1. Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Aegidientorplatz 2 B (Torhaus)
30159 Hanover
Germany
Phone: +49 (511) 53460-0
Email: axel.berninger@schindhelm.com

Managing Directors:

Prof. Dr. Philipp Albrecht
Dr. Axel Berninger
Dr. Heinrich Hahn
Siegrid Lustig
Dr. Karolin Nelles, LL.M.
Viola Rust-Sorge

Registered Office: Hanover
Commercial Register: District Court Hanover
Registration No.: HRB 207312

VAT ID No.: DE 283480397

Supervisory authority:
Bar Association Celle, Bahnhofstraße 5, 29221 Celle, Germany

President of the district court, Volgersweg 65, 30175 Hannover, Germany
(in respect of Dr. Axel Berninger, Lawyer and Notary Public)

Chamber of Tax Advisors Niedersachsen, Adenauerstraße 20, 30175 Hanover, Germany (in respect of Prof. Dr. Philipp Albrecht, Lawyer, Tax Advisor and sworn Accountant) (in respect of Ms. Petra Jaretzke, Tax Advisor)

Professional Liability Insurance: The professional liability insurance is provided by Axa Versicherung AG, Colonia-Allee 10-20, 51067 Cologne, Germany. The territorial cover comprises activities in the Member States of the European Union and thus, complies with the requirements pursuant to § 59j of the Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – “BRAO”).

Statutory Professional Title: "Rechtsanwälte" (Lawyers)

Country of Admittance as Lawyers: Federal Republic of Germany

Applicable Professional Regulations: Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO)), Code of Conduct for Lawyers (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA)), (Specialist Lawyers’ Act (Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO)), Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Anwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG)), the CCBE Code of Conduct (CCBE-Berufsregeln), Ordinance on Registers of Lawyers and specific Email Accounts (Verordnung über die Rechtsanwaltsverzeichnisse und die besonderen elektronischen Postfächer), Addition under Aspects of Professional Law referring to the Anti-Money Laundering Laws (Berufsrechtliche Ergänzung zum Geldwäschegesetz (GwG)) and Lawyers’ Fees Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG)). Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Bar Association: http://www.brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht

Furthermore, the following professional regulations are applicable: Federal Notaries’ Act (Bundesnotarordnung (BNotO)), Notarisation Act (Beurkundungsgesetz (BeurkG)), Code of Conduct for Notaries (Dienstordnung der Notare (DNotO)), as well as the European Charta against organized crime, Court and Notary Fees Act (Gerichts- und Notarkostengesetz (GNotKG)), Guidelines of the Chamber of Notaries in Celle as well as the European Code of Notarial Professional Ethics, Costs Regulation (Kostenordnung (out of force)), Conversion Act on the Testaments’ Register (TVÜG). Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Chamber of Notaries: http://www.bnotk.de/notar/berufsrecht

In addition, the following professional regulations are applicable: Tax Consultancy Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz (StBerG)), Regulations regarding the Implementation of the Tax Consultancy Act (Durchführungsverordnung zum Steuerberatungsgesetz (DVStB)), Code of Conduct of the Federal Chamber of Tax Advisors (Berufsordnung der Bundessteuerberaterkammer (BOStB)), Tax Advisors’ Fee Regulation (Steuerberatervergütungsverordnung (StBVV)) as well as Specialist Advisors’ Act (Fachberaterordnung (FBO)). Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Chamber of Tax Advisors: http://www.bstbk.de/de/steuerberater/berufsrecht

Out of court dispute regulation: In case of disputes between Lawyers and their clients there is the option to apply for an extrajudicial dispute settlement before the Regional Bar Association in Hanover for the District of the Higher Regional Court of Celle (Art. 72 Section 2 No. 3 and Section 5 BRAO) as well as before the Federal Bar Association pursuant to Art. 191f BRAO (Federal Lawyers’ Act), which can be accessed via: http://www.brak.de/fuer-verbraucher/schlichtung

Specific Information for consumers with respect to alternative dispute resolution: The European Commission’s official website on online dispute resolution can be accessed via the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

With respect to patrimonial claims resulting from the client relationship the responsible arbitration board is the “Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft”, Neue Grünstraße 17, 10979 Berlin, Germany, website: http://www.s-d-r.org.

In general, the Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, 30159 Hanover, agrees to participate in an alternative dispute resolution proceeding before the “Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft” with respect to consumer claims.

If the Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, 30159 Hanover, only advises through the tax advisors and in their field of business, the Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, 30159 Hanover, is under no obligation and not willing to participate in an out of court proceeding before a consumer arbitration board. However, we would like to point out that the client is free to make an application before the association for tax advisors Niedersachsen (“Steuerberaterkammer Niedersachsen”) in line with Article 76 Section 2 No. 3 Tax Advisors’ Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz (StBerG)) to act as arbitrator in those disputes.

