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Business law in Germany

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Judicial power in Germany is independent.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Germany is a constitutional state. Foreign nationals benefit from the same treatment as that reserved for citizens in legal matters.
The Language of Justice
The legal language is German.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law is the Constitution of May 1949 known as the Fundamental Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (which has become the constitution of reunified Germany). The country's judicial system is based on a system of civil law joining together historical concepts and judicial revisions of different legislative acts by the Federal Constitutional Court. Germany has not accepted the obligatory jurisdiction of the ICJ. As it is part of the European Union, its national law is bound to submit to the conditions of Community Legislation.
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German Law Journal

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