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Dr Markus J Weyer is the managing partner and founder of WEYER Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.

Dr Weyer has been a practising lawyer since 1997 and has played an active role as a legal advisor on various international consulting projects in more than ten countries, including the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. He has advised national and international associations as well as supervisory authorities on behalf of the European Union and professional associations such as the Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V. (GDV) (German Insurance Association) and the former Comité Européen Des Assurances (CEA) (Insurance Europe). Dr Weyer advises national legislators on the reform of financial services legislation and has worked, for example, with the Slovak Republic on the implementation of the European Mediation Directive, and the Republic of Moldova on adapting the Solvency II Framework.

As an associate in the Berlin office of the law firm TILP Rechtsanwälte, Dr Weyer worked independently until 2009 on major claims cases in the field of international private insurance law, including advisory opinions before the High Court of Justice in London. As co-founder and managing partner of the Berlin law firm AndersenWeyer Rechtsanwälte GmbH, he was also active in the field of capital market law, reaching comprehensive settlements with international insurance groups and winning several successful rulings on complex cases before the German Federal Court of Justice.

In 2017, he founded WEYER Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH , based in Berlin, to settle and enforce international class action lawsuits and to restructure and reorganise capital investments.

Since 1991, Dr Weyer has published scientific articles and commentaries on judgements, has been co-editor of the Economy and Law in Eastern Europe (WiRO) journal, has written regular articles in FOCUSmoney Versicherungsprofi, and has given lectures for international bodies such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Until 2012, he worked as a private lecturer for the Institute for Insurance at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne.