Track record: BLD is a leading firm for insurance litigation and insurance product advice, as well as corporate advice to insurers and product lia- bility. It regularly acts in class actions for various insurers and in cases involving insurers fighting over large sums of money (international D&O matters in connection with energy business in the Middle East, for example) or in product liability. It represented Germanwings (insurance consor- tium around AGCS) on worldwide coordination of claims settlement after plane crash of 2015.
Team & differentiation: With 42 partners, five counsel and 113 associates, the team is reco- gnized for its expertise in sector-specific matters, such as new technologies, and has market-lea- ding contacts in the insurance industry. It has created a worldwide alliance with strong teams in the US and UK and beneficiates from techni- cal interfaces between the firm and insurance companies, helping set some new niche areas. Rainer Büsken leads the liability and liability insu- rance department.