THE NOTARY

and international law

The internet isn’t the only thing that brings people together worldwide. Globalization has the same effect.  You might have real estate in foreign countries or want to acquire a home abroad.  You might want to conclude a marriage or inheritance contract with a foreign spouse.  A foreign company might intend to establish a branch or subsidiary in Germany.  The legal requirements in all of these cases are often more complex than it otherwise is.

We can also help you here.  We determine which legal system has jurisdiction over your matter.  If the law of another country applies, we help you deal with the peculiarities of foreign law.  In appropriate cases, we suggest a choice of law in favor of German law, and in other cases we take into account, together with all parties, the effects of applicable foreign law when structuring legal relationships. The goal is to make sure you are not confronted with issues later you find surprising.