Lawyer | Managing Partner

Specialised Insurance Lawyer


Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15
50668 Cologne
+49 221 944027-41
+49 221 944027-906


  • Insurance Supervision Law
  • Life Insurance
  • Occupational Pension Scheme
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Crime Insurance
  • Law on General Terms and Conditions (GTCB)
  • Banking Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Product Development and Consulting
  • Distribution Law and Law for Commercial Representatives

1990 – 1994
Law studies, University of Münster


1995 – 1997
Scientific assistant at the Chair of Public Business Law (Prof. Dr. Dirk Ehlers)

1998 – 2000
Legal clerkship in the regional court Dortmund district

Management and liquidation of the family agricultural trade company

since 2001
Lawyer at BLD

Conferral of a doctorate, University of Münster

since 2004
Partner at BLD

Degree as Specialised Insurance Law

Chambers Europe 2017:
"Joachim Grote has enormous experience and understanding of the needs of clients facing litigation."

Europe 2016:
"Joachim Grote receives considerable praise from market commentators. His main expertise lies in regulatory law and defending clients against lawsuits relating to consumer protection. He recently represented a major European insurer as the defendant in appellate proceedings before the European Court of Justice."

Who's Who Legal 2015:
"Joachim Grote is "very well known" in the market for the breadth of his practice which includes life, health, disability and crime insurance."

Chambers Europe 2014:
"Joachim Grote is well regarded in the market and advises on a range of matters including life, health and disability insurance. In a recent highlight he assisted several life insurance companies with regulatory issues and product development."

Chambers Europe 2013:

"Joachim Grote has an excellent reputation in product development. An interviewee says: "He's very specialised, with great experience, and knows exactly what the financial authorities take into consideration.""