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English translation: joint representation

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German term or phrase:Gesamtvertretung
English translation:joint representation
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14:09 Jan 9, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: Gesamtvertretung
In an employment contract: Er ist zur Gesamtvertretung berechtigt.
Michael Dollman
joint representation
Explanation:
Gesamtvertretung (Dietl) - joint representation; joint agency

zur Gesamtvertretung befugt - authorized to represent (or act for) (the company) jointly

Gesamtvertretung (Schaefer) - (Re) collective representation
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Sabine Cane
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Thanks for this and also for Ulrike's informative account.
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naSee belowUlrike Lieder
naHe can act on behalf of the company
Ingrid Fabi
najoint representationSabine Cane


  

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joint representation


Explanation:
Gesamtvertretung (Dietl) - joint representation; joint agency

zur Gesamtvertretung befugt - authorized to represent (or act for) (the company) jointly

Gesamtvertretung (Schaefer) - (Re) collective representation


    Dietl/Lorenz Dict. of legal, commercial + political terms
    Schaefer Wirtschaftswoerterbuch
Sabine Cane
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Thanks for this and also for Ulrike's informative account.

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3 hrs
He can act on behalf of the company


Explanation:
In German you call this "Prokura" meaning you can sign and act on behalf of the company.
Ingrid

Ingrid Fabi
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7 hrs
See below


Explanation:
Gesamtvertretung and Prokura are horses of two different colors.
See the explanation of Gesamtvertretung:
Gesamtvertretung
Gesamtvertretung liegt vor, wenn die Vertretungsmacht gesetzlich oder rechtsgeschäftlich mehreren Personen gemeinschaftlich übertragen ist.
www.wdr.de/tv/recht/worte/rwgesamtvertretung.htm

Gesamtvertretung
Die Gesamtvertretung ist eine Form der Vertretung, die das Zusammenwirken aller Bevollmächtigten verlangt. Eine Gesellschaft (Personengesellschaft, Kapitalgesellschaft) kann mehrere gesetzliche Vertreter haben, z. B. Vorstand und Geschäftsführer. Sind diese nur gemeinsam zur Vertretung der Gesellschaft berechtigt, was bei den Kapitalgesellschaften und der Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts der gesetzliche Regelfall ist, so spricht man von Gesamtvertretung. Sie dient der Sicherheit im Geschäftsverkehr und schützt vor Unredlichkeiten. Die Gesellschaft wird z. B. durch ein Rechtsgeschäft, das nicht alle Gesamtvertreter zusammen vornehmen, rechtlich nicht gebunden.
www.wirtschaftspraxis.de/lexikon/Inhalt.asp?Detail=detail&I...

In other words, this person may act on behalf of the company, but only jointly with others. A Prokurist, on the other hand, has power of attorney and may act alone.

Romain gives "collective representation", "joint agency", and "overall representation" for Gesamtvertretung.

Seems to me that you might have to paraphrase this a bit; he is one of the members of the group (of executives) authorized to represent the company / authorized to act on behalf of the company

"to represent ... jointly" sounds strange to my ear (untrained in legal matters), so this might be an alternative.
See what you think -



Ulrike Lieder
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