Awards & Rankings


BLD Maintaining Top Position in Chambers Guide 2018


BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr is again listed as a "stellar insurance law firm" in the current Chambers Guide Europe's Best Lawyers and Law Firms.

Our team is pleased to be displayed as "market leaders for representing insurers in D&O, E&O, professional liability, third-party liability and product liability cases".

BLD-Partners Dr. Rainer Büsken, Dr. Joachim Grote, Björn Seitz, Dr. Martin Alexander, LL.M., Bastian Finkel as well as Dr. Theo Langheid and Dr. Reinhard Dallmayr are emphasised as notable practitioners.

Click here to read more on the Chambers and Partners website.

The Legal 500 | Germany 2018


Again, the ranking “The Legal 500 Deutschland 2018” sees BLD as “clear market leader” in the area “Insurance Law - Dispute Resolution”. BLD also holds a top position in the category “Consultation of Insurance Companies”. In the category “Product Liability” that is included for the first time, the ranking directly numbers BLD among the most important law firms.

The experts named by Legal 500 are:
Dr. Theo Langheid, Dr. Rainer Büsken, Prof. Dr. Dirk-Carsten Günther, Stephan Hütt, Dr. Joachim Grote, Björn Seitz, Dr. Martin Alexander, LL.M., Bastian Finkel, Marcel Hohagen, LL.M., Dr. Martin Schaaf and Carsten Hösker, LL.M.

JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms, 20th edition 2017/2018


The German legal directory JUVE-Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 

2017/18 has confirmed BLD's market leadership in Insurance Litigation and Insurance Product Advice as well as the excellent market position in Corporate Advice to Insurers and Product Liability.


Excerpts of the current edition of the JUVE Ranking can be found here:

Who's Who Legal 2017

Since 1996, Who's Who Legal has been publishing in an independent study an overview on the leading lawyers and law firms worldwide. In this, BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr has been present for years, especially in the specialist fields "Insurance & Reinsurance" and "Product Liability Defence".

Particularly recommendable in the field "Insurance & Reinsurance": Dr. Theo Langheid, Dr. Reinhard Dallmayr, Bastian Finkel, Dr. Joachim Grote and Björn Seitz.

In the field "Product Liability Defence":
Dr. Rainer Büsken and Dr. Martin Alexander, LL.M.

The German Federal Association of Corporate Lawyers (BUJ) has published its new edition of “Kanzleimonitor” which provides a comprehensive market overview based on client recommendations.  Inhouse Lawyers from more than 800 companies contributed more than 8,800 recommendations to the survey.
As in previous years, BLD took first place in insurance law with a tremendous lead receiving 25% of the recommendations made in this field. Our Partner Dr. Joachim Grote is the top-ranked individual insurance lawyer picking up more recommendations than any other insurance lawyer. Other ranked BLD-lawyers are Dr. Rainer Büsken and Bastian Finkel.
For the first time BLD also received recommendations in the category “Litigation & ADR”. This shows that legal counsels recognize that BLD is not only the go-to firm with regard to coverage issues but has built a considerable profile as defense counsel.
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Chambers Europe Ranking 2017: BLD is “best of the best”

As in previous years, Chambers Europe has recognised BLD as Band 1 insurance firm in Germany. Seven of our lawyers have also been listed in the 2017 guide as Notable Practitioners, being Martin Alexander, Rainer Büsken, Reinhard Dallmayr, Joachim Grote, Bastian Finkel, Theo Langheid and Björn Seitz.

Chambers Guides are one of the most prestigious publications assessing the world’s business lawyers researching and ranking the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

Click here to read more on the Chambers and Partners website

The Legal 500 | Germany 2017


The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has recognised BLD as “a clear market-leader” in insurance and liability law in Germany. Theo Langheid and Björn Seitz have been listed as leading lawyers. In addition, Rainer Büsken and Joachim Grote have been recommended in the editorial.

The Legal 500 rankings are based on the results of research and the merits of the available evidence.


JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms, 19th edition 2016/2017


In this year BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr is again represented in the JUVE-Ranking.
As leading German law firm in the field "Insurance Contract Law": Representation in Litigation and Advice", BLD is also listed among the leading law firms in JUVE in the fields "Product Liability" and "Company-related Advice of Insurers (product advice, loss monitoring).


Excerpts of the current edition of the JUVE Ranking can be found here:

Chambers Europe 2016

"Europe’s Best Lawyers and Law Firms", the renowned handbook by Chambers & Partners, confirms once again that BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr is the leading law firm for insurance and liability law.


Chambers particularly highlights supervisory law, D&O and product liability. BLD is well-known and accredited in the market due to a large number of major cases and the legal representation of large national and international insurance companies.

BLD partners Dr. Theo Langheid, Dr. Rainer Büsken, Dr. Reinhard Dallmayr, Dr. Joachim Grote, Björn Seitz, Bastian Finkel and Dr. Martin Alexander, LL.M., are mentioned in particular. In addition to their sound knowledge in the different areas of insurance law, clients praise their clear and focused work and their responsiveness.


Here you find the complete 2016 report by Chambers & Partners.

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2016


In it's insurance law ranking “Legal 500" describes BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr as “outstanding law firm with exceptional specialists" and "number one in insurance and liability law.”

Dr. Theo Langheid is referred to as "Leading Name in Insurance Law". Dr. Joachim Grote, Björn Seitz and Bastian Finkel are recommended as Top lawyers.

LTO Young Professionals Choice 2016


In the course of the LTO Young Professional Survey 2016 BLD was distinguished. The award is given to all law firms that have reached a top10 place in the main criteria of the survey. This is the biggest survey among young lawyers in Germany.

Azur Top-Arbeitgeber 2016 (Leading Employers)


Each year, the career guide azur 100 lists employers offering exceptional perspectives for young lawyers. In the azur INSIDER-Ranking 2016 in which the overall satisfaction of young lawyers with their employers is questioned, BLD scored particularly well.

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Best Lawyers


Two of our lawyers are listed in the international Best-Lawyer-Ranking: Dr. Theo Langheid (Insurance) and Dr. Rainer Büsken (Product Liability).

Trendence Graduate Barometer Law 2015/16


Once again BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr is listed as "Top Employer Law" (Trendence Graduate Barometer Law).

JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms,
18th ed. 2015


For years now, BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr has been the leading German law firm in the JUVE ranking list for insurance law in the area of insurance litigation and insurance advice.
BLD is also one of the leading law firms on JUVE's list when it comes to corporate advice to insurers and product liability. 


Who's Who Legal 2015


Since 1996 Who's Who Legal has been awarding the leading lawyers and law firms in the various fields of law worldwide. BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr and their lawyers have been named regularly, especially in the areas "Insurance & Reinsurance" and "Product Liability Defence".

"Insurance and Reinsurance": Dr. Theo Langheid, Dr. Reinhard Dallmayr, Bastian Finkel, Dr. Joachim Grote and Burkhard Jacoby. This gives BLD Germany's law firm the most nominations for recommendable experts in insurance law under in Who's Who Legal 2015.

"Product Liability Defence": Dr. Rainer Büsken and Dr. Martin Alexander LL.M.


Kanzleimonitor: In-house lawyers recommend BLD


BLD is one step ahead of their competitors. Moreover, BLD partner Dr. Joachim Grote receives most of the recommendations that a single insurance law expert may pocket.

“This outstanding behemoth sets the standard by which other firms are measured.”