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Name and address


Rechtsanwälte Becker
Hölzl Ziegelmayer GbR
Hohenzollernring 57
50672 Köln
T +49 221 46 78 35 0
F +49 221 46 78 35 99

Cologne Office

Thomas Becker, LL.M.Eur.
Rechtsanwalt · Attorney-at-law
Hohenzollernring 57
50672 Köln
T +49 221 46 78 35 10
F +49 221 46 78 35 11

David Ziegelmayer
Rechtsanwalt · Attorney-at-law
Hohenzollernring 57
50672 Köln
T +49 221 46 78 35 20
F +49 221 46 78 35 21

Berlin Office

Dr. Franz Josef Hölzl, LL.M. (Nottingham)
Rechtsanwalt · Attorney-at-law
Tieckstraße 32
10115 Berlin
T +49 30 200 92 763
F +49 30 200 92 764

Profession and bar

Thomas Becker and David Ziegelmayer have been admitted to practice as attorney-at-law ("Rechtsanwalt") in the Federal Republic of Germany. They are members of the local bar association:

Bar Association of Cologne (Rechtsanwaltskammer Köln)
Riehler Str. 30, 50668 Köln, Germany
T +49 221 973010-0
F +49 221 973010-50

Further information on the Bar Association of Cologne is available on its website:

Dr. Franz Josef Hölzl has been admitted to practice as attorney-at-law ("Rechtsanwalt") in the Federal Republic of Germany. He is a member of the local bar association:

Bar Association of Berlin (Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin)
Littenstraße 9, 10179 Berlin, Germany
T +49 30 30 69 31 0
F +49 30 30 69 31 99

Further information on the Bar Association of Berlin is available on its website:

Applicable Professional Regulations

- Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO, German Attorneys Act)
- Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA, Professional Rules and Regulations for Attorneys)
- Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO, Specialist Lawyers Act)
- Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG, German Attorneys’ Fees Act)
- Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft (CCBE-Berufsregeln; Professional Rules for Attorneys in the European Union)

The applicable professional regulations are available at the German Bar Association website :

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Geographical scope: European Union and the member states of the European Economic Area

Alternative dispute resolution

In cases of dispute between attorneys-at-law and their clients, a party might apply for an out-of-court dispute resolution before the regional bar association (§ 73 BRAO) or before the mediation office of the federal bar association (§ 191f BRAO). Further information is available on the Internet at the federal bar association website ( or by e-mail or directly on the conciliation board website ( or by e-mail

You might also use the EU platform for Online Dispute Resolution in case you are a consumer ( However, we are neither obliged nor willing to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer dispute resolution board.

Professional secrecy and electronic communication

If you contact us you do not need any specific confidentiality agreement or NDA with us. We will in any event treat all your requests and matters as confidential and will handle them in accordance with the professional secrecy obligations of lawyers.

If you contact us with a simple (unencrypted) e-mail or otherwise electronically we assume that you agree that we respond by using the same communication means. Please note that there is no guarantee that electronic communication be secure, free of malicious code or successfully delivered. In particular, e-mails that are not ecrypted might be intercepted by third parties during transport or might be received by persons other than the intended addressees. If your matter requires a more specifc level of confidentialtiy and if you consider simple electronic communication as inappropriate, it is your responsibility to tell us so in advance.

We are happy to agree with you on any necessary security measures such as communication through encrypted e-mails or the use of secured data rooms.

Conflicts of interest

German law requires that attorneys-at-law may not act in cases of conflicts of interest (§ 43a Abs. 4 BRAO). Before accepting any client, we always check to make sure no conflicts of interest exist.

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Last update: 18 May 2018

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Thomas Becker

+49 221 46 78 35 10