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LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH
– Rhein-Main-Center –
Bockenheimer Landstr. 51 – 53
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

 +49 (69) 509 82 - 0 (switchboard)
 +49 (69) 509 82 - 555
 info@lsv-legal.com
        www.lsv-legal.com

Office hours: Our office is open weekdays from Monday to Friday between 09:00am and 06:00pm or by appointment.

Managing directors: Dr. Hans-Jürgen Lappat, Heimo Schabacker, Dr. Reinhart Schütt, Prof. Dr. Michael Veltins, Thomas W. Steinacker.

Deliveries via the special electronic law enforcement mailroom (hereinafter: ”beA“) to LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH by any of the attorneys working at this firm will not be possible before September 3rd, 2018 at the earliest.
The beAs of the managing directors will be checked for incoming mail once every weekday at 12:00 noon starting from September 3rd, 2018 at the earliest.
With regard to their personal beAs, the attorneys working at LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH are only deemed authorized recipients on behalf of LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH, if the delivery was addressed to them as managing director of LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH or if the mandate holder, LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH, declared a receipt authorization for a specific mandate in advance for one of the attorneys as a sub-authorization for passive representation via his personal beA.

The company LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH is registered as a limited liability corporation (GmbH) in the trade register at the district court of  Frankfurt am Main under HRB80957 and was assigned the value added tax identification number (USt ID no.): DE257820195.

The titles “attorney” or "lawyer" (“Rechtsanwältin“, “Rechtsanwalt“) and “law firm“ (“Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft“) are official professional designations granted by the Federal Republic of Germany.
LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH is a recognized law firm and all lawyers at LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH are admitted to the bar. All of them are members of the German Regional Bar Association of Frankfurt am Main.
Attorney Dr. Hans-Jürgen Lappat is a graduate in business management (MBA) and – like attorney Dr. Reinhart Schütt – he is also admitted as a tax consultant and a chartered accountant.  
Heimo Schabacker is only admitted as a tax adviser.
Attorneys Thomas W. Steinacker and Daniel Kroos are additionally notarys.

The attorneys and the law firm are members of the
German Regional Bar Association of Frankfurt am Main
Bockenheimer Anlage 36
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
www.rechtsanwaltskammer-ffm.de, which at the same time is also the competent supervisory authority.

The applicable professional regulations for attorneys can be viewed and retrieved from the homepage of the German Federal Bar Association (www.brak.de) under the heading “Professional Regulations” in German and English. In particular, the following professional regulations are applicable to attorneys:

  • German Federal Lawyers‘ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung - BRAO)
  • German Federal Lawyer’s‘ Code of Conduct (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte - BORA)
  • German Specialist Lawyers‘ Regulations (Fachanwaltsordnung - FAO)
  • German Federal Lawyers‘ Compensation Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz - RVG) including appendices
  • Act on the Detection of Proceeds from Serious Crimes Anti-Money laundering Law (Geldwäschegesetz - GwG)
  • Amendments governed by professional regulations to the Anti-Money Laundering Act, (GwG)
  • Code of Conduct of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community (CCBE professional regulations)
  • Regulation governing the directories of lawyers and the special electronic law enforcement mailrooms
  • Section 5 of the Telemedia Act (TMG)
  • Ordinance on Service Providers‘ Duty to Inform (DL-InfoV)


The statutory remuneration of attorneys is set forth in the Lawyers’ Remuneration Act (RVG) including appendices. The amount of the statutory remuneration is generally dependent on the value of the subject matter.

Under certain circumstances, it is possible to agree on a higher or lower remuneration than the statutory remuneration.

LSV Treuhand GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
Bockenheimer Landstr. 51 – 53
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
+49 (69) 509 82 - 0 (switchboard)
+49 (69) 509 82 - 555
info@lsv-tax.com
www.lsv-tax.com

Office hours: Our office is open weekdays from Monday to Friday between 09:00am and 06:00pm or by appointment.

Managing directors: Dr. Hans-Jürgen Lappat, Dr. Reinhart Schütt, Heimo Schabacker.

The company LSV Treuhand GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft is registered as a limited liability corporation (GmbH) in the trade register at the district court of Frankfurt am Main under HRB31433 and was assigned the value added tax identification number (USt ID no.): DE114183031.

