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Lawyers from GATS-Member States

Citizens of GATS-member states having the professional training and qualifications equivalent to those of the German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) can apply for registration at the local bar in Germany (§ 206 Abs. 1 BRAO/Federal Lawyers' Act). Periodically, the Federal Ministry of Justice (Bundesministerium der Justiz) enlists these equivalent professions in a federal regulation. The latest version of this regulation dates feb. 7, 2012 (BGBl. I S. 189).       

After regsitration at the local bar, the foreign lawyer is authorized to practice the law of his state of origin and public international law. 

In the federal regulation, the following professions are recognized as equivalent to the profession of the German Rechtsanwalt: 

 

ÄgyptenMuhami
AlbanienAvokat
AustralienBarrister, Solicitor, Legal Practicioner
ArgentinienAbogado
BolivienAbogado
BrasilienAdvogado
ChileAbogado
VR ChinaLü shi
Chinesisch TapeiLü shi
EcuadorAbogado
El SavadorAbogado
GeorgienAdwokati
GhanaLawyer, Legal Practitioner, Solicitor, Barrister
IndienAdvocate
IndonesienAdvokat
IsraelOrech-Din
JapanBengoshi
KamerunAvocat/Advocate
KanadaBarrister, Solicitor
KolumbienAbogado
Republik KoreaByeonhosa, Lawyer
KroatienOdvjetnik
MalaysiaPeguambela&Peguamcara, Advocate and Solicitor
MarokkoMohamin
MazedonienAdvokat
MexikoAbogado
MoldauAvocat
NamibiaLegal Practitioner/Advocate/Attorney
NeuseelandBarrister, Solicitor
NigeriaLegal Practitioner
PakistanWakeel, Advocate
PanamaAbogado
PeruAbogado
PhilippinenAttorney
SingapurAdvocate and Solicitor
Sri LankaAttorney at law
SüdafrikaAttorney/Prokureur, Advocate/Advokaat
ThailandTanaaykwaam
TürkeiAvukat
TunesienAvocat
UkraineAdvokat
UruguayAbogado
VenezuelaAbogado
Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika Attorney at law

Lawyers from other states

§ 206 Abs. 2 BRAO (Federal Lawyers' Act) authorizes the Federal Ministry of Justice (Justizministerium) to determine in a federal regulation those legal qualifications issued by third countries, which entitle to the practice of the law of the state of origin in Germany.

The only profession concerned by the regulation in force is the Russian Advokat.