Matthias W. Kroll, LL.M., MCIArb

Matthias W. Kroll, LL.M., MCIArb

Rechtsanwalt, Certified Employment Lawyer, Certified Insurance Lawyer

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  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation


  • English
  • German

Practice areas

  • Bank and capital market law
  • Commercial law
  • Distribution law
  • Employment law
  • Insurance law
  • Real estate law


  • Automotive
  • Bank and financial services
  • Consumer products and retail
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Real estate



Matthias has over 20 - years extensive experience as a trial lawyer and legal advisor in the fields of employment law, insurance law, financial services, real estate and commercial law in Germany. In addition to his many years of practice as a litigator, he has experience in matters such as out - of - court settlements, as well as participating in commercial mediation and arbitration proceedings as a party advisor or an arbitrator/mediator.

Matthias has been a certified specialist lawyer for employment and labor law since 2005 and a certified specialist lawyer for insurance law since 2010. He holds a Master of Laws degree in insurance law. In 2016 he was accepted as a member of the renowned Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. In 2017 Matthias completed a training course to become a business mediator at the Rostock Chamber of Commerce. Since 2018 he has been a certified data protection officer of the German TÜV.

The focus of his work is advising medium-sized companies on all commercial law issues, in particular labor law, insurance law, commercial and corporate law, capital investment law and real estate law. He represents in court proceedings, but also in mediation and arbitration proceedings. He is an arbitrator of the Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg for legal protection insurance disputes.

Matthias maintains strong links with several Scottish institutions, e.g. Scottish Arbitration Centre, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Glasgow (Faculty of Law) and law offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. He was involved in several German - Scottish law cases as a party advisor over the last ten years.

  • 2018
    Certified Data Protection Officer (TÜV Germany)
  • Since 2016
    Arbitrator of the Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg for legal protection insurance disputes
  • Since 2013
    Registered in the list of arbitrators by the Arbitration Court of the Hamburg Bar Association
  • 2012
    Further education in commercial mediation (Rostock Chamber of Commerce)
  • Since 2012
    Member of the examining board of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce for financial advisors
  • Since 2011
    Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London)
  • 2010
    Certified Insurance Lawyer (Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht)
  • 2005 - 2010
    Visiting Lecturer for Employment Law at Napier University Edinburgh
  • 2005
    Certified Employment Lawyer (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht)
  • 2004 - 2012
    Lecturer for Commercial Law at University of Applied Sciences Hamburg
  • 2004
    Master of Insurance Law (University Münster)
  • Since 2000
    Partner at Dr. Nietsch & Kroll Rechtsanwälte
  • 2000
    Admitted to the Hamburg Bar
  • 2000
    Second state exam in Hannover
  • 1999
    Internship TalbotOlivier, Solicitors, Perth/Australia
  • 1998 - 1999
    Legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Lower Saxony and Hamburg
  • 1991 - 1997
    Legal Studies at University Hamburg (first state exam)
  • Deutsch - Schottische Juristen- und Wirtschaftsvereinigung (DSJUV) e.V. (German Scottish Lawyers Association) (Chairman)
  • Hanseatischer GmbH - Geschäftsführer Verband Hamburg e.V. (Member of the Commitee)
  • GMAA German Maritime Arbitration Association
  • Versicherungswissenschaftlicher Verein in Hamburg e.V.,
  • Verein zur Förderung des Bank- und Kapitalmarktrechts in Hamburg e.V.,
  • Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) e.V.,
  • Übersee - Club e.V.,
  • Freundeskreis Ausbildung ausländischer Offiziere an der Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr e.V.
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London)



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