Legal Notice

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH 
Anna-Schneider-Steig 22
50678 Cologne
Germany
Phone +49 221 9937 0
Fax +49 221 9937 110
E-Mail  elisabeth.lepique@luther-lawfirm.com, markus.sengpiel@luther-lawfirm.com

 


Managing Partners:  Elisabeth Lepique, Dr Markus Sengpiel

Commercial Register: Registration Court Cologne, HRB No. 39853

VAT Identification Number: DE 223646821


Responsible professional associations:
Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, which is registered in Germany, is subject to supervision by the Cologne Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer) (www.rak-koeln.de).

All the lawyers (Rechtsanwälte) who work at the law firm are members of the respective regional Bar Associations (Rechtsanwaltskammern) responsible for their admission (see the individual regional Bar Associations www.brak.de/die-brak/regionale-kammern/).

All the tax advisors (Steuerberater) who work at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH are members of the respective regional Tax Advisors’ Association (Steuerberaterkammer) (www.bstbk.de).
All the notaries (Notare) who work at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH are members of the respective regional Chamber of Notaries (Notarkammer) (www.bstbk.de).

Professional regulations for German lawyers:
Professional title: Rechtsanwalt (Bundesrepublik Deutschland); information about the regulations that apply to German lawyers is available on the website of the German Federal Bar Association (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) at www.brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht/.

Professional regulations for German tax advisors:
Professional title: Steuerberater (Bundesrepublik Deutschland); information about the regulations that apply to German tax advisors is available on the website of the Cologne Tax Advisors’ Association (Steuerberaterkammer) at  www.stbk-koeln.de or at www.bstbk.de.

Professional regulations for German notaries:
The relevant professional regulations can be found on the website of the German Federal Chamber of Notaries (Bundesnotarkammer) (www.bnotk.de) under “The Notary”.  These regulations include, in particular: German Federal Notaries’ Act (BNotO), German Notarisation Act (BeurkG), Guidelines issued by the Chambers of Notaries (Richtlinien der Notarkammern), Official Regulations for Notaries (DONot), German Court and Notary Costs Act (GNotKG); as of 01.08.2013, the European Code of Notarial Professional Ethics.    
Professional title: Notar (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)

Notaries Carsten Brutschke, LL.M., Dr Manuel Heide, Dr. Christian Horn, LL.M., Detlev Stoecker and Andreas Tüxen, LL.M., whose offices are in Berlin:
The professional title “Notar” (Notary) has been granted in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Competent supervisory authority:
• President of the Regional Court of Berlin, Littenstraße 12-17, 10179 Berlin
• President of the Court of Appeal, Elßholzstraße 30-33, 10781 Berlin
• Senate Department of Justice, Salzburger Straße 21-25, 10825 Berlin
Competent chamber: Notarkammer Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Notaries), Littenstrasse 10, 10179 Berlin, Phone: 0 30 / 24 62 90-0, Fax: 0 30 / 24 62 90-25, Email: info(at)notarkammer-berlin.de, www.notarkammer-berlin.de 

Notary Dr Ulf Gibhardt, whose office is in Frankfurt a.M., Hesse:
The professional title “Notar” (Notary) has been granted in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Competent supervisory authorities:
• President of the Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main  
  Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, Gerichtsstrasse 2, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
• President of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main  
  Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, Zeil 42, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
• Judicial Administration of the State of Hesse  
  Hessian Ministry of Justice, Luisenstrasse 13, 65185 Wiesbaden
Competent chamber: Notarkammer Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt am Main Chamber of Notaries), Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt a.M., Phone: 0 69 / 17 00 98-02, Fax: 0 69 / 17 00 98-25, Email: info(at)notarkammer-ffm.de, www.notarkammer-frankfurt.de  

Notary Dr Andreas Blunk, MLE, whose office is in Hanover, Lower Saxony:
The professional title “Notar” (Notary) has been granted in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Competent supervisory authority: Regional Court of Hanover, Volgersweg 65, 30175 Hanover
Competent chamber: Notarkammer Celle (Celle Chamber of Notaries), Riemannstr. 15, 29225 Celle, Germany, Phone: 0 51 41 / 94 94-0, Fax: 0 51 41 - 94 94 94, Email: info(at)celle-notarkammer.de, www.celle-notarkammer.de  

Notaries Dr Arnd Becker, Dr Arndt Begemann, Dr Stefan Galla, Imke Glücks, Dr Pascal Heßeling and Dr Cédric Müller, LL.M., whose offices are in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia:
The professional title “Notar” (Notary) has been granted in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Competent supervisory authority: Regional Court of Essen, Zweigertstrasse 52, 45130 Essen, Germany
Competent chamber: Westfälische Notarkammer (Westphalian Chamber of Notaries), Ostenallee 18, 59063 Hamm, Germany, Phone: 0 23 81 / 9 69 59-0, Fax: 0 23 81 / 9 69 59-51, Email: info(at)westfaelische-notarkammer.de 


Professional liability insurance:
German lawyers, tax advisors, and notaries are all required to take out professional liability insurance according to the provisions of the German Federal Lawyers’ Act (BRAO), the German Federal Notaries’ Act (BNotO), and the German Tax Advisors’ Act (StBerG), respectively.  
The minimum insurance sum for law firms is EUR 2,500,000.00.  
Further details are contained in Secs 51, 59j (2) German Federal Lawyers’ Act (BRAO), Sec.19a German Federal Notaries’ Act (BNotO), and Sec. 67  German Tax Advisors’ Act (StBerG).  Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH’s professional liability insurance is provided by  

Allianz Versicherungs-AG
Königinstrasse 28
80802 Munich, Germany

The professional liability insurance policy is valid worldwide. 


At Luther, we provide our services in accordance with the provisions of the “General Terms and Conditions for Client Engagements and Fee Arrangements” of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.  These General Terms and Conditions can be obtained from the respective offices of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft. To determine the scope of our services and the fees, we additionally enter into engagement letters and fee arrangements with our clients which we negotiate individually with our clients. 

Avoiding conflicts of interests:
Professional regulations (Sec.43a (4) German Federal Lawyers’ Act (BRAO)) prohibit German lawyers from representing if there is a conflict of interest.  This is why we always check whether a conflict of interests exists before we accept an engagement.

Online dispute resolution platform and consumer dispute resolution:
The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution, which is available at https://.ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr. Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH does not participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a dispute resolution body for consumers.