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German Corporate Law – The German Legislation on Corporations and Partnerships

Have you ever been looking for English translations of German legislation on corporations and partnerships, such as stock corporations, limited liability companies, commercial partnerships, limited liability partnerships, silent partnerships, associations or foundations?

This book titled German Corporate Law includes translations of:

  • Stock Corporation Act (AktG) and its Introductory Act
  • Act on Limited Liability Companies (GmbHG) and its Introductory Act
  • corporate law provisions included in the Commercial Code (HGB) and the Civil Code (BGB)
  • the Act on Mergers, Acquisitions and Splits (Umwandlungsgesetz – UmwG)

These provisions rate among the most important statutory acts regulating business activtities.

Rittler, Dr. Thomas: German Corporate Law – The German Legislation on Corporations and Partnerships (1st edition, 2016)

Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB) – German Commercial Code

We are happy to be able to provide for an English translation of the German Commercial Code (HGB), which also includes English versions of the accounting regulations for credit institutions (RechKredV), insurance enterprises (RechVersV) and pension funds (RechPensV). In addition to the commercial law provisions, e. g. on the commercial register and on commercial transactions, this book includes the legal basis of the German national GAAP which are of particular importance for enterprises and the financial sector. This book is an indispensable tool for professionals who work in a bi- or multi-lingual context and who have to implement and comply with these regulations.

Rittler, Dr. Thomas: Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB) – German Commercial Code (4th revised and updated edition, June 2017)

Einkommensteuergesetz (EStG) – Income Tax Act

The German Income Tax Act is the cornerstone of the German tax law. The book includes a translation in the tried and tested synoptic form already used in our other editions of English translations, which means that the German original text and the corresponding English version are printed next to each other.

The translation reflects the law as of January 2017. It has been created for tax professionals who work in a bi- or multi-lingual context and who have to implement and comply with German tax provisions.

Rittler, Dr. Thomas: Einkommensteuergesetz (EStG) – Income Tax Act (2nd edition, 2017)

Umsatzsteuergesetz (UStG) – Value Added Tax Act

Are you looking for an Englisch translation of the German Value Added Tax Act? Do you need this translation as a tool because you want to explain the German VAT law to your international collegues and/or clients, or because English is the working language in your enterprise?

We have updated our VAT Act translation and prepared a 3rd revised edition. It already takes into account law amendments which entered into force until April 2017.

The book also includes a bilingual introduction to the German value added tax law.

Rittler, Dr. Thomas: Umsatzsteuergesetz (UStG) – Value Added Tax Act (3rd revised and updated edition, 2017)

Körperschaftsteuergesetz (KStG) – Corporation Tax Act

In the scope of German tax law, we have often been asked to provide for an English translation of the German Corporation Tax Act (KStG). This book takes into account the law amendments which entered into force until August 2016. We have maintained the tried and tested synoptic form already used in our other editions of English translations, which means that the German original text and the corresponding English version are printed next to each other.

Rittler, Dr. Thomas: Körperschaftsteuergesetz (KStG) – Corporation Tax Act (2nd edition, 2016)

German Banking Law (Including Regular Updates)

This book includes a comprehensive selection of the most relevant translations of German law (acts, regulations and administrative provisions by BaFin (the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority)) which apply to the banking and financial sector in Germany. Inter alia, it includes the following:

  • German Banking Act (KWG), related regulations on solvency (SolvV), large exposures (GroMiKV), supervision of shareholdings (InhaberKontrV), remuneration (InstitutsVergV) and BaFin circulars on risk management (MaRisk etc.)
  • German Capital Investment Code (KAGB) and related regulations (DerivateV, KAVerOV) and BaFin circulars (InvMaRisk, Circular on depositaries)
  • German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) and related regulations (WpDVerOV) and BaFin circulars (MaComp)
  • German Exchange Act (BörsG), Money Laundering Act (GwG), Prospectus Act (WpPG)
  • etc.

Vahldiek, Wolfgang: German Banking Law (12th revised and updated edition, 2017)