Jörg Opelt

Senior Associate
  • Studies in Tübingen, Aix-en-Provence (Maîtrise en droit) and at King’s College London (LL.M.)
  • Legal clerkship (Referendariat) in München and Washington D.C.
  • Admission as attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt) in Germany
  • Previously lawyer at DLA Piper in Munich

Practise areas:

Languages: German, English, French

Selected References

  • Representing a publicly listed company in dealing with an international “fake CEO” case (which has attracted high interest in the media) and in asserting D&O liability claims*
  • Advising and representing a company in the automotive sector in a court proceedings* against a former managing director regarding a directors' and officers' liability case to compensate the company for damages resulting from improperly paid social security contributions in Germany and Austria*
  • Advising and representing a leading international insurer in a directors' and officers' liability case against several former managing directors at one of Germany's largest municipal utilities and service providers on a large-volume contract for the expansion and operation of a Next Generation Access broadband network in southern Germany with a value in dispute of more than € 30 million*
  • Advising a leading international insurer as monitoring counsel in a D&O liability dispute with regard to liability and coverage in a large number of actions brought by various insolvency administrators against various managing directors and board members before regional and higher regional courts*
  • Advising and representing a leading international insurer as third party in a complex D&O liability case against a former CFO due to the failed relocation of a large industrial plant from Canada to the US*
  • Advising and representing a Mexican manufacturer of glass packaging in a commercial dispute regarding the assertion of damage claims against a manufacturer of refractory materials* 
  • Representing an internationally leading IT group in a DIS arbitration case relating to various disputes in connection with the orderly performance of an extensive, high-volume IT outsourcing project*
  • Advising and representing a leading international (US-based) software/IT company as defendant due to several failed international IT projects*
  • Representing a company in the sector of cloud data services and data management as a third party in a dispute concerning the allegedly defective delivery of a complex data storage system*
  • Advising a leading manufacturer for braking systems of rail and commercial vehicles in a cross border commercial dispute against a supplier*
  • Advising a transformer manufacturer on a potential international arbitration due to damage claims under a supply relationship for allegedly defect transformers for wind turbine generators*
  • Representing a leading international automotive group in a mass litigation for warranty and damage claims relating to specified exhaust gas values for diesel vehicles*
  • Advising and representing a Malta-based company in several court proceedings against claims for damages and enrichment in connection with the organization of online gambling*

* in previous law firm

Jörg Opelt, LL.M.

Karolinen Karree
Karlstr. 10
80333 München



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