We hope that you will find this Guide useful in understanding the key legal issues affecting your planned or existing investment in Germany.
It aims to clarify those legal areas which are, in our experience, most relevant for an overseas investor. It also serves as a glossary or step-by-step guide for the reader. It is intended to be an introduction to the subject and not to be a comprehensive guide to all legal issues.
Of course, German law, like all legal systems, is subject to regular change. What you read in this Guide reflects the law as at the date of publication. We intend to update the Guide periodically, but please be careful to check with us, before relying upon it, that the law as stated herein is still in force. Although we have prepared this guide carefully it should not be regarded as legal advice and we have to disclaim any liability for its contents.