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Law on the Remuneration of Attorneys
(Gesetz über die Vergütung der Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälte - RVG)

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Übersetzung durch Eileen Flügel.

Translation provided by Eileen Flügel.

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 5 Abs. 7 des Gesetzes vom 10.10.2013 (BGBl. I S. 3799).
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Version information: The translation includes the amendment(s) to the Act by Article 5 para. 7 of the Act of 10.10.2013 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 3799).
Translations may not be updated at the same time as the German legal provisions displayed on this website. To compare with the current status of the German version, see http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/rvg/BJNR078800004.html.

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Part 1
General provisions
Section 1Scope
Section 2Amount of remuneration
Section 3Fees in social law matters
Section 3aRemuneration agreement
Section 4Remuneration independent of result
Section 4aQuota litis
Section 4bErroneous remuneration agreement
Section 5Remuneration for activities by representatives of the attorney
Section 6Plurality of attorneys
Section 7Plurality of clients
Section 8Due date, suspension of the period of limitation
Section 9Advance payment
Section 10Invoice
Section 11Assessment of remuneration
Section 12Application of provisions for assistance with court costs
Section 12aRedress granted in the event that a party’s right to be given an effective and fair legal hearing has been violated
Section 12bElectronic file, electronic document
Section 12cProvision of instruction on available legal remedies
Part 2
Fee provisions
Section 13Ad valorem fees
Section 14Sliding-scale fees
Section 15Scope of indemnification of fees
Section 15aSetting off fees
Part 3
Defining matters
Section 16The same matter
Section 17Different matters
Section 18Special matters
Section 19Level of jurisdiction; activities connected with the proceedings
Section 20Referral, relinquishment of jurisdiction
Section 21Referral to a court of lower instance, continuation of ancillary proceedings as an independent family matter
Part 4
Value of the claim
Section 22Principle
Section 23General value provision
Section 23aValue of the claim in proceedings concerning assistance with court costs
Section 23bValue of the claim in model proceedings under the Capital Market Investors' Model Proceedings Act
Section 24(repealed)
Section 24Value of the claim in restructuring or reorganisation proceedings under the [German] Act for the Reorganisation of Credit Institutions (Kreditinstitute-Reorganisationsgesetz - KredReorgG)
Section 25Value of the claim in execution and enforcement
Section 26Value of the claim in compulsory auctions
Section 27Value of the claim in compulsory administration
Section 28Value of the claim in bankruptcy proceedings
Section 29Value of the claim in distribution proceedings pursuant to the Distribution Ordinance under Shipping Laws
Section 30Value of claims in court proceedings pursuant to the [German] Asylum Procedure Act (Asylverfahrensgesetz – AsylVfG)
Section 31Value of the claim in court proceedings under the [German] Act on Appraisal Proceedings (Spruchverfahrensgesetz – SpruchG),
Section 31aExclusion proceedings under the [German] Securities, Acquisition and Takeover Act (Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetzes – WpÜG)
Section 31bValue of the subject in payment agreements
Section 32Assessment of value for court fees
Section 33Assessment of value for attorneys’ fees
Part 5
Out-of-court advice and representation
Section 34Advisory services, expert opinions and mediation
Section 35Provision of assistance in tax matters
Section 36Arbitration proceedings and proceedings before the arbitral tribunal
Part 6
Court proceedings
Section 37Proceedings before the constitutional courts
Section 38Proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union
Section 38aProceedings before the European Court of Human Rights
Section 39Ex officio assignment of an attorney as counsel
Section 40Attorney appointed as joint representative
Section 41Curator ad litem
Section 41aRepresentative of the lead petitioner
Part 7
Criminal and regulatory fining cases as well as certain other proceedings
Section 42Setting a flat-rate fee
Section 43Transferring claims to the reimbursement of costs
Part 8
Attorney assigned or appointed as counsel, advisory assistance
Section 44Right to remuneration for advisory assistance
Section 45Claim to remuneration of an attorney assigned or appointed as counsel
Section 46Expenses and expenditures
Section 47Advance payment
Section 48Scope of the claim and the assignment
Section 49Ad valorem fees from the state treasury
Section 50Further remuneration in connection with assistance with court costs
Section 51Assessment of a flat-rate fee
Section 52Claim against the defendant or the party concerned
Section 53Claim against the client, claim by the attorney appointed as counsel against the convicted person
Section 54Culpability of an attorney assigned or appointed as counsel
Section 55Assessment of the remuneration and advance payments to be paid from the state treasury
Section 56Reminders as a legal remedy and complaints
Section 57Legal remedy in regulatory fining cases before the administrative authority
Section 58Setting off advance payments and payments
Section 59Transfer of claims to the state treasury
Section 59aAssignment and appointment as counsel by judicial authorities
Part 9
Transitional and final provisions
Section 59bPromulgation of new versions
Section 60Transitional provision
Section 61Transitional provision on the occasion of the entry into force of this Law
Section 62Proceedings pursuant to the [German] Law for Therapeutic Preventive Detention (Therapieunterbringungsgesetz - ThUG)
Annex 1 (to section 2 (2))
Remuneration Schedule
Part 1General fees
Part 2Out-of-court activities including representation in administrative proceedings
Part 3Civil matters, proceedings under public-law jurisdictions, proceedings under the Prison Act, also in conjunction with section 92 of the Juvenile Courts Act, and similar proceedings
Part 4Criminal matters
Part 5Regulatory fining matters
Part 6Other proceedings
Part 7Expenses
Annex 2 (corresponding to Section 13 (1), third sentence)