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Thomas Böhm

Partner
Attorney-at-law for insurance law

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Languages German, English, French
Insurance

Specialisation in insurance law

Thomas Böhm is an attorney-at-law for insurance law and a leading expert in dispute resolution. He is a partner at CMS and a member of the Insurance Law Team. He advises and represents leading national and international clients in all areas of insurance law. He has extensive experience in drafting and reviewing insurance contracts and advising foreign insurance companies on their entry into the Austrian market. This also includes adapting existing insurance contracts to comply with market customs and legal conditions in Austria. A further focus of his work is solving all kinds of insurance supervisory issues. In addition, he advises in matters of insurance distribution law.

Industries

As a member of the Litigation & Arbitration Team, Thomas Böhm has extensive and long-standing experience in litigation. He represents companies, especially insurance companies, in disputes before the Austrian courts.  

Thomas Böhm joined CMS in 2010. He previously worked for other renowned law firms in Vienna. He studied law at the University of Vienna and at King's College in London.

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Education

  • 2011 – Admission to the bar 
  • 2007 – Master of Laws (LL.M.), King’s College London
  • 2005 – Diploma studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Vienna 
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Memberships

  • Vienna Bar Association
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Versicherungsfachwissen (Austrian association of insurance experts) 
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Publications

Essays:

  • ‘Information and advisory requirements for insurance companies following the Insurance Distribution Law Amendment Act 2018 (VersVertrRÄG 2018), Part II’, ecolex 2019, 21-23.
  • ‘Information and advisory requirements for insurance companies following the Insurance Sales Law Amendment Act 2018 (VersVertrRÄG 2018) Part I’, ecolex 2018, 1068-1070.
  • Insurance companies must respect their customers' needs’, diepresse.com, 29 November 2018.
  • ‘Between low interest rates and an optimistic mood’, Gewinn v. 18 April 2018, 96.
  • ‘Insuring cyber risks’, Computerwelt, 11 April 2018, 18-19. 
  • ‘Insurance protection against the consequences of hacker attacks’, Die Presse, 29 March 2018.
  • ‘On the equal treatment of mortgage creditors and lienholders of a Superaedifikat according to Sections 110ff. of the Austrian Insurance Policy Act (VersVG)’, ecolex 2017, 971-972.

Case Discussions:

  • ‘Legal expenses insurance: Infringement theory and the occurrence of an insured event when incorrect information about the right to withdraw has been provided in life insurance’, ZVers 2019, 161-165.
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Lectures list

  • Lecture on the theme “Long-term discount clauses in light of the case law of the Austrian Supreme Court” at the Annual Insurance Law Conference 2019 at the Academy for Law, Tax and Economics (ARS), 25 March 2019.
  • Lecture on the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) at the Austrian association of academic insurance brokers, 12 September 2017
  • Lectures at insurance companies on the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)
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Dispute Resolution

Specialisation in dispute resolution

Thomas Böhm is an attorney-at-law for dispute resolution. He is a member of the team of the same name, a partner at CMS and a leading expert in insurance law.

He specialises in advising Austrian and international clients on insurance law as well as civil and corporate law. Thomas Böhm has many years of extensive experience in litigating before the Austrian courts.

Industries

One focus of his activities is the representation of listed companies, banks, and insurance companies in investor proceedings.

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Education

  • 2011 – Admission to the bar
  • 2007 – Master of Laws (LL.M.), King’s College London
  • 2005 – Diploma studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Vienna 
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Memberships

  • Vienna Bar Association
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Publications

Essays:

  • ‘Information and advisory requirements for insurance companies following the Insurance Distribution Law Amendment Act 2018 (VersVertrRÄG 2018), Part II’, ecolex 2019, 21-23.
  • ‘Information and advisory requirements for insurance companies following the Insurance Sales Law Amendment Act 2018 (VersVertrRÄG 2018) Part I’, ecolex 2018, 1068-1070.
  • Insurance companies must respect their customers' needs’, diepresse.com, 29 November 2018.
  • ‘Between low interest rates and an optimistic mood’, Gewinn v. 18 April 2018, 96.
  • ‘Insuring cyber risks’, Computerwelt, 11 April 2018, 18-19. 
  • ‘Insurance protection against the consequences of hacker attacks’, Die Presse, 29 March 2018.
  • ‘On the equal treatment of mortgage creditors and lienholders of a Superaedifikat according to Sections 110ff. of the Austrian Insurance Policy Act (VersVG)’, ecolex 2017, 971-972.

Case Discussions:

  • ‘Legal expenses insurance: Infringement theory and the occurrence of an insured event when incorrect information about the right to withdraw has been provided in life insurance’, ZVers 2019, 161-165.
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