Bar Association; application for admission as a European lawyer
The permanent establishment of a European lawyer to practice the profession in Germany requires admission to a German bar association.
The prerequisite for admission to a German bar association is the submission of a certificate of membership of the legal profession issued by the competent authority in the country of origin.
Established European lawyers must comply with the German professional obligations and use the professional title that they are entitled to use in their home country under local law. Anyone who is entitled to use the professional title "Rechtsanwalt" (e.g. in Austria) must also state the professional organization to which they belong in their home country (e.g. Vienna Bar Association).
At the same time, established European lawyers may use the designation "member of the bar association" in their professional dealings, but not the designation "European lawyer".
The competent bar association will decide on your application once the complete application documents have been submitted.
Application for admission as a European lawyer in German
Curriculum vitae with photograph in German
Certificate of membership of the legal profession issued by the competent authority in the home Member State
if applicable, proof of previous admission to the German bar, as a legal counsel or as another member of a German bar association
certified translation of all foreign language documents into the German language
Proof of the conclusion of a professional liability insurance policy covering damages arising from the provision of advice under German law in Germany
As a rule, only the standardised confirmations of the German insurers are recognised.
Disputes in connection with the admission of European lawyers are decided by the Lawyers' Court (§ 35 EuRAG in conjunction with §§ 112a ff. BRAO)
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