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Allen & Overy's dispute resolution team in Germany has many years of experience in the field of professional indemnity. Professional indemnity covers disputes relating to the liability borne by professionals such as auditors, tax advisers and lawyers, as well as disputes relating to damages claims brought against management consultants, IT service providers and project managers. We provide comprehensive advice to our clients on the legal aspects of liability and also regularly address legal questions relating to liability insurance. Moreover, we represent clients in proceedings before the various professional chambers.

Professional liability disputes may arise in a wide range of industrial sectors. We regularly act for national and international companies from the professional services, insurance, IT, financial services and retail sectors.

The legal proceedings in which we advise and represent our clients often have an international element, allowing us to draw on our wealth of experience in international dispute resolution.

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France

Publications: 25 NOVEMBER 2020

The ICC’s 2021 Arbitration Rules bring new focus on efficiencies and streamlined processes, including through the use of technology

The International Chamber of Commerce (the ICC) has published its revised 2021 Arbitration Rules (2021 Rules).  The 2021 Rules, which will apply to all arbitrations registered after 1 January 2021,…

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Publications: 04 NOVEMBER 2020

The global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial dispute resolution in the first seven months

This article, published in the International Bar Association (IBA) Dispute Resolution International journal at [2020] DRI 83, gives an overview of the profound global impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic…

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Publications: 09 OCTOBER 2020

Hamburg regulator issues EUR 35 million GDPR fine for data privacy breach

The Hamburg Data Protection Authority imposed the largest ever GDPR fine in German history on Swedish fashion company H&M on 1 October 2020. According to the regulator, the company had stored and used…

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

First German decision holding credit rating agency liable to investors

The German courts have taken the liability of credit rating agencies to the next level. In a series of recent decisions, the Berlin Regional Court has developed criteria under which credit rating…

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