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Goldenbead  Identity Verified
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Nov 9, 2004

I need resources or a sample Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of a COmpany IN GERMAN. I am translating from English to German and am not very familiar with the German legal terminology.

I mean "Satzung".


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Kieran Sheehan  Identity Verified
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Standardvertragsmuster Nov 9, 2004

Verlag C.H.Beck publish a bilingual book (German-English) containing a variety of contractual documents incl. articles of association. The title is Standardvertragsmuster zum Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht. For those of us who do not translate such texts all the often it is quite useful, albeit somewhat inconsistent in its use of terminology. The author is Dieter Stummel, ISBN 3406479103. While my edition is from 2002, I believe a more recent edition has been published.

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Derek Gill Franßen  Identity Verified
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Legal docs in German Nov 9, 2004

Hannah Gunasingh wrote:
I am translating from English to German and am not very familiar with the German legal terminology.

If you are not very familiar with German legal terminology, you might consider outsourcing this one to a native speaker with experience in the field of company law.

There is no standard "Satzung" (though you could probably find the minimum requirements in the BGB and the other laws referring to companies) - each one is tailored individually to the particular company in question. Not only do the contents of such documents in Germany differ from similar Anglo American documents, but the forms of companies and corporations differ in both countries - even if there appear to be basic similarities.

If, however, you are bent on trying it (and don't want to buy the book recommended above, which is good - there are many such books), you could start your search by looking at a sample "Satzung" for a German GmbH, something similar to, but in some ways quite different from a limited liability company (cf. ). Or you can sift through this collection of motley links (cf. ).

Good luck!

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Andras Mohay
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Here are some useful links:

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