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Dr Achim Schmid

Senior Associate


Achim is a member of the corporate practice. Before joining Allen & Overy LLP in 2011 he worked in the corporate department of a renowned international law firm.

Achim advises both national and international insurance and reinsurance companies on domestic and cross-border transactions, on regulatory issues and on general corporate matters. He has particular experience in Contractual Trust Arrangements (CTA) and occupational pensions schemes. Achim is also experienced in insurance contract law, particularly in life insurance.

Professional qualifications

Referendar, Germany, 2003

Assessor, Germany, 2009

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2011

Academic qualifications

LL.M., University of Cologne, Germany, 2001

Maîtrise, International Economic Law, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, 2001

First German Law Degree, University of Cologne, 2003

Second German Law Degree, 2009

Dr iur, University of Cologne, Germany, 2010

Published work

Schmid A. (2010), "Bestandsübertragung und Umwandlung von Versicherungsunternehmen" ("Portfolio transfers und transformations of insurance companies", German language), doctoral thesis, publishing house Versicherungswirtschaft (Karlsruhe), 639 pages 

Schmid A., Rolfs C. (2010), " Sicherung von Betriebsrenten durch Contractual Trust Arrangements" ("Insolvency protection of occupational pensions schemes by means of Contractual Trust Arrangements", German language), ZIP 2010, page 701-708 

Schmid A., Rolfs C. (2011), "Altersdiskriminierung von Betriebsrentnern durch tarifliche Stichtagsregelung?" ("Age discrimination against pensioners due to cut-off dates in collective agreements?", German language), SAE 2011, pages 12-19 

Schmid A. (2006), "German case note with regard to Cour de Cassation, ass. plén., arrêt n°520 du 6. décembre 2004 – Le contrat de cautionnement qui garantit le paiement des loyers d'un immeuble donné à bail", European Review of Private Law, Vol. 14 (2006), pages 81-133 

Schmid A., Hübner U. (2005), "Die Sanktion des Fehlverhaltens des Versicherungsnehmers" ("Sanctions imposed on policyholders due to non-compliance with legal and contractual provisions", German language), in: Ein Leben mit der Versicherungswissenschaft, Festschrift für Helmut Schirmer, 2005, pages 217-261

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