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New Article-by-Article Commentary of the German Civil Code

English speaking lawyers who deal with German civil law issues on a regular basis can turn to a helpful new resource: The German publishing houses Beck and Nomos have teamed up for this project and have just released a 2,300 page article by article commentary of the first three parts of the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch):

  • Book 1: General Part
  • Book 2: Law of Obligations (including German contract law and German tort law)
  • Book 3: Law of Property – Moveables and Immoveables (including transfer of title and conveyancing of German land)

The new commentary is an essential tool both for English solicitors and US attorneys at law who’s law firms have a German desk and regularly deal with matters of German civil law. The book is equally helpful for German lawyers who need to explain German civil law issues to English speaking clients.

What is not yet included are parts 4 and 5 of the German Civil Code, i.e. German family law and German succession / inheritance law. These areas of law will be explained in Volume II which is announced to be released in 2022.

More information is available on the website of the publisher here

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