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For over 100 years, De Gruyter has been publishing books and journals in the field of law – primarily in the areas of civil law, commercial and corporate law, and criminal law. In particular, well-regarded multi-volume commentaries and numerous important single-volume commentaries form the centerpiece of our law program. In cooperation with the Dr. Otto Schmidt publishing house, De Gruyter publishes the Staudinger commentary on the German Civil Code (BGB), which extends to almost 100 volumes. Our comprehensive range of practitioners’ handbooks on numerous areas of law is continually being expanded and is tailored for the needs of those working in practice with useful features such as checklists and sample formulations. Our legal textbooks provide well-grounded knowledge that is helpful in preparations for examinations. A first-class portfolio of journals rounds off our publications in the field of law. A significant number of our 24 legal journals is published in English and is widely known abroad. The works and journals published by De Gruyter are essential for those training in law, lawyers working in practice, and also for academics, researchers and others working in related fields. All our books and journals are published as eBooks or eJournals alongside their print editions; some are also made available online as part of the jurisAllianz network through the juris platform.


  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Copyright and Media Law
  • Civil and Civil Procedure Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Bank and Business Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law

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  • Approx. 140 new titles each year
  • Over 3,000 backlist titles
  • Supplemented by titles from our Publisher Partners Yale University Press, Columbia University Press, Princeton University Press, Harvard University Press, RWS-Verlag, and Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt

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  • 80 journals, 46 with English content
  • 62 subscription journals, 18 open access journals
  • Automatic access to all volumes since 1995 for subscribers
  • All journals available as single subscriptions, Pick & Choose package or in set packages
  • Great discounts based on the number of titles and FTE brandings
  • Permanent access secured via Portico


  • Vereinigung der deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer e.V.
  • Bankrechtliche Vereinigung – Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Bankrecht e.V.
  • Institute for Law and Finance (ILF)
  • European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL)
  • Law and Development Institute (LDI)


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