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WINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors

Tower 185
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
Frankfurt am Main, Germany D-60327

E-commerce Regulations in Germany

An internet lawyer at WINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors represents business clients that intend to address possible customers in Germany by way of its website or web shop.

The most important German statutes in the area of internet law are:

  • Act against Unfair Competition [UWG]
  • Quotation of Prices Act [PrAngV]
  • Telemedia Act [TMG]
  • Privacy Act [BDSG]
  • Packaging Act [VerpackV]
  • Regulations on General Terms and Conditions within the German Civil Code [BGB]
  • Consumer Protection Act (e.g. obligation to inform consumers on their right of withdrawal)
  • Treaty on the Protection of Human Dignity and on the Protection of Minors in Broadcasting and the Electronic Media [JMStV]
  • Securities law and the financial supervisory law (if relevant in your case)

Experienced Frankfurt Internet Lawyer

Infringing upon any of these rules may result in cease and desist letters from competitors or from consumer protection agencies, and the burden to carry full costs and expenses, including any additional damages, will be on you. In addition, the authorities may shut down your website and impose substantial fines on you.

The Frankfurt internet lawyers will draft all legally relevant online texts for your website in German and in English language, in particular the following texts that are mandatory in most instances:

  • General Terms and Conditions
  • Privacy Policy/Data Protection Declaration
  • Imprint
  • Disclaimer
  • Consumer Right of Withdrawal Instructions

Limit your Personal Liability: Contact a Frankfurt Internet Lawyer

In order to limit your personal liability, in most cases it is recommendable to form a separate legal entity with limited liability (e.g. a GmbH, AG, or a foreign form of a limited liability company). This limited liability company would then assume responsibility and liability for the content of your website and the activities of your web shop. The Frankfurt internet lawyers advise clients on the appropriate legal form, and will handle the formation process.

WINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors

Tower 185
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
Frankfurt am Main, Germany D-60327

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WINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors

Tower 185
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
Frankfurt am Main, D-60327
Germany

Law Firm Contact: Stefan Winheller

Tel: +49 69 76 75 77 80

Fax: +49 69 76 75 77 810

Email: primerus@winheller.com

Website: www.winheller.com

Member Since: 2010

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