Managing Directors:

Dr. Christoph Bottermann, LL.M.
Rüdiger Erfurt
Dr. Bernhard Heringhaus
Dr. Manuela Hörstmann-Jungemann
Matthias Kirsch, LL.M. (USA)

Registered Office: Osnabrück
Commercial Register: District Court Osnabrück
Registration No.: HRB 18976

VAT ID No.: DE 204942804

Supervisory authority:
Bar Association Oldenburg, Staugraben 5, 26122 Oldenburg, Germany

Professional Liability Insurance: The professional liability insurance is provided by Axa Versicherung AG, Colonia-Allee 10-20, 51067 Cologne, Germany. The territorial cover comprises activities in the Member States of the European Union and thus, complies at least with the requirements pursuant to § 59 j of the Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung BRAO).

Statutory Professional Title: "Rechtsanwälte" (Lawyers)

Country of Admittance as Lawyers: Federal Republic of Germany

Applicable Professional Regulations: Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO)), Code of Conduct for Lawyers (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA)), (Specialist Lawyers’ Act (Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO)), Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Anwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG)), the CCBE Code of Conduct (CCBE-Berufsregeln), Ordinance on Registers of Lawyers and specific Email Accounts (Verordnung über die Rechtsanwaltsverzeichnisse und die besonderen elektronischen Postfächer), Addition under Aspects of Professional Law referring to the Anti-Money Laundering Laws (Berufsrechtliche Ergänzung zum Geldwäschegesetz (GwG)) and Lawyers’ Fees Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG)). Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Bar Association:

Out of court dispute regulation: In case of disputes between lawyers and their clients there is the option to apply for an extrajudicial dispute settlement before the Regional Bar Association in Osnabrück for the District of the Higher Regional Court of Oldenburg (Art. 72 Section 2 No. 3 and Section 5 BRAO) as well as before the Federal Bar Association pursuant to Art. 191f BRAO (Federal Lawyers’ Act), which can be accessed via:

Specific Information for consumers with respect to alternative dispute Resolution: The European Commission’s official website on online dispute resolution can be accessed via the following link:

With respect to patrimonial claims resulting from the client relationship the responsible arbitration board is the “Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft”, Neue Grünstraße 17, 10979 Berlin, Germany, website:

In general, the Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, 49078 Osnabrück, agrees to participate in an alternative dispute resolution proceeding before the “Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft” with respect to consumer claims.