Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 30/70%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 80/20%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director
Workshops, as Trainee: 1; May 2010
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; December 2009
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Fall 2013
Detlef is a German attorney with more than twenty years of practical experience in the reinsurance sector as board member, claims executive and consultant.
He is Managing Partner of the Swiss based re-/insurance consultancy AURIGON Advisors AG, providing arbitration and litigation management, inspection and other services to the industry.
Prior to setting up AURIGON he acted as a board member and managing director of Alea Services AG in Switzerland and as Group Head of Reinsurance Claims of the Alea Group. In this function Detlef was responsible for claims departments in Switzerland, Bermuda, the USA as well as London and managed various litigations and arbitrations in Germany, France, Italy, the UK and in the USA.
Detlef 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. Parts of his legal trainee programme (so-called “Referendariat”) has been spent at a law firm in Hamburg, the German consulate in Rio de Janeiro and at Hannover Re in Hannover.
He became certified arbitrator of ARIAS US and Europe in 2011, is a member of the German Institute for Arbitration (DIS), the AIDA Swiss Chapter and of the Swiss Institute for Liability and Insurance Law (SGHVR).
Detlef 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.
He is fluent in German, English and Spanish and has a good knowledge of Portuguese.