The Legal 500 Germany: BLD remains market-leading litigation practice

BLD is recognized by The Legal 500 Germany as a market leader in insurance dispute resolution in its 2022 ranking. Thanks to its "highly specialized team," the firm is able to "skillfully cover any niche in the field and seamlessly handle personal injury, health, property and liability insurance litigation."


Highlighted in the 'Dispute Resolution' section for Financial and Special Lines issues are managing partner Bastian Finkel as well as Björn Seitz, who is again named as a leading name in 2022. Managing Partner Dr. Martin Alexander, LL.M. together with Carsten Hösker, LL.M., who is also again named as 'Name of the Next Generation', are considered to be particularly well-versed in product liability. The ranking also highlights the specialization of Dr. Joachim Grote in the area of life and health insurance as well as the advice provided by Dr. Franz König, LL.M. in the areas of D&O, PI and cyber insurance issues. Special attention is also paid to the Covid-related business interruption cases, most of which were handled by Prof. Dr. Dirk-Carsten Günther and his property team. Heinz Otto Höher (motor) and Dr. Rainer Büsken (industrial liability) are mentioned as further core attorneys of the firm.


BLD also once again holds top positions among Germany's law firms in the categories 'Advice to Insurance Companies' and 'Product Liability'.


In 'Advice to Insurance Companies,' practice area head and managing partner Dr. Joachim Grote is again listed by The Legal 500 as a 'Leading Name' as well as one of the leading legal advisors to insurance companies thanks to his "extensive experience in the areas of insurance regulatory law and life insurance." In addition to Dr. Tobias Britz, Dr. Alexander Beyer and his "expertise in the area of company health insurance" were also convincing in questions relating to data protection. Special mention was also made of Dr. Andrea Nowak-Over's commitment to advising clients on competition and antitrust law as well as compliance.


In product liability and product safety matters, clients have benefited from the "in-depth knowledge" of the "broad-based team," particularly in the life sciences, consumer goods, automotive, pharmaceuticals and food sectors, as well in national as in cross-border cases, according to The Legal 500. Dr. Jendrik Böhmer, LL.M., and Carsten Hösker, LL.M., are singled out in particular for their "expertise and negotiating skills in complex product liability matters and here especially [in] automotive recall." In addition, Marcel Hohagen, LL.M., who works extensively in the area of product liability, is highly regarded. Dr. Rainer Büsken and Dr. Martin Alexander, LL.M. are among the "central contacts for product recalls", Alexander also for cross-border crisis situations.


Congratulations to all named lawyers on this achievement and many thanks to all involved teams at BLD whose support and commitment only made these awards possible.