PKF FASSELT SCHLAGE

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PKF Fasselt Schlage Partnerschaft mbB

Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
Rechtsanwälte
 
EUREF-Campus 10/11
Torgauer Strauße 12-15
10829 Berlin
Telephone +49 30 306907 - 0
Fax+49 30 306907 - 99

Email: info@pkf-fasselt.de
Internet: http://www.pkf-fasselt.de

Registered seat: Berlin;
Registrar Amtsgericht Charlottenburg; PR 645 B

VAT ID No.: DE 119571760

Member of the Executive Board:
WP StB Oliver Beier, WP StB Rainer Cech, RA StB Sören Damerau, WP StB Thomas Diederich, StB Thomas Donsbach, WP StB Jens Düe, WP StB Dr. Marian Ellerich, WP RA StB Dr. Martin Fasselt, WP StB Wolfgang Fenn, RA StB Lars Heymann, WP StB Franklin Hünger, WP StB Peter Jahn, WP StB Gisa Johannes, WP RA StB Ralph van Kerkom, WP RA StB Wolfgang van Kerkom, WP StB Robert Krimphoff, WP RA StB Dr. Michael Kußmann, WP StB Katja Kühne, WP StB Urte Lickfett, WP StB Marc Lilienthal, RA StB Frank Moormann, WP StB Christian Müller-Kemler, WP StB CPA Thomas Pannenbäcker, WP RA StB Peter Pflugfelder, WP StB Thomas Rauert, WP StB Arnd Schienstock, WP StB Peter Schinnerling, WP RA StB Kai Schöneberger, WP StB Eva Maria Stenger, WP StB Dr. Christoph Swart, WP StB Wibke Troch, WP StB CPA Santosh Varughese, WP StB Frank Villwock, WP StB Corinna Warlich, RA Fa InsR Sarah Wolf, StB Horst Wörner, WP StB CPA Max Zünkler


Applicable Law/Place of Jurisdiction
German law shall be exclusively applicable to any existing legal relationships and to those possibly arising in the future and only German courts shall have jurisdiction for such.

The statutory occupational titles "Wirtschaftsprüfer (WP)" (Auditor), "Steuerberater (StB)" (Tax Consultant) and "Rechtsanwalt (RA)" (Lawyer) were awarded in the Federal Republic of Germany. You can find an overview of our multidisciplinary activities in the Services area. Our professional panels together with other persons are described in detail under the statements on the "Company and Supervisory Structure" in our Transparency Report. The measures we have taken to avoid conflicts of interests are described in our transparency report under the statements about the "Declarations on Measures for Preservation of Independence". We are a member of the

Chamber of Public Accountants
Rauchstraße 26
10787 Berlin
Postfach 30 18 82
10746 Berlin
Telephone: 030 / 72 61 61-0
Fax: 030 / 72 61 61-212
Email: admin@wpk.de
Internet: www.wirtschaftsprueferkammer.de

The German accountancy profession is essentially subject to the following German regulations:
1. Law regulating the profession of public accountants [Gesetz über eine Berufsordnung der Wirtschaftspürfer - WPO]
2. Code of ethics for the profession of public accountants and sworn auditors [Berufssatzung für Wirtschaftsprüfer und vereidigte Buchprüfer]
3. Peer review statutes [Satzung für Qualitätskontrolle]
4. Regulation of professional liability insurance for public accountants [Wirtschaftsprüfer-Berufshaftpflichtversicherungsverordnung]
 
The relevant laws and regulations are available at http://www.wpk.de/rechtsvorschriften/
 
The legal professional titles held by the ''Wirtschaftsprüfer (WP)" [public accountant], "Steuerberater (StB)" [accountant/tax advisor] and "Rechtsanwalt (RA)" [lawyer] of PKF Deutschland GmbH were conferred in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Chambers of Tax Consultants
Berlin, Brandenburg, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hesse, Cologne, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland Palatinate, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt

1. German Tax Consultancy Act
2. German implementing regulation for the Tax Consultancy Act
3. Rules of professional conduct of the Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants
4. Tax Consultants’ Fee Regulation.

which can be viewed, among other things, under the heading "Service for Members" (Service für Mitglieder) - "Form Centre" (Formularcenter) on the website of the Munich Chamber of Tax Consultants http://www.bstbk.de/de/index.html.

Chambers of Lawyers
Braunschweig, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Cologne

1. Federal Lawyers’ Act
2. Lawyers’ Remuneration Act
3. Code of Professional Conduct for Specialized Lawyers
4. Code of Professional Conduct for Lawyers of the European Union
5. Rules of professional conduct

which can be viewed under the heading "Law governing the profession" on the website of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers www.brak.de.


Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (IDW)
Düsseldorf

http://www.idw.de/


The Chamber of Public Accountants and the respective Chambers of Tax Consultants and Lawyers are the particular supervisory authorities.

General Terms and Conditions
You can view the general terms and conditions of engagement here.

Mediation

Statement in accordance with Article 36 of the German Consumer Dispute Settlement Act (VSBG)
In accordance with our obligation pursuant to Art. 36, para. 1 of the Consumer Dispute Settlement Act (VSBG) we declare that PKF Fasselt Schlage Partnerschaft mbB is neither willing nor obliged to take part in any dispute settlement proceedings before a Consumer Arbitration Board within the meaning of Art. 2 of the German Consumer Dispute Settlement Act (VSGB).

Statement in accordance with Art. 14 of the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)
In accordance with our obligation under the EU Regulation on Online Dispute Resolution on consumer matters we would like to draw attention to the fact that the platform of the EU for out-of-court online dispute resolution can be reached under the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

Professional liability insurance
For the protection of its clients under sec. 54 WPO, sec. 67 StBerG and sec. 51 BRAO PKF Fasselt Schlage maintains a professional liability insurance which covers the risks which may arise from the whole range of professional services provided by public accountants, tax advisors and lawyers. The insurance company is Versicherungsgemeinschaft für das wirtschaftliche Prüfungs- und Treuhandwesen, Dotzheimer Str. 23 in 65185 Wiesbaden. www.versicherungsstelle-wiesbaden.de. The insurance covers services rendered at least within territory of the European Union.

Januar 2017