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Quick orientation with the German legal system, especially business law
Perfect manual for potential investors in the German market
This book is the second edition of the well received Key Aspects of German Business Law. Due to the great number of changes in the German Civil Code and Tax Law, this edition is a particularly important and useful tool for those entering the German and European Union market. The book presents a clear and precise overview. It was written by attorneys involved in the daily practice of business law in Germany and the European Union, and is aimed at people who wish to orient themselves quickly with the German legal system and the manner in which it impacts business purchases, establishment, operations and liquidations. The first section of the book is devoted to an explanation of the major issues to be considered in acquiring or establishing a business in Germany, whereas the second section focuses on areas of special consideration. In both sections special attention has been paid to highlighting and explaining the differences between the German legal system and that of the United States, Though the intention is to provide information that will prove valuable to all foreigners, particularly business people and lawyers advising clients with an interest in doing business in Germany.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »European Union (EU) - German Civil Code - German Commercial Code - German Law - German Legal System - Internet - Liquidation - Wirtschaftsrecht - business - business law - institutions - organization
Introduction: Overview of the German Legal System.- I How to Establish or Acquire a Business in Germany.- Recognized Forms of Business Organizations.- The Acquisition of Closely Held Companies.- Valuation of Business Enterprises.- II Specialized Laws Impacting the Formation, Acquisition and Operation of a Business in Germany.- Key Aspects of German Tax Law.- Aspects of German Labor Law.- Residence Work and Permits.- Distribution Agreements.- Computer Law.- Electronic Commerce.- Protection of Internet Domain Names.- Notaries in Germany.- Real-Estate Property Law in Germany.- The Law of Bankruptcy and Security Interests.- Enforcement of Rights and Claims / Arbitration.- Institutions of the European Community.- Antitrust Law in the European Community.- Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts in the European Community.- The PCT and the Enforcement of Patents in Europe.- Trademark Protection in Germany and Europe.- List of Authors.- Glossary of German Terms and Abbreviations.