Dr Hanno Goltz > Oppenhoff > Cologne, Germany > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitons, Corporate Insurance


Hanno is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. Hanno Goltz specialises in mergers and acquisitions, advising and representing domestic and foreign companies on the sale and purchase of companies and businesses and on the legal structures for cooperations between companies in Germany and abroad. He is also experienced within the insurance sector, including M&A transactions, the establishment of new insurance companies, insurance supervision law, the restructuring and development of new insurance products as well as within the security industry. He represents leading international insurance and reinsurance groups in major disputes before the courts and arbitration tribunals.


Hanno is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. He was a partner at Oppenhoff & Rädler/Linklaters LLP from 1978 to 2007. Prior to commencing his career in Germany he worked for the law firm Bussy, Rusconi & Partners in Lausanne.


German, English, French


He is a member of German insurance law associations and he has frequently given lectures and participated in international studies and publications within the scope of the IBA Insurance Committee.


He studied law at the Universities of Cologne, Lausanne (Dr. iur. Soutenance de Thèse) and Bonn.

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Versicherungsrecht > Beratung von Versicherungen

Der multidisziplinäre Ansatz gepaart mit einer starken IT-Einheit erlaubt es Oppenhoffs Praxisgruppe Versicherungsunternehmensrecht besonders im Bereich Digitalisierung und InsurTech umfängliche Beratung anzubieten. Daneben enthält das Beratungsangebot M&A-Transaktionen, rückversicherungsrechtliche Themen, das Versicherungsaufsichtsrecht sowie die Entwicklung und den Vertrieb von Versicherungsprodukten. Praxisleiter Peter Etzbach fokussiert seine beratende Arbeit auf Transaktionen und das Versicherungsaufsichtsrecht, welche neben der Gründung von Versicherungsunternehmen auch die Kernbereiche von Hanno Goltz umfassen. Das Underwriting von W&I-Versicherungen stellt einen weiteren Schwerpunkt der Kanzlei dar, der von Markus Rasner und Till Liebau bedient wird.

Germany > Insurance > Advice to insurers

A multidisciplinary approach paired with a strong IT practice enables Oppenhoff‘s insurance company law practice to offer comprehensive advice, especially with regards to digitisation and insurtech. The group also assists with M&A transactions, reinsurance matters, insurance supervisory law and the development and sale of insurance products. Practice head Peter Etzbach focuses on transactions and insurance supervisory law, just as Hanno Goltz does, who also assists with the founding of insurance companies. The underwriting of W&I insurance is another focus of the firm, with Markus Rasner and Till Liebau being the key contacts.