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Dr Tanja Schramm

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Dr Tanja Schramm

Dr Tanja Schramm

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Dr Tanja Schramm

Dr Tanja Schramm

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Tanja has extensive experience in a wide range of insurance work, particularly in the areas of financial lines, professional indemnity and fidelity insurance. She is recognized as a leading expert for insurance in Germany.

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Tanja has extensive experience in a wide range of insurance work, particularly in the areas of financial lines, professional indemnity and fidelity insurance. She is recognized as a leading expert for insurance in Germany.

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Tanja has more than 13 years of experience as an insurance lawyer and acts for German and foreign insurers and reinsurers in most areas of insurance and reinsurance law. Her experience includes acting as monitoring, defense and coverage counsel in large and complex (international) insurance cases as well as litigation and dispute resolution work.

Tanja particularly advises on financial and professional lines (E&O, D&O, FI, PI), fidelity insurance, specialty risks, subrogated recovery matters and multi-jurisdictional issues. Tanja has extensive experience in the monitoring of E&O mass claims. Furthermore, she has acted in a number of claims involving directors & officers and financial institutions as well as in several coverage lawsuits with fundamental legal importance. She also acts as defense counsel in court proceedings against professionals and directors. Further, her practice includes drafting and adapting insurance policies to German law.

Over the years, Tanja has undertaken secondments with an insurer in Germany and a reinsurer in London.

Tanja is recognised as a leading lawyer for insurance by JUVE, Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers, being praised by clients as “very reliable and very risk aware” (JUVE Handbook, 2022). 

Education
  • Educated at the Humboldt University Berlin
  • Dissertation on the claims made-principle under German law with Professor Dr. Armbrüster, Free University Berlin
Memberships
  •  German Association for Insurance Studies (DVfVW)
Experience
  • Acting as monitoring counsel with regard to thousands of investors’ claims concerning closed-end funds
  • Acting as monitoring counsel in numerous large and complex D&O claims against directors of banks (e.g. ApoBank)
  • Acting for insurers in connection with numerous D&O claims brought by insolvency administrators
  • Advising insurer in a multi-million euro fidelity insurance claim
  • Representing insurers in numerous coverage disputes, for example regarding legal issues in connection with the claims made-principle, the avoidance of insurance contracts due to fraudulent misrepresentation and denials of coverage due to intentional breaches of duties
  • Advising on complex coverage issues, e.g. distribution procedure according to Sec. 109 German Insurance Contract Act
  • Acting as defense counsel in a professional liability dispute against an international law firm
  • Advising on German international private law in connection with international liability claims
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Professional Practices

Services

Services

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Cyber Risk

  • International Arbitration

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