Unofficial translations of standard German contract terms
Thread poster: Kim Metzger

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 06:47
German to English
Feb 4, 2004

"The German Civil Code contains special provisions governing standard contract terms entitled "The Standard Contract Terms Act (Gesetz zur Regelung des Rechts der Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen, AGB-Gesetz)." The Act contains a general provision prohibiting contract terms that are unreasonable and contrary to the requirements of good faith. The Act also specifies contract provisions that are void per se, and that are void subject to the default reasonableness test. The following is a reproduction of the critical part of the Standard Contract Terms Act in the German language. An unofficial English translation is provided."

http://www.lex2k.org/sfc/germany.html


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davidgreen
German to English
just thought I'd give you a related site that might be useful Feb 4, 2004

http://www.iuscomp.org/gla/statutes/BGB.htm
takes a minute to load but it's helpful on some translations


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Robert Kleemaier  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 04:47
Member (2004)
Dutch to English
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Another source Feb 6, 2004

Hi Kim,

Thanks for your link. I recently came across this one (http://www.iuscomp.org/gla/statutes/statutes.htm) which, though subject to a disclaimer, would appear to be a useful tool.

Kind regards,
Rob

(2 min. later: Um, sorry David. Didn't note your link well enough.)

[Edited at 2004-02-06 06:40]


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