in Münster, Innsbruck and Cologne – Bonn
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Uwe Kärgel was admitted to the bar in 1971. In 1976 he formed the first precursor of today’s Kärgel de Maizière & Partner. Uwe Kärgel received his appointment as a notary in February 1981. His work includes all aspects of the services of a notary, and he also works in the fields of corporate & partnership law, commercial law, company criminal law and in the law of professional liability of lawyers and notaries.
Uwe Kärgel was a member of the executive board of the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers from 1981 to 1988 and for many years was a member of the legislative assembly of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers. He was a member of the executive of the Berlin Bar Association from 1980 to 2003, becoming its president in 1989, serving until 2003 when he became Honorary President of the Berlin Bar Association. From 1992 to 1999 Uwe Kärgel was also a member of the executive board of the German Bar Association; he became its Vice-president in 1995 and in addition was appointed to the position of Treasurer in 1997. He was the President of the Berlin Association of the Liberal Professions from 1987 to 1989.
For his services to his profession Uwe Kärgel was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on a ribbon in 1995 and the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, First Class, in 2003. He was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour by the Republic of Austria in 1999.
Uwe Kärgel is President of the Berlin chapter of the German Red Cross and a member of the board of trustees of the Stiftung Menschlichkeit charity.
He has a seat on a number of supervisory and advisory boards, is a member of the Union International des Avocats, the International Bar Association and an honorary member of the AUE. He represents the interests of lawyers for example on the legislative committee of the lawyer and notary working group of the German Bar Association.
2011, the University of Russe, Bulgaria honoured Uwe Kärgel in recognition of his merits for the co-operation of european Lawyers by awarding him the doctor honoris causa.