The law library’s collection includes many English-language materials on German law. One especially helpful resource is the German Law Accessible series of books, published by the German legal publisher C.H. Beck.
Many of the titles in the German Law Accessible series focus on subjects related to commercial/business law. The most recent title in this series is no exception – it is the 2016 2nd edition of Tax Law in Germany (3rd floor of the Law Library’s ILS/Lewis Collection, call number KK7105.8 .H33 2016). Its authors, Florian Haase and Daniela Steierberg, are tax law experts in the Hamburg office of the international financial consulting firm Rödl & Partner.
In the introduction, the authors describe their book as being “written from a practitioner’s perspective…[offering] a succinct description of the law together with lots of examples.” However, despite its practitioner-oriented focus, this book provides an ideal opportunity for academic researchers who do not read German to learn about taxation in Germany. Subjects covered in the books include an overview of the German legal tax system, taxation issues related to corporations and partnerships, special tax problems involving cross-border investments, transfer pricing, and much more.
For more information about researching German law at HLS, visit our German Law Research Guide at http://guides.library.harvard.edu/GermanLaw.