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Managing Partners: Dr. Rainer Büsken, Dr. Joachim Grote, Björn Seitz
Number of partners: 44
Number of lawyers in total: 184

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 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

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

Insurance Claims & Litigation:
44 Partners, 18 Counsel, 122 Associates
■ Representation of Lufthansa as international lead counsel in the defense of more than 800 claims made after the catastrophic event of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps
■ 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:
20 Partners, 7 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] Insurance

Corporate Advice:
16 Partners, 6 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]