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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

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News: 23 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy to host inaugural virtual APAC Corporate Academy

Series of five webinars provides mid-level M&A/corporate counsel with insight into regional trends and best practice in M&A transactions.

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

The European Commission’s evaluation of the antitrust rules on vertical agreements: where are we heading?

The European Commission’s evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines has shown that, whilst these tools continue to serve a useful purpose, there is room for…

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Publications: 21 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast: Indonesia’s proposed Omnibus Law - what to expect

In this episode, G&R Airtime discusses Indonesia’s proposed Omnibus Law, which aims to consolidate numerous provisions across various industry sectors into one, overarching law. 

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Publications: 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 18 Sept 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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Dreischeibenhaus 1
40211 Duesseldorf

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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