Senior Associate

Julia Kathrin Degen, LL.M.

German, English
Consulting focuses
  • Liability Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Distribution Law
  • Professional Liability Law
  • Medical Liability Law
  • Product Liability Law
  • D&O, E&O, Fidelity insurance
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Insurance Supervisory Law
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  • Lecturer Rheinische Fachhochschule (RFH), Cologne Postgraduate Master Studies „Master of Liability, Risk & Insurance – PI/D&O/Cyber”since 2019
  • Admitted to the Bar since 2007
  • Education and former activities
  • Insurance lawyer INCE&CO Germany LLP, Cologne2016-2019
  • Training as business mediator „Münchener Ausbildung zum Wirtschaftsmediator“ Prof. Dr. Horst Eidenmüller pp., Munich2015
  • Siemens AG, Munich2013-2016
  • CMS Hasche Sigle, Cologne2010-2013
  • Postgraduate studies of insurance law Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster2010-2012
  • Bach Langheid Dallmayr, Cologne2007-2010
  • Legal Traineeship District Court Köln2005-2007
  • Law studies Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn1999-2004


Julia Degen practices in liability and insurance contract law, acting as defense, coverage or monitoring counsel. She has more than 15 years of litigation experience and represents our clients in and out of court in issues relating to liability and coverage. Her professional experience in the sector includes working for a German insurance law boutique, an international law firm and as inhouse counsel at Siemens AG. Following her in-house position she also advises on insurance regulatory matters and insurance distribution law. In addition to publications in the field of insurance contract, insurance distribution and liability law, she gives lectures and holds training courses and has been a lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Cologne since 2019.


  • Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV)
  • DAV-Gesetzgebungsausschuss Außergerichtliche Streitbeilegung
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


Julia Kathrin Degen's Distinctions

Legal 500 Germany 2023
Best Lawyers 2023
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Legal 500 Germany 2022
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2022



Medical Devices Regulation 2017/745 (MDR)
The authorisedrepresentative – a new target for claims arising out of defective devices placed on EEC in PHi 2018, 112  


Liabilty of notified bodies in case a medical device does not comply with Directive 93/42 (EU Court of Justice on PIP breast implant scandal) in VersR 2017
Liabilty of notified bodies in case a medical device does not comply with Directive 93/42 (EU Court of Justice on PIP breast implant scandal) in VersR 2017, 496



Das Anerkenntnis- und Befriedigungsverbot in der Haftpflichtversicherung
Inhouse-Veranstaltung, May 27, 2019, Cologne


Haftung des als Mediator tätigen Rechtsanwalts
DGVH-Veranstaltung, May 04, 2018, Munich

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