DR. EICK & PARTNER

Comment: This firm highly recommended in insurance has remained true to its concept of regional breadth. Here, litigation is at the center. Clients have expressed satisfaction with its representation of the public sector in public liability matters at the municipal level, as well as with its work in construction and architects’ law disputes. The latter areas are particularly strong in Hamm, Dresden and Erfurt. There was recent growth in medical and medical liability cases. Here, a personnel expansion from the previous year meant that the firm was able to win new insurers as clients. For the second year in a row, Eick also expanded with new hires at the associate level.
Strengths: Very good contacts to insurers. National presence.
Recommended: Hermann Schumacher (“satisfied for many years, esp. in construction and architects’ law cases”, client), Dr. Michael Burmann (“absolutely established and well-connected insurance specialist”, competitor), Dr. Rainer Heß (“experienced, straightforward, extremely serious”, competitor).
Practice: Strong litigation focus, esp. in personal, property and indemnity insurance. Also auto and general liability as well as medical liability, particularly respected in the construction sector. Only active for insurers. Affiliated consulting firm, esp. for hospital operators. (21 partners, 51 associates, 3 of counsel)
Clients: ?? Ongoing advice to Kommunaler Schadensausgleich, litigation through the respective liability insurers for numerous cities and municipalities, incl. claims for damages due to refusal of a building permit for department store development project; insurer on claims for damages against the organizers of the Love Parade; insurer in precedent case concerning claims in the case of personal injuries.