Legal Notices 2019-04-03T10:12:43+00:00

Legal Notices

Legal Information
Mandatory information in pursuance of section 5 [German] Teleservice Act (Telemediengesetz; TMG) and additional information:

Content Liability:
Responsible for the content of this website is: HFK Rechtsanwälte Heiermann Franke Knipp und Partner mbB, Stephanstraße 3, 60313 Frankfurt a. M., frankfurt@hfk.de.

Name and Legal Form:
HFK Rechtsanwälte Heiermann Franke Knipp und Partner mbB is a partnership with limited professional liability in accordance with the [German] Partnership Company Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz; PartGG).  The partnership company is represented by each partner within the meaning of the [German] Partnership Company Act. Partners are (in alphabetic sequence):

  • Wulf Clausen
  • Dietmar Hartnick
  • Armin Heisip
  • Bernd Knipp
  • Dr. Christian Nunn
  • Patricia Schauss
  • Dr. Florian Schrammel
  • Dr. Jörg Stoye
  • Ernst Wilhelm

Registered Office and Registration
The company´s registered office is Frankfurt am Main. The company is registered  in the partnership company register at the district court (Amtsgericht) Frankfurt am Main, register no. 2675.

Location
HFK Rechtsanwälte Heiermann Franke Knipp und Partner mbB is a regional law firm with offices in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. A list of HFK Rechtsanwälte Heiermann Franke Knipp und Partner mbB locations is shown here: hfk.de/en/hfk-the-firm/#standorte

Alternative Dispute Resolution (section 36, section 37 of the [German] Consumer Dispute Resolution Act – Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz; VSBG)
Disputes between lawyers and their clients can be settled out of court by applying to the regional bar association (Rechtsanwaltskammer) (pursuant to section 73 para 2 no. 3 and section 73 para 5 of the Federal Lawyers’ Act (BRAO) or to the Federal Conciliation Body (Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft) of the Federal Bar Association (section 191f BRAO), Neue Grünstr. 17, 10179 Berlin. Information can be found at www.schlichtungsstelle-der-rechtsanwaltschaft.de, e-mail: schlichtungsstelle@s-d-r.org.

HFK Rechtsanwälte Heiermann Franke Knipp und Partner mbB is not required to participate in dispute resolution proceedings held before consumer conciliation bodies under section 36 of the [German] Consumer Dispute Resolution Act (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz, VSBG).

Licensure/Supervisory Authority
All our lawyers are admitted to practice in the Federal Republic of Germany. The lawyers listed under the individual offices are members of the respective regional bar association, who is the competent supervisory authority:

Lawyers at our office in Frankfurt am Main:
Bar Association for the district of the Higher Regional Court Frankfurt am Main (Rechtsanwaltskammer für den Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Frankfurt a. M.), Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt a. M., Bundesrepublik Deutschland, phone: +49 (0) 69 / 17 00 98-01, fax: +49 (0) 69 / 17 00 98-50, www.rak-ffm.de

Lawyers at our office in Berlin:
Berlin Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin), Littenstraße 9, 10179 Berlin, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, phone: +49 (0) 30 / 30 69 31-0, fax: +49 (0) 30 / 30 69 31-99, www.rak-berlin.de

Lawyers at our office in Munich:
Bar Association for the district of the Higher Regional Court Munich (Rechtsanwaltskammer für den Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk München), Tal 33, 80331 München, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, phone: +49 (0) 89 / 53 29 44-0, fax: +49 (0) 89 / 53 29 44-28 www.rechtsanwaltskammer-muenchen.de

Lawyers at our office in Hamburg:
Hanseatic Bar Association (Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg), Valentinskamp 88, 20355 Hamburg, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, phone: +49 (0) 40 / 35 74 41-0, fax: +49 (0) 40 / 35 74 41-41 www.rechtsanwaltskammerhamburg.de

Lawyers at our office in Stuttgart:
Stuttgart Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer Stuttgart), Königstraße 14, 70173 Stuttgart, phone: 07 11 / 22 21 55-0, fax: 07 11 / 22 21 55-11, www.rak-stuttgart.de

Lawyers at our office in Düsseldorf:
Düsseldorf Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf), Freiligrathstraße 25, 40479 Düsseldorf, phone: 02 11 / 49502-0, fax: 02 11 / 49502-28, www.rak-dus.de

Professional  Titles
The official German professional titles “Rechtsanwalt” respective “Rechtsanwältin” (both: lawyer), have been acknowledged to the lawyers of HFK Rechtsanwälte Heiermann Franke Knipp und Partner mbB in accordance with the German federal law after having passed the bar exam and a specific  admission procedure, that was initially carried out by the respective federal state´s competent ministry of justice through the Higher Regional Court’s president and, due to the changed legal situation, since September 8th 1998 by the respective local bar association. The lawyers are subject to the German professional rules and regulations of Federal Lawyers Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung; BRAO), the Lawyers’ Compensation Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz; RVG), the Federal Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte; BORA) and Rules for Specialized Lawyers (Fachanwaltsordnung; FAO) as well as the Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Union (Standesregelung der Rechtsanwälte in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft CCBE – Berufsregeln). The current rules for exercise of profession can be found under: www.brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht

Rules of professional conduct applicable to notaries:
The relevant Rules of professional conduct for notaries are the Federal Act on Notarial Practice (Bundesnotarordnung; BNotO), the Federal Authentication Act (Beurkundungsgesetz; BeurkG), the Professional Guidelines of the respective Chamber of Notaries (Richtlinien der jeweiligen Notarkammer), the Official Practice Ordinance for Notaries (Dienstordnung für Notarinnen und Notare; DONot ), the Cost Ordinance (Kostenordnung; KostO) as well as the European Code of Notarial Practice (Europäische Standesrichtlinien). Rules of professional conduct for notaries can be found under: www.bnotk.de/Notar/Berufsrecht

Professional Liability Insurance
The lawyers for HFK Rechtsanwälte Heiermann Franke Knipp und Partner mbB are covered with a pecuniary damage liability insurance in accordance with section 51 BRAO (Federal Lawyers’ Act) and a pecuniary damage liability insurance for notaries according to section 19a of the BNotO (Federal Act on Notarial Practice) provided by Axa XL Insurance Company SE, Direktion für Deutschland, Kranhaus 1, Im Zollhafen 18, 50678 Köln.

Disclaimer
HFK Rechtsanwälte Heiermann Franke Knipp und Partner mbB are making every effort to ensure the correctness of all information and links used in this website. Despite meticulous surveillance we do not accept any legal liability for the content of external links. The operators of linked pages have sole responsibility for the content thereof. Due to the specificity of the Internet and the risks caused by interruptions or transmission blackouts, any legal liability for the use of information, the reliance on links or accuracy of such links in the content of this website is excluded. All information of this website is only for the purpose of general information and is no legal advices.

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