BGH ruling on legal tech providers: Contract generator does not constitute legal service

The long-awaited decision of the Bundesgerichtshof on the question of whether non-lawyer service providers may also offer legal tech applications such as contract generators has finally been published.

The Federal Supreme Court (BGH) ruled that a digital legal document generator does not constitute an unauthorised legal service within the meaning of § 2 para. 1, § 3 RDG. In contrast to legal advice, the user's individual circumstances, which go beyond the usual case, are not taken into account when creating contractual documents.

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Pressemitteilung des BGH