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About

BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner is specialised in high-quality legal advice in banking and capital markets law, as well as in financial and estate planning.

Our highly qualified lawyers guarantee an excellent quality and efficiency of trustful advice. We have a wealth of experience advising on all the issues clients may have to face in relation to wealth management. All partners and employees of our law firm have a banking background in common. Before starting their professional activities as lawyers, all partners worked in German banks and financial institutions respectively. Due to this experience in the financial services sector we are specialised in the practice areas of financial services and estate planning. We share our profound knowledge by holding seminars on subjects of interest to clients and business schools as well. Additionally all partners regularly publish on matters of estate planning and financial services.

We provide our corporate and private clients with advice in the areas of banking and capital markets law as well as in financial and estate planning. Among our clients are banks, savings banks and financial service providers. We give advice to managing directors, members of executive and supervisory boards in all questions of financial and company law as well as in law of succession. We offer legal advice on the whole spectrum of private and business issues, helping clients to preserve their family assets and wealth and handing it down to successive generations.

Our activities range from providing legal assistance in your daily business operations, from drafting and negotiating contracts, and from representing your interests in court or vis-à-vis government authorities to in-depth studies of complex questions of jurisprudence.

Lawyers

Dr. Daniel J. Fischer
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Dr. Daniel J. Fischer
Lawyer, tax consultant
Partner
Languages: german, english

Lawyer and tax consultant Dr. Daniel J. Fischer BKL in 2011. His areas of expertise are tax law and criminal tax law, foundation law and non-profit law as well as international inheritance law. Further, Dr. Daniel J. Fischer is member of the supervisory bodies of several charitable foundations.

Focus of activity

  • foundation law and association law
  • tax law relating to non-profit organizations
  • national and international inheritance law and inheritance tax law
  • tax law, especially tax procedural law, representation before tax authorities and tax courts, assistance with company tax audits
  • consulting and defence regarding criminal tax law, assistance with self-disclosure

Career 

  • partner at BKL since 2011
  • many years’ experience at supraregionally operating law firms, for instance Flick Glocke Schaumburg
  • admission to the German bar in 2000, admission as tax consultant in 2005
  • from 1996 until 1998 research assistant and doctorate at the university of Trier, before that legal studies at the universities of Cologne and Trier

Memberships & lecture activities 

  • member of the supervisory bodies of several charitable foundations, for instance chairman of the board of Trustees of the German children’s hospice foundation (“Deutsche Kinderhospizstiftung”)
  • discussion circle “tax law relating to non-profit organisations” at the Association of German Foundations
  • speaker at leading management institutes and seminar providers, for instance C.H. Beck, nwb Verlag
Andreas Otto Kühne
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Andreas Otto Kühne
Lawyer, specialised lawyer for inheritance law
Partner
Languages: german, english, french, italian, spanish

Andreas Otto Kühne, lawyer and specialised lawyer for inheritance law, founded BKL in 2007. His focus of activity includes counselling in matters of international inheritance law as well as international succession planning. In 2013, Andreas Otto Kühne was voted one of the “leading lawyers – Europe – Germany” by the City Wealth Magazine. He shares his expertise as author and lecturer.

Focus of activity

  • drawing up wills and testamentary contracts (national and international)
  • distribution of the estate in case of succession
  • execution of wills
  • company succession, company law
  • marriage contracts / prenuptial agreements (national and international)
  • inheritance tax law
  • foundation law
  • counselling of family offices (supervisory law, drafting of contracts)
  • articles of incorporation of family-owned businesses

Career

  • founder of and partner at BKL since 2007
  • from 2001 until 2006 responsible partner for inheritance law and capital investment law at Velten Franz Jakoby in Düssedorf.
  • many years’ experience as asset manager at BFH bank and managing director of the multi family office “Oppenheim Vermögenstreuhand GmbH”
  • legal studies at the universities of Bonn and Munich

Memberships & lecture activities 

  • president of the Estate Planning Commission of the “Union Internationale des Avocats”, Paris
  • member of the supervisory board of a medium-sized family-owned business
  • member of the executive board of a charitable foundation
  • lecturer on international execution of wills, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • lecturer on national and international inheritance law, Management-Akademie der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe
  • lecturer at the German Association for Estate Law and Estate Planning (Deutsche Vereinigung für Erbrecht und Vermögensnachfolge e.V.)
Alexander Pfisterer-Junkert
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Alexander Pfisterer-Junkert
Lawyer
Partner
Languages: german, english

Alexander Pfisterer-Junkert joined BKL in 2014. His focus of activity includes capital market law as well as company law and distribution law. Alexander Pfisterer-Junkert primarily advises companies from the financial sector, banks and savings banks. He frequently shares his expertise as lecturer at events.

