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Markus heads the German litigation department and has significant experience negotiating, litigating and arbitrating insurance, shipping and other commercial disputes. In addition to his significant experience in private practice, his clients benefit from the knowledge and understanding that he gained as a judge on civil and criminal law matters between 2010 and 2012.

Markus has significant experience of negotiating, litigating and arbitrating insurance, commercial and shipping disputes. He is a member of the German arbitration associations GMAA and DIS and is an officer of the Insurance Group of the International Bar Association (IBA).

He has significant experience of advising on numerous marine and non-marine defence and coverage disputes under P&I, D&O and other liability policies, as well as H&M, LoH, builder’s risk and yacht insurance policies. Markus also advised clients on captive set-ups for international corporates, on business interruption policies and on environmental M&A risks.

Furthermore, Markus acts for insurers and reinsurers in coverage litigation as well as defending assureds in liability proceedings.

He is a recommended lawyer in the leading legal directories with sources highlighting “his knowledge and excellent reputation.”

Highlight Matters

  • Coverage advice for D&O excess insurers in relation to allegations made by a board member of a German bank that allegedly caused significant losses
  • Advising on the civil defence of previous managers of a shipping company against shareholders and an insolvency administrator for alleged misconduct and related D&O coverage advice
  • Assisting insurer clients in negotiating the wording of a Warranty & Indemnity policy, the drafting of Professional Indemnity policy conditions as well as coverage advice under a reinsurance contract in relation to floodings after storm Sandy

Legal Directory Quotes

"...Commands the respect of the market" Chambers Europe 
"He is client-focused, understands the business and always keeps the fundamental objective in mind which enables the customer to solve their problems effectively in a timely way." Chambers Europe 

Professional Associations & Membership

  • Deutscher Verein für Int. Seerecht (DVIS)
  • DIS/DIS40 - Deutsche Initiative junger Schiedsrechtler
  • German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)
  • Hamburger Anwaltverein – HAV
  • IBA - International Bar Association
  • Hamburg Arbitration Circle
  • Versicherungswissenschaftlicher Verein in Hamburg
  • Hamburg Bar Association

What you may not know about Markus

Markus worked as a judge on civil and criminal law matters before he re-joined the firm in 2012

Insurance, Maritime, Commercial Disputes

Chambers Europe

Education (University):
University of Kiel, Germany and Essex, UK

German, English