Sven Förster is a leading litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Clyde & Co’s Munich office.
He is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer with a focus on complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional (re-)insurance claims and disputes. He has extensive experience of acting as monitoring, coverage and defence counsel covering litigation, international arbitration (institutional and ad hoc) and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Sven is frequently instructed as monitoring and coverage counsel across all major business lines, mainly in Financial and Professional Lines (W&I, D&O, E&O, PI), Cyber, Product and General Liability as well as Casualty. In addition, Sven has a broad experience acting as defence counsel in numerous aviation, banking, commercial, corporate (post M&A) and construction disputes and in recourse claims.
Sven was again elected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 in conjunction with Handelsblatt (Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2021) in the fields of litigation, arbitration and mediation and insurance law. Additionally, Sven has been awarded as “Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law” by The Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 and Handelsblatt (Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2021).
Sven is a law graduate of the Universities of Bonn (law degree) and Cologne (doctor iuris). He is a member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS - Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit) and the German-French Jurist Association.
Admitted to the German bar (Rechtsanwalt), Sven is also recognised as a specialist lawyer for insurance law (Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht) and a specialist lawyer for banking and capital markets law (Fachanwalt für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht). A native German speaker, he is also fluent in English and has a good level of French.