Court rulings: The following sites contain a selection of court rulings or their key points grouped according to the area of law that they deal with. Apart from the key points, there are also statements of the facts of the cases and comments on the rulings. Comments reflect our opinion and cannot claim to be complete. Please note that each ruling is based on a particular and individual case. Therefore, it is neither possible nor sensible to make generalisations. Rather, it is recommended to have the facts of individual cases revised by an attorney-at-law.
Laws and ordinances: Please note that only the version of any federal law published in the Federal Law Gazette (Bundesgesetzblatt) is regarded as official. The online version of the Federal Law Gazette is available though not user-friendly. Texts of numerous federal laws can also be found at http://bundesrecht.juris.de/bundesrecht/ (supported by the Federal Government). These are, however, not the official versions of federal laws. The official version of federal laws can be only found in the Federal Law Gazette, which also provides information on the state of latest changes. Since quite a long time is needed to process comprehensive alteration regulations, the information contained in the Federal Law Gazette is not always up-to-date.
Secondary literature: Jurists’ opinions on specific topics can vary considerably to include both practical and theoretical perspectives. Individual cases presented here can therefore provide a basis to understand specific legal issues.