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.



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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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:


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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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handelsblatt & Best Lawyers: BLD insurance law firm of the year


Once again the German newspaper “Handelsblatt”, in cooperation with the US-publishing house Best Lawyers, has published a ranking of Germany’s best lawyers 2020. This year, BLD was honoured as law firm of the year 2020 for insurance law. Furthermore, two BLD-lawyers were recognised as lawyer of the year 2020 in their respective field of law: Dr. Martin Alexander, LL.M. in product liability and Dr. Reinhard Dallmayr in insurance law.

Other than the two aforementioned BLD partners, the following lawyers are among Germany’s best lawyers: Jochen Boettge (insurance law), Dr. Gabriele Bögl (insurance law), Dr. Rainer Büsken (insurance law & product liability), Bastian Finkel (insurance law & litigation), Dr. Joachim Grote (insurance law), Stephan Hütt (insurance law), Jan Kordes, LL.M. (product liability), Joachim Krane (insurance law), Dr. Theo Langheid (insurance law), Ulrich Lattermann (insurance law) and Björn Seitz (insurance law).



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)


JUVE "Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020" 

In the course of presenting the JUVE Awards 2019 BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr received the award as Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law for the third time.

According to JUVE BLD has been market leader for years because of the firm's strength in taking up market trends such as cyber risks and being able to develop successful consulting solutions. It is also highlighted that BLD is consistently acting as legal counsels in law suits on fundamental issues for the insurance industry. Further more JUVE notes that BLD has been successful in positioning the firm in the handling of complex major claims and that BLD manages the volume business for insurance companies.


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