JUVE Handbook: Estimated in insurance law (2015/2016)

Insurance Law

Ranking: Respected insurance law firm, whose current market position continues to rise at an increasing rate. This is primarily due to the firm’s work in sensitive tax-related liability matters. However, the firm’s in-depth specialization in tax law also reflects in its representation of a number of in­ves­to­rs in a series of lawsuits involving the so-called She­rid­an Funds issued by a bank, which PL is suing for indemnity on behalf of said investors over the bank’s controversial cum-ex models. Another major portion of the law firm’s cases continues to comprise tax advisor, auditor and lawyer liability matters. Here the firm relies on its long-established and stable connections to renowned insurers.

Strengths: Tax law ex­per­ti­se.

Potential for Development: The law has already begun applying its litigation experience to disputes in other law fields too. For example, it has rendered its services to, among others, a Japanese company involved in a dispute over monetary claims from working time accounts, a law firm undergoing li­qui­da­ti­on and an outlet center in the Rhine-Main area facing court proceedings in a VAT and capital gains tax matter. This is certainly a major step forward for the firm (…). Frequently recommended: Dr. Rein­hard Patz­i­na, Thors­ten Lotz

Areas of 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: Defense of former board member against claims of improper credit extension to an in­ves­tor; defense of law/tax consulting company against claims stemming from tax advice in restructuring matter before the District Court (LG) of Frank­furt; defense of numerous tax advisors against claims of improper consulting; defense of law firm against claim of improper counsel; regular client base including insurance clients HOl, VWI insurance pool, Ergo, Al­li­anz, Zu­rich, R+V in tax advisor, auditor and lawyer liability cases; defense of major law firm against claim of improper counsel.

Publication details

Source: JUVE – Verlag für juristische Information GmbH

JUVE Hand­book 2015/2016, Commercial Law Firms,
18th Edition 2015/2016

Publication date: 30. October 2015

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