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Dr Christian Schneider

Excellent cooperation, belongs to the top 5 in the D&O field, brilliant know-how
Client, Legal 500 2022

Christian Schneider advises insurers and reinsurers as well as insurance brokers with respect to insurance and corporate matters, including product development and reviews.

He is a certified specialist for insurance law and has comprehensive experience in the consultative and forensic claims handling in the fields of liability law (particularly D&O insurances and other indemnity insurances), as well as property and transport insurance.

Professional QualificationRechtsanwalt admitted with Rechtsanwaltskammer Cologne
  • German
  • English


    • JUVE Handbook 2023/2024:Frequently recommended for dispute resolution: litigation and arbitration as well as product liability, for insurance law: litigation and contract advice as well as D&O advice; "strong international network"; client, "always thinks outside the box, very reliable, great cooperation", client
    • Legal 500 Germany 2023: Leading name for insurance litigation and recommended for insurance: advice to insurers and insurance litigation as well as dispute resolution: commercial disputes; “One of the leading specialists in the financial lines sector and for us is one of the top lawyers in this special segment.... is very strong on the liability and coverage side and also finds creative solutions.”; “adds considerable value as he does not advise one-sidedly but constructively and on the subject matter.”
    • Chambers Europe Germany 2023: Recommended for insurance; 2022: "Always available, very customer-oriented and has a broad understanding." 2020: "Highly experienced in representing insurance companies in litigation proceedings."
    • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023/2024: Recognised as “lawyer of the year” for insurance law (2020) and recommended for insurance law
    • WirtschaftsWoche 2020: Listed as German "Top Lawyer" in the area of insurance law

    Prior Experience

    Before joining DLA Piper in 2008, Christian had for several years been a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Karsten Schmidt at the Institute for Commercial Law (Institut für Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht) at the University of Bonn and worked for three years as a lawyer in another law firm.