April 23, 2024

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“German justice now speaks English” to woo business circles

“German justice now speaks English” to woo business circles

Until now, the principle applied in our neighbor’s courtrooms has been relatively simple: “The Language of Justice [toujours] German”. The exception was Brandenburg, where Sorbian, a Slavic language spoken in this East German state, was sometimes used at court.

But for that “To increase the attractiveness of German justice for companies”, The federal authorities of Europe’s leading economy have decided to ignore this linguistic mandate, confirms Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. They are preparing to change the rules for that “German justice now speaks English”.

“The aim of the reform is to set up fast, efficient, attractive justice towards the needs of businesses”, The Frankfurt newspaper analyzes conservative leanings. In recession from the first quarter of 2023, the country hopes to improve international trade and attract more investment from abroad.

there Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Adds:

“This reform should especially benefit companies ‘strongly export oriented’, Declares the text of the project.”

A business language

English, considered a language by legislators, should make it possible to resolve commercial disputes, especially within specialized bodies baptized with an English name. “Commercial Courts”.

But the generalization of this language is not limited Short business. “Interpretation will also be used before the civil chambers of the Federal Court [BGH, la plus haute institution juridique du pays] If it is an invitation short business, and if the BGH adopts a change in procedural language.”

Companies can of course turn to German if they don’t want to use English. But this adage dominates the business world. Hence it is likely to continue to be used in courts.

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