Regulatory Information

This website is provided by international law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (a Limited Liability Partnership incorporated in New York, USA) and by associated offices of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP practicing under the Weil, Gotshal & Manges name in other jurisdictions, together referred to on this website as "Weil". Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has offices in China, the Czech Republic, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and the USA.

Czech Republic

Name: WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES s.r.o. advokátní kancelář
Address: Křižovnické nám. 193/2, 11000 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Telephone: +420 221 407 300
Fax: +420 221 407 310
Identification Number: 25621050
Registered in the Commercial Registry maintained by the Municipal Court in Prague, section C, insert 137418

Pravidla a principy profesního jednání advokáta a koncipienta jsou dostupná prostřednictvím České advokátní komory.

Česká advokátní komora byla dne 5.2.2016 pověřena Ministerstvem průmyslu a obchodu ČR mimosoudním řešením spotřebitelských sporů pro oblast sporů mezi advokátem a spotřebitelem ze Smluv o poskytování právních služeb ( na základě zákona č. 634/1992 Sb., o ochraně spotřebitele ve znění pozdějších předpisů). Internetová stránka tohoto pověřeného subjektu je www.cak.cz.

The rules and principles applicable to the professional conduct of a lawyer (advokát) / trainee lawyer (koncipient) can be found through the Czech Bar Association.

On 5 February 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic authorized the Czech Bar Association to carry out out-of-court settlement of consumer disputes in the area of disputes between attorneys-at-law and consumers from agreements on providing of legal services (pursuant to Act No. 634/1992 Coll., on protection of consumers, as amended). The website of the authorized entity is www.cak.cz.


United Kingdom 
Information under the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP (“Weil London”) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registration number: OC400678) and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) with registration number 623206. Weil London is a firm of solicitors, registered foreign lawyers and exempt European lawyers who practise from the following address:


Address:

110 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1AY, England UK

Telephone: +44 20 7903 1000
Fax: +44 20 7903 0990
E-mail: postmaster@weil.com
VAT Number: 229 8834 63

A list of the names and professional qualifications of the partners is available for inspection at 110 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1AY.

All solicitors and registered foreign lawyers based in the London are subject to the SRA’s principles and rules of professional conduct which can be viewed on its website at www.sra.org.uk. Lawyers based in the London office who are not admitted as solicitors in England and Wales are subject to regulation by the SRA and the relevant regulatory body in their jurisdiction of admission.

Weil London is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are in certain circumstances able to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are regulated by the SRA and included on a register maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.

Complaints:
Weil London is committed to providing a high quality and efficient service to all of our clients. If, however, you are unhappy about any aspect of a matter that we have handled on your behalf, or about any fees and expenses that we have submitted, you should contact the Matter Partner or your Relationship Partner (if different) who will be happy to discuss your concerns. If your concerns remain unresolved, please contact our London Managing Partner. Please be aware that we operate a formal complaints procedure, a copy of which we will send you on request.

If, for any reason, we are unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you may be entitled (if you are an individual or small business) to refer it to the Legal Ombudsmen within 6 months of receiving our written response. The Legal Ombudsman may be contacted on 0300 555 0333 or at enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk. The Legal Ombudsman may deal with your complaint directly or refer it to the SRA. If you object to any invoice rendered by us you may also be entitled to apply to the court to have it assessed under the Solicitors Act 1974.

Alternatively, if your complaint still remains unresolved and you do not wish to submit your complaint to the Legal Ombudsmen, you may be able to submit your complaint via the European Commission’s ODR platform or to other bodies such as ADR Group (http://www.adrgroup.co.uk/) which may be competent to provide an alternative dispute resolution process relating to legal services.

Professional Indemnity Insurance:
Weil London is required to hold professional indemnity insurance. In accordance with the disclosure requirements of The Provision of Services Regulation 2009 our insurer is Lloyds Syndicate, a qualifying insurer for the purposes of the SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules 2013 located at One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA. The insurance coverage is for claims brought against the insured entity wherever arising and is therefore not subject to territorial restriction.

Service:
Weil London does not accept service by email of court proceedings, other processes or formal notices of any kind without specific, prior, written agreement.

Diversity:
A summary of London office diversity data is available here.

