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About Hausfeld

  • Hausfeld is a global law firm operating through three separately constituted and regulated legal entities that provide legal and other client services in accordance with the relevant laws of the jurisdictions in which they respectively operate. In countries where Hausfeld does not have its own presence, legal services are provided through associations with local law firms.
  • The use of the name “Hausfeld” and words or phrases such as “firm,” “law firm,” or “international legal practice” is for convenience only and does not imply that the Hausfeld entities are in partnership together or accept responsibility for the acts or omissions of each other. Legal responsibility for the provision of services to clients is defined in engagement terms entered into between clients and the relevant Hausfeld entity and these should be relied upon in determining liability for the services provided. Absent the specific agreement and consent of each entity, no Hausfeld entity is responsible for the acts or omissions of, nor has any authority to obligate or otherwise bind, any other Hausfeld entity.
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United States

Hausfeld LLP, a District of Columbia limited liability partnership, practices law in various jurisdictions in the United States of America.

  • Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
  • The material on this website does not constitute a solicitation in any state where our attorneys are not admitted and licensed to practice.
  • To the extent the State Bar Rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this site, Hausfeld LLP designates its principal office as Washington, D.C. and designates Brent W. Landau as the attorney responsible for this site.

United Kingdom

Hausfeld & Co. LLP, a New York limited liability partnership authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in its practice as solicitor in England & Wales under number 513826, provides services from offices in London, Brussels and Paris.

  • We use the word “partner” to refer both to members of Hausfeld & Co. LLP and other employees who are designated as partners. A list of partners appears on this website and is also available for inspection at 12 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DW.
  • Hausfeld & Co is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority whose rules can be accessed at https://www.sra.org.uk/handbook.
  • Hausfeld & Co LLP is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) to provide investment advice. We are, however, included on the Register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority (Ref No. LS 513826) which allows us to carry out insurance mediation activity and to advise on, and assist in arranging and administration of insurance contracts, where this is related, and ancillary to, our litigation services. The register can be accessed at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/epfSearchForm.do. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”).
  • Hausfeld & Co LLP’s compulsory professional indemnity insurance is provided by Endurance Worldwide Insurance Limited, 1st Floor 2 Minster Court Mincing Lane London EC3R 7BB, under Policy No. PI18END1305.
  • We are committed to providing a high quality of legal service. If you are not satisfied with any aspect of our service, please let us know so that we can try to resolve any complaints at the earliest opportunity. We have a procedure in place which sets out how we handle complaints which is available upon request. If for any reason we are unable to resolve the problem between us, you may wish to refer the matter to the complaints and redress scheme provided by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority or the Legal Ombudsman (www.legalombudsman.org.uk).
  • Hausfeld & Co is registered in the Data Protection Register of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office under registration number Z1953172
  • Hausfeld & Co LLP is registered for VAT purposes in the UK with VAT registration number GB 975 248776.
  • Our latest diversity survey from 2017 is available here.

Germany

Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP, a New York limited liability partnership, provides services from offices in Berlin and Düsseldorf.

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Germany

Legal Notice

Legal services in Germany are rendered by Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP.  Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP is a limited liability partnership under the jurisdiction of the State of New York, registered in New York, U.S.A., Department of State, Division of Corporations pursuant to the State Records & Uniform Commercial Code under the registration number 150928000675, and recorded in the partnership registry of the District Court of Charlottenburg under the number PR 1068 B Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP.  It has its headquarters in Berlin, Germany. 

Contact:

Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP, Kurfürstendamm 218, 10719 Berlin

Telephone: +49 30 322 903 001

Telefax: +49 30 322 903 100

Email: info@hausfeld.com

VAT (Umsatzsteuer) ID: DE303392495

Authorized representative of Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP: Christopher Rother

Responsible for contents within the meaning of Sec. 55 para. 2 of the German State Agreement for Broadcast and Telemedia (Staatsvertrag für Rundfunk und Telemedien): Christopher Rother, Kurfürstendamm 218, 10719 Berlin

Professional title and designated associations:

Unless indicated otherwise, all attorneys practicing law at Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP in the Federal Republic of Germany are admitted to the practice of law in Germany. They are members of the respective bar association of their location which is designated as their supervising authority.

Berlin Bar Association

Düsseldorf Bar Association

Inquiries about details with respect to the bar admission of individual attorneys can be made at the Federal Bar Association.

For the other professionals at Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP, the professional titles and designated associations are as follows:

Solicitors under the laws of the United Kingdom - Law Society of England and Wales (http://www.lawsociety.org.uk),

Avocats (Brussels Bar) – Brussels Bar (http://www.barreaudebruxelles.info/index.php/fr/),

Attorneys at Law (New York) – New York Bar Association (http://www.nycourts.gov),

Attorneys at Law (Washington DC) – DC Bar Association (https://www.dcbar.org),

Attorneys at Law (Pennsylvania) – Pennsylvania Bar Association (http://www.pabar.org),

Attorneys at Law (New Jersey) – New Jersey Bar Association (http://tcms.njsba.com)

Laws and regulations governing the profession:

Attorneys of Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP are bound by the Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung / BRAO), the Rules of Professional Practice for Attorneys (Berufsordnung der Rechtsanwälte / BORA), the Rules for Specialist Attorneys (Fachanwaltsordnung / FAO), the Lawyers‘ Compensation Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz / RVG), the Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Union  (CCBE) and the Act Regulating the Activity of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland / EuRAG). The above-named laws and regulations can be viewed and retrieved on the website of the Federal Bar Association (www.brak.de) in the category “Berufsrecht” (Professional Rights).

For the other professionals at Hausfeld Rechtsanwälte LLP, the following professional laws and regulations are binding:

Solicitors under the laws of the United Kingdom – Solicitors’ Code of Conduct, Solicitors’ Accounts Rules, Solicitors’ Financial Services Rules, Solicitors’ Indemnity Insurance Rules (www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/code-of-conduct.page),

Avocats (Brussels Bar) – Code de déontologie de l'avocat (http://www.barreaudebruxelles.info/images/publications/recueil_codeon_rdb.pdf),

Attorneys at Law (New York) – New York Rules of Professional Conduct (http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/resources.shtml),

Attorneys at Law (Washington DC) - DC Rules of Professional Conduct (https://www.dcbar.org/bar-resources/legal-ethics/amended-rules/index.cfm),

Attorneys at Law (Pennsylvania) – http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/204/chapter81/s81.4.html,

Attorneys at Law (New Jersey) – http://tcms.njsba.com/personifyebusiness/LegalResources.aspx

Professional liability insurance carrier: XL Insurance Company SE, Direktion für Deutschland, Kranhaus 1, Im Zollhafen 18, 50678 Köln

Out-of-court settlement:

In the case of disputes between attorneys and their clients, it is possible upon request to settle the dispute out of court before the Berlin Bar Association or before the arbitration board for the legal profession at the Federal Bar Association, which can be found on the website of the Federal Bar Association (http://www.brak.de), Email: schlichtungsstelle@brak.de.