Legal services due to special expertise Registration of persons providing legal services in a foreign law Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
Natural and legal persons and companies without legal personality registered with the competent authority may provide legal services in a foreign law on the basis of special expertise. Where foreign law is the law of a Member State of the European Union or of another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, advice may also be given in the field of European Union law and European Economic Area law.
Applicants are requested to use the forms provided under www.rechtsdienstleistungsregister.de. The application must be addressed to the President of the Brandenburg Higher Regional Court, Gertrud-Piter-Platz 11, 14770 Brandenburg.
I. Requirements for registration (Section 12 (1) RDG): 1. personal aptitude and reliability; reliability is usually lacking, (a) where the person has been convicted of a crime or offence relating to the pursuit of a profession in the three years preceding the application; (b) if the person's financial situation is disorderly; c) if in the last three years prior to the application, a registration pursuant to Section 14 RDG or admission to the bar in accordance with S. 14 (2) Nos. 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 of the Federal Lawyers' Code (BRAO) are revoked, admission to the Attorney General's Office pursuant to Section 14 (1) BRAO has been withdrawn or has been refused or an exclusion from the bar has taken place under Section 7 BRAO; 2. theoretical and practical expertise in the field or sub-areas of Section 10(1) rdG in which the legal services are to be provided (more details regarding proof of expertise can be found in the RDV), 3. professional insinuation insurance with a minimum insurance sum of €250,000.00 for each insured event. The property damage liability insurance must comply with the conditions of Section 5 RDV. According to that provision, the insurer must, inter alia, be contractually obliged to inform the registration authority of impairments to the insurance cover (Section 5(6) rdV). In addition, the insurer's benefits for all damages caused within one year may be limited to four times the statutory minimum insurance amount of € 250,000.00 (Section 5 (4) RDV). II. Requirements for the registration of licence holders in accordance with the Law on Legal Advice (Section 1 (1) RDGEG): 1. Certificate of authorisation in accordance with the Law on Legal Advice, 2. Professional insinuation insurance with a minimum insurance sum of € 250,000.00 for each insured event. The liability for damages must comply with the conditions of Section 5 of the Ordinance on the Law on Legal Services of 19 June 2008 (BGBl. I p. 1069). According to that provision, the insurer must, inter alia, be contractually obliged to inform the registration authority of impairments to the insurance cover (Section 5(6) rdV). In addition, the insurer's benefits for all damages caused within one year may be limited to four times the statutory minimum insurance sum of € 250,000.00 (Section 5 (4) RDV).
The granting of authorisation for the area of pension advice referred to in Section 10 (1) no. 2 RDG does not fall within the competence of the Brandenburg Higher Regional Court. The responsible body is the President of the Regional Social Court of Berlin-Brandenburg.
After the application and the submission of all the necessary documents, the examination and registration takes place in the Legal Services Register; or, in the absence of admission requirements, the application has been rejected.