Managing Partner
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Detlef is a German attorney with 12+ years of practical experience in the reinsurance sector. Prior to his engagement at AURIGON Advisors AG he acted as a board member and managing director of Alea Services AG in Zug, Switzerland and was Group Head of Reinsurance Claims of the Alea Group. He was responsible for their claims departments in Switzerland, Bermuda, the USA and London, developing a worldwide inspection and commutation strategy. In addition to that he was heavily involved in downsizing the Alea group of companies by way of restructuring, outsourcing, company sale and finally in redomiciling the Swiss reinsurance entity to Bermuda, which was the first transaction of that kind out of Switzerland.

Detlef managed various litigations and arbitrations in Germany, France, Italy, UK and in the USA. He is certified arbitrator of ARIAS US as well as of ARIAS Europe. He started his career in reinsurance as consultant at Chiltington International in Hamburg, where he specialised in exit strategies, inspections of records and management of long-tail claims.

He studied in Freiburg and Hamburg, holds two German State Exams in legal studies, a Spanish master degree in European Law and a Dr. iur in insurance law of the University of Hamburg.

Detlef is fluent in German, English and Spanish and has a good knowledge of Portuguese.

Work Experience

2012 to date Partner of AURIGON Advisors AG in Cham/Zug, Switzerland
2010 – 2011 Board Member and Managing Director of Alea Services AG, Zug
2008 – 2011 Group Head of Reinsurance Claims at Alea Group
2005 – 2009 Head of Claims at Alea Europe AG, Zug, Switzerland
2000 – 2004 Consultant at Chiltington International GmbH in Hamburg, Germany
1998 – 2000 Legal Trainee (“Referendariat”) in Hamburg, Hannover and Rio de Janeiro

Academic Background

2004 Dr. iur. of the University of Hamburg
2000 2nd State Exam Law in Hamburg (qualification as judge in Germany)
1996 – 1997 Master Studies in European Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

ARIAS USA (certified arbitrator)
ARIAS Europe (certified arbitrator)
DIS (German Institute for Arbitration)
SGHVR (Swiss Institute of Liability and Insurance Law)
AIDA Swiss Chapter
German Bar (admitted in Freiburg)
1992 – 1996 Legal Studies at Universities in Freiburg and Hamburg, Germany