Vistra Germany Regulatory

Responsible pursuant to section 55, paragraph 2 of the Federal Broadcasting Agreement (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag):

Stephan Neubauer
Universitaetsstrasse 71
50931 Cologne
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 221 800508-0
Fax:     +49 (0) 221 800508-50
E-Mail: cologne@vistra.com

This website is a joint website of the following companies:

1.
Vistra GmbH & Co. KG
Wirtschaftspruefungsgesellschaft
Universitaetsstrasse 71
50931 Cologne
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 221 800508-0
Fax:     +49 (0) 221 800508-50
E-Mail:   cologne@vistra.com

Commercial register:
Cologne Local Court, number HRA 27328
VAT ID no.: DE270935452
Responsible service provider pursuant to section 5 TMG (German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) as amended on February, 26th 2007)

Managing director with authority to represent:

Vistra Treuhand GmbH
Wirtschaftspruefungsgesellschaft 
Universitaetsstrasse 71
50931 Cologne
Germany

Commercial register:
Cologne Local Court, number HRB 67412 
VAT ID no: DE 813806842

Represented by its managing directors:
Kerstin Bors Lawyer|TC, Joachim Buchau CPA|TC, Peter Lenz CPA|TC,
Stephan Neubauer CPA|TC, Peter Reinold TC, Stephan Riek TC, Wolfgang von Thermann CPA|TC.

With the following branch office: 

Birketweg 31
80639 Munich
Germany

The company has the professional liability insurance required within the meaning of Section 54 of the WPO and Section 67 of the StBerG. This is valid for the liability claims made at german courts.

2.
Vistra Treuhand GmbH
Wirtschaftspruefungsgesellschaft
Universitaetsstrasse 71
50931 Cologne
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 221 800508-0
Fax.:    +49 (0) 221 800508-50
E-Mail: cologne@vistra.com

Commercial register:
Cologne Local Court, number HRB 67412
VAT ID no: DE 813806842

Managing directors with authority to represent:
Kerstin Bors Lawyer|TC, Joachim Buchau CPA|TC, Peter Lenz CPA|TC,
Stephan Neubauer CPA|TC, Peter Reinold TC, Stephan Riek TC, Wolfgang von Thermann CPA|TC.

With the following branch offices: 

Birketweg 31
80639 Munich
Germany

Ifflandstrasse 4
22087 Hamburg
Germany

The company has the professional liability insurance required within the meaning of Section 67 of the StBerG. This is valid for the liability claims made at german courts.

3.
Vistra Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Birketweg 31
80639 Munich
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 89 139900-0
Fax.:    +49 (0) 89 139900-40
E-Mail: law@vistra.com

Commercial register: Munich Local Court, number HRB 158649
VAT ID no.: DE 814499862

Managing director with authority to represent:
Kerstin Bors - Lawyer|TC, Nico Dorenkamp - Lawyer

The company has the professional liability insurance required within the meaning of Section 59j of the BRAO. This is valid for the liability claims made at german courts.

Non-regulated companies:

4.
Vistra (Germany) GmbH
Westendstrasse 28 
60325 Frankfurt
Tel: 49 69 5830 35700
Fax: +49 69 5830 35709
frankfurt@vistra.com

This company is a German private company with limited liability, having its seat and registered office in Frankfurt am Main and registered with the Commercial Registry at the Local Court of Frankfurt am Main, number: HRB 88316
VAT ID no: DE 267538234

Managing director with authority to represent: 
Marcus Friedrichs, CFA

5.
Vistra Property Management GmbH 
Brueggering 7b 
59494 Soest
Tel: +49 29 21 7007 150
Fax: +49 29 21 7007 100
soest@vistra.com

Vistra Property Management GmbH is a German private company with limited liability, having its seat and registered office in Soest and registered with the Commercial Registry of Arnsberg, number: HRB 5842. The Managing Directors of the company are Oliver Oser and Onno Bouwmeister.

6.
Sedico Management GmbH

Am Treptower Park 75
12435 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 343 528 822

Sedico Management GmbH is a German private company with limited liability, having its seat and registered office in Frankfurt am Main and registered with the Commercial Registry of Frankfurt am Main, number: HRB 94922.
The Managing Directors of the company are Gijs Hospers and Marcus Friedrichs.

Unless information and services are assignable to one of the companies or branch offices named, the term Vistra is used on this website.

Professional practice regulations:

The employees of Vistra who are featured on this website are by nature of their profession or their work for the Vistra companies subject to particular German regulatory bodies. The local or regional chambers in Germany serve as the supervisory authorities for these companies.