 

2. Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Lotter Straße 43
49078 Osnabrück
Germany
Phone: +49 (541) 3245-0
Email: bernhard.heringhaus@schindhelm.com

Managing Directors:

Dr. Christoph Bottermann, LL.M.
Rüdiger Erfurt
Dr. Bernhard Heringhaus
Dr. Manuela Hörstmann-Jungemann
Matthias Kirsch, LL.M. (USA)

Registered Office: Osnabrück
Commercial Register: District Court Osnabrück
Registration No.: HRB 18976

VAT ID No.: DE 204942804

Branch offices:
Goethestraße 52
80336 München
Germany
Telefon: +49 (89) 2302456-110
E-Mail: bernhard.heringhaus@schindhelm.com

Amelia-Mary-Earhart-Straße 7
D-60549 Frankfurt
Germany
Telefon: +49 69 271 37 75-0
E-Mail: karolin.nelles@schindhelm.com

Supervisory authority:
Bar Association Oldenburg, Staugraben 5, 26122 Oldenburg, Germany

Rechtsanwaltskammer für den Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk München Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts,
Tal 33, 80331 München, Germany

Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts,
Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Professional Liability Insurance: The professional liability insurance is provided by Axa Versicherung AG, Colonia-Allee 10-20, 51067 Cologne, Germany. The territorial cover comprises activities in the Member States of the European Union and thus, complies at least with the requirements pursuant to § 59 j of the Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung BRAO).

Statutory Professional Title: "Rechtsanwälte" (Lawyers)

Country of Admittance as Lawyers: Federal Republic of Germany

Applicable Professional Regulations: Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO)), Code of Conduct for Lawyers (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA)), (Specialist Lawyers’ Act (Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO)), Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Anwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG)), the CCBE Code of Conduct (CCBE-Berufsregeln), Ordinance on Registers of Lawyers and specific Email Accounts (Verordnung über die Rechtsanwaltsverzeichnisse und die besonderen elektronischen Postfächer), Addition under Aspects of Professional Law referring to the Anti-Money Laundering Laws (Berufsrechtliche Ergänzung zum Geldwäschegesetz (GwG)) and Lawyers’ Fees Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG)). Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Bar Association: http://www.brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht

Out of court dispute regulation: In case of disputes between lawyers and their clients there is the option to apply for an extrajudicial dispute settlement before the Regional Bar Association in Osnabrück for the District of the Higher Regional Court of Oldenburg (Art. 72 Section 2 No. 3 and Section 5 BRAO) as well as before the Federal Bar Association pursuant to Art. 191f BRAO (Federal Lawyers’ Act), which can be accessed via: http://www.brak.de/fuer-verbraucher/schlichtung

Specific Information for consumers with respect to alternative dispute Resolution: The European Commission’s official website on online dispute resolution can be accessed via the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

With respect to patrimonial claims resulting from the client relationship the responsible arbitration board is the “Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft”, Neue Grünstraße 17, 10979 Berlin, Germany, website: http://www.s-d-r.org.

In general, the Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, 49078 Osnabrück, agrees to participate in an alternative dispute resolution proceeding before the “Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft” with respect to consumer claims.

 

3. Schmidt Rogge Thoma Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Jägerhofstraße 29
40479 Düsseldorf
Germany
Phone: +49 (211) 65047-0
Email: düsseldorf@schindhelm.com

Partner:

Dr. David Kluth
Dr. Clemens Rogge
Christian Rutsch
Michael Schmidt, LL.M.
Gisbert Schnurbusch
Dr. Johannes Thoma

Registered Office: Düsseldorf
Partnership Register: District Court Essen
Registration No.: PR 3409

VAT ID No.: DE 301181849

Supervisory authority:
Bar Association Düsseldorf, Freiligrathstraße 25, 40479 Düsseldorf, Germany

Professional Liability Insurance: The professional liability insurance is provided by R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Raiffeisenplatz 1, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany. The insurance covers activities regarding German and European law. The insurance fulfils the requirements of the statutory minimum insurance (§ 51a BRAO).

Statutory Professional Title: "Rechtsanwälte" (Lawyers)

All persons described as lawyers are admitted as Lawyers in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the local Bar Association competent for their respective office.

Applicable Professional Regulations: Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO)), Code of Conduct for Lawyers (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA)), (Specialist Lawyers’ Act (Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO)), Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Anwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG)), the CCBE Code of Conduct (CCBE-Berufsregeln), Ordinance on Registers of Lawyers and specific Email Accounts (Verordnung über die Rechtsanwaltsverzeichnisse und die besonderen elektronischen Postfächer), Addition under Aspects of Professional Law referring to the Anti-Money Laundering Laws (Berufsrechtliche Ergänzung zum Geldwäschegesetz (GwG)) and Lawyers’ Fees Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG)). Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Bar Association: http://www.brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht

Out of court dispute regulation: In case of disputes between Lawyers and their clients there is the option to apply for an extrajudicial dispute settlement before the Regional Bar Association in Düsseldorf for the District of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (Art. 72 Section 2 No. 3 and Section 5 BRAO) as well as before the Federal Bar Association pursuant to Art. 191f BRAO (Federal Lawyers’ Act), which can be accessed via: http://www.brak.de/fuer-verbraucher/schlichtung

Specific Information for consumers with respect to alternative dispute resolution: The European Commission’s official website on online dispute resolution can be accessed via the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

With respect to patrimonial claims resulting from the client relationship the responsible arbitration board is the “Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft”, Neue Grünstraße 17, 10979 Berlin, Germany, website: http://www.s-d-r.org.

