On December 10, 2020, the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) published a ministerial draft bill on the implementation of the directive on the sale of goods (Directive (EU) 2019/771) (“Sales of Goods Directive”). The Sales of Goods Directive supersedes and succeeds the directive on the sale of consumer goods (Directive 1999/44/EC), which has been implemented into the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch; “BGB”) since January 1, 2002.
Dr. Ingmar A. Oltmanns is a senior associate of Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial & Trade group in Frankfurt. He joined the Firm in June 2016. Prior to this, he studied at Saarland University and the University of Mainz. After graduation, he worked as a research assistant at the legal chair of Prof. Dr. Peter O. Muelbert, chair of civil, commercial, business and banking law for one year. During his legal clerkship, he worked with the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Johannesburg, South Africa and in an international law firm in Frankfurt.