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BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Stellar insurance practice with a particular focus on defending large national and international insurance companies in litigation. Assists insurers with D&O as well as in professional, third-party and product liability cases. Highly esteemed for insurance regulatory advice, assisting with property, life and health insurance products. Strong offering in insurtech mandates. Further activity includes liability for cyber-attacks and claims arising from industrial damage.

Strengths

A respondent lauds the team's "great expertise, success rate and particularly customer-oriented approach."

"They are responsive and very commercial," another source says, further complimenting the lawyers' cross-border capabilities.

Notable practitioners

Bastian Finkel commands respect for his extensive experience in financial lines insurance issues including D&O cases and professional liability claims. A client appreciates him as "an impressive lawyer, very smart and skilled in all interactions."

Clients praise Björn Seitz for his "excellent legal knowledge," tactical skills and structured approach. He boasts substantial experience in a plethora of insurance products, including health, life and travel insurance. He also handles cum/ex investigations and cyber protection issues.

The "outstanding" Joachim Grote rises in the rankings due to strong endorsements for his work, with one client reporting that "he works excellently, understands instantly what the issue is about and gets to the point." He showcases a varied offering, with experience in portfolio transfers and insurtech regulatory advice as well as dispute resolution, such as concerning life insurance products.

Head of the product liability group Martin Alexander acts for international insurers and industrial clients with regard to cases of commercial and industrial damage, recalls and warranty measures as well as personal injury. An interviewee describes him as asavvy practitioner, adding that "he understands clients' needs and is a pleasure to work with."

Rainer Büsken boasts longstanding expertise in the insurance market. His broad practice covers a whole host of insurance topics, including product liability cases, personal injury claims and industrial damage disputes.

Reinhard Dallmayr has long enjoyed a good name in the insurance field. He has a wealth of experience in reinsurance topics, D&O liability matters and insurance supervisory law.

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Overview

BLD is the leading German law firm in insurance and liability law. About 180 lawyers work for nearly all of the German insurance companies as well as numerous national and international clients from the insurance and other industries. BLD lawyers represent clients nationwide in all German jurisdictions. As a client centric organization BLD’s structure mirrors that of the insurance industry and supports clients with specialist expertise in insurance and liability law. It’s the firm’s mission that clients should not only receive high quality legal advice but also added value through operational excellence and services.

BLD is also a founding member of Legalign Global, an integrated alliance of world-class insurance law specialists. Collectively, Legalign firms offer in-depth expertise in all insurance lines across all major markets. As each alliance firm is an industry leader in their region, Legalign addresses global insurance issues by combining local insights, relationships and influence to help their clients.

The other Legalign Global founding members are:
■     DAC Beachcroft - an international law firm offering coverage in the UK, Ireland, France and Spain, as well as significant reach in Latin America and Asia Pacific
■    Wilson Elser - a US law firm with offices across the country, and
■    Wotton + Kearney - an Asia Pacific law firm with offices across Australasia

Insurance

BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr

firm
Location

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15

Cologne

North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany

50668

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Germany

Insurance


Bastian Finkel
Band 2
Björn Seitz
Band 2
Joachim Grote
Band 1
Martin Alexander
Band 3
Rainer Büsken
Eminent Practitioners
Reinhard Dallmayr
Senior Statespeople