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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 55 (2) of the Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting and Telemedia is Dr. Christoph Holzbach (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

Dusseldorf office
Königsallee 60 C (KÖ-Höfe)
40212 Dusseldorf
T +49 211 30 20 15 - 0
F +49 211 30 20 15 – 90
duesseldorf@fps-law.de

Frankfurt office
Eschersheimer Landstr. 25-27
60322 Frankfurt
T +49 69 95 95 70
F +49 69 95 95 74 55
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

Lawyers

All attorneys of FPS are admitted to practice 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

Dusseldorf: 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, or Rechtsanwaltskammer Kassel
Karthäuserstraße 5 a, 34117 Kassel - www.rechtsanwaltskammer-kassel.de

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

Our attorneys are subject, inter alia, to the following professional laws, rules and regulations:

  • ​Federal Attorneys’ Act (BRAO)
  • Professional Rules for Attorneys (BORA)
  • Professional Rules for Board-Certified Attorneys (FAO)
  • Federal Attorneys' Fees Act (RVG)
  • Professional Rules of Attorneys in the European Union (CCBE)
  • Act on Services Provided by European Attorneys in Germany (EuRAG) dated March 9, 2000 (BGBl. I p. 182).

All professional laws, rules and regulations are available on the website of the German Bar Association at http://www.brak.de under "Informationspflichten gemäß § 5 TMG."

Notaries

All attorneys who are also designated as notaries (Notar) are admitted to practice as notaries in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of their local German Association of Notaries (Notarkammer):

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

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

The regulatory authority responsible for notaries admitted in Berlin is the presiding judge of the District Court of Berlin, Tegeler Weg 17, 10589 Berlin.

The regulatory authority responsible for the notaries admitted in Frankfurt is the presiding judge of the District Court of Frankfurt am Main, Gerichtsstr. 2, 60313 Frankfurt am Main.

Notaries are subject, inter alia, to the following professional laws, rules, standards and regulations:

  • Federal Notaries' Act (Bundesnotarordnung)
  • German Notarization Act (Beurkundungsgesetz)
  • Standards of the German Association of Notaries (Richtlinien der Notarkammern)
  • Duty Regulations for Notaries (Dienstordnung für Notarinnen und Notare)
  • Court and Notarial Cost Regulations (Gerichts- und Notarkostengesetz)
  • European Professional Standards for Notaries

All professional applicable laws, rules, standards and regulations are available on the website of the German Association of Notaries at www.bnotk.de under "Berufsrecht".

Tax Advisors

All attorneys who are also designated as tax advisors (Steuerberater) are admitted to practice as tax advisors in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of their local German Association of Tax Advisors (Steuerberaterkammer).

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 (Steuerberaterkammer), Gutleutstraße 175, 60327 Frankfurt.

Tax advisors are subject, inter alia, to the following professional laws, regulations and standards:

  • German Tax Advisors Act (StBerG)
  • Regulations for Implementation of the German Tax Advisors Act (DVStB)
  • Professional Standards for Tax Advisors (BOStB)
  • Regulations on Tax Advisors' Fees (StBGebV)

All professional laws, regulations and standards are available on the website of the German Association of Tax Advisors at www.bstbk.de. Click on "Downloads" and select "Berufsrechtliches Handbuch."

Certified Public Accountants

All attorneys who are also designated as certified public accountants (vereidigter Buchprüfer) are admitted to practice as certified public accountants in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the German Association of Certified Public Accountants (Wirtschaftsprüferkammer).

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.

Certified public accountants are subject, inter alia, to the following professional laws, regulations, rules and standards:

  • Professional Rules for Certified Public Accountants (WPO)
  • Professional Standards for Certified Public Accountants (BSWP/vBP)
  • Professional Standards for Quality Control
  • Rules for Seals of Certified Public Accountants (SiegelVO)
  • Professional Liabilty Insurance Regulations for Certified Public Accountants (WPBHV)

All professional laws, regulations, rules and standards are available on the website of the German Association of Certified Public Accountants under 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 lawyers who are also identified as attorneys at law are admitted to practice in the State of New York and 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, Appelate 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

Attorneys at law are subject, inter alia, to the following rules and 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 rules and regulations are available on the website of the New York State Bar Association at www.nysba.org under the heading "For Attorneys" and under the subheadings "NY Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRRR)" and "Professional Standards for Attorneys."

Solicitors

The professional title "Solicitor" is used in England and Wales and is bestowed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. All of our lawyers who are also identified as solicitors are admitted to practice law in England and Wales. The local 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 as follows:

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

Solicitors are subject, inter alia, to the following professional laws, rules and regulations:

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

These and other laws, rules and regulations are available on the website of the Solicitor Regulation Authority at www.sra.org.uk under the heading "For Solicitors."

Online dispute settlement platform and consumer disputes Settlement

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

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.

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

Professional liability insurance

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburg 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.

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