France

Article 19 de la Loi n° 2004-575 du 21 juin 2004. Informations fournies aux termes des règlements de 2002 sur le commerce électronique (Directive CE).


Weil, Gotshal & Manges (Paris) LLP (« Weil Paris ») est une société de type « limited liability partnership » (société de personnes à responsabilité limitée) immatriculée en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles (sous le numéro OC400682) et est agréée et réglementée par la Solicitors Regulation Authority (« SRA ») sous le numéro 623209 ainsi que par le Barreau de Paris conformément à la Directive 98/5/CE. Le cabinet Weil Paris est composé d'avocats qui sont membres du Barreau de Paris et d'avocats membres de barreaux étrangers et qui exercent leur activité aux adresses suivantes :

Adresse: 110 Fetter Lane, Londres EC4A 1AY, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Téléphone: +44 20 7903 1000
Fax: +44 20 7903 0990
E-mail: postmaster@weil.com
Numéro de TVA: 229 8834 63

et

Adresse: 2 rue de la Baume, 75008 Paris, France
Téléphone: +33 (0)1 44 21 97 97
Fax: +33 (0)1 42 89 57 90
E-mail: postmaster@weil.com
N° SIRET: 827 965 021 00021
Numéro de TVA: 

Une liste des associés du cabinet Weil Paris est disponible à ces deux adresses.

Tous les avocats inscrits au Barreau de Paris sont soumis aux règles en vigueur dont le Règlement Intérieur du Barreau de Paris qui peut être consulté à l'adresse suivante www.avocatparis.org. Sur ce site se trouvent également des informations concernant différentes procédures de résolution des différends. Tous les avocats français et étrangers exerçant au sein du cabinet de Paris sont également soumis aux Overseas’Rules (règles applicables à l’étranger) de la SRA qui peuvent être consultées sur son site Internet (www.sra.org.uk) en plus des règles applicables dans les autres territoires dans lesquels ils sont autorisés à exercer.

Assurance responsabilité civile professionnelle

Le cabinet Weil Paris est tenu de souscrire une assurance responsabilité civile professionnelle. Conformément aux obligations de déclaration aux termes de la loi anglaise de 2009 sur la prestation de services (Provision of Services Regulation 2009), notre assureur est Lloyds Syndicate, un assureur éligible aux fins des Indemnity Insurance Rules 2013 (règles anglaises de 2013 relatives à l'assurance responsabilité civile professionnelle) de la SRA, sis One Lime Street, Londres, EC3M 7HA. Cette assurance concerne les actions intentées contre l'entité assurée quel que soit le territoire et n’est donc pas soumise à de quelconques restrictions territoriales. Le cabinet Weil Paris est également couvert par l’assurance responsabilité civile professionnelle du Barreau de Paris.

Article 19 de la loi n° 2004-575 du 21 juin 2004. Information under the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (Paris) LLP (“Weil Paris”) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registration number: OC400682) and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) with registration number 623209 and by the Paris Bar pursuant to Directive 98/5/EC. Weil Paris is a firm of French attorneys (“avocats”) admitted as members of the Paris Bar and foreign bars who practise from the following addresses:

Address: 110 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1AY, England UK
Telephone: +44 20 7903 1000
Fax: +44 20 7903 0990
E-mail: postmaster@weil.com
VAT Number: 229 8834 63

and

Address: 2 Rue de la Baume, 75008 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 (0)1 44 21 97 97
Fax: +33 (0)1 42 89 57 90
E-mail: postmaster@weil.com
N° SIRET: 827 965 021 00021
VAT Number: 

A list of Weil Paris members is available at both these locations.

All avocats registered with the Paris Bar are subject to the applicable rules including “The Internal rules of the Paris Bar” (Règlement Intérieur du Barreau de Paris) available at www.avocatparis.org. Information about various procedures for dispute resolution can be found on this site. All avocats and foreign lawyers based in the Paris office are also subject to the SRA’s Overseas which can be viewed on its website at www.sra.org.uk in addition to the regulatory rules in other jurisdictions in which they are admitted.

