Sven Förster 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 of acting as monitoring, coverage and defence 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) and construction disputes and in recourse claims.
Sven was again elected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 in conjunction with Handelsblatt (Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2021) in the fields of litigation, arbitration and mediation and insurance law. Additionally, Sven has been selected as "Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law" by The Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 and Handelsblatt (Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2021). The German legal directory JUVE repeatedly recommends Sven for "commercial litigation and liability: litigation" and describes him as "dynamic and precise" (2016/17), "very smart" (2017/18), "rising" (2018/19) and "pleasant, capable, straightforward" (2020/21). The Legal 500 recommends Sven as an “expert in insurance law disputes” 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.”
Sven is a law graduate of the Universities of Bonn (law degree) and Cologne (doctor iuris). He is a member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS - Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit) and the German-French Jurist Association.
Admitted to the German bar (Rechtsanwalt), Sven is also recognised as a specialist lawyer for insurance law (Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht) and a specialist lawyer 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.
Representing insurers as monitoring and coverage counsel in numerous domestic and international W&I claims
Representing insurers as monitoring and coverage counsel in numerous domestic and international D&O claims
Defending insureds in D&O and in professional indemnity claims, including lawyers, engineers and architects
Handling domestic and international product liability and recall cases
Handling domestic and international liability cases, including the aviation, energy and construction sector