In this era of globalization, commercial transactions regularly have an international aspect requiring a consideration of the legal framework beyond national borders. Providing advice in connection with international transactions has formed a core part of our practice from the very beginning.
From an economic union to a legal union… The European Union is a unique creation, with the objective of uniting 28 sovereign European states in terms of movement of people, goods and capital. While each member state maintains its sovereignty, law-making power has in many areas been conferred on the EU by the member states […]
How goods and services reach customers over the border A focal point of our practice is assisting clients in setting-up their international distribution systems. There are a variety of issues that need consideration when setting up a direct presence in another country, such as: Are sales to be effected through local partners or through a […]
Company law hasn’t been playing according to just national rules for a long time – even during ‘home games’. In this age of globalization and the freedom of movement of goods, provision of services and establishment of businesses within the European Union, company law can be affected by numerous international influences and constructions. Examples of […]
In the land of the ‘Export World Champion’ a ‘must’. Germany is the world’s greatest export nation. We provide advice to both German businesses involved in export and imports, as well as international companies concerning their trade relations with German entities. Examples of areas in which international trade and commerce laws are of relevance are: […]
Doing Business with ‘Down Under’ There is significant trading and commercial activity between Germany and Australia covering a wide range of industries. In fact, Australia’s most important European trading partner in Europe after the United Kingdom is Germany, which is also currently its ninth-largest trading partner worldwide. Australia is also an important commercial partner for […]
In the land of unlimited opportunities, special rules apply. The legal system of the USA differs significantly from the German legal system. Having initially adopted English law, US law has as its basis the common law system, and maintains to this day a governing mixture of statutory and case-based law. However, the US legal system […]