In general, the Schmidt Rogge Thoma Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, 40212 Düsseldorf, agrees to participate in an alternative dispute resolution proceeding before the “Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft” with respect to consumer claims.

 

 

4. Schindhelm EBiT Tax Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater GmbH
Rehwinkel 22
D-32457 Porta Westfalica
Telefon: +49 (5731) 15329-0
E-Mail: law.tax.porta-westfalica@schindhelm.com

Managing Directors:
Dr. Christoph Bottermann, LL.M.
Rüdiger Erfurt
Dr. Bernhard Heringhaus
Dipl.-Finw. (FH) Maik Laschütza
Dipl.-Kfm. Joachim Möbius
Dipl.-Kfm. Wolfgang Winkelmann

Registered Office:
Porta Westfalica
Commercial Register: District Court Bad Oeynhausen
Registration No.: HRB-Nr. 18761

VAT ID No.: DE 359217964

Professional Liability Insurance
The professional liability insurance is provided by Axa Versicherung AG, Colonia-Allee 10-20, 51067 Cologne, Germany. The territorial cover comprises activities in the Member States of the European Union and thus, complies at least with the requirements pursuant to § 59 j of the Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung BRAO).

Supervisory authority:
Hamm Bar Association, Ostenallee 18, 59063 Hamm (https://www.rechtsanwaltskammer-hamm.de)

Steuerberaterkammer Westfalen-Lippe, Erphostrasse 43, 48145 Münster (www.stbk-westfalen-lippe.de)
Wirtschaftsprüferkammer Landesgeschäftsstelle NRW, Tersteegenstrasse 14, 40474 Düsseldorf, (www.wpk.de)

Statutory Professional Title: „Rechtsanwälte“ (Lawyers), „Steuerberater“ (Tax Consultant), „Wirtschaftsprüfer“ (Auditors)

State in which the professional title was awarded: Federal Republic of Germany

Applicable Professional Regulations: Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO)), Code of Conduct for Lawyers (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA)), (Specialist Lawyers’ Act (Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO)), Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Anwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG)), the CCBE Code of Conduct (CCBE-Berufsregeln), Ordinance on Registers of Lawyers and specific Email Accounts (Verordnung über die Rechtsanwaltsverzeichnisse und die besonderen elektronischen Postfächer), Addition under Aspects of Professional Law referring to the Anti-Money Laundering Laws (Berufsrechtliche Ergänzung zum Geldwäschegesetz (GwG)) and Lawyers’ Fees Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG)). Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Bar Association: www.brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht

The profession of auditors is essentially subject to the following professional regulations:
1. Public Accountants Act (Wirtschaftsprüferordnung (WPO)),
2. Code of Conduct for Auditors (Berufssatzung für Wirtschaftsprüfer/vereidigte Buchprüfer (BS WP/vBP)),
3. Statute for Quality Control (Satzung für Qualitätskontrolle),
4. Seal Order (Siegelverordnung),
5. Professional Liability Order for Auditors (Wirtschaftsprüfer-Berufshaftpflichtversicherungsordnung)

Furthermore, the following professional regulations are applicable: Tax Consultancy Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz (StBerG)), Implementing Ordinance to the Tax Consultancy Act (Durchführungsverordnung zum Steuerberatungsgesetz (DVStB)), Code of Conduct of the Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants (Berufsordnung der Bundessteuerberaterkammer (BOStB)), Tax Consultant Remuneration Ordinance (Steuerberatervergütungsverordnung (StBVV)) as well as the Specialist Consultant Ordinance (Fachberaterordnung (FBO)). Information on these regulations can be found on the website of the Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants: http://www.bstbk.de/de/steuerberater/berufsrecht

Out of court dispute regulation: In case of disputes between lawyers and their clients there is the option to apply for an extrajudicial dispute settlement before the Regional Bar Association Hamm for the Higher Regional Court District Hamm (Art. 72 Section 2 No. 3 and Section 5 BRAO) as well as before the Federal Bar Association pursuant to Art. 191f BRAO (Federal Lawyers’ Act), which can be accessed via: http://www.brak.de/fuer-verbraucher/schlichtung

Specific Information for consumers with respect to alternative dispute Resolution: The European Commission’s official website on online dispute resolution can be accessed via the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

With respect to patrimonial claims resulting from the client relationship the responsible arbitration board is the “Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft”, Neue Grünstraße 17, 10979 Berlin, Germany, website: http://www.s-d-r.org.

In general, the Schindhelm EBiT Tax Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater GmbH, 32457 Porta Westfalica, agrees to participate in an alternative dispute resolution proceeding before the “Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft” with respect to consumer claims.
 

 

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