Legal Notice

Bergemann Schönherr & Partner
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Tax Advisors | Attorneys-at-law | Certified Accountants

BBSZ GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Erika-Mann-Straße 53
D-80636 München

T +49 89 540 465 100
F +49 89 540 465 111
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Registered office and legal form:

Bergemann Schönherr & Partner is a Partnership with limited Liablity [´Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB´] with its registered office in Munich; it is registered with the Munich district court under PR 1026. According to the terms of the German Partnership of Professionals Act, the partners are Achim Bergemann, Knuth Blumenstiel, Frank Schönherr, Ronny Walter und Frank Zeidler.

BBSZ GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft is a company with its registered office in Munich; it is registered with the Munich district court under HRB 191404 and the company’s managing director is Frank Zeidler.

VAT ID Number

Bergemann Schönherr & Partner: DE275551635
BBSZ GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft:  DE278105612
 

Competent professional associations:

Tax Advisors
Steuerberaterkammer Munich
Nederlinger Straße 9
D-80638 Munich

Attorneys-at-law
Rechtsanwaltskammer Munich
Tal 33
D-80331 Munich
Certified Accountants
Wirtschaftsprüferkammer
Rauchstraße 26
D-10787 Berlin

On the professional regulations for

» Tax Advisors

Professional regulations for tax advisors

German Tax Advisory Act (StBerG)
German Ordinance on Implementing Regulations for Tax Advisors, Tax Agents and Tax Consulting Firms (DVStB)
German Professional Code of Conduct for Tax Advisors and Tax Agents (BoStB)
German Regulations for Expert Advisors (FBO)
German Fee Regulations for Tax Advisors, Tax Agents and Tax Consulting Firms (StBGebV)
German Ordinance on Professional Training Programs for Tax Clerks (StFachAngA)
Fee Regulations for Tax Advisors (StBVV)

» Attorneys-at-law

Professional regulations for attorneys-at-law

German Federal Code of Legal Ethics (BRAO)
German Professional Code of Conduct for Attorneys-at-law (BORA)
German Code for Specialist Attorneys (FAO)
Attorneys’ Compensation Act (RVG)
Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) – Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys in the European Union
Act on the Activities of European Attorneys in Germany (EuRAG)

» Certified Accountants

Professional regulations for certified accountants

German Code for Certified Accountants (WPO)
German Professional Code for Certified Accountants and Sworn Auditors (BS WP/vBP)
Regulations on Professional Liability Insurance for Certified Accountants (WPBHV)
German Charter on Quality Control
German Regulation on Document Seals
General Terms and Conditions of the German Chamber of Certified Accountants


Professional liability insurance:

Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Limited
Branch office - Germany
Im Media Park 8
D-50670 Cologne


Territorial Application (General Conditions of Insurance / AVB 07/2011)

  1. Insurance coverage does not refer to liability claims
    1. which are asserted in foreign courts; this shall also apply in the case of a domestic enforcement judgment (Sec. 722 German Code of Civil Procedure);
    2. related to violation or non-observance of foreign law.
  2. However, the exclusion of risks pursuant to the aforementioned numbers 1.1 and 1.2 shall not apply to European countries, Turkey and countries in the region of the former Soviet Union, including Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.


Expanded foreign coverage

Notwithstanding provisions that state otherwise with regard to the general and special insurance conditions, as well as descriptions of risks related to third-party liability insurance for pecuniary damages for attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys, tax advisors, certified accountants and sworn auditors (LIU AVB-RSW), the amount of the stipulated insurance coverage also relates to liability claims

  • from activities in connection with advising on and engagement with the law of countries outside of Europe;
  • from activities in courts outside of Europe;
  • which may be asserted in courts outside of Europe.

 

Dispute Settlement

There is no statutory obligation for lawyers, tax advisors and auditors to participate in dispute settlement procedures before a consumer arbitration board (Verbraucherschlichtungsstelle) within the meaning of § 2 of the German Act on Consumer Dispute Settlements (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz). Bergemann Schönherr & Partner and BBSZ GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft do not participate in dispute settlement procedures before a consumer arbitration board. The European Commission is providing an online dispute settlement procedures platform, which can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

 

Disclaimer – legal notices

The legal notices shall apply to both Bergemann Schönherr & Partners and to BBSZ GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.

 

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