28 September 2015

"If a rework is not possible, customers will have a right to return"

On the Geman TV channel ZDF, Dr. Mark Wilhelm comments on the rights of customers in a recent emissions scandal of a German automaker.

Please find the full video stream (ZDF heute journal of 28 September 2015) under the link below.


28 August 2015

"Project company wins with Wilhelm in property insurance case"

The legal news service JUVE reports on a recent judgment by the Regional Court Essen on erection insurance.

Please find the full report (German language only) on


27 August 2015

"Be on the spot immediately and start negotiating"

German weekly Wirtschaftswoche reports on Wilhelm Rechtsanwälte and further leading insurance law firms.

Please finde the full report (German language only) online on


17 June 2015

Felix Schaefer joins Wilhelm’s Corporate practice / Fabian Herdter appointed partner

From 1 July 2015, Felix Schaefer (44) joins the Düsseldorf office of Wilhelm Rechtsanwälte to lead the firm’s practice group Corporate.

Schaefer has extensive experience in advising companies and their management in critical situations, in particular regarding reorganization and insolvency related issues. Before joining Wilhelm, Schaefer was a partner with an international major law firm for several years where he specialized in corporate law, insolvency law and capital market law.

Already with effect from 1 June 2015, the firm appointed Dr. Fabian Herdter (38) as new partner. Working in the firm’s Insurance & Liability practice since 2012, Herdter advises clients among others on D&O and fidelity insurance.

“We are pleased to welcome Felix Schaefer with his longstanding experience in our Corporate team and gladly announce Fabian Herdter’s advancement within the partnership”, says Dr. Mark Wilhelm, founder and managing partner of the firm.


8 June 2015

"Rarely without problems"

Dr. Mark Wilhelm in the German daily Handelsblatt on claim settlement in D&O insurance.

Please find the full report (German language only) online on


4 May 2015

Chambers recommends Wilhelm

Chambers Europe 2015 recommends Wilhelm Rechtsanwälte as leading firm in Insurance Germany.

The editors highlight the firm's "growing market profile in insurance litigation, particularly D&O and cross-border damage claims." Along with the practice group, Dr. Mark Wilhelm is recommended as leading individual in insurance law in Germany.

The ranking published by Chambers & Partners is based on interviews with clients and peers and a follwoing review by the editors of the the renowned British publishing house. The complete Guide Chambers Europe 2015 can be found online.


17 April 2015

Wilhelm awarded Insurance Law Firm of the Year

Firm receives two Law Awards 2015 awarded by the british magazine Finance Monthly .

Besides being awarded as Insurance Law Firm of the Year Germany, Wilhelm Rechtsanwälte also won in the category Private Equity Law Firm of the Year Germany.

The Finance Monthly Law Adwards annually honor leading business law firms across the globe. The selection is based upon a quantitative assessment of reader votes and a qualitative evaluation by the british magazine's editorial research team.

The full publication of all winners can be found here.


26 November 2014

Legal 500 Guide recommends Wilhelm Rechtsanwälte

The 2015 edition of Legal 500's Germany Guide recommends Wilhelm as a leading law firm in Insurance (Dispute Resolution).

The ranking is based on a survey among more than 14,000 clients and lawyers and on a market review by the Guide's editorial staff. Legal 500 is renowned as one of the most important and reliable international law firm rankings. This year's edition for the first time listed a ranking for Insurance (Dispute Resolution) in Germany.

A complete overview of the ranking and the recommendation of our firm can be found here. An English version of the 2015 Guide will be available online in early 2015.