Dr. Michael Bernauer and Eva-Maria Bernauer

Notaries in Laufen and Freilassing


Welcome to our website!

As notaries in Laufen and Freilassing (near Salzburg, Austria) we warmly welcome you to our website!

Do not hesitate to contact us, also in English, preferably via e-mail.

We also offer notarizations in English. Our competences are in the field of company law (e.g. establishment of limited liablity companies); succession law (e.g. administration of estates), real estate law (e.g. selling and buying real property), and familiy law (e.g. prenuptial agreements, divorce agreements). Furthermore, we draft and certify powers of attorney. In the international context we assist you to apply for an apostil or a legalisation.

By the way: in Germany you have free choice of notary. However, as notaries we must not leave our district for notarizations.

We are looking forward to your visit.

Dr. Michael Bernauer & Eva-Maria Bernauer

Contact us or make an appointment:

Office Laufen

Stadtberg 5
83410 Laufen
Phone: +49 (0)8682 9566020
Telefax: +49 (0)8682 1696
E-Mail: mail(at)notare-laufen.de

Office Freilassing

Ludwig-Zeller-Str. 45
83395 Freilassing
Phone: 08654 / 22 92
Telefax: 08682 / 16 96
E-Mail: mail(at)notare-laufen.de

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Our philosophy and values


We serve as impartial counsel in complicated and far-reaching legal matters.

The notary shall maintain secrecy about all matters that become known to the notary and his employees in the course of his professional practice.

Notaries are pioneers when it comes to electronic legal transactions. Qualified electronic signatures with a notary attribute now carry the same level of trust as the notary's seal and signature.

The notarial deed is the epitome of legal certainty. The trust placed in it originates from the notaries' care and diligence.

Form is the sworn enemy of arbitrariness, the twin sister of freedom
Rudolf von Jhering: Geist des römischen Rechts auf den verschiedenen Stufen seiner Entwicklung, 1858.

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Real estate

The preparation and execution of real estate transactions is one of our main areas of practice. The purchase of real estate in Germany has to be notarised. You would like to buy or sell property? We will gladly assist you.

Marriage, partnership and family

Those who rely only on the legal provisions put in place for marriage, partnership and family might miss out on opportunities to form their life according to their individual ideas. You can avoid unfair consequences by individual marriage or partnership contracts, separation and divorce agreements, declarations of custody or other notarial agreements. Your notary will advise you impartially and ensure that all agreements are fair and balanced.

Inheritance and gifts

During our lifetime, we seek to preserve or even increase our assets. However, only very few people make sufficient provisions for the time after passing away. This can lead to disputes in the family, trigger expensive lawsuits and ultimately reduce the value of the assets. Notaries are happy to advise you on protective measures.


As an entrepreneur, you face demanding challenges every day. Your business requires decision-making and the review of existing structures at all times. Business management and also legal aspects must be taken into account. Professional legal advice is therefore needed to avoid mistakes – starting with the formation of your company, throughout the implementation of structural measures and right up to company succession.

You can conveniently complete numerous notarial procedures in corporate law online by videoconference.
Please feel free to contact us or visit for more information: online.notar.de.

Precautionary power of attorney

Who shall decide, should one no longer be able to do so? How and where will one be medically treated or cared for after an accident, in case of illness or in old age? Who shall manage your assets, take care of your financial affairs and make decisions in your stead? Without a precautionary power of attorney, you would have to rely on a guardian appointed by the state.

If you do not wish to do so, you can remain in charge in such cases – if you make your own will clear in a precautionary power of attorney, a directive for assignment of a guardian and a health care directive. We are happy to advise you if you would like to make adequate provisions and ensure that your "penultimate will" is also implemented correctly.

Dispute settlement and mediation

Every notary is called upon to conduct statutory mediations upon request as part of his official duties. Voluntary mediations are possible as well.

Due to his impartiality, you can turn to your notary in confidence and work together with him and the other parties to reach a reasonable, fair and balanced settlement.

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