Articles of Association

of the

Deutsch-Iranischen Handelskammer e.V.

Art. 1 Name, Registered Office and Fiscal Year

1. The name of the association is "Deutsch-Iranische Handelskammer e.V." hereinafter entitled Chamber.

2. The Chamber’s registered office is located in Hamburg and it is recorded in the society register

     maintained by the Magistrates' Court Hamburg (AmtsgerichtHamburg) under the number VR 5038.

3. The fiscal year shall be the European calendar year.

 Art. 2 Duties and Objectives

1. The Chamber serves to promote business relationships between Germany and Iran and to facilitate such

    information and knowledge, which is necessary for Germans active in Iran and Iranians active in

    Germany. Therefore, it combines firms and individuals together that have an interest in Iran.

2. The society promotes all activities, which serve German and Iranian business relationships and any

    expansion thereof.

3. Society funds may only be employed for the purposes allowed for in the articles of association.

    Accordingly, no one shall be benefited through improper expenditures or through disproportionately high

    compensation. Members shall not receive any payment from society funds in their capacity as members.

4. Duties shall also include the support and organization of non-profit activities, e.g.training and continuing

    education as well as cultural events.

5. The Chamber may participate in institutions with the same or similar objectives. The Chamber may also

    set up a foundation in order to fulfill upcoming not-for-profit tasks or participate in endowment

    contributions.

6. The society shall not pursue religious or political objectives.

 

 

Art. 3 Membership

 

1. Members may be partnerships or body corporates as well as other legal entities.

2. Individual persons may also be -members, who have interests in the bilateral relationship and who are

    able to supportthe same.

3. Membership shall begin upon the first full or proportional payment of the annual membership fee.

4. Membership shall expire:

      -  Upon dissolution of the partnership, body corporate or other legal entity that was a member of

         the Chamber.

-          Upon the death of a natural person, who was a member of the Chamber.

-          Upon withdrawal by a member on at least six months' notice expiring at the end of the respective fiscal year through a Letter that

         must be sent via registered post.

5. Moreover, membership shall terminate upon expulsion. The executive committee may pronounce

    expulsion upon unanimous resolution, if a member has injured the Chambers interests. If a member

    does not satisfy his, her or its financial obligations owed to the Chamber, despite at least three

    requests to do so, then this shall always be a justifiable reason for expulsion. The executive

   committee's resolution about expulsion must be subscribed in order to be legally valid and it must be

   delivered to the member via registered post. The expelled member may appeal the decision, which

   must be submitted in writing no later than 14 days after receipt of the decision to the Chambers

   business office. The members of the society at their next general meeting shall decide on the appeal.

   Membership shall be suspended until such time.

6. Resigning or outgoing members do not have any right to a reimbursement of membership fees,

    costs, or donations that have been remitted.

 

Art. 4 Cooperation

1. The Chamber may cooperate with institutions, associations and all public and private organizations

     in Germany and Iran in order to achieve the societies objectives. ·

2. The Chamber shall cooperate with non-profit institutions, provided that these institutions support

     aims in line with the society's constitutional objectives.

Art. 5 Membership Fees

1. Fees and the allocation of costs shall be decided upon at the annual general meeting of society

    members.

2. Each year fees are payable by the end of the first quarter.

Art. 6 The Chambers Governing Bodies

The Chambers governing bodies shall be society members upon convocation and the

executive committee.

Art. 7 Executive Committee

1. The executive committee within the meaning of section 26 of the German Civil Code (BGB) shall

     be the president, both of his vice-presidents, the managing executive committee member, and the

     treasurer, for which each shall be elected into office for a period of two years by the society's

     members. The managing executive committee member shall be exempted from the limitation

     contained insection 181 BGB. The members exercise their functions in a voluntary capacity and

     shall not receive compensation.

 2. Two members of the executive committee may jointly exercise the powers of the Chamber. The

     managing executive committee member may exercise the powers of the Chamber together with

     another executive committee member.

