Publishers C.H. Beck

German version 

 

C.H.BECK, established in 1763, is one of the great names among German publishing companies - and one of the richest in tradition. With more than 9,000 available titles including many electronic publications, with about 70 professional journals and an annual production of up to 1,500 new publications and new editions, C.H.BECK publishing company also ranks in the top tier in terms of quantity among German publishers of books and magazines. 550 employees work at the headquarters in Munich alone; a branch in Frankfort serves as editorial offices for most of the law journals. At these two locations, some 120 scientific editors support more than 14,000 authors. The former headquarters location in Nördlingen, a small medieval town in southern Germany, is now home to the company-owned ”Beck´sche” Druckerei, a modern printing facility along with a type-setting and multimedia publishing department with another 400 employees. Also located in Nördlingen is the Nördlinger Verlags­auslieferung, the publisher's own logistic and distribution centre. The Beck Group with a total of around 2,000 employees is completed by "Schweitzer Fachinformationen", a chain of specialized bookshops, and by still a few more professional publishing companies located in other German cities and abroad.

C. H. Beck is one of Germany's oldest publishing firms. The present owners and chief executives are the brothers Dr. Hans Dieter Beck and Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Beck, who represent the sixth generation of direct descendants of the company's founder, Carl Gottlob Beck. In 1763, C.G. Beck acquired a printing firm that had already been operating in Nördlingen for 130 years and added a publishing company and a bookstore. The initials of his son and successor, Carl Heinrich Beck, survive in the company's present name C.H.BECK. The fourth-generation publisher Oscar Beck relocated the company to Munich in 1889, but the printing facility remained in Nördlingen. In the middle of the 19th century, the company began to expand into a diversified scientific publishing firm that at the same time continued to maintain a small literary program. For several decades, C.H.BECK was a leading theological publisher. Later on, theology took on a smaller role in the company’s catalogue as compared to other areas such as history, the study of antiquity, literary science and – last but not least – law, subjects which have shaped the work of Beck Publishing since the early 19th century and which continue to dominate today.

The current activities of the publishing house are divided into two domains: The Law - Taxes - Economics branch under the direction of Dr. Hans Dieter Beck and the Literature - Nonfiction - Science branch under the direction of Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Beck. Actually, you are on the homepage of the law & economics branch; in order to change for the literature & science branch please click here.

The foundation of the second German Reich in 1871 became a significant factor in the expansion of the legal publishing program at C.H.BECK. Shortly before the turn of the century, this event led to the enactment of several important codifications for all of Germany, such as the Code of Civil Procedure of 1876, the Civil Code of 1896 and the Commercial Code of 1897. In the first half of the 20th century, the release of the consolidated statutes collections Sartorius (from 1903) and Schönfelder (1931), the Palandt commentary of the Civil Code (first edition published in 1938) and the Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (Legal Weekly Review, since 1947) established a  body  of standard works that continues to shape the company’s public image until today. The company also got off to a very early start in electronic publications and produced its first legal database on CD-ROM in 1989.

Today C.H.Beck supports all conceivable forms of publications in the field of law, such as large multi-volume works for specialists as well as modestly priced brochures for a wide audience, continuously updated loose-leaf folders as well as textbooks and professional journals, DVDs and Apps and, since the middle of 2001, a comprehensive online database named beck-online. I It has always been the company's policy to meet the demand for legal publications in literally all areas of the law, while t special emphasis has been put on the practical aspects of the legal professions, especially on commentaries and reference books.

C.H.BECK is a partner in Deutscher Taschenbuchverlag (dtv), where Beck'sche Gesetzes­texte (compilations of law texts) are  published in inexpensive paperback editions, and it is the owner of Schweitzer Fachinformationen, a group of specialized bookstores in more than 20 cities all over Germany. In addition, C.H.BECK i holds majority stakes in a number of legal publishing firms and seminar providers. Back in 1970, C. H. Beck signi­ficantly expanded its product line in  economics as well as in  legal program segments by taking over Franz Vahlen publishers. In 1999, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft in Baden-Baden and five years later Kommunal- und Schul-Verlag in Wiesbaden have also become members of the steadily growing C.H.BECK publishing group.

International activities  began in 1993, when the publishing houses C.H.BECK Warsaw and C.H.BECK Prague  were  founded, which now rank among the leading law publishers in their countries. A few years later the company acquired majo­rity stakes in the Swiss publishing company Helbing & Lichtenhahn Verlag in Basel and in a small Romanian law publisher – meanwhile renamed C.H.BECK Bucharest.  In 2011 another branch office in Bratislava  was opened. The diverse international activities are rounded out by the company's membership in Law Publishers in Europe (LPE) and by numerous co-publications with many other law publishing houses around the globe.

