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Unless otherwise stated, the lawyers of CLIFFORD CHANCE Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung von Rechtsanwälten, Steuerberatern und Solicitors are members of their relevant Rechtsanwaltskammer (Bar Association), i.e. either Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main or Munich.

Lawyers, also acting as tax advisors (Steuerberater), accountants (Wirtschaftsprüfer) or notaries (Notare) are admitted in Germany for this practice and are members of the relevant local bars of their respective location (Steuerberaterkammer, Wirtschaftsprüfer- respectively Notarkammer). The job titles lawyers/Rechtsanwälte, Steuerberater/tax advisor, Wirtschaftsprüfer/accountants and/or notaries/Notare were conferred for the German professionals within Germany.

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CLIFFORD CHANCE Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung von Rechtsanwälten, Steuerberatern und Solicitors is responsible for the content of this website.

CLIFFORD CHANCE Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung von Rechtsanwälten, Steuerberatern und Solicitors is registered in the Partnership Register at Frankfurt am Main Local Court under PR 2669.

A list of all partners (members) of the Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung von Rechtsanwälten, Steuerberatern und Solicitors is available for inspection at the Partnership Register kept by Frankfurt am Main Local Court.

Turnover tax identification number: DE 206454351

Information on fee regulations and relevant professional bodies can be found at the following websites:

Lawyers

Professional codes of practice/chamber:

Federal Chamber of Lawyers (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer

Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer, Littenstrasse 9, 10179 Berlin

Overview of Professional Codes of Practice

Professional Regulations for Lawyers (Berufsordnung der Rechtsanwälte, BORA) 
Federal Regulations for Attorneys (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO)
German Act on Lawyers' Fees (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz, RVG)
FAO  (Specialist Attorneys' Regulations)
Charter of core principles of the European legal profession and Code of Conduct for European lawyers (CCBE)
Law regulating the activity of European lawyers in Germany
 (EuRAG)

Non-judicial dispute resolution procedures for Lawyers/Solicitors (see also section 191 et seq. BRAO which includes solicitors):

For client-attorney disputes, the local Rechtsanwaltskammer (law society or bar association) of our German offices or the Federal Chamber of Lawyers (www.brak.de) provides non-judicial dispute resolution procedures (see also section 191 et seq. BRAO, section 73 BRAO). Further details can be found on the Frankfurt Chamber of Lawyer's website at: www.rechtsanwaltskammer-ffm.de, Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt, Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt am Main
Düsseldorf office: www.rechtsanwaltskammer-duesseldorf.de, Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf, Freiligrathstrasse 25, 40479 Düsseldorf
Munich office: www.rak-muenchen.de, Rechtsanwaltskammer für den Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk München, Tal 33, 80331 Munich.

Non-judicial dispute resolution procedures (see also "Complaints procedure" on Complaints Page)

Notaries

Professional codes of practice/chamber:

Website of the Federal Chamber of Notaries (Bundesnotarkammer)
Bundesnotarkammer, Mohrenstrasse 34, 10117 Berlin

Frankfurt am Main Chamber of Notaries ('Notarkammer Frankfurt am Main')
Bockenheimer Anlage 36
60322 Frankfurt am Main

Supervisory authorities for the notaries are:

  • The President of the Frankfurt/Main District Court
  • The President of the Frankfurt/Main Higher Regional Court
  • The Administration of Justice of the State of Hesse

BNotO - Bundesnotarordnung (Professional Rules and Regulations for Notaries)
GNotKG - Gerichts- und Notarkostengesetz
DONot - Dienstordnung für Notarinnen u. Notare (Official Regulations for Notaries)
BeurkG -– Beurkundungsgesetz (German Notarisation Act) 
Richtlinien der Notarkammer Frankfurt 

Tax consultants

Professional codes of practice/chamber:

Responsible supervisory authority: Steuerberaterkammer Hessen (Chamber of Tax Advisors Hesse), Gutleutstrasse 175, 60327 Frankfurt am Main: http://www.stbk-hessen.de/

The profession of tax consultants is chiefly subject to the following professional rules and regulations:

  • Tax Consultants Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz, StBerG)
  • Implementation Ordinance to the Tax Consultants Act (Durchführungsverordnung zum Steuerberatungsgesetz,DVStB)
  • Professional Standards (Berufsordnung, BOStB)
  • Fee Ordinance for Tax Consultants (Steuerberatergebührenverordnung, StBGebV).

The rules regulating the profession have been published on the website of the Bundessteuerberaterkammer (German Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants), Neue Promenade 4, 10178 Berlin: http://www.bstbk.de/ as well as of the Steuerberaterkammer Hessen (Chamber of Tax Consultants Hesse) (see above): http://www.stbk-hessen.de/

Non-judicial dispute resolution procedures for tax consultants (see also section 76 StBerG): For disputes among members of the Chamber/members of the Chamber and their clients, the local Steuerberaterkammer provides non-judicial dispute resolution upon request.

Further details can be found at:
Bundessteuerberaterkammer, Neue Promenade 4, 10178 Berlin
Steuerberaterkammer Hessen, Gutleutstrasse 175, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
Steuerberaterkammer Düsseldorf, Grafenberger Allee 98, 40237 Düsseldorf
Steuerberaterkammer München, Nederlinger Strasse 9, 80638 Munich

Non-judicial dispute resolution procedures (see also "Complaints procedure" on Complaints Page)

Auditors/German auditors

Professional codes of practice/chamber:

Responsible supervisory authority: Wirtschaftsprüferkammer (Chamber of Independent German Auditors), Rauchstrasse 26, 10787 Berlin

The profession of auditors is chiefly subject to the following professional rules and regulations:

German Auditors' Code
http://www.wpk.de/pdf/wpo.pdf (Wirtschaftsprüferordnung)

German Auditors' Code - Amendment
http://www.wpk.de/pdf/WPOAG.pdf (Wirtschaftsprüferordnung-Änderungsgesetz)

Professional Charter for German Auditors
http://www.wpk.de/pdf/bs-wpvbp.pdf (Berufssatzung für Wirtschaftsprüfer)

Quality Control Charter
http://www.wpk.de/pdf/qk-satzung.pdf (Satzung für Qualitätskontrolle)

Non-judicial dispute resolution procedures for German auditors (see also section 57 WPO):

For disputes among members of the Chamber/members of the Chamber and their clients, the local Wirtschaftsprüferkammer provides non-judicial dispute resolution upon request. Further details can be found at:  Wirtschaftsprüferkammer, Rauchstrasse 26, 10787 Berlin

Non-judicial dispute resolution procedures (see also "Complaints procedure" on Complaints Page)

Reference to the Online Dispute Resolution platform according to art. 14 para 1 of the ODR-Ordinance:

Platform of the EU for out-of-court dispute resolution: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

Duty of disclosure under section 36 Consumer Dispute Resolution Act (VSBG) regarding involvement in conflict resolution proceeding:

Like any other law firm, CLIFFORD CHANCE Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung von Rechtsanwälten, Steuerberatern und Solicitors is not required to participate in conciliation proceedings held before German consumer conciliation bodies. In the event that you and the particular Clifford Chance partner handling your matter are not able to resolve a dispute, please contact our partner, who is in charge of conciliatory resolution of disputes concerning the firm.

Uwe Hornung
CLIFFORD CHANCE Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung von Rechtsanwälten, Steuerberatern und Solicitors
Junghofstraße 14
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Direct dial: +49 69 7199 1289
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