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European lawyer Admission as European lawyer


As a European lawyer, you can be admitted to the bar in accordance with the provisions of Sections 6 to 42 of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO).

Responsibility lies with the Bar Association.

This procedure can also be handled by a "single point of contact". The "Single Point of Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

  • Proof of at least three years of effective and regular practice as an established European lawyer in Germany in the field of German law, including Community law, in accordance with Sections 11 and 12 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

Anyone who has only practiced German law for a short period within these 3 years may be admitted to the bar in accordance with the provisions of Sections 6 to 36 of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO) if they can prove their ability to continue practicing in accordance with Sections 14 and 15 EuRAG.

  • List of cases handled by the applicant under German law pursuant to Section 12 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) with information on:
    • File number
    • Subject matter
    • Period of time
    • Type and scope of activity
    • Status of cases handled by the applicant under German law
  • Proof of professional liability insurance

Fees are charged in accordance with Section 39 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) and Section 192 of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO) in conjunction with the fee regulations of the Bar Association. Please contact the responsible office.

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the responsible office.

Processing Time: 3 Months
§§ Sections 4 (1) and 13 of the Act on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) and Section 32 (2) of the Federal Lawyers' Act (BRAO)

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

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