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Germany - Insurance & Reinsurance

Professional Biography

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 Herbert Palmberger is “a well-respected figure” in the German insurance market and stands out for his impressive work handling complex claims and disputes.

Biography

Dr Herbert Palmberger is a partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, a major independent law firm with more than 350 lawyers in Berlin, Chemnitz, Cologne, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Brussels and Zurich. He is head of the team of experts for insurance and reinsurance law in Germany. He advises both German and foreign clients. Dr Palmberger has specialised in advising and representing insurers and reinsurers, brokers and industrial companies as well as public authorities and government offices. Other focuses of his work include insurability and claims management in D&O insurance.

Dr Palmberger has formerly held similar positions in the internationally active law firms DLA Piper UK LLP and Clifford Chance. Prior to his work as an attorney Dr Palmberger worked for 20 years in the management and in-house legal departments of German and international insurers and reinsurers. In the course of his work as the head of the German branch of Chubb Insurance he played a pivotal role in introducing the concept of D&O insurance to Germany. His past and present work is based on his German, US and French degrees in law attained at universities in Bonn, New York and Paris. Dr Palmberger has also acted as arbitrator in numerous international arbitration and mediation proceedings.

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