Information in accordance with § 5 TMG (German Telemedia Act) and DL-InfoV (Regulations on Information Duties for Service Providers):
Relevant supervisory body and professional chamber:
Rechtsanwaltskammer Köln (Cologne Bar Council)
Riehler Str. 30
50668 Cologne, Germany
Tel: +49 221 9730 100
Fax: +49 221 9730 1050
Designation of profession:
The title „Rechtsanwalt“ (German attorney-at-law) was granted in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Professional regulations for lawyers:
The relevant professional regulations for lawyers are as follows:
– The Federal Lawyers’ Act (BRAO = Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung)
– Rules of Professional Practice for Lawyers (BORA = Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte)
– Rules for Specialized Lawyers (FAO = Fachanwaltsordnung)
– The Lawyers’ Remuneration Act (RVG = Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz)
– CCBE’s Code of Conduct for European Lawyers (CCBE-Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union)
All professional regulations may be found on the website of the German Federal Bar Council (BRAK = Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) under “Berufsrecht”.
VAT identification number in accordance with § 27a Umsatzsteuergesetz (German Value Added Tax Act):
Professional liability insurance:
R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Voltastr. 84, 60486 Frankfurt amMain, Germany
Territorial (geographical) scope: the insurance also covers liability claims with an international dimension in so far as they involve:
1. the assertion of claims before European and Turkish courts; this also applies in the case of a domestic enforcement judgment (§ 722 Code of Civil Procedure);
2. advice on or dealings with, breach of or non-compliance with, European law including the law of Turkey;
3. an activity carried out in another European country or Turkey.
Activities performed by foreign subsidiaries, foreign branch offices or foreign branches of any kind, or by companies abroad associated by cooperation agreements are insured only by special agreement.
Liability claims for compensation with punitive effects, in particular punitive and exemplary damages, remain excluded.
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