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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

Allen & Overy advises the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited on the minority investment of the Government Employees Pension Fund (South Africa) in Aradei Capital (Morocco) for USD50

News: 02 JUNE 2020

Allen & Overy advises the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited on the minority investment of the Government Employees Pension Fund (South Africa) in Aradei Capital (Morocco) for USD50

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited (PIC), acting on behalf of the Government Employees Pension Fund of South Africa (GEPF), in relation to the minority…

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News: 01 JUNE 2020

Advising SIG plc on sale of stake to CD&R

Allen & Overy is advising leading European supplier of specialist construction materials SIG plc (SIG) on the sale of up to 29.9% of the company to U.S. private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice…

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance (Updated 28 May 2020)

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the…

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus – State aid Temporary Framework extended to recapitalisations and subordinated loans

As we have previously reported, the European Commission (Commission) has adopted a Temporary State aid Framework (the Temporary Framework) to support the economy in the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak -…

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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