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Legal notice - Germany

We practise law in Germany through Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, a limited liability partnership by English law with registered seat in London.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in the commercial register (Companies House) of England and Wales with registered number OC334789 and registered office at 65 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1HS. A list of the members (and of the non-members who are also designated as partners) and their respective qualifications of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is available for inspection at its registered seat.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and the lawyers working with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP are regulated and supervised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and/or are regulated by the respective professional rules and relevant authorities in the countries where Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is providing legal services. 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, accountants and notaries.

1. Contacts 

Information required to contact Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer can be found under Contact us

2. Bar admission 

Unless otherwise stated, all lawyers at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP based in Germany are admitted in Germany to practise as Rechtsanwalt and are members of the local Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer). 

Berlin:

Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin  

Düsseldorf:

Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf  

Frankfurt am Main:

Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main  

Hamburg:

Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg  

Munich:

Rechtsanwaltskammer München  

Foreign lawyers from other jurisdictions based in Germany are also members of the local German Bar and additionally and according to their home state regulations members of foreign Bars, including solicitors and registered foreign or exempt European lawyers registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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

Düsseldorf:

Steuerberaterkammer Düsseldorf  

Frankfurt am Main:

Steuerberaterkammer Hessen  

Munich:

Steuerberaterkammer München  

Throughout Germany:

Wirtschaftsprüferkammer  

Berlin

Notarkammer Berlin  

Frankfurt am Main

Notarkammer Frankfurt am Main  

3. Professional Code of Conduct Rules

Lawyers:

Tax advisers:

Accountants:

Notaries:

4. Tax Identification Number 

DE 812928887

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

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 LLP 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 has a professional indemnity insurance for its lawyers, tax advisors and accountants.

The professional indemnity insurance is provided by the Allianz Insurance Public Company (Allianz Versicherungs-AG, 10900 Berlin). The territorial scope of the insurance coverage comprises legal advice in the European Union member states and complies at least with the legal requirements pursuant to sec. 51 of the Federal Lawyers' Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – BRAO), sec. 67 of the Tax Advisory Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz – StBerG) in conjunction with sections 51 ff. of the 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 – DVStB) and sec. 54 of the Accountants Act (Wirtschaftsprüferordnung – WPO) in conjunction with the Regulation on the Professional Indemnity Insurance of accountants and certified chartered accountants (Verordnung über die Berufshaftpflichtversicherung der Wirtschaftsprüfer und vereidigten Buchprüfer – WPBHV).