Marc Zimmerling is a partner in the German dispute resolution practice group at Allen & Overy and has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.
He is regularly instructed by insurance companies, financial institutions and national and international clients from key industry sectors to act as adviser on a broad range of insurance-related issues. This includes advising on policy interpretation and insurance-related risk issues, as well as monitoring and defence work. Marc also has significant experience in representing his clients in all types of national and cross-border disputes before state and arbitration courts, often with multiple parties and complex issues of fact and law.
A particular focus of his work is on professional indemnity, directors’ liability and insolvency-related insurance litigation, including coverage disputes and recourse claims. Furthermore, he has broad experience in the area of risk prevention and risk management, as well as in various fields of alternative dispute resolution.
The Legal 500: Germany 2021 points out that Marc has ‘notable expertise in insurance law disputes’. Chambers Europe 2018 highlights that Marc ‘is particularly well known for his adeptness in D&O liability cases’. He holds a Doctor of Laws degree from Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and has repeatedly been named by German legal directory JUVE as a frequently recommended lawyer for insurance law, as well as for commercial, liability and corporate litigation; in the 2020/2021 edition, JUVE cites clients who describe Marc as ‘very qualified’, ‘absolutely fast, reliable and thorough’, ‘of excellent professional and personal competence’ and ‘from our point of view the best lawyer in this field, especially for professional liability’.