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MERCATIUS® Business Law Firm
Eva Klempert, LL.M., lawyer
Heinz-Fangman-Str. 4, 42287 Wuppertal
Tel.: + 49 / (0) 202/39362004
Fax: + 49 / (0) 202/ 39362005
Professional regulations for legal services
Lawyers established in Germany are subject to the professional regulations of the Federal Lawyers´ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO), the Lawyer Remuneration Law (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz, RVG), the Rules for Professional Practice (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte, BORA), the Code of Conduct for European Lawyers (CCBE). These regulations are available in English and German on the website of the Federal Law Society (www.brak.de) in the heading “for lawyers” in section "professional law”.
The legal services are moreover performed in accordance with the regulations of the mandate contracts and remuneration agreements that are concluded individually with the clients. According to the professional rules, the pursuance of conflicting interests is prohibited for lawyers, therefore a conflict of interests is reviewed prior to accepting a mandate.
Professional liability insurance
The professional liability insurance is HDI Versicherung AG, HDI-Platz 1, 30659 Hannover. The geographic scope of the insurance contract covers (1.) Germany, (2.) other European countries: (a) The insurance covers liability claims arising from activities (a) in connection with advice and employment under European law; (b) the lawyer before European Courts, (3.) worldwide to an amount of the legally prescribed minimum insurance sum for liability claims arising from a claim against the policyholder before non-European courts. (4.) The insurance does not apply to liability claims that arise from activities via law firms or offices established or maintained abroad.
Value added tax identification number: DE 298954554
Extrajudicial dispute settlement
In case of conflicts between lawyers and their clients an opportunity of an extrajudicial dispute settlement exists at the regional Bar Association on request according to § 73 section 2 no.3, section 5 BRAO, or at the arbitration board of the Federal Bar Association (§§ 191 ff. BRAO), Rauchstr. 26, 10787 Berlin, Website: www.s-d-r.org, Email-Address: firstname.lastname@example.org. On the part of this law firm, the basic willingness to participate in the procedure of settlement at the arbitration board of the Federal Bar Association is declared.
The European Commission is providing an online platform for alternative dispute settlement (OS-platform). This platform can be accessed via the following link:
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