Partnership of Lawyers with Limited Professional
Liability under the German Partnership Act.
Legal form, registration
KLIEMT.HR Lawyers is a partnership under the German Partnership Act (Partnerschaftsgesetz), entered in the partnership register at Essen Local Court (Amtsgericht) under the number PR 2362.
Seat of the partnership
The seat of the partnership is Düsseldorf
Telephone: +49 (0) 211 88288-0
Fax: +49 (0) 211 88288-200
In addition, the firm has offices in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Munich and Hamburg.Daneben werden Niederlassungen in Berlin, in Frankfurt a.M., München und Hamburg unterhalten.
Professional title and professional associations:
The attorneys in KLIEMT.HR Lawyers are admitted under the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. They are members of the following chambers of attorneys:
Telephone: +49 (0) 211 49 50 20
Fax: +49 (0) 211 49 50 228
Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main
Bockenheimer Anlage 36
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49 (0) 69 170098-01
Fax: +49 (0) 69 170098-50
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 30 69 31-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 69 31-99
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 53 29 44-0
Fax: +49 (0) 89 53 29 44-28
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 357441-0
Fax: +49 (0) 40 357441-41
Value added tax registration number
The partnership’s VAT registration number under section 27a of the German Value Added Tax Act (Umsatzsteuergesetz) is DE 220943454.
Professional liability insurance
Ergo Versicherung AG, Victoriaplatz 2, 40198 Düsseldorf. The insurance number is: HV-SV 73165055.1-00111-0906. Area covered: The whole of the EU and the states of the European Economic Area. Under the German Federal Attorneys Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung), attorneys are obliged to have a professional liability insurance policy with an amount insured of 250,000 euros. The details are contained in section 51 of the Act.
Rules of professional ethics
The following professional ethics regulations apply. They can be read and downloaded on the website of the Federal German Lawyers Association (http://www.brak.de) in the section “Berufsrecht” in German and English:
- Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – BRAO)
- Rules of Professional Practice (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte – BORA)
- Federal Attorneys Fees Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz – RVG)
- Code of Conduct of the Council of Bars and Law Societies in Europe (Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft – CCBE)
- Act Regulating the Activity of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland – EuRAG) of 09 March 2000 (www.brak.de/seiten/pdf/EuRAG_E.pdf)
Out-of-court dispute resolution
If disputes arise between attorneys and their clients, an application may be made for out-of-court dispute resolution at the competent regional chamber of lawyers (under section 73 (2) no. 3 in conjunction with section 73.5 BRAO) or at the conciliation body of the legal profession (section 191f BRAO) at the Federal German Lawyers Association, which can be found on the internet on the Association’s website www.brak.de, email Schlichtungsstelle@brak.de.
Online Dispute Resolution
Complaints proceedings using Online Dispute Resolution for consumers (ODR). We are not prepared or obliged to take part in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer conciliation body.
In a judgment of 12 May 1998 (file no. 312 O 85/98), the Hamburg Regional Court (Landgericht) held that a website owner may be liable for the contents of any web pages to which that website links. In the grounds for the judgment, the Regional Court stated that this may only be prevented if the website expressly distances itself from these contents. Our website contains links to other internet pages. With regard to all these links the following applies: we point out that we have no influence on the design and contents of the sites we link to. We therefore expressly distance ourselves from all the contents of all pages linked to. This applies to all links contained on our website and to all the contents of the pages to which the links connect.