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Anyone wishing to act as a limited liability company in legal matters in an advisory and representative capacity (law firm) requires admission.

Limited liability companies whose object of business is advice and representation in legal matters may be admitted as a law firm.

Authorisation shall be granted if:

  1. the company meets the requirements of §§ 59c, 59e and 59f of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO),
  2. the company is not in financial decline and
  3. the conclusion of a professional indemnity insurance is proven or a provisional guarantee of cover is available.
  • A copy or a publicly certified copy of the articles of association,
  • Proof of the conclusion of professional indemnity insurance or the provisional guarantee of cover.

Since further documents are often required, it is recommended to contact the RAK in advance.

An application form can be obtained from the responsible office.


The company is registered by the commissioned notary for entry in the commercial register. As soon as the Board has received confirmation of registration, admission takes place.

The rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft must immediately notify the Bar Association of any change in the articles of association, the partners or in the person of those entitled to represent under § 59f as well as the establishment or dissolution of branches, enclosing a publicly certified copy of the respective document.

§§ 59c ff Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO).

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  • §§ 59c ff. BRAO

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