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Reed Smith LLP is a limited liability partnership under the laws of the State of Delaware, USA.  Reed Smith LLP's offices in Germany are branch offices of Reed Smith LLP of Delaware, USA. 

Reed Smith LLP
225 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
USA
rswebsite@reedsmith.com 
T: +1 412 288 3131 
F: +1 412 288 3063

Global Managing Partner: Alexander Y. Thomas 

Authorized representatives in Germany and responsible for the editorial content according to Interstate Broadcasting and Telemedia Agreement:

in equal parts:

Office Managing Partner Munich:
Oliver Rathje
Reed Smith LLP 
Ludwigpalais
Von-der-Tann-Str. 2
80539 Munich
Germany 
T: +49 (0)89 20304 10
F: +49 (0)89 20304 199
munich@reedsmith.com

 

Office Managing Partner Frankfurt am Main:
Rolf Hünermann
Reed Smith LLP
OpernTurm
Bockenheimer Landstraße 2 - 4
60306 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
T: +49 (0)69 22228 9800
F: +49 (0)69 22228 9899
frankfurt@reedsmith.com

 

 

Tax Identification Number

VAT Identification Number according to Section 27a of the German Value Added Tax Act (Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE 814400756. 

 

Bar Admission 

Unless otherwise stated, all attorneys in Reed Smith's German offices are admitted within the Federal Republic of Germany to practice as attorneys (Rechtsanwalt) and are members of the bar association (Rechtsanwaltskammer) competent for their respective offices:

Munich Office:
Rechtsanwaltskammer München 
Tal 33 
80331 Munich
Germany 
http://rak-muenchen.de

 

Frankfurt Office:
Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main 
Bockenheimer Anlage 36 
60322 Frankfurt am Main 
Germany
www.rechtsanwaltskammer-ffm.de

 

Notaries:
Attorneys who are also acting as notaries (Notare) are admitted within the Federal Republic of Germany to practice as notaries and are members of the Chamber of Notaries (Notarkammer) competent for their respective office:
Notarkammer Frankfurt am Main
Bockenheimer Anlage 36
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
www.notarkammer-ffm.de

Tax Advisers:
All attorneys who are also acing as tax advisers are admitted within the Federal Republic of Germany to practice as tax advisers and are members of the bar association competent for their respective office:
Steuerberaterkammer München
Nederlinger Str. 9
80638 München
Germany
www.steuerberaterkammer-muenchen.de

Solicitors:
All Solicitors under English law are admitted to practice as such in England and Wales. They are members of the Law Society of England and Wales. The address can be found at: www.lawsociety.org.uk under section „Get in Touch“.

Attorneys at Law (New York):
All Attorneys at law (New York) are admitted to practice as such in the state of New York. They are members of the New York Bar: www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/.

 

Occupational Law Provisions

The following provisions on occupational law apply:

Attorneys:

  • German Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO)
  • Professional Code of Conduct for Attorneys (BORA
  • German Lawyers’ Fees Act (RVG
  • German Rules on Certified Specialist Lawyers (FAO
  • Act on Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG
  • Code of Conduct for Lawyers of the European Union (CCBE Provisions)

All the above regulations can be accessed on the website of the Federal Bar Association (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) under www.brak.de in section "Für Anwälte/Berufsrecht".

Notaries:

All the above regulations can be accessed on the website of the Federal Chamber of Notaries (Bundesnotarkammer) under www.bnotk.de in section "Der Notar/Berufsrecht".

For information on how we as notaries process personal data if you are formally or materially involved in a notarial procedure please read our Information on data processing in the notary's offices.

Steuerberater: 

  • Tax Advisory Act (StBerG)
  • Implementing Regulation to Tax Advisory Act (DVStB)
  • Professional Code of The Federal Tax Advisory Chamber (BOStB) 
  • Tax Adviser's Fee Regulation (StBVV) 
All the above regulations can be accessed on the website of the Federal Chamber of Tax Advisors’ (Bundessteuerberaterkammer) under www.bstbk.de in section “Der Steuerberater/Berufsrecht”. 

Solicitors:

  • Solicitors’ Code of Conduct
  • Solicitors’ Accounts Rules
  • Solicitors’ Financial Services Rules
  • the Solicitors’ Indemnity Insurance Rules

All the above regulations are available online at the website of the Solicitor Regulation Authority under section “For solicitors”: www.sra.org.uk.

Attorneys at Law (New York):
The texts of the applicable codes and rules for Attorneys at Law (New York) are available at ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys.

 

Professional Liability Insurance

XL Insurance Company SE
Hopfenstr. 6
80335 Munich
Germany

The territorial scope of the professional liability insurance is worldwide.

 

Online Dispute Resolution platform and Consumer Conciliation Procedures (Art. 14 para 1 of the ODR-Ordinance and § 36 German Consumer Protection Act)

The European Commission provides a platform for out-of-court dispute resolution, which can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

In Germany, the competent consumer conciliation board for disputes over proprietary interests resulting from a client relationship is the Lawyers' Meditation Board (Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft), Neue Grünstraße 17, 10179 Berlin, www.schlichtungsstelle-der-rechtsanwaltschaft.de

Reed Smith does not participate in procedures for dispute resolution before a consumer conciliation board.