Church & NPO

Legal expertise for research institutions and churches.

Research plays an important role for KPMG Law. Therefore, we know the topics that are relevant for universities and university hospitals, non-university research institutions, researching companies as well as church institutions. We provide comprehensive advice on issues of higher education law, German and European subsidy law, EU state aid law, public procurement law, civil service and disciplinary law, and church law.

Our goal is to develop legally secure solutions that can be implemented in practice, thereby providing reliable and proven assistance to NPOs and church institutions.

Consulting focus

  • Church organizations

    By virtue of the constitutionally guaranteed right of self-determination under Article 140 of the Basic Law in conjunction with Article 137 of the Weimar Constitution, the churches have the right to regulate their own affairs by means of ecclesiastical laws. We support you in the legal challenges in the organization of internal affairs as well as mediation of any resulting disagreements.

  • Non-Profit Organizations: Higher education and science law

    The challenges facing universities and scientific institutions are many and varied. Constantly changing legal requirements, staff shortages and digitization processes are just some of these topics. We support you in the development and implementation of new strategies and advise you on all legal issues related to science and research. Due to our many years of extensive experience, we are also the right contact for you when it comes to legal disputes.

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On the Differentiation of the Concept of Enterprise in Value Added Tax and State Aid Law

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The revised 2022 Union Framework for Research, Development and Innovation

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Particularities of Public Procurement Law in the Cooperation of Scientific Institutions with their Spin-offs (Part 2)

Your contact person

Dr. Ulrich Thölke

Co-Head of Litigation & ADR

Heidestraße 58
10557 Berlin

tel: +49 30 530199124

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