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Dr. jur. Burkhard Fassbach
German Attorney

Bohlenmuehlenweg 11
64367 Muehltal /Germany

Phone: +49 152 54386727
fassbach@fassbach.de
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Mandatory information: 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
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Dr. Burkhard Fassbach is a German attorney in private practice and Advisor to the Frankfurt based MRH TROWE Group. 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 and the Alumni and Friends of the Frankfurt University School of Law.

Publications

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...

Risk & Compliance Magazine, Jan-Mar 2016 Issue: "GERMAN D&O POLICIES AS A DECEPTIVE PACKAGE FOR THE SUPERVISORY BOARD?"...

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)