08.11.2021

JUVE-Ranking 2021/22: BLD remains at the top of the insurance law market


The JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2021/22 underpins BLD's position "as the insurer law firm par excellence" and reconfirms its market leadership in the specialist areas of insurance litigation and product advice as well as its excellent market position in the areas of dispute resolution (product liability & D&O) and corporate advice to insurers.

BLD captivates not only by its exceptional position in corona-related consulting through an experienced and multi-member team, to which there is hardly a counterpart in the German market. The firm is always "on the pulse of what is happening in the market" and, thanks to its many experienced partners, is in a position to guarantee a considerable density of advice on large-volume and complex central mandates in the sector. JUVE mentions, for example, the need for advice in insurance supervisory law, reinsurance business and corporate restructuring. But also in the area of product liability and D&O, BLD is so present that there is hardly any complex matter without BLD being involved.

In addition, the "market-leading practice in insurance contract law" continues to have a high need for advice in the area of company-related consulting by BLD for insurers in all lines of business, but also pension funds, public supplementary pension funds and company pension plans, among other things due to the low interest rates existing for years. The strategically important topic of digitalization has also become increasingly important regarding the previous year.

In addition, the successful expansion of international business, particularly in the area of product liability cases, is playing an increasing role. In this context, JUVE refers to the close cooperation of BLD with our partner firms of its international law firm alliance Legalign Global, foremost with DAC Beachcroft, as well as the expansion of the existing Legalign-alliance with the Canadian specialist law firm Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang. BLD thus succeeds in opening up new markets in North America and is also "directly mandated by companies".

 

We would like to congratulate the eight colleagues who are recommended by name on this great success and thank all team colleagues at BLD for their support!

 

Our special thanks also go to our clients and competitors for their trust!

 

★★★★★ Insurance litigation
★★★★★ Product advice
Recommended lawyers:

Dr. Martin Alexander 

Bastian Finkel and Björn Seitz are mentioned as leading consultants for D&O cases and also in regard of dispute resolution.

 

★★★★ Product Liability
Recommended lawyers:

 

★★★ Company-related consulting for insurers
Recommended lawyers:

  • Dr. Joachim Grote ("top in product regulatory law", client; "outstanding", competitor),
  • Dr. Martin Schaaf ("very committed", "outstanding competence, excellent market overview", client; regulatory law)

 Dr. Joachim Grote is again mentioned as leading legal adviser in insurance supervisory law.