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Key Aspects of German Business Law

A Manual for Practical Orientation

Wendler, Michael, Tremml, Bernd, Buecker, Bernard (Eds.)

1999, VIII, 267 p.


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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 presents a c1earand precise overview of the key aspects of German business law. It was written by attomeys involved in the daily practice of business law in Gennany and is aimed at people who wish to orient themselves quickly with the German legal system and the manner in which it impacts business pur­ chases, 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 Gennany, 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 pro­ vide infonnation that will prove valuable to all foreigners, particularly business men and women and lawyers advising c1ients with an interest in doing business in Gennany. Though it is the object of this book to present readers with a general orienta­ tion and the foundation for making infonned decisions conceming business trans­ actions in Gennany, it cannot possibly function as a substitute for case-specific professional advice and by no means purports to do so. Those readers who wish to foIlow up on any decisions they may have fonned on the basis of the material pre­ sented here are weIl advised to seek the guidance of qualified attomeys and tax advisors before entering into any binding obligations.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » German Civil Code - German Commercial Code - German Law - German Legal System - Liquidation - Wirtschaftsrecht - business law

Related subjects » Law

Table of contents 

Introduction: Overview of the German Legal System and its Role in Light of Germany`s Membership in the European Community.- The Investment Climate in the Federal Republic of Germany.- How to Establish or Acquire a Business in Germany: B. Tremml, B. Buecker: Recognized Forms of Business Organizations.- B. Tremml: The Acquisition of Closely Held Companies.- B. Tremml: Valuation of Business Enterprises.- Specialized Laws Impacting the Formation, Acquisition and Operation of a Business in Germany: J. Knapp: Taxes Applicable to Business Enterprises and Their Distributed Profits ...- M. Abrell: Aspects of German Labor Law.- M. Wendler: Residence and Work Permits.- M. Bihler: Distribution Agreements.- M. Karger: Computer Law.- C. Wolf: Notaries in Germany.- C. Wolf: Real-estate Property Law in Germany.- R. Nacke: The Law of Bankruptcy and Security Interests.- B. Tremml: Institutions of the European Community.- B. Tremml: The Euro: Its Influence on International Private-Law Contracts.- B. Tremml, A. Meisterernst: Antitrust Law in the European Community.- B. Tremml, A. Meisterernst: Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts in the European Community.- A. Hagen Meyer: Marketing of Imported Food Products in Germany.- E. Popp: Trademark Protection in Germany and Europe.

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