The Legal 500 Deutschland: Edition 2015

Regional Law Firms: Commercial Law

The law firm of Patzina • Lotz Rechtsanwälte renders its services in insurance, tax and corporate law matters, having gained numerous new clients in all of these fields. The partner of a GbR (a company under civil law in German) hired the firm for its litigation services involving a document worth € 2.5 million, while a research company hired it for its consulting services in regard to a contractual agreement on the purchase of a company. The firm is also known for its expertise in liability law. Thus, the firm defended a lawyer against a liability claim over inadequate trial counsel. In tax law, the firm’s team of six legal experts gained a number of new clients, all in the course of voluntary declaration. Thorsten Lotz, René Matz and Reinhard Patzina are all highly respected for their expertise in tax law.

Insurance Law

The core business of the law firm Patzina • Lotz Rechtsanwälte is liability and recourse law. Having gained a large number of new clients in matters of professional liability, the firm renders its consulting services specifically in cases of tax advisor, auditor, lawyer, notary and D&O liability. Its Frankfurt-based team comprises its three partners Dr Reinhard Patzina, Thorsten Lotz and René Matz. Dr Patzina, for example, has defended a former board member against liability claims over allegedly improper credit extension to an investor. Thorsten Lotz has defended an auditor and notary in the case of a failed spin-off carrying severe tax consequences in its wake. Local insurance companies like the VWI insurance pool, Allianz, HDI, ERGO and Zurich, among others, frequently recommend this law firm for its consultancy in professional liability cases. The firm has furthermore expanded its interface between corporate and tax law, its partners being active in both of these fields too.

Publication details

Source: Legalease Ltd.

Edition: 2015