gemeinschaftlich vertretungsberechtigt

English translation: see below

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09:56 Aug 27, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: gemeinschaftlich vertretungsberechtigt
From document relating to articles of partnership, referring to:

gemeinschaftlich vertretungsberechtigte Geschaeftsfuehrer der Gesellschaft

It means that when a specified number of directors come together, they have the authority to represent the company. I am paraphrasing this as 'directors with joint representative authority'. I wonder if there is an accepted piece of legal terminology in English which corresponds to this German concept. Can anyone help? Thanking you in advance.
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Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 10:32
English translation:see below
Explanation:
gemeinsam vertretungsberechtigt=jointly
entitled to act as representative.

But in English legal termin. there is
a difference whether or not one of the
managers can act alone to represent the
company or they can act only jointly,
which means none by his/herself.
For both ways the legal expression is:
solely and jointly
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Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 03:32
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Explanation:
gemeinsam vertretungsberechtigt=jointly
entitled to act as representative.

But in English legal termin. there is
a difference whether or not one of the
managers can act alone to represent the
company or they can act only jointly,
which means none by his/herself.
For both ways the legal expression is:
solely and jointly


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Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 03:32
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Explanation:
Without knowing your text, I think it is important to keep in mind that vertretungsberechtigt has a specifically legal meaning: "authorised to sign for / bind the company".

As gemeinsam means jointly, gemeinsam vertretungsberechtigt means that it takes more than one signature to legally bind the company - namely as many as there are "vertretungsberechtigte" persons.

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