Focus of activity

  • capital market law
  • compliance
  • distribution law
  • structured finances
  • alternative investment funds
  • restructuring
  • legal proceedings

Career

  • associated partner at BKL since 2014, partner since 2015
  • many years’ experience as in-house lawyer at different financial services providers
  • legal traineeship in the district of the Higher Regional Court Zweibrücken
  • legal studies at the university “Johannes-Gutenberg”, Mainz

Memberships

  • chairman of the supervisory body of CARAT Fonds Service AG, Oberursel
Dr. Stephan Schulz
BKL - Fischer Kuehne Lang Rechtsanwaelte Steuerberater Partnerschaft
Dr. Stephan Schulz
Lawyer, specialised lawyer for banking and capital market law
Partner
Languages: german, english

Dr. Stephan Schulz, lawyer and specialised lawyer for banking and capital market law, joined BKL in 2010. He has special knowledge concerning the prevention of damages in legal proceedings concerning capital investments as well as all issues relating to credit law and supervisory law. He frequently shares his expertise as speaker and lecturer.

Focus of activity

  • defence of legal claims concerning investment advice and investment brokerage as well as prospectus liability
  • litigation with regard to non-performing loans and loan collaterals
  • defence against claims arising from the withdrawal of consumer credits
  • assistance in handling warning letters concerning schedules of prices and services
  • matters of the law on payment transactions (civil law, supervisory law)
  • supervisory law for banks and financial services institutions

Career

  • joined BKL in 2010, partner since 2019
  • extra-occupational doctorate at the university of Hannover
  • legal studies at the university of Bonn with a focus on capital market law

Lecture activities 

  • lecturer, for instance for the annual intensive programme “Capital Market Products and Portfolio Management“ of the EBS Finanzakademie/Deutsche Börse AG, Oestrich-Winkel
Dr. Björn Krämer, LL.M.
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Dr. Björn Krämer, LL.M.
Lawyer
Languages: german, english

Dr. Björn Krämer joined BKL as a lawyer in April 2018. He gained his PhD at the University of Osnabrück with a thesis on the legal permissibility of price, interest and premium adjustment clauses. He also studied Polish commercial law at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University for his LL.M. degree. He focuses on banking and capital market law as well as inheritance law.

Focus of activity

  • banking and capital market law
  • inheritance law

Career

  • joined BKL in April 2018
  • from 2015 until 2018 legal traineeship in the district of Cologne Higher Regional Court with electives at the German Federal Cartel Office, BKL, a renowned tax firm operating nationally and internationally and others
  • doctorate at the University of Osnabrück from 2014 until 2017
  • from 2013 until 2014 LL.M. degree at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University
  • Legal studies at the University of Bonn with a focus on economics and competition

 

Markus Weidenbach
Markus Weidenbach
Markus Weidenbach
Rechtsanwalt
Assoziierter Partner
german, english, italian

Lawyer Markus Weidenbach joined BKL in September 2019, since April 2020 as an Associated Partner. He worked in tax and building authorities for 20 years. His professional skills are tax law, criminal tax law, tax procedural law, constitutional law and European law.

Focus of activity

  • tax law including tax law relating to non-profit organizations
  • criminal tax law and tax procedural law
  • constitutional law and European law

Career

  • joined BKL in September 2019, since April 2020 as an Associated Partner
  • 20 years professional experience in tax and building authorities, training for the higher civil service at the tax authority, representative of the director of a regional tax authority, various functions in ministry administration
  • Legal studies at the Universities of Trier and Trient
  • research work at a faculty of criminal and law of criminal procedure during studies
Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer
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Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer
Lawyer
Of counsel
Languages: german, french, english

Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer, former presiding judge at the Federal Fiscal Court, joined BKL in 2014. His special expertise includes tax law, tax law relating to non-profit organisations and criminal tax law. Further, Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer is a regular lecturer and speaker at events. He is co-author and co-publisher of several standard works on tax law.

