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FPS Fritze Wicke Seelig Partnerschaftsgesellschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Location and registration: Frankfurt am Main, Local Court of Frankfurt am Main, partnership register no. 1865
German tax identification number: DE219074277

List of partners: Partners

The person responsible for the content of this website under Section 18(2) MStV is Dr Olaf Dziallas (FPS, Eschersheimer Landstrasse 25–27, 60322 Frankfurt am Main).

Offices

Berlin office
Kurfürstendamm 220
10719 Berlin
T +49 30 88 59 27-0
F +49 30 88 59 27-100
berlin@fps-law.de

Düsseldorf office
Immermannstraße 20
40210 Düsseldorf
T +49 211 30 20 15-0
F +49 211 30 20 15-90
duesseldorf@fps-law.de

Frankfurt office
Eschersheimer Landstraße 25-27
60322 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 95 957-0
F +49 69 95 957-455
frankfurt@fps-law.de

Hamburg office
Große Theaterstraße 31
20354 Hamburg
T +49 40 37 89 01-0
F +49 40 36 62 98
hamburg@fps-law.de

Munich office
Theatinerstraße 1 
80333 München
muenchen@fps-law.de

 

FPS ISO/IEC 27001–certified

FPS has received ISO/IEC 27001 certification from TÜV Austria Cert GmbH. The certificate confirms our firm’s high level of information and data security – in the interests and for the protection of our clients, employees and future partners.

Click here for the ISO/IEC 27001 certificate and the attachment to the certificate.
See also www.tuv.at.

 

Lawyers

All FPS attorneys are admitted to practise as lawyers (Rechtsanwalt) in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of their local German bar association (Rechtsanwaltskammer). The responsible regulatory authority is the board of directors of the local German bar association (Rechtsanwaltskammer):

Berlin: Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin
Littenstraße 9, 10179 Berlin - www.rak-berlin.de

Düsseldorf: Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf
Freiligrathstraße 25, 40479 Düsseldorf - www.rechtsanwaltskammer-duesseldorf.de

Frankfurt am Main: Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main
Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt am Main - www.rechtsanwaltskammer-ffm.de, bzw. Rechtsanwaltskammer Kassel
Karthäuserstraße 5 a, 34117 Kassel - www.rechtsanwaltskammer-kassel.de 

Hamburg: Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg
Bleichenbrücke 9, 20354 Hamburg - www.rechtsanwaltskammerhamburg.de

Munich: Rechtsanwaltskammer für den Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk München
Tal 33, 80331 München - www.rak-muenchen.de

In particular, our attorneys are subject to the following professional regulations:

  • Federal Code for Lawyers (BRAO)
  • Rules of Professional Practice (BORA)
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (regulations for specialised attorneys – FAO)
  • Act on the Remuneration of Lawyers (RVG)
  • Professional regulations of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)
  • Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland (law on the activity of European lawyers in Germany – EuRAG) dated 09.03.2000 (BGBI. I p. 182)

All professional regulations are available on the website of the German Federal Bar at http://www.brak.de  under “Informationspflichten gemäß § 5 TMG”.

Notaries public

All notaries public belong to the corresponding chamber of their respective location. The professional title of “Notar” (notary public) was awarded in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Berlin: Notarkammer Berlin
Littenstr. 10, 10179 Berlin - www.berliner-notarkammer.de

Frankfurt: Notarkammer Frankfurt am Main
Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt am Main - www.notarkammer-ffm.de

Responsible regulatory authorities in accordance with Section 92 BNotO for notaries public admitted in Berlin:

  1. The President of the Berlin District Court 
    Address:
    Der Präsident des Landgerichts Berlin II
    Littenstraße 12-17, 10179 Berlin-Mitte
    T +49 30 9023-0
    F +49 30 9023-2223
     
  2. The President of the Berlin Appellate Court
    Address:
    Der Präsident des Kammergerichts Berlin
    Elßholzstr. 30-33, 10781 Berlin
    T +49 30 9015-0
    F +49 30 9015-2200
     
  3. Senate Department for Justice and Consumer Protection 
    Address:
    Senatsverwaltung für Justiz und Verbraucherschutz 
    Salzburger Str. 21-25, 10825 Berlin
    T +49 30 9013-0
    F +49 30 9013-2000

Responsible regulatory authorities in accordance with Section 92 BNotO for notaries public admitted in Frankfurt am Main:

  1. The President of the Frankfurt am Main District Court
    Address:
    Der Präsident des Landgerichts Frankfurt am Main
    Gerichtsstraße 2, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
    T +49 69 1367 01
    F +49 69 1367 6050
    verwaltung@lg-frankfurt.justiz.hessen.de
     
  2. The President of the Frankfurt am Main Higher District Court
    Address:
    Der Präsident des Oberlandesgerichts Frankfurt am Main
    Zeil 42, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
    T +49 69 1367 01
    F +49 69 1367 2340
    verwaltung@olg-frankfurt.justiz.hessen.de
     
  3. The Land Administration of Justice of the State of Hesse
    Address:
    Hessisches Ministerium der Justiz
    Luisenstraße 13, 65185 Wiesbaden
    T +49 611 32 - 0
    F +49 611 32714 - 2763
    poststelle@hmdj.hessen.de

The relevant professional regulations are the Federal Code for Notaries (BNotO), the Beurkundungsgesetz (notarisation act – BeurkG), the Verordnung über die Führung notarieller Akten und Verzeichnisse (ordinance on the maintenance of notarial records and directories – NotAktVV), the guidelines of the chambers of notaries (Notarkammer), the Dienstordnung für Notare (official regulations for notaries public – DONot), and the Gerichts- und Notarkostengesetz (German act on court and notary public costs – GNotKG).