3. The executive committee shall implement resolutions passed by the society's members and shall

     supervise management.

4. The managing executive committee member shall manage the day-to-day affairs of the Chamber.

5. If an executive committee member should no Longer be in a position to carry out the duties of his

    office before the expiry of his tenure of office, the executive committee shall co-opt a new executive

    committee member until the next meeting of the society members.

6. The executive committee shall pass its resolutions upon majority vote.

 

Art. 8 Advisory Committee

1. In order to assist it with its activities the executive committee may appoint an advisory committee.

    The appointment shall be for two years. Reappointment is possible. Advisory committee members

    should be members of the Chamber or working in a management position within a member firm.

2. The advisory committee advises the executive committee. Upon invitation of the chairman of the

     executive committee, the advisory committee shall hold a meeting at least once a year, which shall

     be convened together with the executive committee.

Art. 9 Meeting of Society Members

1. The executive committee shall call an annual general meeting for the members of the society in the  

    first half of the year for which at least two weeks' advance notice must be given to the members in a

    written invitation together with information about the agenda of the meeting.

2. The executive committee may at any time call special meetings for the members of the society.

    A special meeting for the members of the society must be convened, if upon written details of the

    agenda at least 25% of the members desire such. The same provisions shall apply to convening a

    special meeting of society members as apply to convening an annual general meeting of society

    members.

3. Motions from members for resolutions at a society members' meeting must be submitted to the

    business office, so that they can be included in the agenda that will be dispatched to the members

    together with invitations to the meeting.

4. At society members' meetings each member has one vote. Voting rights may be assigned and

     transfer by written proxy to another member. Proxy holders may not possess more than three votes.

5. The chairman of the executive committee shall preside over any meeting of society members, and if

     he is unable to attend, then another member of the executive committee shall preside over the

     meeting.

6. The executive committee shall report on the work of the Chamber at annual general meeting of

     society members. In addition thereto the auditor shall give a report about his/her activities.

7. The members of the society shall have the following duties at a meeting:Adoption of resolutions

     about amendments to the articles of association; Election of executive committee members;

     Formal approval of the actions of the executive committee; Election of the auditor and formal

     approval of his or her actions; Adoption of resolutions on other agenda items.

8. Properly convened society members' meetings shall constitute a quorum regardless of the number of

    members in attendance. Members shall decide matters upon a simple majority vote of the members

    in attendance together with any proxies. In the event of tie, the vote of the presiding chairman of the

    society members' meeting shall be decisive. Resolutions for amendments to the articles of

    association and the dissolution of the Chamber shall require a four-fifth-majority vote by those

    members in attendance together with any proxies.

9. Minutes must be taken concerning resolutions passed by the society members at

    meetings, which must be signed by the chairman of the meeting and the secretary.

 

Art.10 Use of Chamber Earnings and Assets

1. Chamber earnings and assets may only be used for tasks, which are permitted by the articles of

    association.

2. The Chamber may not benefit a natural person or legal entity through tasks that do not comport with

     the objectives and duties contained in the articles of association.

    The Chamber may not grant any disproportionately high compensation for services

     rendered. Payments may not be made to members of the Chamber, unless it is

     reasonable compensation for services rendered.

 

Art. 11 Dissolution

1. The Chamber shall be dissolved upon resolution of the society members.

2. The appropriation of Chamber assets must be stipulated in the dissolution resolution. Generally,

     assets must be furnished to a non-profit institution upon dissolution that serves to cultivate the

     relationships between Germany and Iran.

 

Art. 12 Authorisation

The executive committee is authorized to induce any amendments or additions to the

articles of association required by any judge of the register court or the inland-revenue

office. Society members must be informed about such.

 

Art. 13 Legal Validity

These articles of association shall come into force on 16 July 2008. They shall replace the previous articles of association.

 

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