Focus of activity

  • tax law, especially tax procedural law, representation before tax authorities and tax courts, assistance with company tax audits
  • tax law in relation to the acquisition of land
  • tax law relating to non-profit organisations
  • assistance with regard to tax law matters in complex legal proceedings relating to criminal tax law

Career

  • joined BKL in 2014 as of counsel
  • activity as a lawyer since 2007
  • from 2001 until 2007 presiding judge at the Federal Fiscal Court (until his retirement)
  • from 1987 until 2001 judge at the Federal Fiscal Court
  • from 1986 until 1987 presiding judge at the Fiscal Court of Cologne
  • from 1975 until 1986 judge at the Fiscal Court of Düsseldorf
  • from 1971 until 1975 work in the Fiscal Administrations of the Federal States of North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse
  • from 1967 until 1970 research assistant at the Free University of Berlin (FU)
  • legal studies at the universities of Saarbrücken, Berlin, Paris and Bonn

Lecture activities 

  • honorary professor at the university of Bielefeld since 2000, before that visiting lecturer
  • speaker at leading management institutes and seminar providers
Dr. Peter Gattineau
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Dr. Peter Gattineau
Lawyer
Of counsel
Languages: german, english

Rechtsanwalt Dr. Peter Gattineau joined BKL in 2017. His core competences are compliance, data protection and the prevention of money laundering. He has special expertise in the management of risks concerning company law and in topics regarding financial supervision. In addition, Dr. Peter Gattineau is a specialist concerning the regulation and organisation of companies from the financial sector.

Focus of activity

  • supervisory law
  • banking law
  • capital market law
  • compliance
  • prevention of money laundering, of the financing of terrorism and other criminal activities
  • risk management
  • organisational structure and process organisation

Career 

  • of counsel at BKL since 2017
  • many years experience in management positions in the financial sector, most recently at Deutsche Oppenheim Family Office AG
  • doctorate in the field of company law
  • legal studies at the university of Mainz
  • apprenticeship in banking with the Deutschen Bank AG
Dr. Franz W. Brunn
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Dr. Franz W. Brunn
Lawyer, specialised lawyer for tax law
Of counsel
Languages: german, english, french

Lawyer Dr. Franz W. Brunn joined the team of BKL in 2018. Dr. Brunn has been an independent lawyer since 1982.

Focus of activity 

  • company law – corporate litigation
  • tax law – assistance with external audits; representation in proceedings before the Fiscal Court (of 1st and 2nd instance)
  • tax criminal law – extra-judicial and judicial defence in matters of criminal tax law; preparation of self-disclosure

Career

  • of counsel at BKL since 2018
  • 1984 transfer of registered office to Pforzheim
  • since 1982 independent lawyer in Karlsruhe
  • since 1978 government director and representative of the director of tax authorities in Pforzheim
  • since 1975 professor at the Postgraduate School of Administrative Sciences of Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart at that time, today Ludwigsburg). In the same year award of his doctorate at the university of Würzburg (Dr. jur. utr.)
  • 1973 after a territorial reform establishment and management of the tax investigation department and the authorities involving criminal and administrative fines for the region of the Northern Black Forest at the tax authority Pforzheim
  • 1972 higher civil service at the tax authority Baden-Württemberg

Lawyers

Dr. Daniel J. Fischer
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Dr. Daniel J. Fischer
Lawyer, tax consultant
Partner
Languages: german, english

Lawyer and tax consultant Dr. Daniel J. Fischer BKL in 2011. His areas of expertise are tax law and criminal tax law, foundation law and non-profit law as well as international inheritance law. Further, Dr. Daniel J. Fischer is member of the supervisory bodies of several charitable foundations.

Focus of activity

  • foundation law and association law
  • tax law relating to non-profit organizations
  • national and international inheritance law and inheritance tax law
  • tax law, especially tax procedural law, representation before tax authorities and tax courts, assistance with company tax audits
  • consulting and defence regarding criminal tax law, assistance with self-disclosure

Career 

  • partner at BKL since 2011
  • many years’ experience at supraregionally operating law firms, for instance Flick Glocke Schaumburg
  • admission to the German bar in 2000, admission as tax consultant in 2005
  • from 1996 until 1998 research assistant and doctorate at the university of Trier, before that legal studies at the universities of Cologne and Trier