Professional Indemnity Insurance
Weil Paris is required to hold professional indemnity insurance. In accordance with the disclosure requirements of The Provision of Services Regulation 2009 our insurer is Lloyds Syndicate, a qualifying insurer for the purposes of the SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules 2013 located at One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA. The insurance coverage is for claims brought against the insured entity wherever arising and is therefore not subject to territorial restriction. Weil Paris is also covered by the professional indemnity insurance of the Paris Bar.

Germany
Information Pursuant to Sec.5 of the German Telemedia Act and Sec. 2
Regulation on the Information Duties of Service Providers


Addresses and Contacts 

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Taunusanlage 1 (Skyper) 
60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany 

Telephone: +49 69 21 659 600 

Fax: +49 69 21 659 699 
e-mail: miriam.weber@weil.com

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maximilianhoefe 
Maximilianstrasse 13 
80539 Munich, Germany 
Telephone: +49 89 24 243 300 
Fax: +49 89 24 243 399 
e-mail: miriam.weber@weil.com

Legal Form 
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is a limited liability partnership with headquarters in New York, USA. 

Authorized Representative in Germany:

Managing Partner of the German offices is Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmidt, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Taunusanlage 1, 60329 Frankfurt

A list of the names of the partners of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is available on the website www.weil.com


Rechtsanwältinnen and Rechtsanwälte (German Attorneys)
The professional title Rechtsanwalt/Rechtsanwältin has been granted in the Federal Republic of Germany. All Rechtsanwältinnen and Rechtsanwälte of the Frankfurt am Main office and of the Munich office are admitted in the Federal Republic of Germany. They are members of the Rechtsanwaltskammer(chamber for attorneys) of their respective location

Competent chambers for attorneys:
Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main 
Rechtsanwaltskammer München

The relevant professional regulations for Rechtsanwälte are

  • Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO)
  • Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA)
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG)
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO)
  • Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG)
  • Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Union (CCBE)

The German text of these documents may be accessed via the website of the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer. The Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Union may be accessed via the website of the CCBE

Steuerberater (German Tax Consultants)
The professional title Steuerberater has been granted in the Federal Republic of Germany. AllSteuerberater of the Frankfurt am Main and the Munich office are admitted in the Federal Republic of Germany. 

Competent chamber for tax consultants:
Steuerberaterkammer Hessen 
Steuerberaterkammer München

The relevant professional regulations for Steuerberater are: 

  • Steuerberatungsgesetz (StBerG)
  • Durchführungsverordnung (DVStB)
  • Steuerberatervergütungsverordnung (StBVV) 
  • Berufsordnung der Bundessteuerberaterkammer (BOStB)

The German text of these documents may be accessed via the website of the Bundessteuerberaterkammer (section Downloads/Berufsrecht). 

Attorneys at Law (US-American Attorneys)

The professional title attorney at law is used in the USA. All attorneys at law of the Frankfurt am Main office and of the Munich office are admitted in the USA. 

Competent US-American bar authorities:

Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court of the State of New York (if admitted in the State of New York)
The State Bar of California (if admitted in the State of California) 
The District of Columbia Bar (if admitted in the District of Columbia) 
State Bar of Texas (if admitted in the State of Texas)

The relevant professional regulations for attorneys at law are laid down in the individual States in the USA. 

  • The Lawyer’s Code of Responsibility is applied in New York. It may be accessed via the website of the New York Bar Association.
  • The Rules of Professional Conduct are applied in California. They may be accessed via the website of The State Bar of California.
  • The DC Rules of Professional Conduct are applied in the District of Columbia. They may be accessed via the website of the District of Columbia Bar.
  • The Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct are applied in Texas. They may be accessed via the website at State Bar of Texas.

Value Added Tax Identification Number
DE 211178124 

Professional Liability Insurance 
AXA Versicherungs AG 
Lise-Meitner-Str. 4, 60486 Frankfurt am Main 

Territorial application: entire territory of the European Union
Angaben gem. §5 Telemediengesetz  und §2 Dienstleistungs-Informationspflichten-VO
 
Adressen und Kontakte

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Taunusanlage 1 (Skyper) 
60329 Frankfurt am Main, 
Telefon: 069 21 659 600 
Fax: 069 21 659 699 
e-mail: miriam.weber@weil.com

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Maximilianhöfe 
Maximilianstraße 13 
80539 München 
Telefon: 089 24 243 300 
Fax: 089 24 243 399 
e-mail: miriam.weber@weil.com

Rechtsform 
Weil, Gotshal & Manges ist eine Partnerschaft amerikanischen Rechts ("Limited Liability Partnership") mit Hauptsitz in New York, USA. 

