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Public registers – reliable data for real estate and commercial law

A unique selling point of the German legal system is its court-based registers, which ensure legal certainty in the areas of commercial law and land law/conveyancing. In fact, this is a particular feature of the German legal system that other countries are striving to emulate. A reliable data base is available to both German and foreign investors, forming the basis of any commercial activity.

The commercial register provides information on sole traders and trading companies and on the persons who can validly represent these businesses in legal transactions. Anyone can inspect the commercial register at Questions such as whether a business partner validly exists, or who can represent an organisation and sign on its behalf, can be answered very quickly, without any need for costly legal opinions.

The commercial register is a technically safe and cost-effective solution for its users. All communications with the register take place eletronically, resulting in efficient and speedy workflows. All the documents submitted to the register are available on-line.

Land registers contain a record of the entire German territory, providing information on ownership in land and apartments as well as any existing encumbrances. In contrast to other countries, the content of the German land register (Grundbuch) is indefeasible. This allows for the greatest possible transparency, resulting in real estate transactions in Germany being both extremely safe and reliable. A buyer can completely rely on the information in the land register and has no need to take out expensive title insurance, as is the case in the US for example.

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
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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.

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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“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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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.

Dänische Ferienhausvermittlungen und die Covid-19-Pandemielage
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Artikel in “Der Nordschleswiger”: Enttäuschte Mieter gehen gegen Ferienhausanbieter vor
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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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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):