Dr. Thomas Heitzer

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Partner
Co-Head Financial Services Regulation
Head of Insurance & Reinsurance

Thomas Heitzer specialises in advising of insurance and reinsurance companies on company law matters, above all on issues relating to insurance supervision law, M&A projects, insurance portfolio transfers, function outsourcing and restructuring, including run-offs. Thomas also advises on issues relating to risk management, business organisation and compliance in the insurance sector. Also worth mentioning is his expertise in the area of advising and representing clients in liability and coverage proceedings, for example in D&O, E&O and PI disputes.

Expertise

  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Insurance regulatory law
  • Litigation, arbitration and ADR
  • Corporate/mergers and acquisitions

Career

  • Legal studies at the University of Passau
  • Co-head of Noerr's London office (2010-2013) 
  • At Noerr since 2002
  • Admitted to the Düsseldorf Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Finance division of a US company: Advising on German insurance supervision law issues and advice on the organisation of an insurance broker structure in Europe
  • UK reinsurance company:Advising on a portfolio transfer from the UK branch of a German insurance group under English and German law
  • Pension fund: Providing comprehensive advice on the structure and marketing of a European pension fund

Distinctions

  • “Thomas Heitzer is praised by one client for being effective, calm, responsive, with deep knowledge and the flexibility to draw pragmatic conclusions.“ Chambers 2019
  • “Thomas Heitzer has notable experience with D&O and first-party loss disputes, in which he primarily defends insurance companies before court. His expertise also includes advising corporate clients and is increasingly present on regulatory matters in the insurance sector.“ Chambers 2020
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for insurance consulting, JUVE
  • Recommended expert in advising insurers, Legal 500