Daniel Kassing has extensive experience in handling major domestic and cross-border claims, especially in the financial lines as well as product liability and property matters. He frequently acts as monitoring and coverage counsel for insurers and as defence counsel for their insureds.
In addition to his claims practice, he regularly advises his clients from the insurance industry on the structuring of insurance programmes, new product development as wells as distribution, supervisory and other legal issues.
While working as research assistant at a chair of the University of Bielefeld focussing on insurance law he earned his doctorate in liability insurance law. Over the years, Daniel has been a secondee to claims departments of insurers and he therefore knows the standards and requirements of this industry sector. He is regularly recognized by legal industry publications and as lecturer at conferences. He holds the titles "Master of Insurance Law (LL.M.)" and "Attorney specialising in Insurance Law".
German legal publisher JUVE and Legal 500 list Daniel as a recommended insurance lawyer.
German legal studies at the University of Bielefeld
European legal studies the University of Basel
Research Assistant at a chair of the University of Bielefeld focussing on insurance law
Dissertation on liability insurance law with Professor Dr. Staudinger, University of Bielefeld
Postgraduate studies of insurance law at the University of Münster
Acting as monitoring counsel regarding a multi-million euro D&O-claim resulting from a failed joint venture in the Russian energy sector
Acting as defence counsel for a managing director of insolvent companies regarding a multi-million euro claim made by insolvency trustee
Acting as coverage counsel for a legal expenses insurer with regard to multiple claims resulting from international fraud in connection with power plant and submarine projects in South America
Handling thousands of investors´ claims concerning complex closed-end funds
Acting as coverage counsel to defend a multi-million euro claim under a fidelity insurance concerning the insolvency of an investment company
Defending insured entities regarding major product liability claims in the construction sector
Acting as coverage counsel regarding testing clause exclusion to defend a multi-million euro claim under a recall cost insurance
Advising on a multi-million property and business interruption loss caused by a fire incident
Advising on a major business interruption loss and recourse claims caused by a water pipe damage
Drafting D&O, legal expense and professional indemnity policies