Christian Wirth - White & Case LLP

Christian Wirth

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 49 30 8809 11 0

Christian Wirth is the head of the German Dispute Resolution practice. He is a leading litigator and has advised both German and international clients on a range of high profile and innovative matters over recent years. Christian Wirth specializes in the insurance sector as well as the banking and financial sector. He regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants before civil courts and arbitral tribunals and supports clients in their efforts to put effective risk management systems in place.

As a Certified Lawyer for Insurance Law (Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht) Christian Wirth advises leading German and international clients from the insurance sector and from industry in the field of private insurance law, which includes all types of industry and liability insurance, on all issues relating to existing insurance contracts as well the design of new contracts. He has comprehensive experience in the legal assessment and structuring of complex insurance programs, including cross-border programs, and of individually tailored coverage. His advice focuses especially on major claims, captive solutions, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer. In the private banking sector, Christian Wirth, who is a Certified Lawyer for Bank and Capital Market Law (Fachanwalt für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht), advises and represents domestic and international clients especially with regard to fundamental and liability issues of bank law. His practice includes advising on risk management for major rescue loans. Christian Wirth has successfully represented a range of banks with regard to allegedly deficient prospectuses and investment advice in connection with unsuccessful capital investment products. In the transactions field Christian Wirth specializes in structuring the risk assessment of credit portfolios, including both performing and non-performing loans.

Christian Wirth is the author of a number of publications on issues of banking and insurance law and is a member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS), and of the German Bar Association's working groups on bank and capital markets law an on insurance law. He directs the working group section "International insurance law/insurance supervision law". Christian Wirth is also the author of the course unit on business interruption insurance of the Euroforum management training course "Insurance contracts and management in enterprises".

Office Location

John F. Kennedy-Haus
Rahel Hirsch-Straße 10
Berlin, 10557

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Arbitration and Mediation of the Berlin Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Arbitration and Mediation of the Berlin Metro Area
Christian Wirth has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Christian Wirth has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Arbitration and Mediation
Insurance Law