Ain’t no mountain high enough…

… we thought a little over a year ago when we submitted our reasoned proposal to the German Federal Ministry of Justic to permit Kosovo-admitted lawyers to become members of German bar associations pursuant to § 206 Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO).

Various follow-up correspondence, calls, a legal opinion on statutes of professional conduct and multiple certified translations of Kosovo laws and statutes later, we are happy to share that as of last week, lawyers admitted in Kosovo are finally part of the annex to § 206 BRAO. They can now become members of German bar associations and carry their professional title Avokat in Germany pursuant to a governmental decree issued by the Federal Ministry of Justice on 7 August 2023.

We are most grateful to everyone who supported this cause!

As you may know, we are closely connected to Kosovo through our dear colleague Petrit Elshani, who for the first time five years ago took some of us to his home country – which included a hiking tour in Rugova.


Tanya Verma

Tanya Verma is an Indian qualified lawyer currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Dispute Resolution at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She obtained a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration and Legislative Law from a renowned university in India. During her five-year tenure in law school, Tanya had the opportunity to intern under esteemed designated Senior […]

Pablo Ortega Krstulovic

Pablo Ortega Krstulovic is a Chilean-qualified lawyer who joins us as a visiting professional from the new class of the IDR LL.M at HU. He grew up in Arica, Chile and completed his legal education at the University of Chile in Santiago. Before moving to Berlin, Pablo gained experience as an associate lawyer at one of […]

Diego Melendez Hirezi

Diego Melendez Hirezi is a Salvadorean-qualified lawyer. He graduated from the Superior School of Business and Economics of El Salvador. Currently, he is a student in the International Dispute Resolution LL.M program at Berlin Humboldt University. For more than five years, he worked as an associate in the litigation and arbitration department of Arias Law, a […]

About Wagner Arbitration

The law firm WAGNER Arbitration has its offices in Berlin and specializes in dispute resolution with a focus on arbitration. In addition, the firm offers comprehensive counseling services related to domestic and international business disputes and transactions.