JUVE Handbook: Estimated in insurance law (2014/2015)
Ranking: Renowned insurance law firm, whose in-depth tax law expertise continues to win cases for its clients. Here, it’s primarily mid-sized tax consulting and auditing companies that hire PL directly for its legal services in liability claims, most recently oftentimes in connection with the liquidation of hidden reserves. Owing to its excellent reputation and contacts to a leading professional liability insurance carrier, this firm has managed to put itself in an even better position following its defence of a major law firm in a notable liability case. Meanwhile, Dr Ulf Pohl, the of Counsel active in this field, has retired from the profession.
Strengths: Tax law expertise.
Potential for Development: Having a younger lawyer focused on employment law would help this insurance law firm set foot in yet another law field. However, PL would first have to intensify its contacts amongst the insurance product developers.
Frequently Recommended: Dr Reinhard Patzina, Thorsten Lotz
Law Practice: Consulting and litigation services in D&O and other liability cases. Longstanding industry contacts and tax law expertise make for many cases of professional liability cases (lawyers, notaries, tax advisors, auditors, insolvency administrators, liquidators), plus tax and corporate law matters. (3 partners, 2 associates)
Clients: Insurance client R+V in pecuniary damage liability insurance matter; regular insurance clients HDI, Ergo, Allianz, Zurich, VWI insurance pool in tax advisor, auditor and lawyer liability cases; defense of major law firm against liability claim over improper counsel; defense of former board member against claims of improper credit extension to an investor; defense of numerous tax advisors and auditors against liability claims, with some involving the liquidation of hidden reserves and possible back taxes.
Source: JUVE – Verlag für juristische Information GmbH
JUVE Handbook 2014/2015, Commercial Law Firms,
17th Edition 2014/2015, pg. 583
Publication date: 01. November 2014