The Financial Lines department is led by two partners, Björn Seitz and Bastian Finkel. More than 20 lawyers at the top of their field offer legal advice to insurance companies, professionals and board members in the various fields of law covered by the department. This includes insurance issues pertaining to D&O/E&O, W&I, cyber issues, event loss and professional indemnity, as well as credit and crime insurance. Our range of services also includes the direct defence of liability cases, e.g., for professionals, company directors and companies. In recent years, our team have been involved in almost every major D&O case in Germany. Moreover, they have represented large law firms in professional liability proceedings, provided legal support for numerous claims and business interruptions following cyberattacks and, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, handled extensive claims and litigation issues in the area of event cancellation insurance. Renowned and publicly known cases include, amongst others, the global corruption case of Siemens AG and, most recently, the D&O settlements in the compliance cases of Bilfinger SE and VW AG (“dieselgate”). The department regularly receives recognition for its contribution to leading reference works such as JUVE, Chambers and Legal500.