Legal notice

Name and head office
Witzel Erb Backu & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Beethovenstraße 6, 80336 München, Germany
Phone +49 89 413295 400

Legal form
Partnership as defined by the German Partnerships Act (Gesetz über Partnerschaftsgesellschaften Angehöriger Freier Berufe)

Registered office and commercial register details
The firm’s registered office is located in Munich (entered in the commercial register of the Munich District Court under PR 2007)


Operator as defined in section 5 German Telemedia Act (TMG)
Witzel Erb Backu & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB, Beethovenstraße 6, 80336 München, Germany

Party responsible for content as defined in section 55 (2) German State Broadcasting Treaty (RStV)
Frieder Backu

Professional title
Our lawyers have obtained their professional certification in Germany and are members of the Bar Association for the Higher Regional Judicial District of Munich (Rechtsanwaltskammer für den Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk München).

Professional regulations
Our lawyers’ activities are governed by the following regulations:
German Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO)
German Professional Code of Conduct for Lawyers (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte, BORA)
German Legal Specialisation Regulation (Fachanwaltsordnung, FAO)
German Act on Lawyers’ Remuneration (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz, RVG)
Professional regulations of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE
professional regulations)
Professional addenda to the German Money Laundering Act (Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz, GwG)

See also for professional regulations for lawyers

Persons authorised to represent the firm
Persons authorised to represent the firm are the partners as defined under the German Partnership Act: Frieder Backu, Erkan Elden, Dr. Hilmar Erb, Timm Frauenknecht, Stefan Haßdenteufel, Martin Haußleiter, Danielle Hertneck, Martin Kasenbacher, Dr. Daniel Kögel, Julia Pasche, Dr. Barbara Schramm, Dr. Elisabeth Frfr. von Weichs, Michaela Witzel

Relevant professional regulatory body
Rechtsanwaltskammer München (Munich Bar Association)
Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts
Tal 33, 80331 München, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 89 53 29 44-0

Professional liability insurance
Lawyers are required to hold professional liability insurance. The Partnership and the lawyers have taken out professional liability insurance with ERGO Versicherung AG, ERGO-Platz 1, 40477 Düsseldorf, Germany that complies with the requirements of the Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO). The territorial scope of the insurance covers worldwide activities of consultation and occupation with European law.

Information on out-of-court dispute resolution
In the event of disputes between lawyers and their clients, there is, subject to request, an option for out-of-court dispute resolution via the local bar association (see above for address) or the lawyers’ arbitration board of the German Federal Bar Association (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer).
The constitution of the lawyers’ arbitration board governs how the lawyers’ arbitration board is organised and how the arbitration proceedings are structured. For further information, see the website of the lawyers’ arbitration board (

Address of the lawyers’ arbitration board:
Neue Grünstr. 17, 10179 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 30 28 44 41 70

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