The title ”tax consultant“ or "tax adviser" (“Steuerberater”) is an official professional designation granted by the Federal Republic of Germany. The limited liability corporation is recognized as a tax consultancy firm by the Tax Consultants Association of Hesse.

The professionals with the tax consultant designation and LSV Treuhand GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft are also members of the

Tax Consultants Association of Hesse
Gutleutstr. 175
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
www.stbk-hessen.de, which at the same time is also the competent supervisory authority.

Applicable professional regulations include e.g.:

  • Tax Consultancy Act (StBerG - Steuerberatungsgesetz)
  • Regulation on the Implementation of the Provisions for Tax Consultants, Tax Agents and Tax Consultancy Firms (Verordnung zur Durchführung der Vorschriften über Steuerberater, Steuerbevollmächtigte und Steuerberatungsgesellschaften - DVStB)
  • Professional Code of Conduct for Tax Consultants (Berufsordnung für Steuerberater - BOStB)
  • Regulation governing the remuneration for accountants, tax agents and tax consultancy firms (Vergütungsverordnung für Steuerberater, Steuerbevollmächtigte und Steuerberatungsgesellschaften - StBVV)

Information regarding these regulations is also available on the internet site of the Federal Tax Consultants Association: www.bstbk.de under ”The tax consultant“ > ”Professional regulations“ and/or the Tax Consultants Association of Hesse, www.stbk-hessen.de.

The statutory remuneration of tax consultants is based upon the Regulation governing the remuneration for accountants, tax agents and tax consultancy firms (StBVV). Under certain circumstances, it is possible to agree on a higher or lower remuneration than the statutory remuneration.

LSV Revisions GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Bockenheimer Landstr. 51 – 53
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
+49 (69) 509 82 - 0 (switchboard)
+49 (69) 509 82 - 555
info@lsv-audit.com
www.lsv-audit.com

Office hours: Our office is open weekdays from Monday to Friday between 09:00am and 06:00pm or by appointment.

Managing directors: Dr. Hans-Jürgen Lappat, Dr. Reinhart Schütt

The company LSV Revisions GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft is registered as a limited liability corporation (GmbH) in the trade register at the district court of  Frankfurt am Main under HRB36387 and was assigned the value added tax identification number (USt ID no.): DE157030642.

The title ”chartered accountant“ (“Wirtschaftsprüfer“) is an official professional designation granted by the Federal Republic of Germany. LSV Revisions GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft is recognized as a chartered accountancy firm by the Chartered Accountants Association.

The professionals with the chartered accountant designation and LSV Revisions GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft are also a member of the

Chartered Accountants Association, regional headquarters of Hesse,
Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Thuringia
Sternstr. 8
60318 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
www.wpk.de,

which at the same time is also the competent supervisory authority. Applicable professional regulations include in particular:

  • Accountant’s Act (Wirtschaftsprüferordnung - WPO)
  • Professional Articles for Accountants
  • Articles on Quality Control
  • Rules on the use of seals
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Regulations

Information about these rules is available on the internet site of the Chartered Accountants Association, under ”WPK“ > ”Statutory provisions“.

Professional indemnity insurance

The mentioned companies of the LSV Group maintain professional indemnity insurance with

HDI Gerling Firmen und Privat Versicherung AG, Riethorst 2, 30659 Hannover, Germany.

Territory covered by the insurance:
The insurance coverage does not comprise indemnity claims associated with activities
a) carried out by law firms or offices established or maintained in other countries,
b) in connection with counseling and dealing with non-European law,
c) of the attorney before non-European courts.

Thomas W. Steinacker, notary public
Daniel Kroos
, notary public
LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH
Bockenheimer Landstr. 51 – 53
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
+49 (69) 509 82 – 0 (switchboard)
+49 (69) 509 82 – 555
info@lsv-legal.com
www.lsv-legal.com

Office hours: Our office is open weekdays from Monday to Friday between 09:00am and 06:00pm or by appointment.

