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Insurance law

Matters of insurance law are gaining in importance in all fields in which we provide legal advice, such as construction law, plant engineering law and real estate law.

We provide precautionary advisory services to ensure that projects and businesses benefit from suitable insurance coverage, risk-aligned formulation of insurance contracts and incorporation of insurance-related specifications in contracts concluded with affected parties. We are able to rely on our considerable experience in the construction and project contexts in carrying out risk assessments and structuring third-party liability and non-life insurance policies, in particular.

However, we also assist our clients in handling any disputes as to coverage which may arise with insurance companies upon the occurrence of an insured event, given that major or complex insurance claims routinely result in differences of opinion with insurance companies. We provide a balanced perspective in the context of negotiations with insurance companies and provide assistance in the enforcement of claims against third-party liability and non-life insurers in both the extra-judicial and the judicial context.

Furthermore, we provide insurance law advice on matters relating to distribution rights and regulatory law, including the special requirements arising in the wake of the increasing digitalisation of the insurance sector.

A distinctive attribute of our lawyers is their possession of both practical experience in real-life matters and particular expertise in specific issues of insurance law, as evidenced by the large number of pertinent insurance law publications under their names.

Selected references



von Rintelen, Die Fälligkeit und Durchsetzung des abgetretenen Freistellungsanspruchs in der Haftpflichtversicherung, RuS 2010, 133 ff.

von Rintelen, Lücken im Haftpflichtversicherungsschutz, NZBau 2006, 401 ff.

Annotations on court decisions

von Rintelen, Anmerkung zum Beschluss des OLG Koblenz vom 08.10.2015 (10 U 1221/14) - Zur Betriebshaftpflichtversicherung, Leistungsausschluss für planende Tätigkeiten eines Heizungsbauers, VersR 2016, 1111 ff.


von Rintelen, Die Tätigkeitsklausel: Wesentliche Einschränkungen des Haftpflichtversicherungsschutzes!, 2005, 109 ff.

von Rintelen, Versicherungsrechts-Handbuch (Beckmann/Matusche-Beckmann,
Versicherungsrechts-Handbuch, 2004, § 26 Betriebshaftpflichtversicherung, § 36 Bauleistungsversicherung)

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