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Your Risk. Our DNA.
We are your risk and insurance broker specializing in the complex challenges of gamechangers.

"As an in-house expert for risk management and insurance issues, the requirements of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board are complex. As a former risk and insurance manager at DAX40 companies, I know them well."

How we help you

Insurance Broking for Gamechangers

Risk Partners is an independent risk consultant and insurance broker. We specialize in
the insurance protection of companies and industries,
which are changing our everyday lives (game changers) and whose risks we understand in detail.

Road to IPO

Insuring IPOs and capital market liability

Are you planning an IPO in Europe or the USA? Involve our expertise in the "insurance" stream at an early stage, ideally 24 months in advance, so that we can set you up correctly in terms of insurance right from the start (e.g. with our innovative Risk Partner IPO Flip-D&O Insurance or our Pre-IPO Readiness Check). In addition, we can build trust in the insurance market for you and establish cooperation between your IPO project team and your Risk Partner deal team.  

We advise supervisory and management boards in cooperation with our network of lawyers in order to avoid falling into liability traps during the IPO project and to cover risks professionally. In addition, we train the project teams with regard to the insurance companies on emerging conflicts of interest (e.g. vis-à-vis syndicate banks) and possible measures when negotiating the underwriting agreement.  

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Get to know us

Your experienced team of experts for "gamechanging moments"

Risk Partners exists to provide tailored protection for gamechangers with complex risk profiles from the very beginning. 

Our services

Risk management
from A-Z

At Risk Partners, we are not only consultants in risk transfer, but have also worked as risk managers ourselves. Our approach is to understand and evaluate risk situations and then develop a joint strategy. Always taking your risk appetite into account. Insurance is only part of the solution, as is our advice.

  • "IPO readiness check" in the run-up to the IPO: coaching for the management board and supervisory board on D&O and prospectus liability (POSI), as well as compliance coaching together with our partner law firms
  • Individual advice following analysis of your planned market cap, stock exchange location and shareholder structure (pre- and post-IPO)
  • Understanding the risks from the transaction and reviewing the modification of the D&O cover
  • Extension of prospectus liability as a tailored project policy for comprehensive protection of the entire liability period of up to twelve years
  • Is your D&O "ready to be public"? Are securities trading claims adequately covered? Are you sufficiently protected against shareholder lawsuits? (US class actions also for ADR Level I-III, KapMuG)
  • Optimize the sums insured and benefit modules of D&O programs, also with a view to meaningfulness and insurance premium costs
  • Best insurance cover through comprehensive governance. Ask about our software-supported compliance suite. We are also happy to provide preparatory advice for "IPO candidates" who want to reduce their compliance, governance and board risk
  • Protection against LP claims through our D&O / E&O concepts
  • "Capital call" fraud protection through tailor-made crime / cyber concepts
  • Investment protection through market-leading risk managementsolutions for your portfolio companies (day 1 to IPO)
  • Sparring with your law firm on insurance clauses (biometrics, financial loss risk, product liability or IP clauses) in the term sheet (in particular also for joint investments with US VCs and their clauses)
  • Especially for growth companies from Series B to E (to IPO)
  • D&O Growth concept including a free pre-IPO readiness check and our Risk Partners D&O solution with IPO flip for anyone planning an IPO 
  • Manager liability and personal liability of industry-specific role profiles (protection for your Health & Safety Officer, Regulatory & Clinical Affairs, Quality Officer, etc.)
  • Patent protection (IP liability)
  • Cyber insurance for sensitive data and liability risks (international studies)
  • Special concepts for the validation of volunteer studies (Phase I-IV)
  • Special public and product liability (incl. AMG and MPG)
  • Cyber / tech E&O concepts for AI products: Clarifying and securing liability issues (also for pharma and biotech)
  • ESG protection as part of the D&O insurance.
  • "High protection" for medical cannabis companies (from D&O and capital market protection to greenhouse and crop failure cover)
  • Successfully marketing of complex cyber risks on the international insurance markets - especially with exposed business models and high sums insured in demand
  • Our expertise as experienced risk managers for initial risk assessment or as longer-term or temporary in-house experts

"Transferring complex risks for our clients requires specialist expertise and innovative solutions. We therefore have a clear focus on sectors and risks that we really understand."


We let our work and our clients speak for us.

Our partners

In order to transfer even complex risks, we are in personal contact with all leading risk carriers in continental Europe and the UK insurance market to find innovative solutions that suit your needs.


We are partners throughout the entire life cycle of a company

Our added value as Risk Partners

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We are completely focused on our specialist topics and strive to be the qualitative market leader in these areas. As a client of Risk Partners, you will speak with (industry) experts who are continuously training and closely following their industries.


Not only do we use English as our second corporate language, we are also regularly in London to develop innovative solutions. In addition, we are also at your side internationally with our network.

From the first notary appointment to the IPO

We exist to provide founders with holistic and highly specialized support from foundation to IPO. This unique positioning enables us to set up clients correctly at an early stage, e.g. through our D&O flip insurance. An innovation in the market!


We are an owner-managed company with a very healthy age structure, which guarantees you stable support. Our unique company culture positions us as a contrast to many corporations in the brokerage market. We rely on a personal approach combined with leading specialist knowledge to ensure that your needs are optimally met.

Blog / News

Global Integrity and Compliance Forum 2024 

𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮𝟰 "D&O and Co. - Plan B to cover personal liability!" Last Friday, Florian had the honor of taking part in the Global Integrity and Compliance Forum at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Under the motto "The RULE of LAW in the Era of Integrity & Compliance", international legal experts, company managers and in-house councils & compliance officers from all over the world gathered to discuss the future of good corporate governance in the

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Research breakdown at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute: A cooling failure destroys cell cultures from decades of research

Research mishap at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute: A cooling failure destroys cell cultures from decades of research - can you insure against it? An incident that threatens your very existence, but which we would like to shed some light on from the perspective of an insurance broker specializing in life sciences. What happened? A cooling system at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden's most important medical research center, failed for five days. Biological material that had been collected over 30 years and was, according to the institute, unique in the world was

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OLG Schleswig – Statute of Limitations for Liability Claims in the Case of Direct Claims in D&O Insurance

OLG Schleswig: Limitation of liability claims for direct claims in D&O insurance. There is a new, exciting ruling from the world of D&O insurance. We recently reported on the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Cologne in the context of direct claims. Now the Higher Regional Court of Schleswig has also made a groundbreaking decision. What was it about? The focus was on the question of the statute of limitations. However, it must be borne in mind that the question of limitation in D&O claims is not trivial.

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