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English translation: acquisition / transfer


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German term or phrase:Übernahme
English translation:acquisition / transfer
Entered by: Shane London
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11:06 Dec 7, 2004
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Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / Contract Law
German term or phrase: Übernahme
Daher einigen sich die Parteien darauf, keinerlei Ausgleichungszahlung für die Übernahme der Geschäfte zu leisten, soweit solche nicht in diesem Vertrag gesondert geregelt sind.

I would like to know if 'assignment' can be used here for 'Übernahme'. This is actually about a 'Geschäftsäußerung' [business alienation] of retail stores. I know 'Übernahme' is 'takeover' but I wonder if that word is confusing here.
Shane London
Local time: 17:40
acquisition / transfer
are 2 more possibilities although I see nothing wrong with TAKEOVER
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Local time: 08:40
Grading comment
Thanking you. I used 'acquisition'
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4 +6acquisition / transfer



3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6
Übernahme (in this sentence)
acquisition / transfer

are 2 more possibilities although I see nothing wrong with TAKEOVER

Local time: 08:40
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Grading comment
Thanking you. I used 'acquisition'

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Richard Hall: although I think that either acquisition or transfer works better than takeover
2 mins
  -> thanks, Richard

agree  Richard Benham: "Assignment" is really a no-no here.
3 mins
  -> thanks a lot

agree  Ingrid Blank
20 mins

agree  Ian M-H: transfer or acquisition; definitely not assignment
40 mins

agree  Christine Lam
1 hr

agree  gangels
2 hrs
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