Dr. Johannes Dilling, LL.M.

Attorney at Law (Germany)

Short Vita

Dr. Johannes Dilling is the founder of the law firm Dilling based in Cologne. Dr. Dilling specializes in liability, compliance and D&O insurance. He has developed a system of several “lines of defense” in order to prevent liability cases for executive bodies from arising in the first place and to cover the remaining residual risks. Furthermore, a particular focus is on forensic activities. Dr. Dilling represents companies and private individuals in liability lawsuits. Therefore, clients appreciate his thoroughness, his persistence and his high success rate. He has a long and trusting relationship with KINAST Attorneys at Law.


  • Many years of experience as a lawyer in corporate law, commercial law and litigation
  • Equity partner in a law firm specializing in international business law (JUVE Top 50)
  • Certified Compliance Officer (TÜV Rheinland)
  • Many years of experience as external compliance officer and compliance ombudsman
  • Many years of experience in setting up and certifying compliance management systems
  • Lecturer at the Higher Regional Court of Cologne for advanced working groups
  • Lecturer in various revision courses
  • Lecturer on the topics of directors and officers liability, compliance and D&O insurance in Germany and abroad
  • Author of various legal publications
Area of expertise
  • Organ liability
  • Compliance
  • D&O insurance
  • Litigation
  • Corporate law
  • Commercial criminal law
  • four-year double degree within the framework of the German-French Master's Programme (DFM) at the University of Cologne and at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • Studied law at the Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster
  • Doctoral studies at the University of Cologne
  • Language skills: German, English, French
Banks & FinTech
Energy supplier
Wholesale and Retail
Digital Media
Pharma & Research
Industrial sector
Insurance industry