Legal Notice


1. Content of the online offering

The author assumes no responsibility for the up-to-dateness, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author that relate to material or immaterial damage, and that arise through the use or non-use of the information provided, or through use of incorrect or incomplete information, are generally excluded unless it can be demonstrated that such claims resulted from wilful or grossly negligent conduct on the part of the author.

All offers are non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to amend, supplement or delete the website, or pages/sections thereof, or to temporarily or terminally discontinue the website’s publication.

2. References and links

The author can only be held liable for direct or indirect links ("hyperlinks") to third-party websites for which the author is not responsible if the author had been aware of the content and, where the content was illegal in nature, would have had the technical means to prevent its use, and could reasonably have been expected to do so.

The author hereby expressly declares that, at the time the links were set, no illegal content was recognisable on the sites linked to. The author has no influence on the current or future content of the sites linked to, or on the authorship thereof. The author therefore expressly distances itself from any and all content on websites linked to, where such content was added after the links were set. This applies to all links within the author’s own website and to all third-party contributions in guest books, discussion forums, lists of links and mailing lists set up by the author, and in any other types of database the content of which can be accessed and amended by third parties. Liability for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete content, in particular for damage arising through the use or non-use of such information, lies solely with the provider of the site to which the respective link led, not with the party whose links simply refer to the site concerned.

3. Copyrights and trademark rights

With respect to the information it publishes, the author shall either observe the copyrights pertaining to the images, graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts it uses, use self-created images, graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts, or use license-free images, graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts. All brands and trademarks appearing within the author’s website and, where applicable, protected by third parties, are subject without restriction to the provisions of the pertinent trademark laws and to the ownership rights of the respective registered owner. The mere mention of brand names does not imply that such brands are not protected by the third party rights!

The copyrights for material created and published by the author itself remain solely with the author. The reproduction and use of such images, graphics, audio files, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is subject to the author’s explicit consent.

4. Validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be seen as part of the internet website that linked to this page. Where sections or individual phrases of this text do not comply, do not comply in full, or no longer comply with the applicable laws, then this shall not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document.

5. Legal form

rugekrömer is a limited partnership (Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung, PartG mbB).

Registered office of the partnership: Hamburg

Commercial register maintained by the following court: Local Court (Amtsgericht) of Hamburg, PR 963

Persons authorised to represent the company:

Jan Ruge, Martin Krömer, Dr. Klaus Pawlak, Michael Geißler, Justus Maerker, Dr. Stefan Koop, Georg Kalenbach, Dr .Christian von Tiling, Dr. Sebastian Kroll.

6. Designation of profession and competent chambers

The lawyers working for our law firm are licensed pursuant to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Competent chamber of lawyers

Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg
Valentinskamp 88
20355 Hamburg

Supervisory authority

Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg
Valentinskamp 88
20355 Hamburg

Legal title

Rechtsanwalt (title conferred in the Federal Republic of Germany, equivalent to lawyer/attorney-at-law)

7. Legal provisions applicable to the profession

  • German Federal Lawyers' Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO)
  • German Lawyers' Code of Conduct (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte, BORA)
  • German Code of Conduct for Specialized Lawyers (Fachanwaltsordnung, FAO)
  • German Lawyers’ Compensation Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz, RVG)
  • The professional regulations of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)

The regulations governing the profession can be accessed via the website of the German Federal Bar Association (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) at under the section "Professional regulations" (Berufsrecht), where they are available in German and English.

The pertinent professional regulations (Section 43 a (4) BRAO) prohibit lawyers from representing conflicting interests. Before accepting a mandate, we therefore always examine whether conflicts of interests exist.

8. Professional liability insurance

ERGO Versicherung AG

Victoriaplatz 1

40477 Düsseldorf

Fax: +49 (0)1803 123460

Insurance number: HV - SV 71370871.2 - 00892 - 2711

Pursuant to Section 8 (4) of the German Act on Partnership Companies of Members of Independent Professions (Partnership Companies Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftgesetz – PartGG)), only the company’s assets shall be liable to creditors for damages arising from professional malpractice provided that the partnership holds the type of professional liability insurance stipulated by law for this purpose. Ruge · Krömer, Fachanwälte für Arbeitsrecht PartG mbB have such a professional liability insurance policy with ERGO Versicherung AG, under the insurance number HV-SV 71370871.2-00892-2711. This policy complies with the requirements of Section 51 a German Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO) and provides coverage of EUR 2,500,000.00 per year, per partner and per claim.

9. Sphere of applicability

The insurance cover does not extend to liability claims asserted against the policy holder before non-European courts.

10. Value-added tax identification number (Section 27 a German Turnover Tax Law (UStG))

VAT ID No DE 71 / 311 / 03209

10. Out-of-court dispute resolution

Where disputes between lawyers and their clients arise, the parties have the option of applying for out-of-court dispute resolution proceedings with the regional Hamburg Chamber of Lawyers (pursuant to Section 73 (2) No 3 in conjunction with Section 73 (5) BRAO) or with the legal profession’s conciliation board (Section 191f BRAO) at the German Federal Bar Association, available online via the website or by email at

11. Controller

Responsible for content as per Section 10 (3) German Interstate Agreement on Media Services (MDStV):

Martin Krömer (address as above)

Liability notice: Despite careful checking of the contents of the sites linked to, we assume no liability for such contents. Responsibility for the sites linked to lies solely with the operators of the respective sites.

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