Stating three main areas of practice
Lawyers’ Court in Munich
Judgement of 30th March 1999 – Case No. 4 Anwg. 92/98
The restriction to state a maximum of three main areas of practice embodied in § 7 (1)(2) of the Occupational Regulations for the Bar (Berufsordnung der Rechtsanwälte – BORA) does not comply with Article 80 of the Basic Law (Grundgesetz, GG), since § 59b (2) No.3 of the Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung – BRAO) merely states that within the framework of the provisions thereof the code of professional conduct may more closely regulate particular professional duties in connection with advertising and details concerning self-defined fields of specialisation, whereby the listing of main areas of practice cannot be subsumed under the expression “advertising”.