Comment: This established firm recommended for insurance ranks among the most experienced players in life and accident insurance. On this basis, lawyers such as Fitzau and Dr. Konstantin Kirsten have recently become active outside of their traditional litigation work, incl. for an international insurer attempting to enter the German market, and in the area of strategic risk assessment. However, the focus remains on the extensive litigation work in which the lawyers are active across Germany, esp. in series of proceedings and precedent cases. A recent addition was Dr. Gerhard Heinemann, who maintains good connections to HanseMerkur.
Strengths: Personal insurance.
Recommended: Christian Völckers, Dr. Konstantin Kirsten, Dr. Christian Fitzau.
Practice: Focus on litigation exclusively for insurance companies, esp. in life, occupational injury, accident and health insurance. In addition, general liability and increasingly regulatory topics in the structuring of products. (7 partners, 2 associates, 1 of counsel)
Clients: ?? Generali on personal insurance, ongoing litigation for Ergo surrounding life insurance rescission (both public knowledge); insurer on suit from an insolvency administrator concerning debt-financed pension with foreign currency loans and fund investment for repayment at maturity; international insurer on development of its business in Germany; insurer on recourse case concerning railway accident in France (millions of euros).