In its judgement of 20 March 2019 (Az. VIII ZR 213/18), the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) again specified when a purchased item is not suitable for the use presumed under the contract pursuant to § 434 (1) sentence 2 no. 1 BGB.
As of August 2019, the VDMA Model Conditions (Delivery, Assembly and Repair Conditions) have been updated as part of a regular review.
The Higher Regional Court of Brandenburg, in its ruling of 9.11.2018 - 4 U 49/16, ruled on a situation which contains several relevant aspects for the contractor.
The European umbrella organisation "Orgalim" (formerly "Orgalime") has published a new model contract.
An updated edition of "focus on LAW - General Terms and Conditions for Business – Introduction and Overview” is now available.
Companies, lawyers and researchers all agree: the German law on general terms and conditions needs to be updated for B2B transactions.
RA Dr. Stefan Janssen
RA Dr. Stefan Janssen
Legal Counsel (Syndikusrechtsanwalt)

German Contract Law, Law on General Conditions, Antitrust Law, Insolvency Law
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