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Legal notices and information pursuant to § 5 TMG and DL-InfoV

The service provider (§ 5 Telemedia Act Telemediengesetz – TMG) responsible for is:

Name and office address

Rechtsanwalt Dr. René A. Pfromm, LL.M. (Harvard)
Fritz-Schäffer-Str. 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel.: +49 228 92939188
Fax: +49 3212 1088925

Branch office Berlin:
Friedrichstraße 88, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 408173188
Fax: +49 3212 1088925

Profession and bar

Dr. René A. Pfromm is admitted to practice as attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt) in the Federal Republic of Germany. He is a member of the local bar association:

Bar Association of Cologne (Rechtsanwaltskammer Köln)
Riehler Str. 30, 50668 Köln, Germany
Tel: +49 221 973010-0
Fax: +49 221 973010-50

Further information on the Bar Association of Cologne is available on its website:

Applicable professional regulations

The applicable professional regulations comprise in particular:

The applicable professional regulations are available at the German Bar Association website:

VAT identification number


Professional indemnity insurance

The professional indemnity insurance is provided by:
R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Voltastraße 84, 60486 Frankfurt

According to the Federal Code for the Legal Profession (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – BRAO), attorneys-at-law (Rechtsanwälte) are obliged to maintain professional indemnity insurance. Details can be found in § 51 BRAO. Dr. René A. Pfromm maintains such professional indemnity insurance. Its geographic scope is worldwide (with the exception of the USA and Canada).

Use of General Terms & Conditions

Services may be rendered from time to time under General Terms & Conditions that are available to clients upon request. However, the scope of services and the remuneration will usually be negotiated and agreed with clients individually.

Conflicts of interest

German law requires that attorneys-at-law may not act in cases of conflicts of interest (§ 43a Abs. 4 BRAO). Before accepting any client, we always check to make sure no conflicts of interest exist.

In cases of dispute between attorneys-at-law and their clients, a party might apply for an out-of-court dispute resolution before the regional Bar Association (§ 73 BRAO) or before the mediation office of the Federal Bar Association (§ 191f BRAO). Further information is available on the Internet at the Federal Bar Association’s website ( or by e-mail or directly on the Conciliation Board’s website ( or by e-mail You might also use the EU platform for Online Dispute Resolution in case you are a consumer (

Reference pursuant to § 36 of the German Consumer Dispute Resolution Act (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz – VSBG):

Dr. René A. Pfromm is willing to participate in dispute resolution procedures before a consumer arbitration board. The competent consumer arbitration board for proprietary disputes arising from legal matters up to a disputed amount of 50.000 EUR is the Conciliation Board of the Legal Profession (Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft), Neue Grünstraße 17, 10179 Berlin,

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