Professional Law

We apologize for this rather dry topic. We promise to be a lot more straightforward when we deal with your project – and will do completely without legalese.

This means: it isn’t nice to read, but nevertheless necessary and important. Here you can find regulations of professional law, compulsory indications according to the order about service information liability (DL-INFOV) and references to the consumer arbitration procedures.

1. Supervisory Authority

Bar Association, Tal 33, 80331 Munich

2. Rules of Professional Conduct

Attorneys are subject to the following professional regulations:

  • Professional Rules for Attorneys
  • Specialist Attorney Regulations
  • The Federal Fees Schedule for Lawyers
  • Legal Counsel Fees Regulations
  • Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Community

3. Resources for Professional Law

References of professional regulations and further information are available at:

4. More Information Regarding DL-INFOV

Responsible pecuniary loss/third-party indemnity insurance

Professional liability insurance is available at:
HDI-Gerling Firmen und Privat Vers. AG, Dürrenhofstr. 4-6, 90402 Nuremberg

The geographical scope of the insurance covers activities in member countries of the European Union and thus satisfies the minimum requirements of § 51 BRAO.

Out of court settlements

n disputes between lawyers and their clients, it is possible to resolve disputes extra-judicially at the Bar Association of Munich (§ 73 II No. 3, § 73 V BRAO) or at the conciliation board of the Bar Association (§191 f BRAO) (, upon request.

5. Consumer arbitration process, duty to provide information in accordance with § 36 and § 37 VSBG

The Law on Dispute Resolution for Consumers (VSBG) regulates the new opportunity for consumers to engage an independent arbitration board to solve their disputes with entrepreneurs, as an alternative to a trial. In order to make the consumers aware of this opportunity, §§ 36, 37 VSBG require entrepreneurs to provide certain information. In this context we inform about the following:

Please find the arbitration board of legal profession set up at the Federal Chamber of Lawyers.

We are inherently not willing to participate in this kind of dispute resolution without having reviewed the particular case in detail. In case of disagreeing with a consumer, the particular case will rather be checked if it might be suitable for this kind of process.