Legal Notice

Name and legal form:

Orth Kluth Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung (mbB), registered at Amtsgericht Essen as PR 2898.

Offices in Düsseldorf and Berlin. The addresses and contact data (including e-mail) can be found under the topic “Offices”. The address of the main establishment is

Kaistraße 6, 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany

Telephone: +49 211 60035-0; Telefax: +49 211 60035-150

The default email adress is info(at)orthkluth(dot)com. We recommend to send important messages directly to one of our lawyers.

Our Value added tax (VAT) identification number is DE 196001274.

List of all partners of the Partnerschaftsgesellschaft:

Dr. Robert Orth, Dr. Guido Matthey, Dr. Gary Klaft, Dr. Philipp Mels, Dr. Marc Henze, Dr. Julius Böckmann, Boris Körner, Dr. Kai-Michael König, Dr. Anselm Grün, Dr. Frank Wältermann, Dr. Christian Meyer, Dr. Simon Grosse-Brockhoff, Dr. Michael Sitsen, Dr. Markus Berndt, Dr. Christiane Hoffbauer, Dafni Nikolakudi, Dr. Ulla Kelp, Philipp Galaske and Margarete von Oppen.

A full list of all lawyers of our lawfirm, partners and associates, can be found under the link “Team”.

The competent bar associations (Rechtsanwaltskammern) are those of Düsseldorf (Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf, Freiligrathstraße 25, 40479 Düsseldorf) and Berlin (Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin, Littenstr. 9, 10179 Berlin).

These associations – as well as the german federal bar association (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer, BRAK) – are competent for conciliation and arbitration (ombudsman), complaints can be sent to the postal addresses mentioned above. A description of the procedure can be found on the respective websites of the bar associations.

As long as not stated otherwise, all our lawyers are members of german bar associations and acquired the title “Rechtsanwalt” in Germany.

The professional indemnity insurance is provided by Allianz Versicherungs-AG, 10900 Berlin, Germany. The insurance’s scope includes activities within the member states of the European Union and therefore, at the least, fulfills the legal requirements according to sect. 51 Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO).

The applicable rules of professional conduct are especially

  • the Federal Act on Attorneys (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO),
  • the Federal Rules on the Profession of the Attorney (BORA, Berufsordnung der Rechtsanwälte),
  • the Federal Rules on Special Qualifications and Titles for Attorneys (Fachanwaltsordnung, FAO),
  • the Federal Act on Lawyers Fees (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz, RVG),
  • the European Union’s Rules for the exercise of the legal profession.

These and other applicable rules can be consulted on the site of the german federal bar association or the online collection of german legislation provided by the german Federal Ministry of Justice.

The professional law applicable to the notary results from

  • Federal Notarial Code (BNotO),
  • Notarisation Act (BeurkG),
  • Court and Notary Fees Act (GNotKG),
  • Service regulations for notaries (DONot) and
  • Guidelines of the Berlin Chamber of Notaries,
  • Ordinance on the Keeping of Notarial Files and Directories (NotAktVV)

can be found at and from

  • Guidelines for the official duties and other duties of members of the Berlin Chamber of Notaries can be found at

The competent supervisory authorities for the notary are The President of the Regional Court II, Littenstraße 10, 10179 Berlin, and The President of the Court of Appeal, Elßholzstraße 30-33, 10781 Berlin, and the Senate Department for Justice and Consumer Protection.

Every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. However, any and all liability which might arise from your use of the information or links contained on the website is excluded. The information on this site is general information and does not constitute legal advice.

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This legal notice and all issues regarding this website are governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Alternative dispute settlement:

We are not willing and not obliged to participare in consumer dispute settlement procedures at consumer arbitration bodies.

We are legally obliged to inform you – without regard to the participation in any alternative dispute settelement procedure – about the existence of alternative dispute resolution bodies at your disposal created by the European Commission to settle disputes between consumers and online traders in an online procedure. This service is available at

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