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Key Aspects of German Business Law

A Practical Manual

  • Michael Wendler
  • Bernd Tremml
  • Bernard Buecker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-4
  2. How to Establish or Acquire a Business in Germany

  3. Commercial Law

    1. M. Luber
      Pages 67-80
    2. A. Stadler, M. Luber
      Pages 81-93
    3. T. Tremml
      Pages 95-105
    4. C. R. Wolf
      Pages 117-126
    5. H. Schroeder
      Pages 139-146
    6. N. Müller
      Pages 147-161
    7. M. Bihler
      Pages 163-176
    8. K. F. Sturmfels
      Pages 177-184
    9. C. Gerlach
      Pages 185-199
    10. T. Steffens
      Pages 201-215
    11. J. Walther
      Pages 217-237
    12. B. Kosny
      Pages 239-262

About this book


This book presents a clear and precise overview of the key aspects of German business law. It was written by attorneys involved in the daily practice of bu- ness law in Germany and is aimed at people who wish to orient themselves quickly with the German legal system and the manner in which it impacts bu- ness 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. The second section focuses on areas of commercial law that are important for an operating business. In comparison to the last edition four new areas (transportation law, customs regulations, insurance law and state liability law) are treated. The f- lowing sections deal with labor law as an independent part of German business law and with computer law. Furthermore, procedural law and European law are addressed. Finally, the last two sections of the book are devoted to an overview over the German tax law, which has an enormous impact on business decisions, and IP law. In all sections special attention has been paid to highlighting and explaining the differences between the German legal system and that of the United States. Nevertheless, the intention is to provide information that will prove valuable to all foreigners, particularly business men and women and lawyers advising clients with an interest in doing business in Germany.


Business Business Law European Union (EU) German Civil Code German Commercial Code German Law German Legal System Wirtschaftsrecht

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Wendler
    • 1
  • Bernd Tremml
    • 2
  • Bernard Buecker
    • 3
  1. 1.Wendler Tremml RechtsänwalteDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Wendler Tremml RechtsanwalteMünchenGermany
  3. 3.San AntanioUSA

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