The Legal Environment of Germany

Describe the legal environment of Germany, making specific references to the rule of law.

Discuss to what extent the country is governed by law as opposed to arbitrary decisions of individual government officials. Describe laws that govern foreign direct investment (for example, are there provisions to attract foreign direct investment, such as tax incentives, most-favored-nation treatment, dispute resolution fora; or provisions that restrict foreign direct investors such as high local content requirements or currency exchange restrictions).

Discuss challenges and opportunities for American investors posed by the legal environment. Based on the challenges and opportunities you have identified through your research, formulate two recommendations, with your supporting arguments, to an American investor to successfully navigate your country’s legal environment.