Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg

Apply for admission to the bar as a European lawyer

How do you want to work as a European lawyer? Then you can apply for admission to the Hanseatic Bar Association in Hamburg.

Important notes


Please contact the Hamburg Bar Association.

Documents required

Complete curriculum vitae in German with a current photo
Certificate from the responsible examination office according to § 16a paragraph 5 EuRAG (original)

  • Proof of professional indemnity insurance
If applicable, a certified photocopy of the doctoral certificate or proof of another academic degree
Attachment to the application regarding information on the swearing-in/payment of the administration fee/chamber fee

Please note

The European lawyer can only use the professional title lawyer if he is admitted.



Procedure & Fees


You submit an application with all the documents to the Hanseatic Bar Association in Hamburg.

Processing time

Please contact the Hamburg Bar Association.



Legal notes

Legal remedies

Not specified

Legal basis

Designation: § 3 Law on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)


Service description

In principle, lawyers have the option of joining the bar association responsible for their location in Germany in accordance with §§ 2ff. to be included in EuRAG. After admission, they are entitled to work as (German) lawyers in Germany under the professional title of their country of origin (Art. 2 Para. 1 EuRAG). The established European lawyers have the same basic rights and duties as German lawyers.

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Public transport

S1 / S2 / S3 Stadthausbrücke, U3 Rathaus, U2 / U1 / U4 / S-Bahn / Busses X3 / 4/5/19 Jungfernstieg

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