Looking for Dutch Civil Code in English
Thread poster: Solya
Dutch to English
Nov 22, 2006


I'm a Hungarian lawyer and making research on civil codes. Do anyone know a source for a Dutch Civil Code (Burgelijk Wetboek) in English translation?

Thanks for the help!


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Business-related books of the NL Civil Code in EN Nov 22, 2006

Netherlands Business Legislation
by Peter P.C. Haanappel, Ejan Mackaay, Hans C.S. Warendorf, Richard Thomas

Fulfilling the need for Dutch business law in translation, Netherlands Business Legislation offers practitioners the following:

a looseleaf publication with the business-related books of the Dutch Civil Code and other relevant laws in highest-quality English translations, many of them officially approved by the Netherlands Ministries of Justice and Finance;
available separately or in combination with the loose-leaf product, access to an online service that allows users to quickly find, download, and print exactly the business law sections they need in either English or the original Dutch - plus Books 2, 6, and 7 in German. Books 6 and 7 of the Civil Code in French will be added soon;
direct comparison of texts on the internet site, with easy links between translations; and
regular updates, so subscribers may be sure of immediate access to pertinent new legislation and changes to existing laws.
Translations employ both civil law and common law terminology to make this a highly useful publication.

This long-awaited new service will be of great value to in-house counsel in transnational firms, Dutch legal practitioners, and government counsel and academics in many countries.

Table of Contents

Contents (looseleaf):
Foreword. Introduction; A.S. Hartkamp. Civil Code (in English): Books 2, 6, and 7. Bankruptcy Act (in English). Sundry Legislation (in English): Securities Markets Legislation, Works Councils Act, European Works Councils Act. Index.

Forthcoming looseleaf supplements will include English translations of additional legislation in respect of companies and other legal persons; Books 3 and 5 of the Civil Code; and legislation regulating chambers of commerce and commercial registers.

Contents (internet site):

Dutch : Burgerlijk Wetboek Boeken 2, 6 en 7; Faillissementswet; Wetgeving Effectenverkeer; Wet op de ondernemingsraden; Wet op de Europese ondernemingsraden.

English : Civil Code Books 2, 6 and 7; Bankruptcy Act; Securities Legislation; Works Councils Act; European Works Councils Act.

NOT cheap though, and the terminology is at times a bit strange.

More info on publications you might find useful:

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