Key Aspects of German Business Law

A Practical Manual

  • Michael Wendler
  • Bernard Buecker
  • Bernd Tremml

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Introduction

  3. How to establish or acquire a business in Germany

  4. Commercial law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Michael Luber
      Pages 71-83
    3. Andreas Stadler, Michael Luber
      Pages 85-96
    4. Tobias Tremml
      Pages 97-109
    5. Christian R. Wolf
      Pages 121-130
    6. Reinhard Nacke
      Pages 131-140
    7. Henrik Schroeder
      Pages 141-147
    8. Norman Müller
      Pages 149-163
    9. Michael Bihler
      Pages 165-177
    10. Richard Pietrzyk, Kai F. Sturmfels
      Pages 179-185
    11. Carsten Gerlach
      Pages 187-201
  5. Labor law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Wolf D. Schenk
      Pages 205-217
    3. Michael Wendler, Sebastian Maiß
      Pages 219-230
    4. Richard Pietrzyk, Sebastian Maiß
      Pages 231-234
  6. Computer law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Michael Karger
      Pages 237-244
    3. Raimund Walch
      Pages 245-249
    4. Wolfgang C. Leonti, Henrik Schroeder
      Pages 251-255
  7. Procedural law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Christian R. Wolf
      Pages 277-286
  8. European law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Bernd Tremml
      Pages 289-300
    3. Bernd Tremml, Michael Luber
      Pages 301-310
  9. Tax law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Inge Badura
      Pages 313-326
  10. IP

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 437-440

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 business 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 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. The second section focuses on areas of commercial law that are important for an operating business. The following 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.


European Union (EU) German Civil Code German Commercial Code German Law German Legal System Internet Liquidation Wirtschaftsrecht business business law institutions organization social security

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Wendler
    • 1
  • Bernard Buecker
    • 2
  • Bernd Tremml
    • 3
  1. 1.Wendler Tremml RechtsanwälteDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.San AntonioUSA
  3. 3.Wendler Tremml RechtsanwälteMünchenGermany

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