Memberships & lecture activities 

  • member of the supervisory bodies of several charitable foundations, for instance chairman of the board of Trustees of the German children’s hospice foundation (“Deutsche Kinderhospizstiftung”)
  • discussion circle “tax law relating to non-profit organisations” at the Association of German Foundations
  • speaker at leading management institutes and seminar providers, for instance C.H. Beck, nwb Verlag
Andreas Otto Kühne
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Andreas Otto Kühne
Lawyer, specialised lawyer for inheritance law
Partner
Languages: german, english, french, italian, spanish

Andreas Otto Kühne, lawyer and specialised lawyer for inheritance law, founded BKL in 2007. His focus of activity includes counselling in matters of international inheritance law as well as international succession planning. In 2013, Andreas Otto Kühne was voted one of the “leading lawyers – Europe – Germany” by the City Wealth Magazine. He shares his expertise as author and lecturer.

Focus of activity

  • drawing up wills and testamentary contracts (national and international)
  • distribution of the estate in case of succession
  • execution of wills
  • company succession, company law
  • marriage contracts / prenuptial agreements (national and international)
  • inheritance tax law
  • foundation law
  • counselling of family offices (supervisory law, drafting of contracts)
  • articles of incorporation of family-owned businesses

Career

  • founder of and partner at BKL since 2007
  • from 2001 until 2006 responsible partner for inheritance law and capital investment law at Velten Franz Jakoby in Düssedorf.
  • many years’ experience as asset manager at BFH bank and managing director of the multi family office “Oppenheim Vermögenstreuhand GmbH”
  • legal studies at the universities of Bonn and Munich

Memberships & lecture activities 

  • president of the Estate Planning Commission of the “Union Internationale des Avocats”, Paris
  • member of the supervisory board of a medium-sized family-owned business
  • member of the executive board of a charitable foundation
  • lecturer on international execution of wills, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • lecturer on national and international inheritance law, Management-Akademie der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe
  • lecturer at the German Association for Estate Law and Estate Planning (Deutsche Vereinigung für Erbrecht und Vermögensnachfolge e.V.)
Alexander Pfisterer-Junkert
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Alexander Pfisterer-Junkert
Lawyer
Partner
Languages: german, english

Alexander Pfisterer-Junkert joined BKL in 2014. His focus of activity includes capital market law as well as company law and distribution law. Alexander Pfisterer-Junkert primarily advises companies from the financial sector, banks and savings banks. He frequently shares his expertise as lecturer at events.

Focus of activity

  • capital market law
  • compliance
  • distribution law
  • structured finances
  • alternative investment funds
  • restructuring
  • legal proceedings

Career

  • associated partner at BKL since 2014, partner since 2015
  • many years’ experience as in-house lawyer at different financial services providers
  • legal traineeship in the district of the Higher Regional Court Zweibrücken
  • legal studies at the university “Johannes-Gutenberg”, Mainz

Memberships

  • chairman of the supervisory body of CARAT Fonds Service AG, Oberursel
Dr. Stephan Schulz
BKL - Fischer Kuehne Lang Rechtsanwaelte Steuerberater Partnerschaft
Dr. Stephan Schulz
Lawyer, specialised lawyer for banking and capital market law
Partner
Languages: german, english

Dr. Stephan Schulz, lawyer and specialised lawyer for banking and capital market law, joined BKL in 2010. He has special knowledge concerning the prevention of damages in legal proceedings concerning capital investments as well as all issues relating to credit law and supervisory law. He frequently shares his expertise as speaker and lecturer.

Focus of activity

  • defence of legal claims concerning investment advice and investment brokerage as well as prospectus liability
  • litigation with regard to non-performing loans and loan collaterals
  • defence against claims arising from the withdrawal of consumer credits
  • assistance in handling warning letters concerning schedules of prices and services
  • matters of the law on payment transactions (civil law, supervisory law)
  • supervisory law for banks and financial services institutions

Career

  • joined BKL in 2010, partner since 2019
  • extra-occupational doctorate at the university of Hannover
  • legal studies at the university of Bonn with a focus on capital market law

Lecture activities 

  • lecturer, for instance for the annual intensive programme “Capital Market Products and Portfolio Management“ of the EBS Finanzakademie/Deutsche Börse AG, Oestrich-Winkel
Dr. Björn Krämer, LL.M.
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Dr. Björn Krämer, LL.M.
Lawyer
Languages: german, english

Dr. Björn Krämer joined BKL as a lawyer in April 2018. He gained his PhD at the University of Osnabrück with a thesis on the legal permissibility of price, interest and premium adjustment clauses. He also studied Polish commercial law at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University for his LL.M. degree. He focuses on banking and capital market law as well as inheritance law.

