Dr Florian Pötzlberger, LL.M. (Chicago) is a senior associate based in Clyde & Co’s Munich office specializing in litigation and dispute resolution for insurance and commercial law matters as well as intellectual property law.
Florian is a senior associate in the dispute resolution team in Clyde & Co's Munich office. His practice focuses on litigation, arbitration, and all other forms of dispute resolution and insurance law, especially in the financial and professional lines (D&O, W&I, PI), as well as intellectual property.
He regularly acts as coverage and monitoring counsel in complex domestic and international D&O and PI cases, including advising clients in insurance, liability, and insolvency law questions. Florian also focuses on intellectual property law, particularly including copyright and related rights, media and entertainment law, trade secrets, know-how, domains, and unfair competition law. In addition, he has broad experience in a variety of contentious and non-contentious commercial law matters, inter alia related to aviation, transport, insolvency, product liability and real estate, as well as contract negotiations and drafting. Florian has also worked inhouse as legal counsel while being seconded to the legal department of a leading German car manufacturer.
Florian studied law at the University of Augsburg, including lengthier stays abroad in Chicago, London, and Toronto. He spent his legal traineeship in Munich and Melbourne and holds an LL.M. in international intellectual property law from Chicago-Kent College of Law, USA. He was awarded a doctorate (Dr iur) from Goethe University Frankfurt. Florian is also a lecturer at the University of Munich and the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (media law / art law). Before joining Clyde & Co, Florian worked for other renowned international and German business law firms for several years.
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Financial Institutions, Directors & Officers
Insurance & Reinsurance
Product Liability & Recall
Copyright & Design Rights
Insolvency & Reorganisation