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Dr. Florian Pötzlberger, LL.M. (Chicago)



Dr. Florian Pötzlberger, LL.M. (Chicago)

Dr. Florian Pötzlberger, LL.M. (Chicago)



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Dr Florian Pötzlberger, LL.M. (Chicago) is a Counsel based in Clyde & Co’s Munich office specializing in litigation and dispute resolution for insurance and commercial law matters as well as intellectual property law.

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Florian’s practice focuses on litigation, arbitration, and all other forms of dispute resolution and insurance law, especially in the financial and professional lines (D&O, E&O, IP, PI, Cyber) as well as fine art & specie. He regularly acts as monitoring, coverage and defence counsel in complex domestic and international D&O, E&O and PI cases, including advising clients in liability, technology, and insolvency law questions. Florian also focuses on art and intellectual property law, particularly including copyright and related rights, media and entertainment law, trade secrets, know-how, domains, and unfair competition law. He is part of the firm’s artificial intelligence team.

In addition, Florian has broad experience in a variety of contentious and non-contentious commercial law matters, inter alia related to art, aviation, transport, insolvency and product liability law. Florian has also worked inhouse as legal counsel while being seconded to the legal department of a leading German car manufacturer and a major international insurer.

Florian studied law at the University of Augsburg, including lengthier stays abroad in Chicago, London, and Toronto. He spent his legal traineeship in Munich and Melbourne and holds an LL.M. in international intellectual property law from Chicago-Kent College of Law, USA, and was awarded a doctorate (Dr iur) from the University of Frankfurt. Florian is also a lecturer at the University of Munich and the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (media law / art law). Before joining Clyde & Co, Florian worked for other renowned international and German business law firms for several years.

Florian has been recognized as ‘One to Watch’ by Best Lawyers® in Germany 2023 for litigation, arbitration and mediation as well as insurance law and intellectual property. 

  • Monitoring and coverage counsel in a variety of national and international financial and professional lines insurance disputes (D&O, E&O, PI)
  • Defence counsel for insureds in D&O and professional indemnity claims
  • Coverage counsel in complex domestic and international insurance disputes
  • Advice and representation of clients in various contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and unfair competition law matters 
  • Advice on intellectual property insurance 
  • Advice on the regulatory and intellectual property aspects of artificial intelligence 
  • Advice and litigation counsel in a broad range of commercial law matters
  • Contract negotiations and drafting
  • Product development and innovation


  • Aviation & Aerospace

  • Commercial Dispute Resolution

  • Financial Institutions, Directors & Officers

  • Insurance

  • Product Liability & Recall

  • Professional Indemnity

  • Specialty



  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Commercial IP

  • Copyright & Design Rights

  • Insolvency & Reorganisation

  • Intellectual Property

  • International Arbitration