Germany

Information pursuant to Section 2 Dienstleistungs-Informationspflichten-Verordnung (DL-InfoV), Section 5 German Tele Media Act and section 55 Rundfunkstaatsvertrag

We practice law in Germany through KWM Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (“KWM Europe GmbH”), a German limited liability company registered in the commercial register of the local court of Frankfurt am Main at no HRB 107543 and admitted to the Frankfurt bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main, www.rechtsanwaltskammer-ffm.de).

KWM Europe Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Taunusanlage 17
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Phone: +49 69 5050293 00
Fax: +49 69 5050293 99
E-Mail: info@kwm-europe.com

Geschäftsführer (Managing Directors): Christian Cornett, Rudolf Haas, Rüdiger Knopf and Michael Roos.

Share Capital: EUR 100,000
Registration: Handelsregister Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, HRB 107543

Unless indicated otherwise, all lawyers ("Rechtsanwälte") at our German office are admitted to practice in the Federal Republic of Germany at the bar association (Rechtsanwaltskammer) for the Frankfurt office:

You will find the relevant addresses at www.brak.de or at the above mentioned homepages.

Unless indicated otherwise, all tax advisers ("Steuerberater") and all lawyers who are also tax advisers at our German office are admitted to practice in the Federal Republic of Germany at the relevant tax advisors' associations ("Steuerberaterkammer"):

You will find the relevant addresses at www.bstbk.de or at the above-mentioned homepages.

Our German office also includes lawyers qualified in other countries and who are members of and regulated by the bar in other jurisdictions. More information can be found under "People".

Provisions and Regulations under Occupational Law:

Lawyers/Rechtsanwälte

  • Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO)
  • Berufsordnung (BORA)
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO)
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG)
  • Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft (CCBE)
  • Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG)
  • Law Implementing the Directives of the European Community pertaining to the professional law regulating the legal profession

You will find the wording of the relevant provisions and regulations at www.brak.de/seiten/06.php#tdg "Informationspflichten”

Tax Advisers/Steuerberater

  • Steuerberatungsgesetz (StBerG)
  • Durchführungsverordnung zum Steuerberatungsgesetz (DVStB)
  • Berufsordnung der Bundessteuerberaterkammer (BOStB)
  • Steuerberatervergütungsverordnung (StBVV)

You will find the wording of the relevant regulations at www.bstbk.de/de/steuerberater/berufsrecht/

Insurance

Our German practice is also covered by a compulsory professional indemnity insurance policy with Allianz Versicherungs-AG in 10900 Berlin. The insurance covers practices worldwide and therefore meets the requirements pursuant to section 51 Federal Lawyers Regulation (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO), section 67 Law on Tax Consultancy (Steuerberatungsgesetz, StBerG), sections 51 ff. German Regulating Ordinance Relating to the Law on Tax Consultancy (DVSTB), section 54 German Public Accountants Ordinance (WPO) in connection with the Regulations regarding Professional Liability Insurance of Public and Sworn Accountants (WPBHV).

VAT Identification Number

DE310080874

Alternative Dispute Resolution

KWM Europe GmbH is in general neither prepared nor obliged to participate in alternative dispute resolution at a consumer dispute resolution entity according to the law on alternative dispute resolution in consumer matters (Gesetz über die alternative Streitbeilegung in Verbrauchersachen – VSBG)

Relationship with King & Wood Mallesons LLP

KWM Europe GmbH is not to be confused with and is an entirely different entity to King & Wood Mallesons LLP which went into administration on January 17th, 2017 and subsequently changed its name to “QSP Residual Recoveries LLP” (the “Old LLP”).

Upon its establishment, KWM Europe GmbH became member of the King & Wood Mallesons network comprising firms in various countries including PRC, Hong Kong and Australia. The partners and staff at KWM Europe GmbH work seamlessly with the rest of the King & Wood Mallesons network.

KWM Europe GmbH does neither continue the business and/or operations of the Old LLP nor does it use the name, address and/or offices of the OLD LLP.

Under the transfer agreement regarding the acquisition of certain assets from the Old LLP, it was agreed that KWM Europe GmbH has not assumed any responsibility for Old LLP, and is not obliged to assume, pay, satisfy, discharge, perform or fulfil, any amounts owing or obligations of the Old LLP, whether or not invoiced and whether or not due and payable to creditors and all other actual or contingent liabilities and obligations of the Old LLP of whatever nature (including tax), whether or not arising in respect of or relating to the carrying on of the business or the performance of obligations or liabilities under any contracts relating to the business or the ownership or use of any of the assets of the Old LLP, or the supply of services provided in the course of the business or otherwise whatsoever in relation to the period on or before January 17th, 2017.

KWM Europe GmbH has taken a transfer of certain archived files of the Old LLP that have not been transferred to third party law firms. Should you wish to retrieve or access such files, then please contact Stephan Schmidt in the first instance.

The above also applies to KWM Europe LLP, a limited liability partnership (LLP) registered under Company No. OC415124 whose registered office is at Octagon Point, St Martins Court, 5 Cheapside, London EC2V 6AA. KWM Europe LLP has had an office in Germany for an interim period prior to the establishment of KWM Europe GmbH in March 2017 but is now operating from London / United Kingdom only.

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