GERMAN “TREUHAND” VIS-Á-VIS AUSTRIAN “TREUHAND” (TERMINOLOGICAL STUDY)

Irina Gvelesiani

Abstract


The trust is an “equitable” concept, which was initially administered by the Court of Chancery. It historically developed in the English common law and gradually crept into some systems of civil law jurisdiction. However, the civil legislations have not fully acknowledged the common law mechanism and created approximate “counterparts” – the so-called trust-like mechanisms. The given paper makes an attempt to study innovative processes of the European legal system. It highlights the peculiarities of the “trust-like” mechanisms of the German and Austrian laws. The major emphasis is put on the terminological elements denoting different components of entrusting relationships. The investigation shows, that on the one hand, some Austrian terms (Treuhand, Stiftung, Ermächtigungstreuhand, etc.) coincide with the German lexical system and on the other hand, they are similar to the terms of the Roman law.

Full Text:

PDF


Copyright (c)




European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

ISSN: 1857-7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857-7431 (Online)

 

Contact: contact@eujournal.org

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'eujournal.org' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.




Publisher: European Scientific Institute, ESI.
ESI cooperates with Universities and Academic Centres on 5 continents.