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Startguard® is a division of

Kapellmann und Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Legal form: partnership with limited professional liability (Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB)
Registered office: Mönchengladbach
Court of registration Essen, PR 18

Managing partners:
Prof. Dr. Werner Langen
Prof. Dr. Martin Havers
Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hunger
Dr. Christian Bönker
Prof. Dr. Jochen Markus
Prof. Dr. Heiko Fuchs

1. Contact Information

You find all contact information about our offices here

2. Job titles

2.1 Lawyer (Federal Republic of Germany)

The lawyers are members of the bar associations at the locations of their offices in Germany. Prof. Dr Robin van der Hout is a member of the Saarland bar association. Dr Christian Wagner is a member of the Frankfurt am Main Bar Association. Dr Angela Guarrata is a member of the Cologne Bar Association.

Berlin Bar Association
Littenstraße 9
10179 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 3069310
Telefax: +49 (0) 30 306931 99
E-Mail: info[@]

Düsseldorf Bar Association
Freiligrathstraße 25
40479 Düsseldorf
Telephone: +49 (0) 2 11 495020
Telefax: +49 (0) 2 11 4950228
E-Mail: info[@]

Frankfurt am Main Bar Association
Bockenheimer Anlage 36
60322 Frankfurt
Telephone: +49 (0) 69 17009801
Telefax: +49 (0) 69 17009850
E-Mail: info[@]

Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg
Bleichenbrücke 9
20354 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 3574410
Telefax: +49 (0) 40 35744141
E-Mail: info[@]

Bar Association for the District of the Higher Regional Court of Munich
Tal 33
80333 München
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 5329440
Telefax: +49 (0) 89 532944428
E-Mail: info[@]

Saarland Bar Association
Am Schloßberg 5
66119 Saarbrücken
Telephone: +49 (0) 681 588280
Telefax: +49 (0) 681 51047
Email: zentrale[@]

2.2 Notary (Title awarded in the Federal Republic of Germany)

Dr. Guido Schulz is registered as a notary with the:

Berlin Chamber of Notaries
Littenstraße 10
10179 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0) 30 2462900
Telefax: +49 (0) 30 24629025
E-Mail: info[@]

The Berlin Chamber of Notaries is the competent supervisory authority.

2.3 Advocaat (Belgium)

Those lawyers registered as advocaat under Belgian law are registered with:

Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de Balie te Brussel
1000 Brussel
Telephone: +32 (0) 2 5086762
Telefax: +32 (0) 2 5142266
E-mail: orde[@]

L´Ordre Francais des Avocats du Barreau de Bruxelles
Palais de Justice
1000 Bruxelles
Telephone: +32 (0) 2 5086659
Telefax: +32 (0) 2 5086453
E-mail: ordre[@]

3. Applicable laws and regulations

The lawyers are subject to the following professional and fee regulations:

  • Federal Lawyers’ Ordinance (BRAO)
  • Federal Lawyers’ Code of Conduct (BORA)
  • Specialist Lawyers’ Regulations (FAO)
  • Federal Code of Lawyers’ Fees (RVG)
  • Code of Conduct for Lawyers of the European Union (CCBE)
  • Law Governing the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

The latest versions of these regulations are published online by the Federal Bar Association (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer):

Dr. Guido Schulz is, as notary, subject to the following professional and fee regulations:

  • Federal Notarial Code (BNotO)
  • German Notarisation Act (BeurkG)
  • Official Regulations for Notaries (DONot)
  • Law on Court and Notary Fees (GNotKG)

The latest versions of these regulations are published online by the Federal Association of Notaries (Bundesnotarkammer):

Those registered as advocat under Belgian law are subject to the following professional and fee regulations:

  • CODEX DEONTOLOGIE VOOR ADVOCATEN, Orde van Vlaamse Baliesmet aanvullingen die gelden voor de advocaten lid van de Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de Balie te Brussel (PDF download)
  • Code de déontologie des avocats et du Règlement déontologique bruxellois, as of 02-01-2018 (PDF download)

4. Legal Liability Insurance

All of our professionals have legal liability insurance cover provided by AXA Versicherung AG (Colonia-Allee 10-20, 51067 Cologne). The geographical scope of coverage includes the entirety of the EU as well as those states that are parties to the European Economic Area Agreement. The insurance coverage fulfils the requirements of § 51 BRAO.

5. Disclaimer

The information provided on this website serves to represent the registered partnership. It does not constitute any legal advice nor should it replace legal advice.

Kapellmann und Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB accepts no responsibility for the currency, accuracy, or completeness of the information provided on this website. The same applies to the content of external websites referred to either directly or indirectly on this website through hyperlinks and over which Kapellmann und Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB has no influence.

6. Consumer Dispute Resolution Act

The consumer dispute resolution body responsible for financial disputes deriving from client relationships according to §36 Consumer Dispute Resolution Act (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz) is the Dispute Resolution Board of the Berlin Bar Association at Rechtsanwaltschaft, Rauchstraße 26, 10787 Berlin ( In principle, Kapellmann and Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB are prepared to take part in a dispute resolution process mediated by the Dispute Resolution Board of the Bar.

In the event of a dispute over the performance of a contract, with respect to so-called “online service provision agreements”, users can also make use of new alternatives for out-of-court dispute resolution. Contracts that are entered between a lawyer and a client, who is a consumer, through the website of the lawyer or in some other electronic manner, are online service provision agreements. In the event of a dispute arising out of such an “online lawyer agreement”, the consumer may, in seeking an out-of-court settlement, use the platform for online dispute settlement (OS platform) of the European Commission. The dispute resolution will be performed out of court and exclusively online.

You can find the platform for online dispute settlement of the European Commission at:

7. Other information

USt.-ID-No. (for Germany): DE 120485916
USt.-ID-No. (for Belgium): BE 0819829350

Dr. Mathias Finke and Dr. Andreas Papp are fully responsible for journalistic and editorial content as set out in § 55 para. 2 RStV (German Interstate Broadcasting Treaty).

Credits for reference photos:
Rüdiger Glatz