It is nearly ten years since the appearance of the successful first edition of
this convenient English-language introduction to the law of Germany. This new
edition covers all the significant changes and innovations that have occurred
during that period, encompassing the pervasive impacts of European law and of
globalisation, the major recent reform of the German Civil Code, and the
greatly increased activity of the German legislature in every area.
With fifteen lucid chapters written by academic expects in their respective
fields of law, as well as detailed bibliographies, this is the ideal starting
point for research whenever a question of German law must be answered. The
authors clearly explain the legal concepts, customs, and rules arising from
such basic elements as the following:
characteristic problems of Germany legal unity;
principles and practices of constitutional law;
administrative law and procedure;
the German Commercial Code;
formation and conduct of corporations and partnerships;
succession and inheritance;
labor and employment;
issues of private international law;
courts and civil procedure;
the penal code and criminal procedure.
Introduction to German Law, Second Edition provides an
authoritative description of all issues likely to emerge in the course of
normal application of German law in any context.
General Introduction. Preface. List of Abbreviations. Chapter 1.
Characteristic Aspects of German Legal Culture; Reinhard Zimmerman.
Chapter 2. Constitutional Law; Kay Hailbronner and Marcel Kau.
Chapter 3. Administrative Law; Michael Nierhaus. Chapter 4.
Commercial Law; Johannes Köndgen and George Borges. Chapter 5.
The Law of Business Associations; Hans-Dieter Assmann, Barbara Lange and
Rolf Sethe. Chapter 6. The Law of Contracts; Peer Zumbansen.
Chapter 7. The Law of Torts; Harold Koch. Chapter 8.
Property Law (Sachenrecht); Jürgen Kohler. Chapter 9.
Family Law; Dieter Martiny. Chapter 10. The Law of Succession;
Dennis Solomon. Chapter 11. Labor Law; Manfred Weiss.
Chapter 12. Private International Law; Kurt Siehr. Chapter 13.
The Law of Civil Procedure; Astrid Stadler and Wolfgang Hau.
Chapter 14. Criminal Law; Heribert Schumann. Chapter 15. The
Law of German Criminal Procedure; Gerhard Dannecker and Julian Roberts.