The Legal 500 Germany: Issue 2023
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PATZINA LOTZ Attorneys at Law Partnership MbB

The dispute resolution boutique PATZINA LOTZ Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB has particular expertise in the area of professional liability, advising persons to be held liable in insolvency proceedings, recourse claims and liability risks, among other things, although the representation of managing directors and board members in D&O matters forms another cornerstone of the practice. Accordingly, Thorsten Lotz and René Matz are also regularly mandated by tax advisors and freelancers in liability scenarios and by executive boards, managing directors and supervisory boards in directors’ and officers’ liability cases. Founding partner Reinhard Patzina (liability and recourse law) retired at the beginning of 2022.

Other core lawyers: Thorsten Lotz; Reinhard Patzina; René Matz.

References: ‘René Matz impresses with a high level of professional competence and an accomplished appearance in court.’

‘Absolutely recommendable.’

‘René Matz always has a solution for problems that have arisen’.

Core clients:

HDI Insurance
ERGO Group
Wiesbaden Insurance Office
Allianz Insurance
Zurich Insurance Group

Highlight mandates:
Representation of an insolvency administrator in recourse proceedings against two tax advisors due to insolvency liability.

Representation of various tax advisors in liability proceedings against tax advisors due to the additional claim of social security contributions for shareholders and managing directors of limited liability companies by the German pension insurance.

Extrajudicial advice to auditors and tax advisors in order to exclude liability risks and possible recourse claims at an early stage.


Cityfocus Frankfurt Tier 3

PATZINA LOTZ Attorneys at Law Partnership MbB

Main focus: Dispute resolution and litigation; corporate law; intellectual property law; employment law; commercial and distribution law.

Practice leaders: Thorsten Lotz; Reinhard Patzina

Other core lawyers: Uwe Müllner; Christoph Jonas; René Matz

References: ‘Very pragmatic and competent team!’

‘Result-oriented recommendations.’

‘Good craftsmanship. Appropriate result.’

Core clients

HDI Insurance
ERGO Group
Wiesbaden insurance office
Allianz insurance
Zurich Insurance Group
Hiscox AG
DAT German Automobile Trust GmbH
YAB Fitness
Werner Kern Dancing Shoes GmbH
Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH

Highlight mandates: Advise and representation of Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH & Co. KG in patent disputes.

Practice Manager:
Thorsten Lotz; Reinhard Patzina

Other core lawyers:
Uwe Müllner; Christoph Jonas; René Matz


"Excellent support from the team."

"Dr. René Matz assists both the management of our tax consultancy firm in   liability issues and clients in corporate and tax law issues as well as shareholder disputes. The cooperation is extraordinarily committed and based on an exceptionally good level."

"Reliable, quick analysis of the situation, creative proposals for solutions, committed! Outstandingly familiar with our issues."

Core mandates

  • HDI Insurance
  • ERGO Group
  • Wiesbaden insurance office
  • Allianz insurance
  • Zurich Insurance Group
  • Hiscox AG
  • DAT Deutsche Automobil Trust GmbH
  • YAB Fitness
  • Werner Kern Dancing Shoes GmbH
  • PIURE GmbH

Highlight mandates

  • Newspaper publisher (minority shareholder): Advice on the sale of the shareholding in the publishing company (total value of the company EUR 20-24 million, value share up to EUR 9.6)
  • State of Hesse, represented by the OFD: Litigation for the tax authorities of the State of Hesse. Dr. Reinhard Patzina is currently litigating 27 cases of varying value (EUR 10,000 – EUR 500,000) for the client before the German courts, with the majority of cases being fully won and the fewest settled.
  • Non-profit family foundation: Advice on structuring and establishing a family foundation incl. business succession and contribution of foundation assets.

Publication details

Source: Legalease Ltd.

Edition: 2023

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