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Costs of Debt Collection in Germany

Pre-action letter and issuing civil claim against debtor in Germany If you have a claim against a person or a business who are based in Germany and who are unwilling to pay, you will in many cases have to take that debtor to court in Germany, unless you have been able to agree your own country as place of jurisdiction in a contract (which is not quite that easy to do, especially in consumer contracts).…
Bernhard Schmeilzl
May 17, 2024
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Process Server in Germany

How to serve legal documents in Germany We have previously explained why there is no tradition of instructing a private process server in Germany (see here). Since our law office GrafLegal specialises in international civil and commercial litigation, we are frequently contacted by British, US and Canadian law firms who need to serve court papers or other important legal documents on a party who is resident or has their legal seat in Germany. In order…
Bernhard Schmeilzl
November 10, 2021
Business in GermanyGerman Corporate Law

Crash Course on Duties and Liability of a German Company Director (vs the Director of a UK Limited)

German-British Corporate Lawyers of Graf & Partners (Munich) coach newly appointed directors, CEOs and managers of German and English companies and corporations German Corporation Law and Limited Liability companies hold a number of surprising differences compared to UK or US company law. Have you, for example, ever heard of the German principle of "Kapitalerhaltungsgrundsatz" (i.e. the manager's duty to maintain the minimum share capital)? Well, if you intend to act as the director of a German…
Bernhard Schmeilzl
July 26, 2016