Germany: Insurance & Reinsurance 2019

In this chapter we highlight 28 standout individuals for their excellent work representing insurance underwriters, reinsurers, intermediaries and corporate insurers in contentious, contractual, regulatory and transactional matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Henning Schaloske Clyde & Co (Deutschland) LLP, Düsseldorf
2. Bastian Finkel BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, Cologne
3. Stefan Segger Ince & Co, Cologne
4. Reinhard Dallmayr BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, Munich

BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft stands out as the foremost insurance group in the German market with six nominations in this chapter.
Bastian Finkel is widely respected among peers who commend his expert handling of financial loss, insurance product development and D&O liability matters.
Reinhard Dallmayr stands out in the domestic market for his extensive experience advising clients on a wide array of insurance and reinsurance-related issues, from D&O liability to regulatory matters.
Theo Langheid is an insurance law specialist who comes highly recommended by market sources for his strong expertise handling complex claims and liability matters. 
Joachim Grote is well known for his first-rate insurance law practice that spans the gamut of related matters including life insurance, insurance products and health insurance.

Clyde & Co’s Henning Schaloske is a firm favourite among clients who praise him highly and note, “He is very strong in the insurance claims area.”

Stefan Segger at Ince & Co is “absolutely a name to highlight” according to sources who describe him as “outstanding” when it comes to both claims and advisory work.

Allen & Overy’s Jan Schröder draws high praise from respondents this year who consider him “absolutely an expert for cross-border transactional regulatory work” in the German insurance market.
Daniel Busse is a disputes specialist who impresses market commentators with his expert handling of sophisticated commercial arbitration proceedings.

DLA Piper’s Christian Schneider is “very strong in insurance claims” according to peers who commend his superb work on product development and liability claims.

At Hengeler Mueller, Daniel Wilm is an insurance law specialist who boasts wide-ranging experience handling mandates across the sector, from regulatory to corporate matters. One peer notes, “He is particularly strong in supervisory issues.”

Björn Fiedler at Fiedler Cryns-Moll Jüngel is “doing incredibly well at the moment” according to respondents who praise his impressive work handling sophisticated products and liability claims.

At Taylor Wessing, Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn is “very visible and active in the insurance market”. She stands out for her “extraordinary advice and precise analysis”, as well as her “level-headed and straight-forward approach”.

Noerr’s Oliver Sieg is “definitely a must for inclusion” according to market commentators who note he is “great on the policyholder side” of complex insurance matters.

Dieter Schwampe at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein is a well-recognised name in the German insurance market who comes highly recommended for his strong expertise handling claims across the maritime sector.

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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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