JUVE Handbook: Ranking Insurance Litigation
(Volume 5 of 5 in 2020/2021)

Comment: This Frankfurt firm specializes in professional liability and defense against claims for damages. It is regularly in demand here due to its close contacts with insurers and the reputation of name partner Patzina. Through recommendations from competitors, the team is also frequently called upon by companies, including various Mittelstand firms. These include various medium-sized accountancy firms, which often deal with complex coverage issues, but also larger units such as an accountancy firm. The firm’s litigation strength is increasingly represented by the younger partner Matz, who is increasingly appearing in liability cases with tax implications. He regularly brings his tax expertise to bear in proceedings before the tax courts, for instance.

Tax law know-how.

Often recommended: Dr. Reinhard Patzina, Thorsten Lotz, Dr. René Matz (“very present at litigation level”, competitors).

Team: 5 partners, 2 associates

Focus: Advice and litigation in tax and corporate cases, including much professional liability (lawyers, notaries, accountants, auditors, insolvency administrators), but also post-M&A disputes and D&O. Most recently specialist. Expansion of litigation expertise to include IP.

Clients: Liability: various professional liability insurers in recourse cases of lawyers’ and accountants’ liability; accountancy firm in action due to defective attestation; managing director of an accountancy firm in action for damages from professional liability loss; insurance broker in asset loss and action for damages; various tax advisors in proceedings against insolvency administrator. Insolvency administrator due to deterioration of insolvency quota. Manager liability: former managing director of a housing association in recourse claim; various medium-sized companies in D&O disputes. Medium-sized companies in D&O disputes. Property insurance: 3 investors in connection with Cum-Ex cases; various consulting companies in connection with change of legal form; ongoing: HDI, Wiesbaden insurance office, Ergo, Allianz, Zurich.

Publication details

Quelle: JUVE – Verlag für juristische Information GmbH

JUVE Handbook 2020/2021, Wirtschaftskanzleien,
23. Edition 2020/2021

Publication date: 01. October 2020

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