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Civil Law- Group E + BBP

Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
HS 2022
Ulrich Bäumer
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
After the introduction to the Civil Law and the types of contracts under German Civil law, we will
emphasize on IT law and how the German Civil Code finds answers to complex legal issues like IT
Outsourcing and Offshoring, second generation outsourcing, international IT project contracts and
cross border technology transactions. We will work on real life contracts and transactions and have
mock negotiations, applying the theory in practice.
· Historical foundations, legal and economic theory
· Overview of the sources of law
· System of the Civil law, structure of the German Civil Code (BGB), fundamental principles: contract, delict/tort, obligations arising neither from contract nor from tort; the binding nature of contracts and specific performance
· Formation of contract, particularly: law of agency particularly in commercial law, consumer protection, general terms and conditions
· Consequences of a failure to perform based on the example of sales contracts
· Further liabilities, particularly product liability
Date Time
Monday, 05.09.2022 15:30 - 18:45
Tuesday, 13.09.2022 15:30 - 18:45
Thursday, 15.09.2022 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 19.09.2022 15:30 - 18:45
Tuesday, 11.10.2022 15:30 - 18:45
Friday, 14.10.2022 15:30 - 18:45
BGB available at http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_bgb/ (optional)
Lecture (70%), Case Studies (30%)
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