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Meritas Guide: To Defective Products Litigation in EMEA - Germany
1. What claims may be brought for defective products? Is liability based on fault/negligence, or strict liability, or both? The following rights are available to the buyer, of which the first six derive from the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, BGB): 1. The right to demand supplementary performance (Nacherfüllung): The primary right is the buyer’s right to...
The Meritas Guide To Employment Law On A Business Sale In Europe, Middle East And Africa - April 2015: Germany
1. DO EMPLOYEES AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFER TO THE BUYER WHEN A BUSINESS IS SOLD? Section 613a of the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch) determines employers’ and employees’ rights and duties in cases of a business transfer. The transferor’s employees automatically transfer to the transferee at the moment the establishment is transferred, so no...