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Dr Achim Schmid



Dr Achim Schmid



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.

News & insights

Publications: 10 JULY 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 10 July 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Coding and  a password login on a computer screen

Publications: 08 JULY 2020

Fintech deals enter temporary lull after Q1 surge

The start of the year saw a surge in ever-larger fintech deals around the world, with every expectation that this trend would continue.

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A drop of liquid falling into a test tube

Publications: 08 JULY 2020

Pipeline gaps and digital will drive life sciences deals

Often seen as a safe haven sector in times of crisis, the life sciences have not only been centre stage during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis but are riding it out well.

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A major road intersection

Publications: 08 JULY 2020

U.S. M&A: the land of opportunity meets challenges

The impact on U.S. transactions has been severe, with activity unlikely to recover until market conditions stabilise. But opportunities are emerging for certain players.

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Referendar, Germany, 2003

Assessor, Germany, 2009

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2011


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., Radtke M. (2019), "Die Karten liegen auf dem Tisch – Wie geht es für britische Versicherer und deren Kunden in Deutschland weiter?", Versicherungswirtschaft 2019, page 74

Schmid, A. (2018), "Was bringt der Brexit-Deal den britischen Versicherern und deutschen Kunden?", Newsletter Versicherungswirtschaft Heute 11/2018

Schmid A. (2018), „Aufsicht über Versicherungs-Holdinggesellschaften und gemischte Finanzholding-Gesellschaften“ in Beck’scher Online-Kommentar zum Versicherungsaufsichtsgesetz

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