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White & Case LLP

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Germany: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Clients value White & Case LLP’s ‘fast and flexible processing times’ and ‘absolute reliability’; the group has strong expertise in insolvency, energy and automotive litigation, often in cases that require interdisciplinary cooperation and good international networking. Thomas Burmeister acted for a group of network operators in proceedings against the German Federal Network Agency regarding interest rate fixing by the regulatory authority, and Markus Burianski represented a company from the automotive industry in a number of disputes. In another highlight, Christian Wirth, who is esteemed for his ‘solution-oriented approach’, defended a network service provider in court proceedings. Matthias Stupp left for Noerr in May 2017. Alexandra Diehl joined from Clifford Chance as local partner in February 2018.

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Financial services: litigation

Within: Financial services: litigation

White & Case LLP has comprehensive expertise in representing banks, financial institutions and insurance companies in various legal disputes as well as in insolvency law disputes, and makes use of good cross-practice synergies. The group represented a major bank in several proceedings brought by insurance companies. The ‘flexible and fastChristian Wirth successfully acted for a credit rating agency in connection with the enforcement of a remuneration claim. Markus Langen, who is particularly experienced in liability issues and defence in class actions, represented a German bank in various proceedings. The client portfolio also includes Credit Suisse, Nord/LB and UniCredit.

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Germany: Insurance

Insurance litigation

Within: Insurance litigation

With a specialism in financial sector work and substantial corporate expertise, the team at White & Case LLP regularly handles D&O liability and coverage matters, which frequently include cross-border elements, while also having experience in dealing with cyber risk matters. In a significant matter, the team is defending a Berlin-based private bank against damage claims amounting to millions pertaining to a co-operation agreement in the life insurance sector with a large French insurance company; this was jointly led by the ‘solution-oriented and responsiveChristian Wirth and counsel Ulrich Carlhoff. Sara Vanetta was made local partner.

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