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BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr

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Managing Partners: Dr. Joachim Grote, Björn Seitz, Bastian Finkel, Dr. Martin Alexander

Number of partners: 48

Number of lawyers in total: 185


Firm 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 law firm BLD’s structure mirrors that of the insurance industry and supports clients with specialist expertise in insurance and liability law.


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 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


■ Alexander Holburn – a Canadian law firm with offices in Vancouver and Toronto



Main Areas of Practice

■ Aviation

■ Accident

■ Art & Film

■ Casualty

■ Catastrophic Events & Personal Injury

■ Clinical Trials & Pharmaceuticals

■ Construction & Engineering

■ Contingency (Event Cancelation & Non-appearance)

■ Cyber & Data Risk

■ D&O, E&O & Crime

■ Insurance Advisory & Wordings

■ Insurance Distribution & Competition

■ Life, Disability & Health

■ Marine & Transport

■ Medical Malpractice

■ Motor

■ Product Liability & Recall

■ Professional Liability

■ Property & Energy

■ Regulatory & Compliance

■ Reinsurance & Arbitration

■ Warranty & Indemnity

■ War & Terror


International Work

Insurance Claims & Litigation:

48 Partners, 20 Counsel, 117 Associates


■ Representation of various insurers regarding the Volkswagen emission scandal and the resulting D&O settlement

■ Legal advice in different cases for various insurers regarding the defense against claims asserted against executive bodies in connection with Cum-/Ex-deals of commercial banks

■ Increasing involvement in various major Cyber-losses in Germany (esp. after ransomware attacks and general BI issues)

■ Coverage advice and monitoring for an insurer regarding a big fire in an agricultural production (volume EUR 300 million) Key Clients: National and international insurers and their clients


Contact: Bastian Finkel

Tel: +49 221 944 027 911

Email: [email protected]



Commercial Litigation and Product Liability:

21 Partners, 9 Counsel, 48 Associates


■ Legal advice in a product recall case by a major car manufacturer because of a defective electrical component (> EUR 400 million)

■ Representation of an insurer concerning Run-Off liability insurance portfolios of Tier1-suppliers for automotive and industrial products (> EUR 100 million)

■ Legal advice concerning an international product recall and representation of various pharmaceutical manufacturers in the valsartan contamination lawsuits

■ Legal advice in a product liability / recall case because of “counterfeit products” and possibly at the same time security-relevant defects; implications of an interim M&A deal regarding the concerned co-policyholders abroad (volume. EUR 21 million)


Key Clients: National and international insurers and their clients


Contact: Dr. Martin Alexander

Tel: +49 221 944 027 911

Email: [email protected]



Corporate Advice:

15 Partners, 7 Counsel, 40 Associates


■ Advising German and foreign insurance companies on the implementation of GDPR and IDD

■ Advising insurance and reinsurance companies with regard to M&A-projects, restructuring, Brexit and transfer of interest rate risks

■ Advising InsurTech businesses on the implementation of new products, sales concepts and compliance system and guidelines

■ Advising several life insurance companies on questions of profit participation and the conduct of proceedings


Key Clients: National and international insurers


Contact: Dr. Alexander Beyer

Tel: +49 221 944 027 911

Email: [email protected]



Offices:

Cologne

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15 | 50668 Cologne

Phone+49 221 944027-0

Fax+49 221 944027-7


Munich

Karlstraße 10 | 80333 Munich

Phone+49 89 545877-0

Fax+49 89 545877-77


Frankfurt/Main

Stephanstraße 3 | 60313 Frankfurt/Main

Phone+49 69 920740-0

Fax+49 69 920740-40


Berlin

Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 104-106 | 10553 Berlin

Phone+49 30 886269-0

Fax+49 30 886269-29



International

www.legalign.global


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BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr rankings

Europe Guide 2022
Germany
Insurance
1 Department
5 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Insurance
1
Insurance
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Reinhard Dallmayr
S
Reinhard Dallmayr
S
Senior Statespeople
Joachim Grote
1
Joachim Grote
1
Band 1
Bastian Finkel
2
Bastian Finkel
2
Band 2
Björn Seitz
2
Björn Seitz
2
Band 2
Martin Alexander
3
Martin Alexander
3
Band 3