Choice Of Law Regarding E-commerce In Germany

E-Commerce as well as the Internet distinguishes itself through internationality. Contracts with international character in the case of conflict pose the question of jurisdiction as well as choice of law. Deciding about jurisdiction does not mean at the same time to decide about the applicable law. The law of procedure solves the first issue whereas the latter is solved by private international law (IPR).

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Which law applies if the parties didn’t agree upon a choice of law?
What are consumer contracts?
Which law is applicable to consumer contracts?
Which law applies to German E-Commerce providers?


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