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Markus heads the German litigation department and has significant experience negotiating, litigating and arbitrating insurance, shipping and other commercial disputes. As of 2010 Markus worked as a judge on civil and criminal law matters. He returned to private practice as partner with Ince & Co in 2012. His clients benefit, of course, from the expertise and understanding he obtained as a judge. Markus’ recent cases involve arbitration on a superyacht building project, litigation of professional negligence cases for lawyers and managers, D&O, H&M and other insurance, logistics, partnership, banking as well as employment disputes. Markus advised on various insurance policies and logistics contracts to name a few.

Markus has significant experience of negotiating, litigating and arbitrating insurance, commercial and shipping disputes. Markus is a member of the German arbitration associations GMAA and DIS and is an officer of the Insurance Group of the International Bar Association (IBA).


He has been involved in numerous marine and non-marine defence and coverage disputes under P&I, D&O and other liability policies as well as H&M, LoH, Builder’s risk and yacht insurance policies. Markus has advised on captive set-ups for international corporates; on business interruption policies and on environmental M&A risks.

Markus has acted for insurers and reinsurers in coverage litigation as well as defending assureds in liability proceedings.

Recent cases involve the coverage advice for D&O excess insurers in relation to allegations made by a board member of a German bank that allegedly caused significant losses, the civil defence of previous managers of a shipping company against shareholders and an insolvency administrator for alleged misconduct and related D&O coverage advice, assisting insurer clients in negotiating the wording of a Warranty & Indemnity policy, the drafting of Professional Indemnity policy conditions as well as coverage advice under a reinsurance contract in relation to floodings after storm Sandy.

He is a recommended lawyer by Bestlawyers - Handelsblatt and sources highlight “his knowledge and excellent reputation” Chambers 2017. 

Insurance, Shipping, Commercial Disputes

Education (University):
universities of Kiel, Germany and Essex, UK