The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
bock legal partnership of lawyers’ insurance team specialises in contentious D&O and E&O liability matters as well as in lawyer, tax consultant, auditor and insolvency administrator liability. In addition to classic professional liability issues, Dirk Schmitz also covers tax-related matters and jointly heads the practice with Stefan Bank, whose expertise is particularly sought after for the representation of numerous professional liability insurers. Daniel Al-Hami made equity partner in January 2021 and impresses with broad experience in enforcing and defending against claims.
Stefan Bank; Dirk Schmitz
Other key lawyers:
Daniel Al-Hami; Silke Rohnfelder
‘The law firm has a large number of competent lawyers. For example, as soon as someone is no longer working in their area of expertise, they can bring in a colleague at any time, so that the cases are always perfectly looked after! ‘
‘Dr. Schmitz: Always good advice, even in unusual cases. Fast and comprehensive assessment, which makes further steps easy to assess. Very fair and quick to deal with. Dr Rohnfelder: Also works intensively on complex issues, constructive and interesting exchange. Fast, flexible, friendly and competent. Mr. Bank: Always easy to reach, fast and reliable, competent solutions. Mr. Al-Hami looks after some property manager cases with a good overview.’
‘Excellent expertise in the areas of property damage liability insurance for auditors, tax consultants and lawyers.’
‘Dr. Dirk Schmitz: Excellent expertise in professional liability law for the liberal professions, eloquence in speaking and writing, excellent negotiating skills.’
‘Nice and professional team in the best sense of the word, excellent in legal and tax advice. Very fast and uncomplicated reaction, pragmatic.’
‘Dr. Schmitz is technically highly competent. The cooperation is very pleasant both personally and professionally and leads to very good results. Mr. Al-Hami supplements in particular in the area of notary liability and also delivers very good results.’
‘Very high professional competence.’
‘Mr Bank: Very pleasant personal contact’
- Legal representation of the former CFO of Wirecard AG and Wirecard AG Bank against a large number of investors.
- Representing the alleged initiators of the Cum-Ex models because of allegedly incorrect expert opinions.
- Advising Allianz-Versicherungs-AG as Monitoring Counsel on claims from former DFB presidents, among others, in connection with unresolved payments in connection with the 2006 FIFA World Cup.