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HGB - a law, civil code

English translation: Handelsgesetzbuch or the German Commercial Code

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German term or phrase:HGB
English translation:Handelsgesetzbuch or the German Commercial Code
Entered by: Marcus Malabad
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21:56 Jun 14, 2001
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German term or phrase: HGB - a law, civil code
What is the correct, official translation of this law, please
natalie grassmann
German commercial code
Explanation:
Handelsgesetzbuch or the German commercial code
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Marcus Malabad
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Summary of answers provided
na +3German commercial codeMarcus Malabad
na +1[German] Code of Commercial LawProtradit
naGerman Commercial Code, etc.xxxeurotransl
naHandelsgesetzbuch- Uniform Commercial Code
Johanna Timm, PhD


  

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German commercial code


Explanation:
Handelsgesetzbuch or the German commercial code


    Reference: http://www.steuernetz.de/gesetze/hgb/
Marcus Malabad
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Beate Boudro
10 hrs

xxxeurotransl: Also good
12 hrs

agree  Roland Grefer
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agree  cathyaberdeen
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agree  lawrule
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7 mins
Handelsgesetzbuch- Uniform Commercial Code


Explanation:
it's not ONE law, but a compilation of provisions


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Johanna Timm, PhD
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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xxxeurotransl: UCC cannot be used for this translation; this is the specific US code. But you could say "German UCC"
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[German] Code of Commercial Law


Explanation:
The first answerer is correct--even though the second answerer is not wrong. The 'Handelsgesetzbuch' or HGB is specifically German and therefore should have German in the translation. Leaving out 'German' would be tantamount to translating 'The First Amendment' from English into German and leaving out any reference to the American Constitution.

Protradit
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xxxeurotransl: Thank you
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agree  sandywhg: thank you
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12 hrs
German Commercial Code, etc.


Explanation:
Your translation will, I agree, have to reflect the origin of the code; therefore, you must include "German" or "Austrian" - depending on the origin of your translation.

Uniform Commcercial Code is the specific term used for the US Code and cannot be used by itself for any other national codes. Plus, the "Uniform" part reflects the fact that it is a compilation and harmonisation of the various commercial codes of the individual US states.

The most standard translation for HGB is, and has always been, [German, Austrian, Swiss] Commercial Code - and be sure to capitalise each word.


    Many years as legal translator
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