The insurance industry plays one of the most important roles in the German economy. For years, one of GvW's key areas of activity has been advising all players with regard to their entire business operations and claims handling. Here, our clients from the insurance sector benefit from our specialisation and industry expertise as well as our thoroughgoing knowledge of their needs and expectations. As a full-service law firm and with the close cooperation of our team of specialists from different practice groups, we cover not just issues specific to insurance and supervisory law but all aspects of the business as well. We advise reputable domestic and non-domestic insurance undertakings, managing general agents (MGAs), insurance brokers, broker pools and insuretechs.

Our key industry sectors

Manager liability and D&O insurance

  • Defending against D&O claims
  • Monitoring liability litigation
  • Forensic clarification and processing of claims


  • Defending against liability claims
  • Monitoring liability litigation for insurers
  • Forensic clarification and processing of claims

Insurance sales

  • Structuring of sales systems
  • Conclusion of complex sales agreements
  • Compensation claims

Insurance Law

  • Contract drafting and revision of insurance terms and conditions
  • Disputes under insurance law
  • Representation in arbitration proceedings

Insurance Supervisory Law

  • Development of new insurance products and sales solutions
  • Advice on Solvency II
  • Representation in dealings with the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

IT and Data Protection

  • Advice in IT projects
  • GDPR-compliant data protection management
  • Use of cloud services


  • Incorporation advice
  • Advice relating to IT and data protection legislation
  • Big Data and artificial intelligence


  • Drafting and negotiating employment contracts
  • Advising on matters German works council constitution legislation
  • Ongoing advice in dismissal protection proceedings


  • Takeovers and acquisitions
  • Sales
  • Joint ventures