The title “notary“ or "notary publi" (“Notar”) or “attorney and sworn notary“ (“Anwaltsnotar”) is an official professional designation. He was granted the professional designation of notary in the Federal Republic of Germany (Federal State of Hesse). The notary has been appointed for the region under the jurisdiction of the higher regional court of Frankfurt am Main with the official office in Frankfurt am Main and is a member of the Notaries Association of Frankfurt am Main. Applicable professional regulations for notaries include in particular:  

  • Federal Act on Notarial Practice (Bundesnotarordnung - BNotO)
  • Authentication Act (Beurkundungsgesetz - BeurkG)
  • Act on the costs of voluntary jurisdiction for courts and notaries (Gesetz über Kosten der freiwilligen Gerichtsbarkeit für Gerichte und Notare - GNotKG)
  • Professional regulations of the Notaries Association of Frankfurt am Main
  • Official Regulations for Notaries (Dienstordnung für Notarinnen und Notare - DONot)
  • Regulation on the Implementation of the Federal Act on Notarial Practice Act on the Transfer of the Wills Registers and the Main File at the Schöneberg District Court in Berlin to the Central Register of the Federal Notaries Association (Wills Register Transfer Act - TVÜG)
  • Arbitration guidelines issued by the Federal Notaries Association for notarial counseling of involved parties for the supportive administration of justice (Section 24 para. 1 of the BNotO) as recognized arbitration committee (Section 794 para. 1 no. 1 of the Code of Civil Procedure (Zivilprozessordnung - ZPO)
  • Application guidelines for the Act on the Detection of Proceeds from Serious Crimes (Anti-Money Laundering Act – GwG) issued by the Federal Notaries Association
  • European Guidelines on the Notary Profession

The applicable professional regulations for notaries can be viewed e.g. on the homepage of the Federal Notaries Association, www.bundesnotarkammer.de or at the Notaries Association of Frankfurt am Main during business hours and/or in part also retrieved from the website www.gesetze-im-internet.de.

The notary is a member of the
Notaries Association of Frankfurt am Main
Bockenheimer Anlage 36
60322 Frankfurt am Main

Competent supervisory authority for the notary
The supervisory authority is the president of the Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main.
Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
The president
Gerichtsstr. 2
60313 Frankfurt am Main

As set forth in the Federal Act on Notarial Practice, notaries are required to maintain professional indemnity insurance with a legally stipulated minimum insured sum. The details are based upon Section 19 a of the BNotO. The professional indemnity insurance of notarys Thomas W. Steinacker and Daniel Kroos has been taken out with the following insurance company:

Allianz Versicherungs-Aktengesellschaft
Königinstraße 28
80802 Munich

Cooperations
LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH is a member of the international network of independent law firms ADVOC (www.advoc.com) and cooperates regularly with:

  • LSV Treuhand GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
  • LSV Revisions GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
  • Quintum Revisions- und Treuhand GmbH
  • Gabel Law Consulting (law firm specializing in bankruptcy)


Multidisciplinary activities
Attorneys Dr. Hans-Jürgen Lappat and Mr. Dr. Reinhart Schütt are additionally qualified to work as tax consultants and chartered accountants, while attorneys Thomas W. Steinacker and Daniel Kroos are at the same time qualified to work as a notary.

Procedures to avoid possible conflicts of interest
Based on professional regulations, attorneys are not permitted to represent conflicting interests. Prior to accepting a mandate, the attorneys of LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH are using a program and database queries to determine whether there is a conflict of interest.

Out-of-court dispute resolution
Upon request, the Attorneys Association of Frankfurt am Main will conduct an out-of-court dispute resolution in the event of disputes between attorneys and their clients.

Attorneys Association of Frankfurt am Main
Bockenheimer Anlage 36
60322 Frankfurt am Main
info@rak-ffm.de
www.rechtsanwaltskammer-ffm.de

Alternatively, an out-of-court dispute resolution can take place at the dispute resolution office of the legal profession, which has been set up at the Federal Attorneys Association in Berlin:

Federal Attorneys Association
Littenstr. 9
10179 Berlin
schlichtungsstelle@brak.de
www.brak.de

Official website of the European Commission for online out-of-court dispute resolution http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

Neither the companies of the LSV Group nor the notary are legally obligated to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer dispute resolution committee in accordance with the Consumer Dispute Resolution Act (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz - VSBG). In fact, the afore-mentioned companies of the LSV Group and the notary are not willing to participate in any out-of-court dispute resolution procedures in accordance with the VSBG.
The companies LSV Rechtsanwalts GmbH, LSV Treuhand GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft and LSV Revisions GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (”LSV Group“) and the notary are responsible for the contents of this website.