Focus of activity

  • banking and capital market law
  • inheritance law

Career

  • joined BKL in April 2018
  • from 2015 until 2018 legal traineeship in the district of Cologne Higher Regional Court with electives at the German Federal Cartel Office, BKL, a renowned tax firm operating nationally and internationally and others
  • doctorate at the University of Osnabrück from 2014 until 2017
  • from 2013 until 2014 LL.M. degree at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University
  • Legal studies at the University of Bonn with a focus on economics and competition

 

Markus Weidenbach
Markus Weidenbach
Markus Weidenbach
Rechtsanwalt
Assoziierter Partner
german, english, italian

Lawyer Markus Weidenbach joined BKL in September 2019, since April 2020 as an Associated Partner. He worked in tax and building authorities for 20 years. His professional skills are tax law, criminal tax law, tax procedural law, constitutional law and European law.

Focus of activity

  • tax law including tax law relating to non-profit organizations
  • criminal tax law and tax procedural law
  • constitutional law and European law

Career

  • joined BKL in September 2019, since April 2020 as an Associated Partner
  • 20 years professional experience in tax and building authorities, training for the higher civil service at the tax authority, representative of the director of a regional tax authority, various functions in ministry administration
  • Legal studies at the Universities of Trier and Trient
  • research work at a faculty of criminal and law of criminal procedure during studies
Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer
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Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer
Lawyer
Of counsel
Languages: german, french, english

Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer, former presiding judge at the Federal Fiscal Court, joined BKL in 2014. His special expertise includes tax law, tax law relating to non-profit organisations and criminal tax law. Further, Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer is a regular lecturer and speaker at events. He is co-author and co-publisher of several standard works on tax law.

Focus of activity

  • tax law, especially tax procedural law, representation before tax authorities and tax courts, assistance with company tax audits
  • tax law in relation to the acquisition of land
  • tax law relating to non-profit organisations
  • assistance with regard to tax law matters in complex legal proceedings relating to criminal tax law

Career

  • joined BKL in 2014 as of counsel
  • activity as a lawyer since 2007
  • from 2001 until 2007 presiding judge at the Federal Fiscal Court (until his retirement)
  • from 1987 until 2001 judge at the Federal Fiscal Court
  • from 1986 until 1987 presiding judge at the Fiscal Court of Cologne
  • from 1975 until 1986 judge at the Fiscal Court of Düsseldorf
  • from 1971 until 1975 work in the Fiscal Administrations of the Federal States of North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse
  • from 1967 until 1970 research assistant at the Free University of Berlin (FU)
  • legal studies at the universities of Saarbrücken, Berlin, Paris and Bonn

Lecture activities 

  • honorary professor at the university of Bielefeld since 2000, before that visiting lecturer
  • speaker at leading management institutes and seminar providers
Dr. Peter Gattineau
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Dr. Peter Gattineau
Lawyer
Of counsel
Languages: german, english

Rechtsanwalt Dr. Peter Gattineau joined BKL in 2017. His core competences are compliance, data protection and the prevention of money laundering. He has special expertise in the management of risks concerning company law and in topics regarding financial supervision. In addition, Dr. Peter Gattineau is a specialist concerning the regulation and organisation of companies from the financial sector.

Focus of activity

  • supervisory law
  • banking law
  • capital market law
  • compliance
  • prevention of money laundering, of the financing of terrorism and other criminal activities
  • risk management
  • organisational structure and process organisation

Career 

  • of counsel at BKL since 2017
  • many years experience in management positions in the financial sector, most recently at Deutsche Oppenheim Family Office AG
  • doctorate in the field of company law
  • legal studies at the university of Mainz
  • apprenticeship in banking with the Deutschen Bank AG
Dr. Franz W. Brunn
BKL-Law
Dr. Franz W. Brunn
Lawyer, specialised lawyer for tax law
Of counsel
Languages: german, english, french

Lawyer Dr. Franz W. Brunn joined the team of BKL in 2018. Dr. Brunn has been an independent lawyer since 1982.

