Management liability / D&O

Our Special Lines team is in charge of management liability. We focus mainly on the defence of claims for damages, for example asserted against members of the board of management, members of the supervisory board and managers.


We assume defence of liability both indirectly by order of the involved insurer and directly for the concerned manager in accordance with the involved insurer(s).


Successful defence of liability requires not only legal expertise and especially taking into consideration developing case law of the Federal Court of Justice but it is often characterized by logistical challenges. In more and more cases it proves that the question of a possible liability can only be assessed by analyzing extensive documentation of the company background. Therefore, we are specializing in acquiring and evaluating business-related information.
In our US-related cases we offer the information and documents needed for a pretrial discovery.


Our team is composed of experienced specialists who have been specializing for years in the area of defence of liability of managers. Over the past years, our lawyers have been involved in most of the biggest liability cases concerning industry, banks and commercial enterprises. All our clients benefit from this experience, no matter what size the company, the manager worked for, has.

Key Contacts


Björn Seitz

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15

50668 Cologne

Tel  +49 221 944027-944
Fax +49 221 944027-880


Bastian Finkel

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15

50668 Cologne

Tel  +49 221 944027-893
Fax +49 221 944027-880