Violating the Attorney-client Relationship

Violating the Attorney-client Relationship in Europe

Violating the Attorney-client Relationship in Germany

Provisions relating to violating the attorney-client relationship in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Thirty, under the heading “Offences Committed in Public Office,” located in Section 356 Violating the attorney-client relationship, which reads: (1) An attorney or other person rendering legal assistance who in relation to matters confided to him in this capacity in the same legal matter serves both parties with counsel and assistance in breach of his duty shall be liable to imprisonment from three months to five years. (2) If the offender acts in collusion with the opposing party to the detriment of his client the penalty shall be imprisonment from one year to five years.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to violating the attorney-client relationship is current as of 2010

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