Focus of activity 

  • company law – corporate litigation
  • tax law – assistance with external audits; representation in proceedings before the Fiscal Court (of 1st and 2nd instance)
  • tax criminal law – extra-judicial and judicial defence in matters of criminal tax law; preparation of self-disclosure

Career

  • of counsel at BKL since 2018
  • 1984 transfer of registered office to Pforzheim
  • since 1982 independent lawyer in Karlsruhe
  • since 1978 government director and representative of the director of tax authorities in Pforzheim
  • since 1975 professor at the Postgraduate School of Administrative Sciences of Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart at that time, today Ludwigsburg). In the same year award of his doctorate at the university of Würzburg (Dr. jur. utr.)
  • 1973 after a territorial reform establishment and management of the tax investigation department and the authorities involving criminal and administrative fines for the region of the Northern Black Forest at the tax authority Pforzheim
  • 1972 higher civil service at the tax authority Baden-Württemberg

Contact

Bonn

BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner
Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB
Rheinwerkallee 6
53227 Bonn

Tel: +49 228 945945-0
Fax: +49 228 945945-55

Munich

BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner
Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB
Pettenkoferstraße 37
80336 München

Tel: +49 89 2441688-0
Fax: +49 89 2441688-88

Pforzheim

BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner
Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB
Zerrennerstraße 18
75172 Pforzheim

Tel: +49 7231 3126-15
Fax: +49 7231 3581-83

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Anna Emich

Legal Assistant

Sandra Trost

Legal Assistant

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Elena Schmidt

Trainee Legal Assistant

Bonn
Munich
Pforzheim

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Bonn office
BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner
Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB
Rheinwerkallee 6
53227 Bonn
Tel: +49 228 945945-0
Fax: +49 228 945945-55
Mail: info(at)bkl-law.de

Munich Office
BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner
Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB
Pettenkoferstraße 37
80336 München
Tel: +49 89 2441688-0
Fax: +49 89 2441688-88
Mail: info(at)bkl-law.de

Pforzheim Office
BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner
Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB
Zerrennerstraße 18
75172 Pforzheim
Tel: +49 7231 3126-15
Fax: +49 7231 3581-83
Mail: info(at)bkl-law.de

Legal form and registration
BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB is a partnership with limited professional liability in accordance with the German Act on Professional Partnerships (PartGG); registered at the local court (Amtsgericht) of Essen no. 1702.

VAT identification number (sec. 27a German Value Added Tax Act)
DE 251848593

Competent supervisory authorities

The lawyers and tax consultants respectively forming the partnership are admitted within the Federal Republic of Germany to practise as lawyers (Rechtsanwalt) and are members of the German Federal Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer).

For the partners Dr. Daniel J. Fischer, Andreas Otto Kühne an Dr. Stephan Schulz: Bar Association in Cologne, Riehler Straße 30, 50668 Cologne, Germany, www.rak-koeln.de.

For Dr. Daniel J. Fischer, additionally: Chamber of Tax Consultants in Cologne, Gereonstraße 34, 50670 Cologne, Germany, www.stb-koeln.de.

For the partner Alexander Pfisterer-Junkert: Bar Association in Munich, Tal 33, 80331 Munich, Germany, www.rak-muenchen.de.

For attorney Dr. Anke Warlich, LL.M. Eur.: Bar Association in Cologne.

For attorney Dr. Björn Krämer, LL.M.: Bar Association in Cologne.

For attorney Markus Weidenbach: Bar Association in Cologne.

For attorney Prof. Dr. Fischer: Bar Association in Düsseldorf, Freiligrathstraße 25, 40479 Düsseldorf, www.rechtsanwaltskammer-duesseldorf.de. Prof. Dr. Fischer works as Of Counsel for BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB.

For attorney Dr. Peter Gattineau: Bar Association in Frankfurt am Main, Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, www.rechtsanwaltskammer-ffm.de. Dr. Gattineau works as Of Counsel for BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB.

For attorney Dr. Franz W. Brunn: Bar Association in Karlsruhe, Reinhold-Frank-Straße 72, 76133 Karlsruhe, www.rak-karlsruhe.de. Dr. Brunn works as Of Counsel for BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB.

