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Admission of a European Lawyer to the Bar Association Decision as an in-house lawyer

Anyone who has been admitted as a European lawyer upon application to the bar association responsible for the place of his/her place of establishment is entitled to practise as an in-house lawyer in Germany.

Who should I contact?

The jurisdiction lies with the Bar Association.

This procedure can also be carried out through a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by municipalities and the state for service providers.


Admission to the Bar Association requires that the applicant is registered as a European lawyer with the competent authority of the home country.

Which documents are required?

  • Certificate from the competent authority in the home country of affiliation to the profession of European lawyer, which is not older than 3 months and which is accompanied by a certified translation in accordance with § 3 paragraph 2 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG),
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of nationality pursuant to § 3 paragraph 1 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG),
  • if applicable, certified copy of the doctoral certificate or further evidence of the acquisition of academic degrees,
  • a copy or a certified copy of the employment contract or contracts;
  • job description signed by the employer and the applicant,
  • the competent body may require the submission of further evidence

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with § 39 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) and § 192 of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO) in conjunction with the fee regulations of the competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Professionally released on



List ID 837 (whitelist; Status: 13.09.2018)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)