JUVE Handbook: Ranking Insurance Litigation
(Volume 5 of 5 in 2021/2022)

Comment: The Frankfurt firm focuses on close integration of insurance, tax and corporate law. The tax expertise of partners Lotz and Matz in particular makes the firm an attractive advisor for tax advisors on liability issues. Here, the experienced lawyers often have to deal with special issues. This includes advising a tax consulting company on damages arising from an incorrect determination of profits and limited interest deductibility or for a tax consultant on incorrect advice in the conversion of a sole proprietorship into a limited liability company. The mandate from an auditing company on the service clause in the area of D&O insurance illustrates that even large entities rely on the team’s expertise. Various mandates for tax advisors/auditors in proceedings against insolvency administrators for delaying insolvency show that the firm is well positioned with the increasing importance of the topic in connection with the economic effects of the Corona pandemic.

Strengths: Tax law know-how.

Often recommended: Dr. Reinhard Patzina, Thorsten Lotz, Dr. René Matz (“high competence in tax and liability law”, client)

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, he expanded his litigation expertise to include IP.

Clients: Liability: Various professional liability insurers in recourse cases of lawyers’ and accountants’ liability; accountancy firm on service clause in D&O insurance; managing director of an accountancy firm on damages from professional liability damage; accountancy firm on damages from incorrect determination of profits and limited interest deductibility (interest barrier); various tax advisors in proceedings against insolvency administrator on grounds of delay in insolvency. Manager liability: former co-owner of a clinic group for dragging out insolvency proceedings; various 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 2021/2022, Wirtschaftskanzleien,
24. Edition 2021/2022

Publication date: 31. October 2021

Juve Handbuch 2020/2021