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Tortell Smeets & Lange

Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Cretzschmarstraße 10
60487 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 (0)69 400 50 13-0
Fax: +49 (0)69 400 50 13-99
Email: info@tortellsmeetslange.de
Internet: www.tortellsmeetslange.de

Registered office of the firm
Cretzschmarstraße 10, 60487 Frankfurt am Main

Partners individually authorized to represent the firm
Enrique Tortell, attorney
Dr. Peter Smeets, attorney
Edouard Lange, attorney
Dr. Johannes Bruski, LL.M., attorney

Partnership Register
Local Court of Frankfurt am Main
PR 2458

Bank account informationDeutsche Bank AG
BIC: DEUTDEDB690
Commerzbank AG
IBAN: DE31500400000594095200
BIC: COBADEFFXXX

VAT ID number
DE310535391

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATIONThe professional titles "attorney" and "tax advisor" were bestowed upon its holders in the Federal Republic of Germany.

The attorneys of the firm are members of and subject to regulation by the following German bar association:
Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main
a public entity
Bockenheimer Anlage 36
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 (0)69 17 00 98-01
Fax: +49 (0)69 17 00 98-50
Email: info@rechtsanwaltskammer-ffm.de
Internet: www.rechtsanwaltskammer-ffm.de

All attorneys and tax advisors of the firm are admitted as attorneys or tax advisors, as applicable, in the Federal Republic of Germany and are subject to the following professional standards:

a) Attorneys

  • Federal Attorneys’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO)
  • Code of Professional Conduct for Attorneys (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte, BORA)
  • Regulations for Board-Certified Attorneys (Fachanwaltsordnung, FAO)
  • German Attorneys' Fee Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz, RVG)
  • Act on Services Rendered by European Attorneys in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland, EuRAG)
  • Code of Conduct of the Council of Bars and Law Societies in Europe (CCBE Berufsregeln)
  • Professional Standards Supplementing the German Money-Laundering Act (Berufsrechtliche Ergänzungen zum Geldwäschegesetz, GwG)

b) Tax advisors

  • German Tax Advisors Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz, StBerg)
  • Regulations Implementing the German Tax Advisors Code (Durchführungsverordnung zum Steuerberatungsgesetz, DVStG)
  • Code of Professional Conduct for Tax Advisors (Berufsordnung für Steuerberater, BOStB)
  • German Act on Fees of Tax Advisors (Steuerberatervergütungsverordnung, StBVV)

The professional standards for attorneys and tax advisors are available, respectively, on the homepage of the Federal Bar Association under the heading "Professional Standards" and on the homepage of the Federal Association of Tax Advisors under the heading "Professional Standards":
http://www.brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht/
https://www.bstbk.de/de/steuerberater/berufsrecht/

AVOIDANCE OF CONFLICTS OF INTERESTUnder applicable personal standards attorneys are prohibited from representing conflicting interests (§43a para. 4, § 45 of the Federal Attorneys’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO). Prior to accepting a case the firm therefore always reviews whether there is a conflict of interest.

MEDIATIONIf disputes arise between attorneys and their clients, either party may request that the dispute be mediated before the Bar Association in Frankfurt am Main (in accordance with § 73 para. 2 no. 3 in conjunction with § 73 para. 5 the Federal Attorneys’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO)). The homepage of the mediation board is (www.s-d-r.org), and the mediation board can be contacted by e-mail at schlichtungsstelle@s-d-r.org

INFORMATION ABOUT PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE CARRIERUnder applicable provisions of the Federal Attorneys’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO) attorneys and notaries are required to carry professional malpractice insurance coverage. The professional malpractice insurance carrier of Tortell Smeets Lange Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB is
AXA Versicherung AG
Colonia-Allee 10-20
51067 Köln
Geographic coverage of professional malpractice liability insurance: worldwide.

INTERNATIONAL CLIENTSIf a client of our firm resides or is domiciled in another country, German law will apply, with the exception of German conflict of law provisions.

RESPONSIBLE PARTY WITHIN THE MEANING OF § 55 PARA. 2 OF THE GERMAN INTERSTATE BROADCASTING AGREEMENT (RUNDFUNKSTAATSVERTRAG)Edouard Lange, attorney
Tortell Smeets & Lange Rechtsanwälte
Partnerschaft mbB
Cretzschmarstraße 10
60487 Frankfurt am Main

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