Information pursuant to § 5 of the German Telecommunications Act [Telemediengesetz] and the German Directive on Information Requirements for Service Providers [Verordnung über Informationspflichten für Dienstleistungserbringer]

1. Provider
GvW Graf von Westphalen Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Partnerschaft mbB
Poststrasse 9 - Alte Post
20354 Hamburg
GvW Graf von Westphalen has been registered in the Partnership Registry of the Local Court of Hamburg under PR 741. The firm is headquartered in Hamburg.
The firm is represented by the partners in the partnership. Each attorney is authorized to represent clients before the courts and out of court.
Authorized to represent: Cristian Esch, Dr. Thomas Senff
Value Added Tax identification number: DE23025173

2. Professional rules of conduct apply to attorneys based in Germany and notaries public


Unless stated otherwise, all attorneys are admitted to practice in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of their local bar association.
Authorized bar associations:
Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
The professional rules of conduct (listed below) for attorneys practicing in Germany are available on the homepage of the German Bar Association at  (key word: Berufsregeln).

German Act on Attorneys– Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung
Professional Code for Attorneys – Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte
German Rules and Regulations Governing Specialized Lawyers – Fachanwaltsordnung
German Act on Lawyers’ Fees – Bundesgebührenordnung für Rechtsanwälte
German Remuneration Act for Attorneys – Gesetz über die Vergütung der Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälte
Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Community – Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft
German Law Regulating the Activity of European Lawyers in Germany – Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland
Professional liability insurance as defined by § 51 of the Germna Act on Attorneys:
AXA Versicherung AG, Colonia-Allee 10-20, 51067 Cologne
Area of coverage: worldwide.

Tax Advisors
The designation as a"tax advisor" [Steuerberater] has been conferred on the relevant members of Graf von Westphalen after they passed the required examinations and admission to the profession in accordance with German law. The Chamber of Tax Advisors in Hessen has jurisdiction; see
The relevant rules and regulations governing the professional conduct of tax advisors admitted in Germany are available on the website of the German Federal Chamber of Tax Advisors ( These are:
StBerG - The German Act on Tax Advisors (Steuerberatungsgesetz)
DVStB - the Implementing Regulation to the Act on Tax Advisors (Durchführungsverordnung zum StBerG)
StBerGbO - the Ordinance on Tax Advisors' Fee Code (Steuerberatergebührenverordnung) and
BOStB - the Professional Rules of Conduct for Tax Advisors (Berufsordnung der Bundessteuerberaterkammer).
Professional indemnity insurance is in force with the Versicherungsstelle Wiesbaden, Dotzheimer Str. 23, 65185 Wiesbaden, pursuant to § 67 StBerG. Applicable in Europe, including Turkey and the States located in the area of the former Soviet Union, including Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

Notaries public

The partners licensed as both notaries and attorneys and identified as such are members of the Berlin Chamber of Notaries. The competent supervisory authorities are the Presidents of the District Courts in Berlin and Frankfurt a. M.

The professional code of conduct applying to notaries public is available at under the section “Berufsrecht” (professional code).

German Act on Notaries – Bundesnotarordnung
German Act on Notarization – Beurkundungsgesetz
Code of Practice for Notaries – Dienstordnung für Notarinnen und Notare
German Act on Court Costs and Notarial Fees – Gerichts- und Notarkostengesetz
European Code of Professional Rules of Conduct for Notaries Public – Europäischer Kodex des notariellen Standesrechts
Professional malpractice insurance:
AXA Versicherung AG, Colonia-Allee 10-20, 51067 Cologne
Covered territory: worldwide.