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Fabian Volz, Partner

Fabian Volz

Partner

Rechtsanwalt

Languages

German, English

Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Product liability and product recall

Practice notes

Fabian has been advising and representing national and international companies for more than 10 years. He focuses on the automotive industry, supplier and electronics industry as well as on the pharmaceutical and medical products industry. In addition, he is frequently instructed by insurance companies. He focused on international insurance programmes, personal liability insurance and D&O insurances, on construing policies, insurance covers, the law of reinsurance as well as the insurance procurement law. Furthermore, Fabian has extensive expertise in international product recalls and matters of product safety compliance, such as the implementation of European standards, the compliance with pre- and post-marketing-obligations of manufacturers and distributors of consumer goods as well as liability prevention. Fabian also has many years' experience of ordinary courts and arbitration tribunals as well as in proceedings of alternative dispute resolution.

In 2018, Fabian received the “Acritas Star Lawyer” award from the leading international legal research company Acritas based on clients’ praise for his matter handling and customer focus. Fabian is nominated as a leading lawyer for product liability in Germany by the Legal Media Group "Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers". The team is recommended in the renowned JUVE Handbook 2012/2013 for Product Liability.

Fabian’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising an international D&O Insurer on the defence of a German-style class action (KapMuG proceedings) against former board members of a large German bank
  • Advising manufacturers and distributors on global product recalls (up to 60 countries)
  • Defending and pursuing subrogation claims on recall cost reimbursement
  • Acting for various US/European retrocessionaires in international arbitration
  • Advising foreign reinsurer on establishing branch in Germany and setting up distribution channels
  • Advising Captives of Global Corporates on notification and publication requirements following transfer of business, and regarding regulatory requirements for a foreign investment

Selected publication:

Fabian Volz / Richard Matthews – The Practicalities of Managing a Global Recall, in: Global Legal Group Ltd (ed.), The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2016, pp. 23-31, London