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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is an international law firm operating in numerous countries under different organisational forms and to which particularly Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in the United Kingdom organised under the laws of England and Wales, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB in Germany and Spain (there with the suffix Sucursal en España de Sociedad Profesional),  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP organised under the laws of the State of New York, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB in Austria, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Hong Kong Partnership, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Law Office and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Foreign Law Office in Japan, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Singapore Pte. Ltd. and Studio Legale associato a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Italy belong (collectively the “Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Group”).

In Germany, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer practises law through Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung (in the following: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB), a German partnership with restricted professional liability pursuant to Sec. 1 Partnership Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz) and Sec. 51 lit. a Federal Lawyers‘ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung). Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB has its seat in Frankfurt am Main and is registered with the partnership register at the Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main with registered number PR 2677.

A list of all members of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB is availableon request. The reference to "partners" means members of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB as well as consultants and employees of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB with equivalent standing and qualifications who are not members of the partnership. Of Counsels, consultants and counsels are not members of the partnership.

Due to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union effective from 1 November 2020, the German business of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was transferred from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB continues to operate the German Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer offices in Frankfurt am Main, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin. All Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer entities and offices continue to operate seamlessly as one global firm in just the same way as before the transfer of the German business to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB.

In the following, you can find details concerning our German practice and our offices in Germany as well as links to the German professional rules for lawyers, tax advisers and notaries.

1. Contacts

Information required to contact Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB can be found under  Contact us.

2. Bar admission

Unless otherwise stated, all lawyers of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB are admitted in Germany to practise as Rechtsanwalt or Rechtsanwältin and are members of the relevant local Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer). Please find here the contact details of these Bars:

Foreign lawyers admitted in other jurisdictions and based in Germany are also members of the relevant local Bar and additionally and according to their home state regulations members of foreign Bars.

Lawyers also acting as tax advisers (Steuerberater) or separately, as notaries (Notare), are admitted in Germany to practise as tax advisers or notaries and are members of the relevant local Bars (Steuerberaterkammer /Notarkammer):

3. Professional Code of Conduct Rules

Lawyers:

Tax advisers:

Notaries:

4. Tax Identification Number 

 ­­DE322853242

Privacy policy

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Information pursuant to Sec. 36 Act on Settlement of Consumers’ Disputes (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz)

The relevant dispute resolution body with power to hear consumer disputes for claims involving an economic interest arising out of the lawyer-client relationship is the Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft (German Conciliation Body for the Legal Profession), Neue Grünstraße 17, 10179 Berlin, www.schlichtungsstelle-der-rechtsanwaltschaft.de. However, members of the legal profession are not obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings brought before a consumer dispute resolution body.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB does not participate in any dispute resolution proceedings brought before consumer dispute resolution bodies, including the Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft (German Conciliation Body for the Legal Profession).

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB has a professional indemnity insurance for its lawyers and tax advisors as well as for the notaries cooperating with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartG mbB. This insurance is provided by the Allianz Insurance Public Company (Allianz Versicherungs AG, 10900 Berlin) and complies with the statutory requirements pursuant to Sec. 51 lit. a Federal Lawyers’ Act and Sec. 67 Tax Advisory Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz) in conjunction with Secs. 51 ff. Regulation on the Implementation of the provisions for tax advisors, tax agents and tax advisory companies (Verordnung zur Durchführung der Vorschriften über Steuerberater, Steuerbevollmächtigte und Steuerberatungsgesellschaften).