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Contract Law

The basic structures of contracts of sale are prescribed by law. In contrast to English law, a contract under German law requires no detailed provisions and definitions on issues such as right of retention, set-off or assignment, as these have already been provided by the legislator. Unless the contract expressly stipulates otherwise, the statutory provisions will apply.

The united Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CSIG), which has been ratified by almost all major industrial and commercial nation, applies to international contracts for the sale of goods. The UN Sales Convention is strongly influenced by Continental European legal principles and therefore meshes particularly well with German law. No other member state of the UN Sales Convention has passed more court decisions on matters under this Convention than Germany. These decisions are often cited by other countries.

The contract of manufacture, which is regulated in great detail in the Civil Code, provides clear rules for the contract drafter, taking into account the interests of both parties. These rules span the entire contractual process, from order placement through to acceptance of the completed work, to any defects that may subsequently emerge. Accordingly, a valid contract of manufacture under German law does not need to be lengthy in order to provide stipulations for all relevant issues. Legal advisory services can therefore focus on the material points, even in the case of complex building or plant construction contracts.

Companies can commission one or more commercial agents to sell its devices. Commercial agents are independent entrepreneurs who act in the name and for the account of their principal. Their responsibilities are set forth in detail in the Commercial Code. Indeed, in view of its efficiency, the German Commercial Code served as the template for the pan-European standardisation in this field of law.

Lawyer Hans-Oluf Meyer

Hans-Oluf Meyer (1969) is both Danish and German lawyer. He provides advice predominantly in German/Danish legal matters in areas of international contract law, international private law and litigation. In Danish law he basically focuses on contract law, company/commercial law and the tort law.

advokatfirma | meyer
Kurfürstendamm 57
D 10707 Berlin

Tel +49 (0)30 31 51 89 69 0
Fax +49 (0)30 31 51 89 69 9

E-Mail: contact@advokatfirma.de

NEWS

01.10.2021
September 9th lawyer Hans-Oluf Meyer in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Trade Council and the Trade Department at the Danish Embassy in Berlin participated in a Masterclass Workshop at Food Nation at Axelborg in Copenhagen with a presentation on the legal challenges of export and establishment in Germany. Participants were Danish companies that market their food products in Germany and that want to increase their activities in the German market.

26.03.2021
advokatfirma | meyer and Novasol tenants are confirmed by the Danish consumer ombudsman in Corona cases: Novasol cannot retroactively change terms of business. The newspaper The Nordschleswiger reports:
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29.10.2020
“If force majeure applies to Novasol, this must also apply to the consumer.” Attorney Meyer has complained about Novasol’s unilateral change of business terms in the midst of the pandemic. The newspaper Lübecker Nachrichten reports:
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31.08.2020
advokatfirma | meyer wins in third instance a decisive process for German road accident victims at the Danish Supreme Court, Højesteret. The case concerned the fundamental question of which law is applicable if a German car causes an accident on a business trip in Denmark and the employees want to bring claims against their employer.

15.08.2020
Dänische Ferienhausvermittlungen und die Covid-19-Pandemielage
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30.07.2020
Artikel in “Der Nordschleswiger”: Enttäuschte Mieter gehen gegen Ferienhausanbieter vor
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06.04.2020
Ausgewählte Informationen zu aktuellen Entwicklungen im Recht der Kurzarbeit, im Arbeitsrecht, im Insolvenzrecht, im Mietrecht und im Zivilrecht zu Zeiten der Sars-Cov-2-Pandemie
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ABOUT US

The Danish founder and partner of the lawfirm Hans-Oluf Meyer has successfully transferred the Scandinavian way of team-work into our German law firm and we are therefore very glad to present a high standard concerning both our reachability towards our clients as well as our legal advice, as our cases are regularly surveyed by more than one lawyer.

TVS – Newscast:
15. juli 2012 19.30

Following the main news on July 15, 2012, Danish television showed a report with and about attorney Hans-Oluf Meyer and his law firm in Berlin (the program is in Danish):