SGR International Practice

General

“Smith, Gambrell & Russell” is an international legal practice carried on principally by Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, a limited liability partnership organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia, United States of America, whose principal office is at 1230 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3592, USA, and in the United Kingdom by its affiliated practice, Smith, Gambrell & Russell International, LLP, a limited liability partnership organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, United States of America, whose registered office is at 160 Greentree Drive, Suite 101, Dover, Kent County, Delaware 19904.

United Kingdom Regulatory Notices

In the United Kingdom, “Smith, Gambrell & Russell” is a trading name for Smith, Gambrell & Russell International, LLP, a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware, USA (SGR UK) and authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA ID 634120), whose rules can be accessed at https://www.sra.org.uk/rules. SGR UK is a subsidiary of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, a limited liability partnership organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia, USA (SGR US). SGR US and SGR UK work together as a closely integrated international network but are separately constituted and separately regulated legal entities which provide legal and other client services in accordance with the relevant laws of the jurisdictions in which they respectively operate.

A full list of the partners of, and the other legal professionals employed by, Smith, Gambrell & Russell International, LLP is here.

Regulation

SGR UK is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA ID 634120) with practising addresses at:

  • Octagon Point, 1-5 Cheapside, London EC2V 6AA; and
  • International House, Southampton International Business Park, George Curl Way, Southampton, SO18 2RZ.

The standards and requirements which SGR UK is expected to achieve and observe are set out in the SRA Handbook and, in particular, its Code of Conduct. To find out more, please go to www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/welcome.page.

SGR US attorneys are subject to bar rules in the jurisdictions where SGR US practices.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

The Provision of Services Regulations 2009 require us to notify details of the insurers who provide SGR UK, its partners, staff and connected entities with professional liability insurance cover that SGR UK, as a firm of solicitors practising in England and Wales, is obliged to hold by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

SGR UK’s qualifying insurers are Allianz Global Corporate and Speciality SE whose address is 60 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0HR. This insurance covers SGR UK’s practice in England and Wales and extends to acts or omissions wherever in the world they may occur.

Solicitors Compensation Fund

The Solicitors Compensation Fund Rules 2011 provide for the Law Society to establish and maintain a fund for compensation claims. Grants are made from the fund at the discretion of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Data Protection

SGR UK is a data controller registered with the UK Information Commissioner (registration number ZA222750). We shall process any personal information you provide to SGR UK or which SGR UK obtains in connection with providing its services to you in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998, other relevant legislation and our data protection registration.

Anti-money laundering

In order to comply with applicable anti-money laundering legislation SGR UK is required to undertake detailed client due diligence measures and ongoing monitoring for both new and existing clients. This means that when SGR UK first receives instructions from a client, SGR UK is required to identify its client and verify their identity on the basis of documents, data or information. We may also be required to take similar steps in respect of any beneficial owner of the client.

Accordingly, we ask clients to provide us with any verification information that we request. If such information is not provided within a reasonable time identity or if we suspect that the client or any other party connected with such client or with the matter is involved in any activities prescribed by any relevant law we may terminate the provision of any services.

Anti-corruption

SGR UK is committed to preventing bribery and corruption and have in place policies designed to prevent our staff and associated persons such as agents and contractors from engaging in any activity which would constitute an offence under anti-corruption laws worldwide. These policies include the carrying out of appropriate due diligence when required and the making and keeping of records in relation to gifts and hospitality received and given.

UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

SGR UK is not authorised by the FCA. SGR UK is authorised and regulated by the SRA, a designated body for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA). Firms may carry out certain regulated activities without being authorised by the FCA, provided a designated body makes rules setting out the scope of activities which may be undertaken. While SGR UK may provide advice to clients in relation to a matter which involves or relates to an investment, we are only able to provide such advice on a limited basis where an exemption under FSMA applies.

UK Legal Professionals

The Partners and other legal professionals of SGR UK, and their professional regulatory qualifications, are:

Benjamin Graham-Evans, Solicitor – England & Wales
Partner +44(0)23 8030 2491
p: 404-815-3846 f: 404-685-7146
bgraham-evans@sgrlaw.com

Mark Turnbull, Solicitor – England & Wales
Partner +44(0)23 8030 2495
p: 404-815-3845 f: 404-685-7145
mturnbull@sgrlaw.com

Gareth Hawes, Solicitor – England & Wales
Associate +44(0) 23 8030 2478
f: 44(0) 7711 171594
ghawes@sgrlaw.com

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Germany Regulatory Notices

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Our office in Munich, Germany is an office of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Georgia, USA. Qualification as a Partner in this partnership is determined, and personal liability of Partners is limited, in accordance with the terms of applicable laws of the State of Georgia, USA and the partnership agreement of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. A full list of the Partners of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and their professional qualifications is available here. The principal office of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP is located at Suite 3100, 1230 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309, USA.

Address and Contact Information

Our office in Germany is located at Prinzregentenstr. 20-22, 80538 München. The telephone number of that office is +49 89 255 1347-0             . The general e-mail address for that office is mbahmann@sgrlaw.com. The legal representative of the partnership at that office is Dr. Markus Bahmann, a partner of the partnership.


Professional Qualifications; Rules of Professional Regulation; Responsible Professional Chamber

The only legal professionals working in our Munich office are German attorneys (Rechtsanwälte). A full listing of the names and professional qualifications of those individuals can be accessed by clicking here. The professional title “Rechtsanwält” is used based on the titleholder’s admission under the German Federal Lawyers Act. The following rules of professional conduct are, among others, applicable to regulation of the provision of legal services by such individuals:

  • BRAO – Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (Federal Lawyers’ Order)
  • BORA – Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (Professional Code for Lawyers)
  • FAO – Fachanwaltsordnung (Specialist Lawyers’ Order
  • RVG – Gesetz über die Vergütung der Rechtsanwältinnen und Rechtsanwälte (Act for the Remuneration of Lawyers)
  • Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft (CCBE) (Professional Rules for Lawyers in the European Community)
  • Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland (EuRAG) v. 9.3.2000 (BGBI. I S. 182) (Law Implementing the Directives of the European Community pertaining to the professional law regulating the legal profession).

The text of these professional regulations can be found, among other places, on the website of the German Federal Bar Association. Click here. (http://www.brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht/).

The regulatory authority responsible for professional supervision of the legal services provided by the attorneys in our Munich office is: Rechtsanwaltskammer München, Tal 33 80331 München, Germany.

Professional Indemnity Insurance Prescribed by German Law

Professional liability insurance with respect to the professional activities of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP’s German office is provided through:

ERGO Versicherungs AG Regionaldirektion München Rosenheimers. 116 81669 München.

Responsibility for Editorial Content

The name and address of the person responsible for editorial content of matters emanating from our Munich office which completely or partially reproduce texts or visual content of periodical print media is Dr. Markus Bahmann, Rechtsanwälte, Prinzregentenstr. 20-22, 80538 München.

German Legal Professionals

The following constitute all the Partners of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP providing legal services at our Munich office, and their professional regulatory qualifications:

Dr. Markus Bahmann – Rechtsanwält
p: +49 89 244 13 47-0
p: 404-815-3859 US
f: 49 89 244 13 47-29
mbahmann@sgrlaw.com