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Service, trust, reliability – DNotV GmbH

The association

DNotV GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German Notary Association, the Federal Association of Notaries. In its ten member associations, about 90 percent of the approximately 1,600 full-time notaries in Germany are organised.

Today’s Deutsche Notarverein was founded in 1991, its predecessor organisations in the years 1871 and 1900, and its member associations can look back on 150 years of uninterrupted history.

The foundation of the association in the year after the German reunification is no coincidence. The establishment of a modern notarial profession in the new federal states required the creation of a new association. However, the story did not end with the reunification. The integration of Europe and the world promotes competition between legal cultures. Deutscher Notarverein wants to present the full-time professional notary’s office as a modern and efficient body for the administration of justice in the service of consumer protection and legal certainty. The association is committed to this self-image in all its activities.

The tasks of the GmbH

Through its service company, which was founded in 1997 as „DNotV Verlag und Service GmbH“ and is now known as „DNotV GmbH“, the Deutsche Notarverein offers comprehensive services not only for notaries. Further information on other services can be found on the website of Deutscher Notarverein.

Trading with shelf companies is one of DNotV GmbH’s most important services today. On the following pages you will find all necessary information, data and forms in English.“