6 December 2018

The Legal 500 Germany 2018/19: Wilhelm a leading firm in insurance litigation

Our firm is again recommended by the renowned international law firm ranking The Legal 500  in its latest Germany edition published today.

As last year, WILHELM Rechtsanwälte is the only firm focused on advising policiyholders listed in the chapter "Insurance Litigation Germany" by The Legal 500

The editors quote a number of clients and competitors who stress the firm's efficieny, knowledge and quality especially with regard to major losses in property, BI and D&O insurance as well as compliance and product liability related issues.

Managing Partner and founder Dr. Mark Wilhelm was listed as on of the "Leading Names in Insurance Law". 

The full ranking and our firm's review by the editors is available at: (German language only). An English version will be published in early 2019.


23 November 2018

WILHELM wins FinTech Award 2019

As last year, our law firm was awarded "Insurance Law Firm of the Year- Germany" at Finance Monthly's annual FinTech Awards.

WILHELM recently advised a number of companies and startups from the insurtech industry on insurance and regulatory law related issues and on product development. The firm's lawyers also regularly publish on topical recent developments such as smart contracts in the insurance business.

With the annual FinTech Award, the british business magazine Finance Monthly honours companies and law firms who are committed to supporting the fintech industry with legal and business advice. More than 195,000 contacts were asked to vote. In total, Finance Monthly received 18,216 votes.

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18 July 2018

New cooperation partner in Poland

Leading Polish law firm DZP and WILHELM conclude cooperation agreement. 

With 140 attorneys at offices in Warsaw, Wroclaw and Poznań, DZP (Domański Zakrzewski Palinka) is one of Poland's largest law firms. It was awarded Poland's Law Firm of the Year for several times by renowned publications such as has The Lawyer  and Chambers Europe.

With the cooperation, both partners strengthen their advice on all issues relating to Polish-German trade and business. A focus of joint legal services is on corporate law, contract law and insurance law.

"We are very happy to have found a strong partner in Poland for our growing international network" says Cäsar Czeremuga, Head of the Polish Desk at WILHELM. "Our clients with cross-border business will profit from our extended legal services."

Please contact Cäsar Czeremuga (+49 211 687746-19 / ) for more information on how we can support clients with matters in Poland and Germany.



12 April 2018

'Creative, ‘analytically outstanding' and 'very assertive'

Clients praise Wilhelm Lawyers in new edition of Legal500

'Praised for its ‘profound knowledge’, Wilhelm Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbBis ‘very pleasant to work with’ and has a specialism in acting for insured industry clients, which includes a number of energy, chemical and pharmaceutical sector players alongside construction and real estate clients, as well as reinsurance companies, in court and out-of-court liability and coverage proceedings with particular expertise in D&O insurance and product liability matters.'

The full ranking and all clients' quotes can be found online at


8 March 2018

"Absolutely excellent work" - Chambers recommends WILHELM

Our firm was recommended by Chambers & Partners' Europe Guide for the fourth straight year

Chambers' Europe Guide 2018 released today again paints a clear picture: WILHELM is the only policyholder firm in German Insurance Law praised by clients and competitors alike:

"One client enthuses over the team's expertise and client-oriented approach to solutions: 'Overall it is absolutely excellent work. The lawyers have high legal expertise and understand the client's need to come to pragmatic solutions in complex legal issues.' Another source admires the responsiveness of the practice: 'The team is always accessible, friendly and timely.'"

We thank our clients for recommending us reliably and recurrently.

For the complete ranking and recommendation please visit:


31 January 2018

WILHELM wins FinTech Award 2018

British magazine honors the firm's recent advice of the InsurTech industry

The British magazine Finance Monthly has awarded WILHELM Rechtsanwälte the FinTech Award 2018 in the category "Insurance Law Firm of the Year - Germany". The firm has recently advised various insurtechs and companies on digital business models, including product development and regulatory and insurance matters.

Since 2017, the financial magazine has paid tribute to companies and law firms that have rendered outstanding services in advising financial technology-driven clients with the FinTech Awards on the basis of recommendations and market observations.

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27 October 2017

WILHELM awarded "Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law 2017"

Renowned publishing house JUVE has awarded the Wilhelm Rechtsanwälte as Germany's "Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law 2017".

In their statement, the editors particularly commend the firm’s advice of policyholders on issues relating to D&O, plant construction, compliance and liability: "The law firm, which is frequently recommended in insurance law, is highly specialized, but unlike other insurance law boutiques works mainly at the side of companies that assert claims for insurance cover or need products for certain risks. With its successful concept, the law firm continues to gain mandates from DAX corporations." The editors also praise the far-seeing development of related advisory fields such as corporate law, criminal law and advice in critical situations.

The annual awarding by JUVE – Germany’s leading lawyers’ magazine – is based on recommendations by companies and competitors as well as on research by the JUVE editors. "The award shows us that clients and market participants value our work. We are grateful and motivated to continue to advocate for the interests of insured companies and decision-makers”, explains Dr. Mark Wilhelm, partner and founder of Wilhelm Rechtsanwälte.

Already in 2011, the law firm Wilhelm was awarded "Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law" by JUVE for the first time.

For any enquiries on this or other topics please contact:

Christoph Manke,, +49 211 687746 54


4 October 2017

Former AGCS Head of Claims Andreas Shell joins WILHELM to advise policyholders

From today, Dr. Andreas Shell is working for the insurance firm Wilhelm as lawyer and of-counsel.

The long-term Global Head of Claims with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) will advise reinsurers and insured companies to improve cooperation with insurers.

 “The opposed interests between the insurance industry and commercial clients have made claim settlement increasingly difficult recently. False and insufficient communication significantly contributed to this development“, explains Shell. "Already during underwriting, diffuse or false expectations arise. This leads to disappointment in an insured event." By cooperating, Wilhelm and Shell want to build a bridge between insurers and their clients.

Shell will advise insured companies particularly in the pre-contractual phase and on how to cooperate with insurers during claim settlement to reach the best possible results. Reinsurers will be assisted by Shell as Claims Control Counsel in the settlement of large and medium-sized claims. In disputed cases, he acts as a party representative in arbitration proceedings.

 “From our own experience with him representing our clients’ opponents, we know how knowledgeable and persistent Andreas Shell fights for the interests of his party”, says Dr. Mark Wilhelm, founder of the law firm Wilhelm. “Our clients will benefit from that now. We look forward to working together.”

Shell, who settled corporate claims in the field of property insurance as Global Head of Claims of AGCS since 2006, has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. He was responsible for the claims settlement after 9/11 across all lines at Allianz. At Wilhelm, Shell completes the team of meanwhile 18 lawyers who deal with critical issues in the fields of insurance, liability, corporate and commercial criminal law.

Please find the full press release for download below. In case of any queries please contact:

Christoph Manke (Head of PR), +49 211 687746 54,