All professional regulations can be found at: https://www.notar.de/der-notar/berufsrecht

Tax advisors

All attorneys who are also designated as tax advisors (Steuerberater) are admitted to practise as tax advisors in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of their local German association of tax advisors (Steuerberaterkammer), which also constitutes the responsible regulatory authority.

Frankfurt am Main: Steuerberaterkammer Hessen, Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts
Gutleutstraße 175, 60327 Frankfurt - www.stbk-hessen.de

The responsible regulatory authority is the board of directors of the German association of tax advisors of Hesse (Steuerberaterkammer Hessen), Gutleutstrasse 175, 60327 Frankfurt.

In particular, our attorneys are subject to the following professional regulations:

  • Steuerberatungsgesetz (tax advisors’ act – StBerG)
  • Verordnung zur Durchführung der Vorschriften über Steuerberater, Steuerbevollmächtigte und Berufsausübungsgesellschaften (regulations for implementing provisions for tax advisors, tax agents and professional practice companies – DVStB)
  • Berufsordnung (professional standards for tax advisors – BOStB)
  • Steuerberatergebührenverordnung (regulations on tax advisors’ fees – StBGebV)

All professional regulations are available on the website of the German association of tax advisors at www.bstbk.de under “Downloads” and the subheading “Berufsrechtliches Handbuch”.

Certified public accountants

All attorneys who are also designated as certified public accountants (vereidigter Buchprüfer) are admitted to practise as certified public accountants in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the German association of certified public accountants (Wirtschaftsprüferkammer), which also constitutes the responsible regulatory authority.

Wirtschaftsprüferkammer, Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts
Rauchstraße 26, 10787 Berlin - www.wpk.de

The responsible regulatory authority is the German association of certified public accountants (Wirtschaftsprüferkammer), Rauchstrasse 26, 10787 Berlin.

In particular, our attorneys are subject to the following professional regulations:

  • Wirtschaftsprüferordnung (professional rules for certified public accountants – WPO)
  • Berufssatzung für Wirtschaftsprüfer (professional standards for certified public accountants – BSWP/vBP)
  • Satzung für Qualitätskontrolle (professional standards for quality control)
  • Siegelverordnung (rules for seals of certified public accountants)
  • Wirtschaftsprüfer-Berufshaftpflichtversicherungsverordnung (professional liability insurance regulations for certified public accountants – WPBHV)

All professional regulations are available on the website of the German association of certified public accountants at http://www.wpk.de/ under “Rechtsvorschriften”.

Attorneys at Law

The professional title “attorney at law” is used in the United States of America and is bestowed by each state. All of our attorneys who are also identified as attorneys at law are admitted to practise in the State of New York. They are members of the New York State Bar Association:  

New York State Bar Association
One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207, USA

The professional regulatory bodies in the State of New York are as follows:

  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, 27 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010, USA
  • New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration, 25 Beaver Street, Room 840, New York, New York 10004, USA
  • New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207, USA  

In particular, attorneys at law are subject to the following professional regulations:   

  • Title 22 of the New York Codes Rules and Regulations (N.Y.C.R.R.)
  • New York Rules of Professional Conduct (Effective April 1, 2009)  

These and other regulations are available on the website of the New York State Bar Association at www.nysba.org under the heading “Attorney Resources” and under the subheadings “NY Codes Rules and Regulations (NYCRR)” and “Professional Standards”.

Solicitors

The professional title “solicitor” is used in England and Wales and is bestowed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. All of our attorneys who are also identified as solicitors are admitted to practise law in England and Wales. The responsible bar association is:

Law Society of England and Wales, The Law Society's Hall
113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL, United Kingdom

The responsible regulatory authority is:

Solicitors Regulation Authority, Ipsley Court, Berrington Close
Redditch, B98 0TD or DX 19114 Redditch, United Kingdom

In particular, solicitors are subject to the following professional regulations:

  • The Legal Service Act 2007
  • The Solicitor’s code of conduct 2007

These and other regulations are available on the website of the Solicitor Regulation Authority at www.sra.org.uk under the heading “For law professionals”.

Online dispute resolution platform and consumer dispute resolution

The platform of the European Commission for online dispute resolution can be reviewed under http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

The responsible consumer arbitration board for disputes over proprietary interests resulting from a client relationship is the lawyers’ mediation board: Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft, Neue Grünstrasse 17, 10179 Berlin, www.schlichtungsstelle-der-rechtsanwaltschaft.de. However, lawyers are not obligated to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

FPS Fritze Wicke Seelig Partnerschaftsgesellschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB does not participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

Professional liability insurance

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich offices: Allianz Versicherungs-AG, 10900 Berlin
Certified public accountant: Versicherungsstelle Wiesbaden, Dotzheimer Str. 23, 65185 Wiesbaden
Geographic coverage: professional liability insurance coverage is valid for all services rendered by our offices worldwide.

Disclaimer FPS Blog

Disclaimer

The FPS blog is meant for entrepreneurs and businesses, as well as for legal laypersons and those interested in general legal information. In order to be able to convey legal information to this target group in an understandable manner, our information is frequently presented in a simplified and abbreviated format. Consequently, FPS blog posts are merely intended for general information and reflect the views and opinions of the attorneys posting on our blog. FPS blog posts therefore should not be viewed as legal advice, since cases are too different to be solved based on a single blog post. FPS blog posts merely reflect the law on the date of publication.

Legal advice on a particular matter can and may be provided only by an attorney in accordance with the Act on Out-of-Court Legal Services (RDG). We therefore ask that you consult one of our attorneys for specific cases. 

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