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Salaried Partner

Martin Karwatzki, LL.M.

Languages
German, English
Consulting focuses
  • Insurance Law
  • Professional Liability Law
  • Product Liability Law
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • D&O, E&O, Fidelity insurance
  • Liability Law
  • Credit insurance
  • Insurance Supervisory Law
  • Insurance Distribution Law
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Vita

  • Columnist for the online trade magazine Versicherungsmonitor
  • Lecturer for insurance law at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • Arbitrator pursuant to § 18 ARB for liability law within the jurisdiction of the Cologne Bar Association
  • Lecturer at the Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln, Master's degree course "Liability, Risk & Insurance - PI/D&O/Cyber"
  • Certified Specialist Lawyer in Insurance Law
  • Admitted to the Bar since 2011
  • Education and former activities
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Insurance Law, Münster2010-2012
  • Research Assistent (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Cologne2010-2011
  • Legal Clerkship (Referendariat) in Bonn, Athens, Düsseldorf and Cologne2008-2010
  • Studium der Rechtswissenschaften in Bonn2003-2007

Career

Mr. Karwatzki's practice focuses on insurance and liability law. His expertise in this field is expressed, among other things, by regular publications in specialist media as well as various teaching assignments. In addition, Mr. Karwatzki is a specialist lawyer for insurance law.

Insurers regularly engage Mr. Karwatzki to defend their policyholders in claims for damages. This also includes the defense of claims in so-called mass proceedings in the area of capital and financial investments. Other areas of Mr. Karwatzki's practice include major claims in the field of D&O insurance and recourse in property insurance.

Affiliations

  • Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V. (DAV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Martin Karwatzki's Distinctions

Expert Guides 2021
IFLR Rising Stars Awards 2020 Europe
Expert Guide 2020
Rising Star in the field of "Insurance and Reinsurance"
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Legal 500 Germany 2018
Expert Guides 2020

Publications

2021

Inanspruchnahmen der Anwaltschaft durch die Rechtsschutzversicherer
VersR 2021, p. 1412 ff.

2019

Das Dilemma des unmittelbar vor Ablauf der Verjährungshöchstfrist in Anspruch genommenen Gesamtschuldners
VersR 2019, pp. 798 ff., together with Helen Golling

Lectures

2022

Aktuelles zur Wirtschaftsprüferhaftung
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Vermögensschadenhaftpflicht e.V., February 17, 2022

2019

Causality and attribution in the liability relationship
Inhouse-Event, 10. October 2019, Cologne
Grundlagen der Personengarantieversicherung
Inhouse-Veranstaltung, May 13, 2019, Frankfurt
Ausgewählte Probleme des Handwerkerregresses
Großschadenregulierer-Tagung, April 4, 2019, Cologne

2018

Die Nebenintervention im Haftpflichtprozess
Inhouse-Veranstaltung,  November 9, 2018, Hannover

2017

Haftungsrisiken der kenntnisunabhängigen Verjährung des Gesamtschuldnerausgleichsanspruchs gemäß § 426 Abs. 1 BGB
Mandantenseminar, October 12, 2017, Cologne
Aktuelles aus der Anlageberaterhaftung
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Vermögensschadenhaftpflicht e.V., September 1, 2017, Hamburg
Verjährung und Verjährungshemmung in der Haftpflichtversicherung
Client seminar, August 31, 2017, Cologne

2014

Einbruchdiebstahl mit Vandalismusfolge - Eine rechtliche Betrachtung
Kölner Betrugsforum – Sachversicherung, April 1, 2014, Cologne

2013

Die Rechtsfigur des Wissenserklärungsvertreters am Beispiel der Veranstaltungsausfall- und Filmunterbrechungsversicherung
Regionaltreffen AlumniVerein Versicherungsrecht e.V., March 14, 2013, Cologne

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