Company addresses:

Main offices:
Verlag C.H.BECK oHG
Wilhelmstrasse 9
D - 80801 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 89 / 38 189-0
Fax: +49 89 / 38 189-398
e-mail: Postal address: P.O. Box 40 03 40, 80703 Munich, Germany
Rapid transit: U3 or U6 Station Giselastrasse
Verlag C.H.BECK oHG
Professional Journals Editorial Offices
Beethovenstrasse 7b
D - 60325 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Phone: +49 69 / 756 091-0
Fax: +49 69 / 756 091-49
e-mail:
Germany:

Verlag Franz Vahlen GmbH
P.O. Box 40 03 40
80703 Munich
Phone: +49 89 / 38 189-0
Fax: +49 89 / 38 189-398
e-Mail:
Internet: www.vahlen.de

Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Waldseestraße 3-5
76530 Baden-Baden
Phone: +49 7221 / 2104-0
Fax: +49 7221 / 2104-27
e-Mail:
Internet: www.nomos.de

Kommunal- und Schul-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 
Konrad-Adenauer-Ring 13
65187 Wiesbaden
Phone: +49 611 / 88086-0
Fax: +49 611 / 88086-66
e-Mail:
Internet: www.kommunalpraxis.de

id Verlags GmbH 
Harrlachweg 4
68163 Mannheim
Phone: +49 6 21 / 1 20 32-0
Fax: +49 6 21 / 2 83 83
e-Mail:  
Internet: www.ibr-online.de 

Deutscher Taschenbuchverlag
(dtv) GmbH & Co. KG

Friedrichstr. 1a
80801 Munich
Postal address:
P.O. Box 40 04 22
80704 Munich
Phone: +49 89 / 38 167-0
Fax: +49 89 / 346 428
e-mail:
Internet: www.dtv.de

MWV GmbH
Freilandstraße 54
82194 Gröbenzell
Phone: +49 81 42 / 5 12 42
Fax: +49 81 42 / 5 11 78
e-Mail:   
Internet: www.mwv-seminare.de

AWS Arbeitskreis für Wirtschafts-                           und Steuerrecht oHG
Adenauerallee 32
61440 Oberursel
Phone: +49 61 71  / 69 96-0
Fax: +49 61 71 / 69 96-10
e-Mail:
Internet: www.aws-online.de

Schweitzer Fachinformationen
Lenbachplatz 1
80333 Munich
Postal address:
80295 Munich
Phone: +49 89 / 551 34-0
Fax: +49 800-8 867 738
e-Mail:
Internet. www.schweitzer-online.de

Buchhandlung Lehmkuhl oHG 
Leopoldstraße 45 
80802 Munich
Phone: +49 89 / 38 01 50-0 
e-Mail:  
Internet: www.lehmkuhl.net

Druckerei C.H. Beck
Bergerstraße 3
86720 Nördlingen
Phone: +49 9081 / 85-0
Fax: +49 9081 / 85 159
e-Mail:
Internet: www.becksche.de

Druckhaus Nomos 
In den Lissen 12
76547 Sinzheim
Phone: +49 7221 / 98 58-0
Fax: +49 7221 / 98 58-33 
e-Mail:  
Internet: www.nomos-druck.de 

NV Nördlinger Verlagsauslieferung GmbH & Co. 
Augsburger Straße 67a
86720 Nördlingen
Phone: +49 9081 / 29 01 29-0
Fax: +49 9081 / 29 01 29-29

 

Switzerland:
Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag AG & Co. KG
Elisabethenstraße 8
CH - 4051 Basel, Switzerland
Phone: +41 61 / 228 90 70
Fax: +41 61 / 228 90 71
e-mail:
Internet: www.helbing.ch

Poland:

Wydawnictwo C.H. Beck Sp. z o.o.
ul. Bonifraterska 17
00-203 Warszawa, Poland
Phone: +48 22 / 33 77 600
Fax: +48 22 / 33 77 601
e-mail:
Internet: www.beck.pl

Czech Republic:
Nakladatelstvi C.H. Beck s.r.o.
Jungmannova 34
CZ - 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 2 / 73 13 92 10
Fax: +420 2 / 73 13 92 45
e-mail:
Internet: www.beck.cz

Slovakia:
Nakladatelstvi C.H. Beck s.r.o.
organizacná zlozka
Tolstého 7
SK - 811 06 Bratislava, Slovakia
Phone: +420 1 / 911 45 37 83
e-mail:
Internet: www.beck.sk

Romania:

Editura C.H. Beck s.r.l.
str. Serg. Nutu Ion Nr. 2
sect. 5, CP 83-90
RO - 050762 Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +40 21 / 335 3212
Fax: +40 21 / 335 3218
e-mail:
Internet: www.beck.ro