Tax Consultants (TC)

Tax consultants are members of the Chamber of Tax Consultants (Steuerberaterkammer) in Cologne (Volksgartenstrasse 48, D-50677 Cologne, Germany, Phone: (0221) 33643-0, Fax: (0221) 33643-43, E-Mail: mail@stbk-koeln.de, www.stbk-koeln.de) or the Chamber of Tax Consultants in Munich (Nederlinger Strasse 9, D-80638 Munich, Germany, Phone: (089) 15 79 02-0, Fax: (089) 15 79 02-19, E-Mail: info@stbk-muc.de, www.stbk-muc.de).

Tax consultants are subject principally to the following professional regulations:

  • Tax Consultancy Act (Steuerberatungsgesetz, StBerG)
  • Implementing Provisions of the Tax Consultancy Act (Durchführungsverordnungen zum Steuerberatungsgesetz, DVStB)
  • Professional Statutes (Berufsordnung, BOStB)
  • Regulations governing the fees of tax consultants (Steuerberatergebührenverordnung, StBGebV)

The professional regulations can be inspected at the local and regional chambers of tax consultants e.g. at the Chamber of Tax Consultants in Cologne, Germany (www.stbk-koeln.de), the Chamber of Tax Consultants in Munich, Germany (www.stbk-muc.de) or on the website of the Federal Chamber of Tax Consultants (Bundessteuerberaterkammer)(www.bstbk.de).

Certified Public Accountants (CPA)

The supervisory body responsible for certified public accountants and auditing companies is the German Chamber of Certified Public Accountants (Wirtschaftsprueferkammer Deutschland, WPK) Berlin, Rauchstrasse 26, 10787 Berlin, Germany (www.wpk.de).

The main regulations governing certified public accountants and auditing companies are:

  • Law governing the profession of certified public accountants
    (Gesetz ueber eine Berufsordnung der Wirtschaftspruefer, WPO)
  • Professional statutes for certified public accountants
  • Auditing statutes for quality control
    (Pruefungsordnung (PruefO)- Satzung für Qualitaetskontrolle)
  • Legislation governing the design of the seal of certified accountants etc.
    (Verordnung ueber die Gestaltung des Siegels der Wirtschaftspruefer, Siegel-VO)
  • Legislation governing professional liability insurance for certified public accountants etc.
    (Verordnung ueber die Berufshaftpflichtversicherung der Wirtschaftspruefer, WPBHV)
  • Guidelines of the Chamber of Certified Public Accountants on exercising the profession of certified public accountant and certified auditor

Information on these regulations and the pdf files for download are available from the website of the Chamber of Certified Accountants (Wirtschaftsprueferkammer) www.wpk.de/rechtsvorschriften/rechtsvorschriften.asp (statutory regulations section).

Lawyers

All the lawyers in the company are licensed to practice law in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the Chamber of Lawyers (Rechtsanwaltskammer) in Munich, Tal 33, 80331 Munich, Germany, Phone +49 89 53 29 44 - 0, Fax +49 0 53 29 44 - 28, E-Mail: info@rak- muenchen.de or respectively of the Chamber of Lawyers (Rechtsanwaltskammer) in Cologne, Riehler Strasse 30, D-50667 Koeln, Phone +49 221 97 30 10-0, Fax +49 221 97 30 10-50, E-Mail: kontakt@rak-koeln.de.

The main regulations governing the profession of lawyer are as follows:

  • Federal Attorney Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO)
  • Professional Rules for Attorneys at Law (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwaelte, BORA)
  • Attorney Remuneration Act (Rechtsanwaltsverguetungsgesetz, RVG)
  • Legal Services Act (Rechtsdienstleistungsgesetz, RDG)
  • Law governing specialist lawyers (Fachanwaltsordnung, FAO)

The statutes and legislation governing the profession of lawyer can be inspected on the Federal Chamber of Lawyers (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) website  (www.brak.de).

The chambers are also responsible for professional supervision.

Prices for our Services:

As a result of the individual nature of our professional services no prices have been set. However, individual services may be subject to the Steuerberatergebuehrenverordnung (StBGebV - German Directive on Fees for Tax Advisers) or the Rechtsanwaltsverguetungsgesetz (RVG - German Remuneration Act for Attorneys).

Information pursuant to the German Consumer Dispute Resolution Act (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz):

We are neither under obligation or willing to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a dispute resolution Body.