Germany: Insurance & Reinsurance 2018

This year, our research identifies 28 insurance and reinsurance practitioners who are highlighted for their outstanding work in the field.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Reinhard Dallmayr BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr, Munich
2. Michael Molitoris Noerr, Munich
3. Jan Schröder Allen & Overy, Düsseldorf
4. Joachim Grote BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr, Munich

Specialist insurance and liability law firm BLD BACH LANGHEID DALLMAYR retains its position at the top of the market in this area, with six insurance specialists highlighted.
Reinhard Dallmayr is the country’s leading expert in the field, with extensive experience advising on regulatory issues and acting in insurance-related arbitral proceedings.
Joachim Grote receives accolades from international sources as a leading practitioner in the insurance sector. One source effuses that he is “extremely capable with regards to all advisory and ligation work”.
The “excellent” Theo Langheid is a distinguished practitioner who possesses a wealth of experience advising insurers on high-profile claims and policy.
Bastian Finkel is a prominent name in the insurance market. He regularly advises national and international banks and insurers on complex D&O and E&O matters.
Björn Seitz is a renowned insurance law specialist who is praised for his quick thinking and deep knowledge of the sector. He is well versed in handling a broad range of matters including financial loss liability, major losses and D&O and E&O insurance.

Two practitioners are singled out from full-service law firm NOERR for their expertise in insurance and reinsurance matters.
“Outstanding lawyer” Michael Molitoris impresses market commentators with his international outlook and comprehensive knowledge of insurance law, with one US-based source effusing, “He really understands how to work with US lawyers and international clientele.”
Oliver Sieg is widely regarded as an insurance and reinsurance expert, and is hailed as being “exceptional on the litigation side”.

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT also achieves two listings in this year’s research.
Eva-Maria Barbosa is a top name, recommended for her comprehensive experience with insurance supervision and company law.
Andreas Börner is internationally renowned as a leading name in the region, and stands out for his work on cross-border M&A transactions and regulatory issues for insurers and insurance intermediaries.

Winfried Schnepp at CMS HASCHE SIGLE draws praise for his outstanding work advising German and international insurance companies and insurance brokers in a range of matters, including the restructuring of insurance companies and distribution law.

Wessel Heukamp at FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER is lauded as being “excellent on the transactional side” with one source effusing that he is “one to watch out for”.

CLYDE & CO is home to leading insurance specialist Henning Schaloske, who impresses sources with his expertise in the full remit of domestic and international insurance and reinsurance law. His first-rate practice focuses on advising reinsurers in complex foreign and domestic claims.

Björn Fiedler at FIEDLER CRYNS-MOLL JÜNGEL is a greatly respected practitioner who one commentator describes as “a highly sophisticated insurance partner”.

Jan Schröder at ALLEN & OVERY is “an absolute expert in restructuring work and regulatory work for insurance companies” according to one impressed peer, who adds that “he is number one for any kind of M&A transaction or group restructuring”.

Stefan Segger at INCE & CO is a longstanding fixture in the market, possessing more than 15 years’ experience handling complex claims on behalf of insurers with big corporate multinational clients.

Peers “really appreciate” working with DLA PIPER’s Christian Schneider, who is renowned for his deep knowledge of consultative and forensic claims in the fields of liability law and property and transport insurance.

Daniel Wilm at HENGELER MUELLER is a well-known expert in the insurance market who focuses his top-tier practice on providing corporate and regulatory advice to domestic and international insurance groups.

Oliver Meixner at JOHANNSEN RECHTSANWÄLTE boasts more than 20 years’ experience in the field and is “an expert when it comes to insurance distribution questions”.

Christoph Louven at HOGAN LOVELLS is a widely recognised corporate lawyer who is commended for his experience working on key deals for prominent clients in the insurance sector.

Herbert Palmberger at HEUKING KÜHN LÜER WOJTEK is a seasoned practitioner in the market whose deep knowledge of insurance law makes him a firm favourite among clients. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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