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Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB Rechtsanwälte

Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB Rechtsanwälte is a partnership pursuant to the German Partnership Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz). The firm is represented by its partners. A list of partners is provided on the right.
Managing partners: Carsten Laschet, Sabine Schröter, Stefan Lammel

Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB Rechtsanwälte has its registered seat in Freiburg / Br., and is registered with the partnership register of the local court of Freiburg under number PR 700097.

VAT identification number: DE272868046.

Contact Us
For information on our offices and on how to contact us, please refer to the locations listed in the section "The Firm" on our website, as well as to the section "Contact".

Rules and regulations governing professional conduct:


All lawyers (Rechtsanwälte) at Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB Rechtsanwälte are admitted in the Federal Republic of Germany, and are members of the bar associations at their respective offices:

Frankfurt am Main:

The relevant rules and regulations governing the professional conduct of lawyers (Rechtsanwälte) admitted in Germany are available (primarily in the German language) on the website of the German Federal Bar Association ( under the section "Berufsrecht".

Disputes between the members of bar associations and their clients may be referred for mediation to an independent body, the "Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft", which was established at the German Federal Bar Association pursuant to § 191f BRAO. Please see for details (in the German language).

- The Federal Lawyers' Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung - "BRAO");
- the Rules of Professional Practice (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte - "BORA");
- the Rules of Professional Practice for Specialist Lawyers (Fachanwaltsordnung -  "FAO");
- the Federal Act on Fees relating to Lawyers (Bundesgebührenordnung für Rechtsanwälte - "BRAGO");
- the Lawyers' Compensation Act (Gesetz über die Vergütung der Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälte (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz) - "RVG");
- the Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Community (Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft - "CCBE"); and
- the Law pertaining to the Activity of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland - "EuRAG").

Tax consultant

All tax advisors at Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB Rechtsanwälte are licensed in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the chambers of tax advisors in their respective locations:


The profession of tax consultants is essentially subject to the following regulations:

StBG - Tax Consultancy Act
DVStB - Implementing Regulation for the Tax Consultant Act
BOStB - Statute on the rights and obligations in the exercise of the professions of tax adviser and tax agent - Professional code of conduct
StBVV - Regulation on tax consultant fees

These professional regulations can be inspected at the Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants (

Self-employed tax consultants and tax consulting companies are obliged to take out and maintain professional liability insurance in accordance with the Regulation on the Implementation of the Provisions for Tax Consultants, Tax Agents and Tax Consulting Companies (DVStB). Further details can be found in section 51 DVStB. The minimum insurance sum for the individual insured event is 250,000 Euro.

Professional indemnity insurance for the partnership and the lawyers pursuant to sections 51, 51a BRAO is in force with AXA Versicherung AG, Colonia-Allee 10-20, 51067 Cologne.


Lawyers and notaries Christoph Börskens and Annette Bödeker are admitted to the bar in the Federal Republic of Germany and are also a notaries public with the official seat in Frankfurt am Main (lawyer notary according to section 3 paragraph 2 of the German Federal Law on Notaries - "BNotO"). With regard to the office of notary, the competent supervisory authorities are (i) the President of the Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, Gerichtsstraße 2, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, (ii) the President of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, Zeil 42, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, and (iii) the State Administration of Justice of the State of Hessen, Hessian Ministry of Justice, Luisenstraße 13, 65185 Wiesbaden. Christoph Börskens and Annette Bödeker are members of the Notary Chamber Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt am Main and the Bar Association Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt am Main.

The following professional and fee regulations apply to notaries, which can be accessed on the internet pages of the Bundesnotarkammer (Federal Chamber of Notaries) at

BNotO - Federal Law on Notaries
BeurkG - German Notarization Act
GNotKG - Law on Court and Notary Fees
DONot - Service Regulations for Notaries
NotAktVV - Regulation on the Maintenance of Notarial Records and Directories
Professional law guidelines of the Chamber of Notaries Frankfurt am Main
European Code of Professional Ethics for Notaries - European Professional Guidelines

Information on Online Dispute Resolution
The European Commission has set up a platform for online dispute resolution (“ODR-Platform”). The ODR-Platform serves as point of contact for out-of-court resolution of disputes which may arise from or in connection with online service contracts. You can find the ODR-Platform under the following link:

Extrajudicial Dispute Resolution
We do not participate in dispute resolution procedures pursuant to the law on alternative dispute resolution with regard to consumer contracts („Gesetz über die alternative Streitbeilegung in Verbrauchersachen (VSBG)“) before a consumer arbitration board.

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