 

Relevant legal professional regulations

The following legal professional regulations for attorneys operating in Germany are available at the websites of the Federal Bar Association: www.rak.de

  • Federal Code for the Legal Profession (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – BRAO)
  • Lawyers‘ Professional Code of Conduct (Berufsordnung der Rechtsanwälte – BORA)
  • Specialist Lawyer Code of Conduct (Fachanwaltsordnung – FAO)
  • Attorney Remuneration Code (Gesetz über die Vergütung der Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälte – RVG)
  • Rules of profession for Lawyers in the European Union (Berufsregeln für Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft)

The following legal professional regulations for tax consultants operating in Germany are available at the websites of the Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants: www.bundessteuerberaterkammer.de

  • German Tax Advisory Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz – StBerG)
  • Regulation on the Implementation of the Tax Advisory Act(Durchführungsverordnung zum Steuerberatungsgesetz – DVStB)
  • Tax Consultants‘ Professional Code of Conduct (Berufsordnung für Steuerberater – BOStB)
  • Tax Consultants‘ Remuneration Code (Steuerberatergebührenverordnung – StBGGebV)

Professional indemnity insurance

The professional indemnity insurance is provided by the Allianz Insurance Public Company (Allianz Versicherungs-AG) in 109000 Berlin, Germany.The territorial validity of the insurance coverage comprises actions within the European Union member states and complies with the legal requirements sec. 51 Federal Code for the Legal Profession (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – BRAO), sec. 67 of the Tax Advisory Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz – StBerG), sections 51 et seq. of the Regulation on the Implementation of the Tax Advisory Act (DVStB).
The insurance does not cover services rendered in connection with, counselling on and working with non-European law as well as lawyers’ services rendered before Non-European courts.

Content of the website

The information made available on the server has been carefully checked by BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB (in the following: BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner or Partnership) and is based on the status on the given date. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee the correctness, completeness, quality or latest updates of the information provided. Liability claims against BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner in relation to damages of material or immaterial nature, caused by the usage or non-usage of the featured information or by the use of faulty and incomplete information, are fundamentally excluded, unless the damage is proven to be the result of intentional or gross negligent behavior on the part of BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner.

BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner reserves the express right to modify, complement or delete the content of this website in whole or in part or to cease publication temporarily or permanently without prior announcement.

References and links

Where direct or indirect references to other websites (“links”) are concerned, which lie beyond the area of responsibility of BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner, an obligation to assume liability would take effect exclusively in the case of the author having knowledge of the content, and it having been technically feasible and reasonable for him to have prevented its use in the case of it having unlawful content. Where unlawful, erroneous or incomplete content is concerned, especially in the event of damages arising from the usage or non-usage of the information offered, the provider of the page to which the reference is made shall be solely liable, and not the party who merely makes reference to the respective publication via links. This restriction equally applies to external entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing-lists administrated by BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner.

Concerning external contents, to which references exist, BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner explicitly distances itself from the contents of the linked pages pursuant to the judgement of the German regional court of Hamburg, of 12 May 1998. With respect to all references, it is underlined that BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner has no influence on the current or future design, content or the copyright of the linked pages. The use of links that lead to websites other than www.bkl-law.de takes place at the user’s own responsibility.

Protected names and trademarks

Registered trademarks and protected names used on this website are the property of the respective legally recognised natural or legal person, even where they are not explicitly designated. Mentions of such names and trademarks serve descriptive purposes not self-promotion.

Copyright

BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner aims to heed the copyrights of used graphics, audio documents and texts throughout all publications, to use own graphics, audio documents and texts or to make use of license-free graphics, audio documents and texts.

If an unlabeled, but foreign copyright protected graphic or text is found on the website, BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner had not been able to determine the copyright. In such a case of unintentional copyright violation, BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner, will either, immediately upon being informed, remove the respective object from the publication or furnish it with the corresponding copyright mark.

Legal validity of the disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be viewed as part of the Internet offer from which this page was referred. If any parts or individual formulations of this text should fail to conform to the valid legal situation, or be no longer or not fully in conformity therewith, this shall not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document.

This legal notice is equally valid for social-media profiles, in particular:

  • Facebook
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  • linkedIn

Declaration for the subsequent use of third parties

Copyright

The copyright for any published items produced by the author himself shall remain solely with the author of these pages. Duplication or utilisation of such graphics and texts in other electronic or printed publications shall be prohibited unless the author has granted his explicit consent.

Protected names and Trademarks

Unless otherwise stated, all names and trademarks on this website are protected under copyright and trademark law for the benefit of BKL Fischer Kühne + Partner or the Partnership reserves such a protection. This applies in particular to trademarks, type designations, logos, emblems or the like. When this material is used, it must be clearly and unambiguously identified.

Date: October 2019