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LST Schuhmacher & Partner Rechtsanwälte Partnership of lawyers with limited professional liability under the German Partnership Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz).

Bonner Str. 172 – 176
50968 Köln
Telefon: +49 221 13 08 16 0
Telefax: +49 221 13 08 16 220

VAT No.: DE813575378
Partnership with limited professional liability with registered office in Cologne, entered in the Partnership Registry at the Lower District Court Essen, PR 3811.

Partners: Prof. Dr. Elmar Schuhmacher, Sebastian Trost, Dr. Josef Limper

All partners have individual signatory powers.

All lawyers with LST Schuhmacher & Partner Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB are admitted as lawyers (Rechtsanwälte) according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the Cologne Bar Association, Riehler Str. 30, 50668 Cologne, Telephone +49 (0)221 973010-0.

The Rules of Professional Conduct applicable to lawyers are –

  • Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – BRAO
  • Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte – BORA
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz – RVG
  • Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union – CCBE
  • Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland – EuRAG
  • Fachanwaltsordnung – FAO

and may be found (in both English and German language) on by clicking on „Berufsrecht“.

Professional liability insurance is held with Allianz Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft in 10900 Berlin. Geographical cover extends to activities in the member states of the European Union and thus fulfills the requirements of Para. 51 BRAO.

In the event of disputes between lawyers and their clients, extrajudicial Mediation is available at the Cologne Bar Association (according to § 73 para. 2 No. 3 in connection with § 73 para. 5 BRAO) or by the Lawyers‘ Mediation Board (§ 191f BRAO) at the German Federal Bar Association (additional information can be found at, e-mail:

The EU Commission has organised an internet platform for online dispute resolution (“OS-Platform”). The OS-Platform serves as a point of contact for out-of-court settlement of disputes resulting from online service agreements. The OS-Platform can be reached via the following link:

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