialised for many years in the particular circumstances associated with family businesses. Handing over a company can take 5-10 years, so initiating this complex process at an early stage is crucial for success. The focus is on both generations and how change can be implemented in practice.
Funding advice in relation to innovation grants/subsidies
Members can access a free initial advice session (on the phone or in person in Lübeck) if they want information about possible innovation grants/subsidies from the EU as well as national government and regional states. Your contact person is Hans-Wilhelm Berghoff.
Enersave Gebäude- und Energiemanagement GmbH provides insights about the need to use energy efficiently and buy it at competitive rates in the liberalised energy market. It produces energy audits that comply with DIN 16247-1 as well as certifications according to DIN EN 50001. VFA-Interlift e.V. members receive a free, personalised information session as well as a 10% discount on Enersave services (commercial and technical energy management).