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By Rechtsanwalt Dr. Götz-Sebastian Hök
The German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V., DIS) is the most prominent arbitration institution. It serves all parties planning to make reference to the DIS Arbitration Rules as a body for the...

Last updated Monday, October 3rd, 2016[continue reading]

German Land Law
By Rechtsanwalt Dr. Götz-Sebastian Hök
German real estate law differs a lot from English and American real estate law but from French, Italian and Spanish law as well. The basic difference to anglo-saxon law is  explained by the different legal history of the anglo-saxon states and...

Last updated Monday, August 27th, 2007[continue reading]

Evaluation of interests in land in Germany
By Rechtsanwalt Dr. Götz-Sebastian Hök
In the practice of property valuation a variety of occasions require a valuation. The appropriate type and nature of the property valuation depends on the purpose for which the values are needed. For example, if land is to be bought or sold, the...

Last updated Saturday, July 15th, 2006[continue reading]

German private international law concerning real estate, loans and mortgages
By Rechtsanwalt Dr. Götz-Sebastian Hök
German conflicts of law is based on the tradition of Savigny and its famous ”Sitztheorie”. Today it is mainly governed by statute law and international conventions. Two European Regulations have replaced German domestic conflicts of law rules....

Last updated Wednesday, April 20th, 2016[continue reading]

Establishing a German Company
By Rechtsanwalt Dr. Götz-Sebastian Hök
Several options exist for establishing a German company, three of which will be discussed here. The first is the "Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung" (private limited company), the second being the legal form of an "Aktiengesellschaft (public...

Last updated Saturday, August 23rd, 2003[continue reading]

Some practical aspects of doing business with Germany
By Rechtsanwalt Dr. Götz-Sebastian Hök
Germany has created an attractive business environment. Situated in the middle of Europe and in the centre of the EURO-zone. The implementation of the euro forged a currency area large enough to rival the US Dollar. Germany is therefore a platform...

Last updated Tuesday, April 19th, 2016[continue reading]