Vertretung in Deutschland: 

Managing Partner der deutschen Büros ist Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmidt, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Taunusanlage 1, 60329 Frankfurt

Eine Liste der Namen der Partner von Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP steht unter www.weil.com  zur Verfügung


Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälte
Die gesetzliche Berufsbezeichnung Rechtsanwalt/Rechtsanwältin wurde in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland verliehen. Alle Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälte der Kanzlei in Frankfurt am Main und der Kanzlei in München sind in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zugelassen. Sie sind Mitglieder der Rechtsanwaltskammer an ihrem jeweiligen Standort. 

Zuständige Rechtsanwaltskammern: 
Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main 
Rechtsanwaltskammer München

Die maßgeblichen berufsrechtlichen Regelungen für Rechtsanwälte sind: 

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

Die Texte sind zugänglich in dem Internetangebot der Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer. Die Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union sind zugänglich in dem Internetangebot des CCBE.

Steuerberater

Die gesetzliche Berufsbezeichnung Steuerberater wurde in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland verliehen. Alle Steuerberater der Kanzlei in Frankfurt am Main der Kanzlei in München sind in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zugelassen. 

Zuständige Steuerberaterkammer:

Steuerberaterkammer Hessen 
Steuerberaterkammer München

Die maßgeblichen berufsrechtlichen Regelungen für Steuerberater sind: 

  • das Steuerberatungsgesetz (StBerG),
  • die Durchführungsverordnung (DVStB),
  • Steuerberatervergütungsverordnung (StBVV), 
  • die Berufsordnung der Bundessteuerberaterkammer (BOStB).

Die Texte sind zugänglich in dem Internetangebot der Bundessteuerberaterkammer (Bereich Downloads/Berufsrecht). 

Attorneys at Law (US-amerikanische Anwälte)

Die Berufbezeichnung Attorney at law wird in den USA verwendet. Alle Attorneys at law der Kanzlei in Frankfurt am Main und der Kanzlei in München sind in den USA zugelassen. 

Zuständige US-amerikanische berufsrechtliche Organisationen:

Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court of the State of New York (bei Zulassung im Bundesstaat New York) 
The State Bar of California (bei Zulassung im Bundesstaat California) 
The District of Columbia Bar (bei Zulassung im District of Columbia) 
State Bar of Texas (bei Zulassung im Bundesstaat Texas) 

Die maßgeblichen Berufsregeln werden in den jeweiligen Bundesstaaten der USA festgelegt. 

  • In New York gilt der Lawyer’s Code of Responsibility. Dieser ist auf der Internetseite der New York Bar Association abrufbar.
  • In Kalifornien gelten die Rules of Pofessional Conduct. Diese sind auf der Internetseite der The State Bar of California abrufbar.
  • Im District of Columbia gelten die DC Rules of Professional Conduct. Diese sind auf der Internetseite der District of Columbia Bar abrufbar.
  • In Texas gelten die Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct . Diese sind auf der Internetseite der State Bar of Texas abrufbar.

Umsatzsteueridentifikations-Nummer
DE 211178124

Berufshaftpflichtversicherung 
AXA Versicherungs AG 
Lise-Meitner-Str. 4, 60486 Frankfurt am Main 

Räumlicher Geltungsbereich: im gesamten EU-Gebiet 


Poland 
Act on Information Society Services of July 18, 2002 

The partners of the Polish office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges practice from the following address: 

Name: Weil Gotshal & Manges- Pawel Rymarz Spolka Komandytowa 
Address: Warsaw Financial Centre, ul.Emilii Plater 53, 00-113 Warsaw, Poland 
Telephone: +48 22 520 4000 
Fax: +48 22 520 4001 
E-mail: postmaster@weil.com 
VAT Number
: 525-21-91-456

KRS Number: 0000026546, the District Court for the capital city of Warsaw, XIX Commercial Division of the National Court Register (Sad Rejonowy dla m. st. Warszawy, Wydzial XIX Gospodarczy Krajowego Rejestru Sadowego)