Insurance & Reinsurance in Germany 2023
Sven Förster is a leading litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Clyde & Co’s Munich office.
Sven is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer with a focus on complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional (re-)insurance claims and disputes. He has extensive experience as counsel covering litigation, international arbitration (institutional and ad hoc) and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Sven is frequently instructed as monitoring and coverage counsel across all major business lines, mainly in Financial and Professional Lines (W&I, D&O, E&O, PI), Cyber, Product and General Liability as well as Casualty. In addition, Sven has a broad experience acting as defence counsel in numerous aviation, banking, commercial, corporate (post-M&A), construction and insolvency disputes as well as in recourse claims.
Sven studied at the Universities of Bonn (law degree) and Cologne (doctor iuris). He is a member of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) and the German-French Lawyers' Association.
Admitted to the German Bar (Rechtsanwalt), Sven is also qualified as a certified specialist for insurance law (Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht) and a certified specialist for banking and capital markets law (Fachanwalt für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht). A native German speaker, he is also fluent in English and has a good level of French.
Sven is consistently recommended by JUVE, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. In 2021, he has been awarded “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law in Germany by Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers® with additional recommendations for litigation, international arbitration and arbitration/mediation in its 2023 edition. Germany’s JUVE directory frequently recommends Sven for ”insurance litigation”, describing him as “dynamic and precise” (JUVE Handbook, 2017), “very smart” (2018), “rising” (2019), “pleasant, capable, straightforward” (2020), “competent, very good teamwork” (2021) and “strategically and procedurally outstanding” (2022). Legal 500 recommends Sven as an “expert in insurance law disputes” and “particularly well versed in W&I claims” and quotes “Sven Förster is an impressive dispute resolution expert and a brilliant litigator. He stands out from his competitors not only because of his niche expertise, but also due to his meticulous and detail-oriented approach, while always keeping track of the matter”
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Financial Institutions, Directors & Officers
Insurance & Reinsurance
Product Liability & Recall
Banking & Finance Litigation
Corporate & Shareholder Disputes