Comment: This respected firm in insurance boasts a specialization which few other teams can match in advisor liability cases, in which it wins instructions again and again thanks to its close contacts to insurers. At the partner level, PL acquired reinforcement with the litigation expert Uwe Müllner, who is already active in liability proceedings for tax advisors and an insolvency administrator. That the firm has recently been able to intensify its relationships to important insurers was evidenced by Lotz’s ever increasing instructions even in advance of possible liability cases in the interest of minimizing damages. Thanks to its tax law expertise, PL is also active in connection with investor actions concerning losses due to dividend stripping transactions.
Strengths: Tax expertise.
Recommended: Dr. Reinhard Patzina, Thorsten Lotz.
Practice: Advice and litigation in D&O and advisor liability. On the basis of long-established industry contacts and tax knowledge, a great deal of work in professional liability (lawyers, notaries, tax advisors, accountants, insolvency administrators). Tax and corporate. (3 partners, 2 associates)
Clients: ?? Ongoing advice to HDI, Versicherungsstelle Wiesbaden, Ergo, Allianz on tax advisors’, accountants’ and lawyers’ liability claims; law firm concerning alleged misadvice in connection with an IT contract.