Dr. jur. Burkhard Fassbach

Bohlenmuehlenweg 11
64367 Muehltal /Germany

Phone: +49 152 54386727
Mandatory information: Dr. Burkhard Fassbach is a member of the Frankfurt Bar Association | Law regulating the Legal Profession | Tax-number (USt-IdNr.): DE 210549210 | Professional Indemnity Insurance with European-wide cover: Allianz SE, Königinstraße 28, 80802 München | Data Protection Declaration / Datenschutz-Erklärung DS-GVO / EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Michael Hendricks, Kevin M. LaCroix of The D&O Diary and Burkhard Fassbach of Hendricks D&O-Lawyer Network on January 30, 2018 at the EUROFORUM Haftpflicht Jahrestagung 2018 in Hamburg

Dr. Burkhard Fassbach is a German lawyer specialising in the area of Corporate Governance, Corporate Compliance, Directors’ and Officers’ liability and D&O-Insurance. Articles are frequently published on The D&O Diary, which the New York Times called "influential" and the Wall Street Journal described as "widely followed". Lead architect of the innovative and game-changing separate D&O-Cover for Supervisory Board Members in the German Two-Tier Board System. Member of the Frankfurt Bar Association since 1998. Postgraduate studies: Research stay at the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago. Doctoral thesis on comparative law in the area of U.S. Corporate Reorganization Law, supervised by Prof. Dr. Manfred Wolf, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main. Legal Clerkship in the district of the appellate court of Frankfurt. Studies of law in Germany at the Universities of Freiburg, Frankfurt and Mainz. Banking Apprenticeship at Hessische Landesbank (Helaba). Military service in the German Army Aviation Corps. Member of the Frankfurt Bar Association, the Alumni and Friends of the Frankfurt University School of Law and the German Institute for Compliance.



Book Review by Kevin LaCroix on the D&O Diary (April 8, 2018): Governance and Risk Management in China

Book Review: Governance and Risk Management in China

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The innovation of compliance insurance covering costly corporate investigations, Dr. Frank Huelsberg, senior partner at Warth & Klein Grant Thornton AG and Dr. Burkhard Fassbach, Hendricks D&O-Lawyer Network, Financier Worldwide Magazine, March 2018 Issue, SPECIAL REPORT: MANAGING RISK

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Burkhard Fassbach and Freshfields lawyer Michael Hendricks Jr. have authored the chapter "Insurability of Business Risks in China through D&O Insurance" in an English language book with the editor-in-chief Philipp Senff, Partner, Head of Compliance, CMS Hasche Sigle China: Governance, Risk and Compliance Management in China. The book shows how corporate and personal liability risks may be mitigated in China through solid tools of transparency, prevention, internal controlling, corporate governance and crisis management. Co-authors are Compliance Experts from Stanford Law School, BASF, CMS China, Commerzbank, Control Risks, Daimler AG, De Chen Consulting, ERM, Festo, Heraeus, Jaguar Landrover, Leadership Excellence Institute, PwC, Sanofi, TÜV SÜD and Voith.

Publisher Information about the book "Governance, Risk and Compliance Management in China" (61kB)

Financier Worldwide Magazine, April 2017 Issue (SPECIAL REPORT: MANAGING RISK), The ‘nuts and bolts’ of D&O insurance in Germany...

The 101 of Litigation Funding in the German D&O-Claims Arena...

Financier Worldwide Magazine, November 2016 Issue, EXPERT BRIEFING: Role and personal liability of supervisory board members in Germany...

Financier Worldwide Magazine, March 2016 Issue: Yates Memorandum: impact of new rules for manager liability in the US on D&O insurance in Germany...


Marshall Plan for D&O Policies in Germany...

D&O Insurance on the Agenda of Shareholders’ Meetings in Germany...

The two-tier trigger policy for supervisory board members in Germany...

Activist Shareholder: The New Kid on the German D&O-Block...

Full-Text English Translation of the article published in German BOARD magazine, issue 4/2014: D&O (Directors and Officers) Liability Insurance in German Supervisory Board Practice (996kB)

Addressing D&O Insurance in German Board Members’ and Managing Directors’ Management Services Agreements...

The German Two-Tier Corporate Board Structure and its Impact on D&O Insurance Cover...

White Paper: A Bird's-Eye View of Transactional Liability (297kB)

Speech / PowerPoint Presentation by Dr. Burkhard Fassbach: "The mode of operation and the functionality of D&O Insurance Cover in the German D&O Claims Arena"

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