Impressum - Legal Notice

The owner and operator of the website schalast.com (“Website”) is Schalast & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB, Mendelssohnstraße 75-77, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, telephone +49 (0)69-97 58 31 0, fax +49 (0)9 97 58 31 20, e-mail frankfurt@schalast.com (“Schalast”).

Schalast is a limited liability partnership with registered office in Frankfurt/Main and is entered in the Frankfurt am Main Partnership Register of the Frankfurt am Main Local Court under PR 1087. Its VAT ID No. Is DE 213898378. It is represented by the partners of the partnership: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schalast, Clemens Schalast, Gregor Wedell, Dr. Andreas Walter, Kristof Schnitzler, and Dr. Ernst Georg Berger.

The persons described on the Website as being lawyers (Rechtsanwalt) are admitted to practise as lawyers in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer) responsible for their office:

Lawyers at our Frankfurt office: Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt am Main Tel. 069 / 17009801 Fax 069 / 17009850 Internet: www.rakffm.de

Lawyers at our Berlin office: Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin Littenstraße 9, 10179 Berlin Tel. 030 / 3069310,  Fax 030 / 30693199 Internet: www.rak-berlin.de

The above Bar Associations are also responsible for our lawyers as supervisory authority.

The professional regulations for lawyers are in particular the Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – BRAO), the Professional Code for Lawyers (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte – BORA), Federal Schedule of Fees for Lawyers (Bundesrechtsanwaltsgebührenordnung – BRAGO), the Lawyers’ Remuneration Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz – RVG), the Regulations for Specialised Lawyers (Fachanwaltsordnung – FAO), the CCBE Professional Regulations, the Law Implementing the Directives of the European Community pertaining to the professional law regulating the legal profession the Act on the activities of European lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland – EuRAG) can be found on the central website of the Federal Bar Association (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) at www.brak.de under the heading “Berufsrecht” (professional regulations).

The persons specified on the Website as being notaries (Notare) are admitted to practise as notaries in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the following Notarial Association (Notarkammer):

Notarkammer Frankfurt/Main Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt/Main, Tel. 069 / 17009802, Fax 069 / 17009825 Internet: www.notarkammer-ffm.de

The supervisory authority is the President of the Frankfurt am Main Regional Court, (Landgericht Frankfurt am Main), Gerichtsstraße 2, 60313 Frankfurt am Main.

The professional regulations for notaries, in particular the Federal Notaries’ Code (Bundesnotarordnung – BNotO), the Notarisation Act (Beurkundungsgesetz – BeurkG), the Directives of the Notarial Associations, the Cost Schedule (Kostenordnung – KostO), the Service Regulations for Notaries (Dienstordnung für Notarinnen und Notare) and European Code of Professional Notarial Conduct can be found of the central website of the Federal Association of Notaries (Bundesnotarkammer) at www.bnotk.de under the heading “Berufsrecht” (professional regulations).

The persons specified on the Website as being tax advisors (Steuerberater) are admitted to practise as tax advisors in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the following Association of Tax Advisors (Steuerberaterkammer):

Steuerberaterkammer Hessen Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts Bleichstraße 1, 60313 Frankfurt/Main Tel. 069 / 15 30 02-0, Fax 069 / 15 30 02-60  Internet: www.stbk-hessen.de

The responsible supervisory authority is the Chairman of the Steuerberaterkammer Hessen (Hesse Association of Tax Advisors), Bleichstraße 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main.

The professional regulations for tax advisors, in particular the Act on Tax Advisors (Steuerberatungsgesetz – StBerG), the Implementing Regulation for the Act on Tax Advisors (Durchführungsverordnung zum Steuerberatungsgesetz – DVStB), the Professional Code for Tax Advisors (Berufsordnung für Steuerberater – BOStB) and the Schedule of Fees for Tax Advisors (Steuerberatergebührenverordnung – StBGebV) can be found at the central website of the Federal Association of Tax Advisors (Bundessteuerberaterkammer) at www.bstbk.de under the heading “Berufsrecht” (professional regulations).

Professional liability insurance with global coverage has been taken out with ERGO Versicherung AG, Victoriaplatz 1, 40477 Düsseldorf.

Rechtsanwalt Holger Knapp, Mendelssohnstraße 75-77, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, is responsible for the content of the Website in accordance with Sec. 55 (2) of the Interstate Broadcasting Treaty (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag – RStV).

The European Commission offers an online dispute resolution for consumers (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/). Please note that we do not participate in the dispute resolution before a consumer dispute resolution body.

E-Mails

E-mails sent by Schalast are intended exclusively for specified addressee. Their content is confidential and is protected by law by attorney-client privilege. Please note that any use, publication, reproduction or disclosure of the content of such e-mails is only permitted is the sender has given his/her prior consent to such. If you are not the specified addressee, please contact the sender of the e-mail immediately.

The receipt of e-mail communication may be interrupted for technical and/or operational reasons and/or not reach the recipient in time. Sending e-mails to us therefore does not have the effect of meeting any deadline and cannot set any deadlines with legal effect. We advise you to send time-critical or urgent messages to us in addition by post, courier or fax. If you want to be certain that your e-mail has been received properly, please request written confirmation of receipt from the recipient.

Schalast takes all precautionary measures which can be reasonably expected to prevent the transmission of computer viruses. We are not, however, liable for any damage caused by computer viruses. Please carry out your own virus checks before you read any e-mails, in particular before opening any attachments.

Communication by e-mail is not secure because access or manipulation by third parties is in principle possible. We therefore advise you not to send any confidential data unencrypted by e-mail.

Please inform your contact person at Schalast promptly if you or your employer do not want any e-mail communication between lawyer and client.

For any further questions you may have (in particular relating to data protection) please use the addresses specified in the section "Impressum – Legal Notice".