We are specialists in the defence of liability and coverage claims. We support our clients in pre-litigation and court proceedings. While we regularly work on behalf of insurance companies in the area of coverage, we represent insured companies and individuals in the area of liability both directly and on behalf of the insurer.
Our advice often begins in the pre-litigation phase. In this phase of dispute resolution, we examine the factual and legal situation, analyse litigation and cost risks, develop options for action and promising negotiating positions. We communicate with the other side and represent our clients' interests in settlement negotiations. In doing so, we are aware that we are often dealing with long-standing business relationships that need to be preserved. We also have many years of experience in dealing with disputes, which have to be conducted extremely sensitively due to their public nature.
In the context of legal disputes, we can, if desired, take over the complete organisational and legal handling of the mandate or entire litigation contingents, up to and including the enforcement of claims in compulsory enforcement proceedings. Each of our litigators specialises in a particular insurance line or area of liability and conducts a large number of proceedings each year. This means that your lawyer is not only an outstanding expert in substantive law and the relevant case law, but also an expert in procedural law and an experienced negotiator in court. This also applies to the cooperation partners of our nationwide BLD network of lawyers as well as our international partners.
Of course, we advise and represent our clients on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options such as arbitration and conciliation proceedings or prepare arbitration opinions.