Civil law is ruled by the principle of private autonomy. By this is understood general freedom of action and will. Everyone in the field of civil law is free to enter into a legal relationship, or to close a contract with whomever he chooses. In this area, people are able to organise their legal relations without interference by the state. In most cases this is done by civil law contract, the most important civil law tool.
The provisions of general civil law can be found in the Civil Code BGB. Other areas of civil law are, for example, commercial law and corporate law, labour law, copyright and private insurance law.
During the course of a day, each person undertakes a variety of significant civil actions, without being even slightly conscious of this. A common feature of all fields of civil law is the goal of regulating conflicting interests, whether relating to a contract of sale, rental agreement or family and inheritance law.
If you have any legal questions about civil law, our experienced lawyers at GRP Rainer LLP will be happy to help to answer them. Civil law cases are often complex and difficult for the layperson to understand. In particular, because overlaps often arise with regard to contracts and records and, at first glance, it does not appear possible to arrange the contract and the circumstances in a timely fashion so as to deal with the legal consequences.
Our competent lawyers will be able to clarify matters and help you to defend your legal interests. We will support you and provide comprehensive information about all the options