The Law of Business Organizations

A Concise Overview of German Corporate Law

  • Martin Schulz
  • Oliver Wasmeier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Martin Schulz, Oliver Wasmeier
    Pages 1-35
  3. Martin Schulz, Oliver Wasmeier
    Pages 37-78
  4. Martin Schulz, Oliver Wasmeier
    Pages 79-114
  5. Martin Schulz, Oliver Wasmeier
    Pages 115-132
  6. Martin Schulz, Oliver Wasmeier
    Pages 133-164
  7. Martin Schulz, Oliver Wasmeier
    Pages 165-198
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-199

About this book


This book gives a concise introduction to the German law of business organizations. After outlining the corporate legal framework within Germany, the book addresses some basic issues of international and European business law, such as the law applicable to corporations engaged in cross-border activities. Special emphasis is placed on some recent developments in the European Common Market. The book then describes the various types of German business organizations with a special focus on the German Limited Liability Company (GmbH) and the German Stock Corporation (AG). Key issues such as the incorporation of various business forms, questions of designing corporate contracts, corporate governance issues and the liability of shareholders and managers are also explained. The book also provides a brief outline of some recent developments in European company law with a special focus on the new multinational corporate form of the European Company (SE).


Cross border corporate activities in the EU German Corporate Law German business forms Managerial Liability Shareholders´ rights and duties

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Schulz
    • 1
  • Oliver Wasmeier
    • 2
  1. 1.Management and LawGGS German Graduate School ofHeilbronnGermany
  2. 2.RümmingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17792-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17793-4
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