Lars Gerspacher


gbf Attorneys-at-law
Hegibachstrasse 47 P.O. Box 1661
8032 Zurich

Tel: +41 43 500 48 50
Fax: +41 43 500 48 60


Lars Gerspacher focuses his activities in the areas of insurance and reinsurance law, aviation and maritime law as well as transport and trade law.

He is on hand to advise and give support to his clients whenever needed, conduct international proceedings and represent them in litigation or arbitration in various lines of business (such as marine, aviation, D&O liability, E&O, fidelity and other financial lines). He also specialises in policy drafting and regulatory work for the insurance and reinsurance industries, whom he advises upon any aspect of regulation by the Swiss Financial Market Authority (FINMA). He handles authorisations in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, including the drafting and submission of required business plans to the competent regulators.

Lars Gerspacher is, amongst others, recognised in the International Who’s Who Legal of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers as one of the leading practitioners in these fields.

Prior to the establishment of gbf Attorneys-at-law his previous experience with other law firms concentrated on complex claims in marine and aviation matters. Lars Gerspacher was admitted to the bar in 2000. In 2003, he obtained an LL.M. in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton.

We advise our clients with regards all matters concerning Insurance and Reinsurance. Our services include:

  • Structuring of solutions for complex risks
  • Helping our clients with regulatory and similar issues
  • Establishment of insurance companies, branches and captives
  • Company secretarial services
  • Defending claims for the assureds of our clients (especially in D&O, E&O and professional indemnity)
  • Claims advisory and handling
  • Recoveries
  • Contract and policy wording advice and drafting
  • Assistance and advice concerning Industry Loss Warranties and Insurance Linked Securities
  • Run-off services and portfolio transfer
  • Legal advice concerning the sale or distribution of insurance products.