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Thomas Maur, LL.M.


CMS Hasche Sigle
Kranhaus 1
Im Zollhafen 18
50678 Cologne
Languages German, English

Insurance lawyer Thomas Maur has special expertise in insurance contract law and the laws on insurance intermediation. He focuses on insurance distribution, both in terms of direct sales and via insurance intermediaries. Thomas assists his clients with product development and the conceptual design of digital application processes, provides advice for the structuring of distribution models, including cross-border business, and represents his clients’ interests in distribution cooperations. He also advises international insurers on the launch of their products in Germany. His practice furthermore covers the implementation of new regulatory requirements and the regulation of complex claims in Germany and abroad. In this context, he also represents his clients in coverage disputes.

Thomas’ clients include internationally operating groups of insurers as well as insurtech start-ups, commercial and industrial policyholders and distributors of insurers, especially in the area of e-commerce and the digital business.

Thomas joined CMS in 2014 and has been a partner since 2023.

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  • Anmerkung zu Landgericht Saarbrücken Urt. v. 17.5.2016 – 14 O 152/15 zu den gesetzlichen Grenzen des Geschäftsmodells vieler „Tarifoptimierer“ beim Tarifwechsel in der PKV, jurisPR-VersR 10/2016 Anm. 3
  • Wenig Spielraum – BaFin erschwert Rückversicherern aus Drittstaaten den Zugang zum deutschen Markt, Zeitschrift Versicherungswirtschaft 10/2016, S. 30 - 33 (gemeinsam mit Dr. Frank Püttgen)
  • Anmerkung zu Landgericht Bochum Urt. v. 6.5.2015 – I-4 O 239/14 zum Beratungsanlass in der Hausratversicherung - Ermittlung des Versicherungsbedarfs durch Versicherungsvermittler, jurisPR-VersR 1/2016 Anm. 2
  • Anmerkung zu Bundesgerichtshof Urt. v. 16.7.2014 – IV ZR 88/13, NZI 2014, 883 zur Bindungswirkung der Deckungszusage der Rechtsschutzversicherung, NZI 2014, 886
  • Real estate financing: protection of lender through insurance policies concluded by borrower, CMS Update Banking & Finance, November 2011, p. 7, (co-author Dr. Stefan Segger)
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  • 2014 - 2016: LL.M. in insurance law at the University of Muenster; thesis on “Cyber insurance claims – coverage for third- and first-party losses”
  • 2014: Second state examination in law
  • 2012 - 2014: Trainee lawyer in Cologne Higher Regional Court district including placements at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) focusing on the supervision of a major German insurance group
  • 2010 - 2012: Research assistant in the CMS insurance law team
  • 2010: First state examination in law
  • 2004 - 2010: Law studies at the University of Trier
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