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English translation: civil law partnership / partnership under the German civil code

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German term or phrase:Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts
English translation:civil law partnership / partnership under the German civil code
Entered by: Steffen Walter
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20:11 Apr 26, 2001
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Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s)
German term or phrase: in Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts
Nachfolgend soll ein Treuhandvertrag zwischen XXX, Ltd. (nachstehend auch Treuhänder genannt) und den Herren XXX und XXX, (in Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts – nachstehend auch Treugeber genannt) über den Geschäftsanteil an der XXX International GmbH geschlossen werden.
Dawn Montague
Local time: 14:27
civil law partnership/ partnership under the German civil code
Explanation:
Salient features of a GbR (also referred to as BGB Gesellschaft):
- formed under the German civil code, not the commercial code
- partnership, but does not need express agreement, can be imputed
- usual form of organisation for e.g. doctors, lawyers etc.
- must not ‘trade’
- liability used to be unlimited but it is now possible to have limited liab. GbR’s

Trans:
I prefer a trans. which emphases that
í) it is governed by BGB
ii) it is not a stock company
so I usually gloss. it as a ‘civil law partnership’,

as per:
The law firm is organized in the form of a civil law partnership (Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts). http://www.herfurth.de/en/Firm/

Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts (Partnership under the Civil Code)
www.euro-ombudsman.eu.int/decision/en/990239.htm

I wouldn’t use the other common translations which incorporate the word company.

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partnership


Explanation:
Gesellschaft des bürgerlichen Rechts: partnership

Romain (ibid.)


    See above
Tom Funke
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civil law partnership/ partnership under the German civil code


Explanation:
Salient features of a GbR (also referred to as BGB Gesellschaft):
- formed under the German civil code, not the commercial code
- partnership, but does not need express agreement, can be imputed
- usual form of organisation for e.g. doctors, lawyers etc.
- must not ‘trade’
- liability used to be unlimited but it is now possible to have limited liab. GbR’s

Trans:
I prefer a trans. which emphases that
í) it is governed by BGB
ii) it is not a stock company
so I usually gloss. it as a ‘civil law partnership’,

as per:
The law firm is organized in the form of a civil law partnership (Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts). http://www.herfurth.de/en/Firm/

Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts (Partnership under the Civil Code)
www.euro-ombudsman.eu.int/decision/en/990239.htm

I wouldn’t use the other common translations which incorporate the word company.




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