Awards & Rankings (Selection)


You will not find much about BLD in the media, as we do no actively conduct public relations on our own account. If you instruct us, you can rely on us not communicating this to the public. In case proceedings attract public attention it is often inevitable that BLD as your legal representatives appear in the media. A selection of press articles about BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr published in the last years can be found in our press review.

Additionally, we are glad to see that our work is highly appreciated in national and international rankings, a selection of which we have summarised and collected on this page.



Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers ranking: 16 BLD lawyers honoured, two of them as "Lawyer of the Year 2021"


For the 13th time in a row, the German business and financial newspaper Handelsblatt has exclusively published the annual ranking “Germany's Best Lawyers”. The survey was carried out by the US publisher Best Lawyers, which identified the most renowned legal advisors in Germany in an extensive peer-to-peer process.

Two BLD attorneys with "a particularly outstanding reputation" were named "Attorneys of the Year": Dr. Joachim Grote for insurance law and Jan Kordes for product liability.

In addition numerous other lawyers from BLD are represented in this year’s ranking in product liability, insurance law and conflict resolution: Dr. Martin Alexander (product liability & insurance law), Jochen Boettge (insurance law), Dr. Gabriele Bögl (insurance Law), Dr. Rainer Büsken (product liability & insurance law), Dr. Reinhard Dallmayr (insurance law), Bastian Finkel (conflict resolution & insurance law), Prof. Dr. Dirk-Carsten Günther (insurance law), Heinz Otto Höher (insurance law), Stephan Hütt (insurance law), Jan Kordes (insurance law), Joachim Krane (insurance law), Dr. Theo Langheid (former name-partner, insurance law), Ulrich Lattermann (insurance law), Thomas Mittendorf (insurance law), Bjorn Seitz (insurance law).


The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 

“Legal 500 EMEA” (Europe, Middle East & Africa) honors BLD as the ‘uncontested market leader’ in insurance litigation. Thanks to its "comprehensive advice across its offices", the law firm could once again underpin its top position.

BLD also takes top positions among German law firms in the sections “Advice to insurers” and “Product liability”.


You may find the rankings and the recommendations of our lawyers here:


Dispute settlement insurance law >> (will open an external link)
Advice for insurance companies >> (will open an external link)
Product liability >> (will open an external link)


JUVE "Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021" 

According to the new edition of the JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021 BLD is the insurance law firm par excellence and market leader with a "deep understanding of the industry".


As in previous years, JUVE confirms the firm's leading position in insurance litigation and product development as well as its strength in D&O, product liability and insurance supervisory law. The ranking emphasizes BLD's ability to identify new trends such as cyber, data protection and digital insurance. According to JUVE, BLD has also been successful in developing more international business which has been translated in an increasing number of instructions in connection with international major losses in product liability that have been handled in close cooperation with Legalign Global partner law firms.


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Chambers Europe 2021: BLD again top ranked 

In the current ranking for 2021, BLD is once again recognized by Chambers Europe as a “stellar insurance practice with a particular focus on defending large national and international insurance companies in litigation”. BLD is the only Band 1-firm in Insurance, Germany.

The renowned independent research company Chambers & Partners particularly highlights BLD’s “insurance regulatory advice, assisting with property, life and health insurance products” as well as the “strong offering in insurtech mandates”. Explicitly mentioned also are the activities including “liability for cyber-attacks and claims arising from industrial damage.”

Clients questioned for the ranking particularly praise the firm's “great expertise, success rate and particularly customer-oriented approach.” The responsiveness and the lawyers' cross-border capabilities, which BLD can offer due to their international alliance Legalign Global, are also emphasized. The following BLD partners are particularly highlighted: Dr. Martin Alexander, LL.M., Dr. Rainer Büsken, Dr. Reinhard Dallmayr, Bastian Finkel, Dr. Joachim Grote and Björn Seitz.

Chambers Guides are one of the most prestigious publications assessing and ranking law firms and attorneys in over 180 jurisdictions around the world.


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KANZLEImonitor 2020/2021    

‘The all-time champion stays in the lead.’ BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr not only ranks first once again in the field of insurance law in the current ranking "Kanzleimonitor 2020/2021", it is also one of the best 100 law firms, which are recommended by the legal departments in Germany this year.

BLD partner Dr. Joachim Grote is one of the best 100 business lawyers in Germany due to the numerous recommendations from corporate in house lawyers. He is also the most recommended lawyer for insurance law. BLD partner Björn Seitz also got multiple recommendations.



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In the current issue of "Who's Who Legal Germany" seven BLD lawyers are named as leading experts in "Insurance & Reinsurance" and "Product Liability Defence".

Six BLD lawyers are named in the legal field "Insurance & Reinsurance":


Again BLD is the law firm with the highest number of lawyers in this practice area.

Regarding "Product Liability Defence" the study recommends:


Who's Who Legal has been publishing the independent ranking of the leading lawyers and law firms in their fields of law and jurisdictions since 1996. You can find the guide here: Who's Who Legal 2020 >> (will open an external link)


“This outstanding behemoth sets the standard by which other firms are measured.”