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Legal notices: Germany

Mandatory information

Sec. 5 of the Tele Media Act (TMG) and sec. 2 of the Regulation on Service Information Requirements (DL-InfoV).

Service provider

Our services from our offices in Germany are provided by DLA Piper UK LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC307847), which is part of DLA Piper. DLA Piper is a global law firm operating through various separate and distinct legal entities. For further information about these entities and DLA Piper's structure, please refer to the Legal Notices page.

DLA Piper UK LLP's registered office is at 160 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HT. In addition to our offices in Germany, DLA Piper UK LLP also provides services from offices in England, Belgium and the People's Republic of China.

Authorised to represent DLA Piper UK LLP in Germany are Dr Kai Bodenstedt (Co-Country Managing Partner Germany) and Dr Martin Haller (Co-Country Managing Partner Germany). A list of members of DLA Piper UK LLP is open for inspection at all German offices of DLA Piper UK LLP.

Our VAT identification number in Germany is DE 2377 461 87.

Contact details

Our offices in Germany:

Augustinerstrasse 10
50667 Cologne
T: +49 221 277 277 0
F: +49 221 277 277 111

Grünstrasse 15
40212 Dusseldorf
T: +49 211 88 23 82 0
F: +49 211 88 23 82 100

Neue Mainzer Strasse 6-10
60311 Frankfurt
T: +49 69 27133 0
F: +49 69 27133 100

Alter Wall 4
20457 Hamburg
T: +49 40 1 88 88 0
F: +49 40 1 88 88 111

Maximilianstrasse 2
80539 Munich
T: +49 89 23 23 72 0
F: +49 89 23 23 72 100

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DLA Piper UK LLP is a body recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The firm and its members and employees are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No. 401322). The regulations of the Solicitors Regulation Authority can be found at The regulations of the Law Society of England and Wales, which is the representative body for England and Wales qualified solicitors, and information about DLA Piper UK LLP and its members, can be found at

Each member of DLA Piper UK LLP is either a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales or an exempt European lawyer (as defined by the Regulation Authority Handbook Glossary) or a registered foreign lawyer (being an individual registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority under section 89 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990). A list of members of DLA Piper UK LLP is open for inspection at the German offices of DLA Piper UK LLP.

In Germany, DLA Piper UK LLP is registered with the respective partnership register (Partnerschaftsregister) competent for the seats of its German offices:

  • Cologne: PR 4447 (Local Court Essen)
  • Frankfurt: PR 2663 (Local Court Frankfurt am Main)
  • Hamburg: PR 1274 (Local Court Hamburg)
  • Munich: PR 1949 (Local Court München)

In addition, DLA Piper UK LLP and all its German offices are registered with the Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer) in Frankfurt am Main as a foreign professional practice corporation (Berufsausübungsgesellschaft) in accordance with section 207a paragraph 1 no. 5 and 59f Federal Lawyer’s Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – BRAO) with seat in London and branch in Frankfurt am Main.

The word "partner" is used to refer to a member of DLA Piper UK LLP, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications, and to a partner, member, director, employee or consultant in another DLA Piper practising entity who has equivalent standing.

Lawyers (Rechtsanwälte

Unless otherwise indicated, all German lawyers at DLA Piper UK LLP's German offices are admitted within the Federal Republic of Germany to practice as lawyers (Rechtsanwälte) and are members of the Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer) for their respective office:

Professional rules relevant to Rechtsanwälte admitted in Germany:

  • Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO) / The Federal Lawyer's Act
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG) / Act on Lawyer's Fees
  • Berufsordnung (BORA) / Rules of the Profession
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO) / Rules on Certified Specialist Lawyers
  • Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union (CCBE) / Professional Rules of Lawyers in the EU (CCBE)
  • Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG) / Act on the Practice of European Lawyers in Germany

German texts of the aforementioned rules can be viewed here.

Tax advisers (Steuerberater

All lawyers at DLA Piper UK LLP's German offices that qualify as tax advisers are admitted in the Federal Republic of Germany to practice as Steuerberater and are members of the tax advisers associations (Steuerberaterkammern) for their respective offices:

Professional rules relevant to Steuerberater admitted in Germany:

  • Steuerberatungsgesetz (StBerG) / Tax Advisor's Act
  • Durchführungsverordnungen zum Steuerberatungsgesetz (DVStB) / Executive Orders concerning the Tax Advisor's Act
  • Berufsordnung der Bundessteuerberaterkammer (BOStB) / Professional Code of Conduct
  • Steuerberatergebührenverordnung (StBGebV) / Act on Tax Advisor's Fees

German texts of the aforementioned rules can be viewed here.

Accountants (Wirtschaftsprüfer

All lawyers at DLA Piper UK LLP's German offices that qualify as accountants are admitted in the Federal Republic of Germany to practice as Wirtschaftsprüfer and are members of the accountants association (Wirtschaftsprüferkammer), situated at Rauchstrasse 26, 10767 Berlin.

Professional rules relevant to Wirtschaftsprüfer admitted in Germany:

  • Wirtschaftsprüferordnung (WPO) / Accountant's Act
  • Berufssatzung für Wirtschaftsprüfer/vereidigte Buchprüfer (BS WP/vBP) / Professional Articles for Accountants
  • Satzung für Qualitätskontrolle / Articles on Quality Control
  • Siegelverordnung (Siegel-VO) / Rules on Seals
  • Wirtschaftsprüfer-Berufshaftpflichtversicherungsordnung (WPBHV) / Rules on Accountant's Professional Indemnity Insurance

German texts of the aforementioned rules can be viewed here.

Professional liability insurance

Our professional indemnity insurer is AXA Versicherung AG, Branch Office Cologne, Wiener Platz 3, 51065 Cologne. The geographical scope of insurance coverage comprises legal advice in the member states of the European Union and complies at least with the legal requirements pursuant to sec. 59n and 51 of the Federal Lawyer's Act (BRAO), sec. 67 of the Tax Consultancy Act (StBerG) in conjunction with sections 51 et seq. of the Regulation on the Implementation of the provisions for tax advisors, tax agents and tax advisory companies (DVStB) as well as sec. 54 of the Public Accountants Act (WPO) in conjunction with the Regulation on the Professional Indemnity Insurance of chartered accountants and certified chartered accountants (WPBHV).

In addition, we maintain professional indemnity insurance with Travelers Insurance Company Limited whose address is Exchequer Court, 33 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AG. This insurance covers our practices in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia and extends to acts and omissions wherever they occur in the world.

Our services

We are committed to providing the highest quality services to all of our clients. Please tell us if something goes wrong by contacting the matter partner responsible for the work.

Further information

Additional legal notices with general application can be found on the Legal Notices page.