50672 Cologne, Germany
t +49 (0) 221 39071-0
f +49 (0) 221 39071-29
Dr. Christian Berger, Co-Managing Partner
t +49 (0) 69 913301-131
Markus Figgen, Co-Managing Partner
t +49 (0) 221 39071-112
Berger, Figgen, Gerhold, Kaminski, Voß Rechtsanwälte Part mbB and their partners are registered in the partnership register of the Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under PR 331 b. Salary Partner, Counsel, Of Counsel and Associates are not partners of the partnership company.
VAT no.: DE 814 17 29 76
avocado rechtsanwälte is a registered service mark of Berger, Figgen, Gerhold, Kaminski, Voß Rechtsanwälte Part mbB.
Lars-Henning Behrens, Dr. Christian Berger, Thomas Dick, Markus Figgen, Dr. Thomas Gerhold, Dr. Arne Glöckner, Nina Horbach, Ralph W. Hummel, Dr. Ralf Kaminski, Eric Kessler, Dr. Thorsten Lieb, Dr. Matthias Peine, Dr. Rebecca Schäffer, Ralf Schulten, Jan Peter Voß, Dr. Jörg Michael Voß, Nils-Alexander Weng, Dr. Norbert Windeln, Dr. Udo A. Zietsch
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The legal information on this website as well as all questions and disputes in connection with our websites are subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.
EU platform for out-of-court online dispute resolution in consumer matters: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. The arbitration board of the bar in Berlin also conducts extrajudicial dispute resolution proceedings as the responsible consumer dispute settlement office (http://www.s-d-r.org). avocado rechtsanwälte does not take part in dispute resolution before consumer dispute resolution bodies.
Unless otherwise stated all lawyers (Rechtsanwälte) are admitted as lawyers in the Federal Republic of Germany and belong to their respective local chamber of lawyers:
Berlin: Bar Association Berlin
Cologne: Bar Association Cologne
Frankfurt am Main: Bar Association Frankfurt am Main
Hamburg: Bar Association Hamburg
Munich: Bar Assocation Munich
All avocado rechtsanwälte lawyers who are also avocats à la Cour (Paris) are members of the Paris Bar Association.
The relevant professional regulations include the German Federal Lawyers' Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung), the Professional Code of Conduct for Lawyers (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte), the Specialist Lawyers' Act (Fachanwaltsordnung), the Lawyers' Fees Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz) and the Professional Rules for Lawyers of the European Union. They can be found at www.brak.de under the heading "Berufsrecht".
Some of the lawyers based in Frankfurt am Main are also notaries. The job title notary was granted in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Lars-Henning Behrens, LL.M.
Dr. Udo A. Zietsch
Responsible Chamber of Notaries:
Notarkammer Frankfurt am Main
Bockenheimer Anlage 36
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 24745326 0
The professional regulations applicable to notaries are the Federal Notarial Code (Bundesnotarordnung / BnotO), the Notarisation Act (Beurkundungsgesetz / BeurkG), the Court and Notary Costs Act (Gerichts- und Notarkostengesetz / GNotKG), the guidelines of the competent chambers of notaries (Richtlinien der Notarkammern), the official regulations for notaries (Dienstordnung für Notare / DONot) and the European Code of Notarial Professional Conduct).
The relevant professional law regulations can be found here: https://www.notar.de/der-notar/berufsrecht
Surveillance authorities for notaries located in Frankfurt am Main:
Präsident des Landgerichts Frankfurt am Main
60313 Frankfurt am Main
Präsident des Oberlandesgerichts Frankfurt am Main
60313 Frankfurt am Main
Hessische Ministerium der Justiz
Avoidance of conflicts of interest
Attorneys are prohibited from representing conflicting interests on the basis of professional regulations (Sec. 43a para. 4 of the German Federal Lawyers' Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung)). Before accepting a mandate, it is therefore always checked whether there is a conflict of interest.
In the event of disputes between lawyers and their clients, it is possible, upon request, to settle disputes extrajudicial at the regional bar association (pursuant to Sec. 73 Para. 2 No. 3 in conjunction with Sec. 73 Para. 5 of the German Federal Lawyers' Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung)) or at the arbitration board of the bar association at the Federal Bar Association (Sec. 191f of the German Federal Lawyers' Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung))., which can be found on the Internet on the homepage of the Federal Bar Association (www.brak.de or by email: schlichtungsstelle( at )brak.de).
Professional liability insurance
avocado rechtsanwälte maintains a professional liability insurance for its lawyers.
The professional liability insurance is maintained by Allianz Versicherungs-AG in 10900 Berlin. The geographical scope of the insurance cover covers legal advice in the member states of the European Union and meets at least the legal requirements of Sec. 51 of the German Federal Lawyers' Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung).