Lawyer | Managing Partner

Specialised Insurance Lawyer

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15
50668 Cologne
+49 221 944027-893
+49 221 944027-880

LANGUAGES: German, English


  • D&O Insurance/Liability
  • E&O Insurance/Liability
  • Lawyer’s and Notary’s Liability
  • Crime Insurance
  • Product Development and Consulting
  • W&I Insurance
  • Major Losses
  • International Law

1996 – 1998
Training as a qualified banker

1998 – 2006
Law studies, University of Cologne
Legal clerkship in Cologne

since 2007
Lawyer at BLD

since 2010
Partner at BLD

Member of BLD New Technologies Center

since 08/2021
Managing Partner at BLD


Chambers Europe 2017:
Finkel has in-depth knowledge, creative input and commercial approach."

Chambers Europe 2016:
"Clients laud Bastian Finkel for being "very clear and concise," adding: "The advice that he provides is to the point. He doesn't sit on the fence; he comes up with an opinion, backs it up and sticks with it." He is at his most visible in D&O litigation, as well as in drafting insurance policies for clients. Notable work in the last year includes representing an insurer in multiple D&O and E&O cases arising from the insolvency of a large financial institution."