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Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in Western-Central Europe. It consists of 16 constituent states (Bundesstaat) and covers an area of 357,021 sq kms with 81 million inhabitants. Germany is the most populous member state in the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany is one of the founding members of the EU; is part of the Schengen Area, and became a co-founder of the Eurozone in 1999. Germany is a member of the UN, NATO, the G8, the G20, and the OECD.

The German legal system is a civil law system of comprehensive statutes.

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How to practise in Germany

By Julie Mamou

Find out all you need to know about practising in Germany

CCBE newsletter - October

The 66th CCBE newsletter is out - read more about the following topics: Proposed European Convention on the profession of lawyer

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How to verify a European lawyer?

Use the European e-justice portal to find or identify lawyers from the EU and the EEA 

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Brexit and the legal services sector in the EU

An overview of the UK legal service sector in the current European market place and potential changes post-Brexit

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Legal consequences of Brexit - Seminar on 20 October

Join the Bar Council of England and Wales and Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV) 

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Your contacts for this region are Alex Storer and Eleanor Farrow

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International Policy Adviser: Europe

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International Policy Assistant: Europe and the CIS