Dispositionsfreiheit

English translation: liberty to act according to one's judgement

03:58 May 10, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Dispositionsfreiheit
Am translating a dealership contract. The bit in question relates to the use of exchange rates between DM and EURO: "Maßgeblich ist dann der gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Umrechnungskurs, oder, soweit eine Dispositionsfreiheit der Parteien besteht, der Kurs, den XYZ allgemein anwendet".
Heather
English translation:liberty to act according to one's judgement
Explanation:
liberty to act according to one's judgement

This is the right translation according to Zahn, but your text sounds a little strange. There is no liberty within the eleven Euro countries. The rate is 1.95583 and is not allowed to change for contracts within these countries; neither party is allowed to tell the other party which currency is to be used. The two currencies are absolutely equally acceptable. Your situation must be for contracts between one party within the EU and the other outside, but even then the wording is strange.

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Dan McCrosky (X)
Local time: 17:30
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Confused me too - oh well, I only have to translate the wretched thing! %-)
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Summary of answers provided
nafreedom of disposition
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naliberty to act according to one's judgement
Dan McCrosky (X)


  

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18 mins
liberty to act according to one's judgement


Explanation:
liberty to act according to one's judgement

This is the right translation according to Zahn, but your text sounds a little strange. There is no liberty within the eleven Euro countries. The rate is 1.95583 and is not allowed to change for contracts within these countries; neither party is allowed to tell the other party which currency is to be used. The two currencies are absolutely equally acceptable. Your situation must be for contracts between one party within the EU and the other outside, but even then the wording is strange.



Dan McCrosky (X)
Local time: 17:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
Grading comment
Confused me too - oh well, I only have to translate the wretched thing! %-)
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23 mins
freedom of disposition


Explanation:
freedom of disposition (of e.g. funds).


Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 17:30
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 148
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