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The firm?s tax number/VAT identification number is 4335530138 / 141292DE113990431 (Wiesbaden tax office).
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The notaries and lawyers practising at the firm Paulus - Westerwelle in Wiesbaden have been awarded their respective titles by either the Notarkammer (chamber of notaries) or the Rechtsanwaltskammer (chamber of attorneys) in the Federal Republic of Germany. The postal addresses of the chambers relevant to the firm may be found on their websites.
Our practice is subject to the following legal regulations:

The title of notary has been awarded to the notaries Dr. Holger Poth and Dieter Böhme by the German state of Hesse. They are subject to the professional provisions of the Bundesnotarordnung (federal regulations for notaries), the Beurkundungsgesetz (Notarisation Act), the professional guidelines of the Notarkammer Frankfurt (Frankfurt chamber of notaries), the Dienstordnung für Notarinnen und Notare (official regulations for notaries) and the Kostenordnung (costs law) in the version currently in force, which may be viewed on the website of the Notarkammer:

  •     Bundesnotarordnung (BNotO)
  •     Beurkundungsgesetz (BeurkG)
  •     Dienstordnung für Notarinnen und Notare (DoNot)
  •     Berufsrichtlinien der Notarkammer Frankfurt
  •     Kostenordnung (KostO)

Wherever the members of our firm use the designation ?lawyer?, this been recognised by the ministry of justice responsible on the basis of German federal legal regulations following the successful completion of the second state legal examination and a special licensing procedure by the president of the higher regional court responsible for their place of residence. They are subject to the following legal professional regulations in the version currently in force, which may be viewed on the website of the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (German Federal chamber of attorneys-at-law):

  •     Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (German Ferderal Lawyers? Act)
  •     Bundesrechtsanwaltsgebührenordnung (federal code of lawyers? fees)
  •     Gesetz über die Vergütung der Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälte (RVG)  (lawyers? remuneration law)
  •     Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (PDF) (professional code of conduct for lawyers)
  •     Fachanwaltsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (PDF)  (code of conduct for lawyers in specialist fields)
  •     Berufsregeln für Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft (PDF) (Code of Conduct for European Lawyers)
  •     Law Implementing the Directives of the European Community pertaining to the professional law regulating the legal profession (PDF)

The notaries Dr. Holger Poth and Dieter Böhme are members of the Notarkammer Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt am Main chamber of notaries), while our lawyers are members of the Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main (chamber of lawyers Frankfurt am Main); these chambers act as the respective regulatory authority.

The Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (German Federal Lawyers? Act) requires lawyers to have professional indemnity insurance with a minimum insured sum of EUR 250,000. The details are derived from Section 51 of the Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung.

Name and address of our professional indemnity insurer:
ERGO Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft
Victoriaplatz 2
D-40198 Düsseldorf
Policy no.: HV-HA6132740.1-00119

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