International trade is a key aspect of many businesses’ development. With the rise of globalisation, a thorough knowledge of the law on international commerce has become indispensable. Germany is party to several international treaties which means legal certainty is assured when trading internationally with German businesses or when trading as a German business with international partners.
Obtaining legal advice before entering an international transaction can save time and money should a dispute subsequently arise as to the parties’ rights and duties. Here you can find an overview of the legal aspects to consider when conducting international business.
Deciding which legal provisions should apply to international sale of goods transactions can save time and money. The lawyers at WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE can help your business assess the advantages of German domestic provisions and international rules on the sale of goods.
The Incoterms can offer a framework for international goods transactions, including defining aspects such as packaging obligations, time of delivery and the transfer of risk. The lawyers at WBS can help you decide whether to adopt Incoterms for your international transaction.
Christian Solmecke is a partner at the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE. He is the author of numerous legal publications in the area of internet and IT law. He is also an associate lecturer for social media law at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.
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