Legal Information

Legal Information

Attorneys Siegert & Keller
Fischerau 6
79098 Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 381141
Fax: +49 761 281029

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Legal form, occupational title and competent chamber of lawyers: Our law firm is a partnership under the German Civil Code (“Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts”, GbR). Michael Siegert, Michael Keller and Dr Dominik Nikol are qualified lawyers according to the law of the German Federal Republic and members of the Chamber of Lawyers Freiburg (Rechtsanwaltskammer Freiburg, Bertoldstr. 44, 79098 Freiburg, Germany), which is also the competent supervisory authority.

Vocational law:
The following regulations apply in particular:

  • Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO) (Federal Lawyers’ Act)
  • Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA) (Rules of Professional Practice for lawyers)
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG) (Law on the Remuneration of Attorneys)
  • Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union (CCBE) (Code of Conduct for European Lawyers).

Detailed information on BRAO, BORA in both German and English, and on CCBE (in German only) can be found on the website of the “Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer” (German Federal Bar) by clicking on “Für Anwälte” and then “Berufsrecht”. Details on the RVG (in German only) can be found by clicking on “Für Anwälte” and then “Gebühren und Honorare”.

VAT identification number (section 27a German VAT Act (“Umsatzsteuergesetz”, UStG)):

Professional liability insurance:
Professional liability insurance concluded with Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Gothaer Allee 1, 50969 Cologne, Germany. The insurance coverage does not cover liability claims arising from
a) activities of law firms or offices established or maintained in other states;
b) advice on and activities relating to non-European law;
c) activities of lawyers in non-European courts.

Out-of-court conflict mediation:
In case of a conflict between the lawyer and the client, an application for an out-of-court mediation may be filed at the regional Chamber of Lawyers Freiburg (section 73 para. 2 no. 3 in conjunction with section 73 para. 5 BRAO) or at the mediation agency of the German Federal Bar (section 191f BRAO), email:

The EU Commission provides an ODR platform, which consumers may use to resolve disputes about purchase and service contracts concluded online. If you have any questions in this context, you may contact us at

If you would like to reach an out-of-court settlement in another way, please contact us, too, in order that we may discuss and agree upon a suitable procedure.