Sara Vanetta

Local Partner, Berlin



Sara Vanetta's area of practice is dispute resolution with a particular focus on insurance law.

She has extensive experience in the field of D&O insurance and advises or represents insurance companies and policy holders in this regard. In addition to that she is also experienced in representing clients in mass actions brought by investors on the grounds of alleged deficiencies in prospectuses and/or investment advice, in particular in connection with life insurance funds. As part of M&A transactions, Sara advises clients on warranty & indemnity insurance matters.

Furthermore, Sara Vanetta is a member of the White & Case's EMEA Insurance Group as well as the German Bar Association's insurance working group’s section on international insurance law, insurance supervisory law, reinsurance and industrial insurance law.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Berlin
First State Exam
Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster


Speaking Engagements

D&O Update - Prevention, avoidance, tracking: "D&O insurance - current developments and trends (Organhaftung aktuell – Vorbeugen, Vermeiden, Verfolgen: "D&O-Versicherung – aktuelle Entwicklungen und Trends"), WM-Seminar, Frankfurt am Main, 13th of March 2018

D&O insurances in insolvency – a suitable remedy for mass generation? (D&O-Versicherungen in der Insolvenz – ein taugliches Mittel zur Massegenerierung?), Österbergseminar, Tübingen, 19th of October 2018


Siemens/Neubürger – Judgment Sets New Milestone for Compliance Standards in Germany, Corporate Disputes Magazine, Oct-Dec. 2014, (co-author with Christian Wirth)

Proceeding for documentary evidence and digital communications technology – Tactical considerations on the probative value of electronic documents under consideration of § 371 ZPO, Dispute Resolution – Das Online Magazin, Issue 3, pp. 11-13, 2014, (co-author with Christian Wirth)

Between gentlemen's agreement and discovery – the reinsurer's contractual right of inspection in the event of a dispute (Zwischen Gentlemen’s Agreement und Discovery – Die Behandlung des vertraglichen Einsichtsrechts des Rückversicherers im Streitfall), Dispute Resolution – Das Online Magazin, Issue 1, pp. 16-18, 2014, (co-author with Christian Wirth)

Report on the symposium of the working committee "international insurance and insurance supervision law" on 15. February 2013 in Obernai (France), Issue 1, p. 6-7, 2013