Dr. Thomas Heitzer

Co-Head Financial Services Regulation
Head of Insurance & Reinsurance

Dr. Thomas Heitzer is specialized in the advising of insurance and reinsurance companies on company law questions, above all on issues relating to insurance supervision law, M&A projects, insurance portfolio transfers, function outsourcing and restructuring, including run-offs. He also advises on issues relating to risk management, business organization and compliance in the insurance sector. Also worthy of mention 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.


  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Insurance regulatory law
  • Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
  • Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions


  • Legal studies at the University of Passau
  • Co-Head of the Noerr Office London (2010-2013) 
  • With Noerr since 2002
  • Admitted to the Düsseldorf Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • UK insurance company on the drafting of contracts in the area of hospital and medical malpractice law
  • Lloyd’s syndicate on the liquidation and transfer of a German coverholder’s business to the UK
  • Finance division of a US company on German insurance supervision law issues and advice on organization of an insurance broker structure in Europe
  • UK reinsurance company on a portfolio transfer from the UK branch of a German insurance group under English and German law
  • Comprehensive advice on the structure and marketing of a European pension fund


  • „He has a particular expertise in German insurance matters and is very knowledgeable about regulatory matters.”, category Corporate / M&A , Chambers & Partners Global 2014
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for Insurance advice, JUVE