In view of our broad range of services, international corporate orientation and the steadily growing demands in the market, there is more than one person at the helm at Reck & Co. Our three managing partners are Harald von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Franz Kasten and Marc Friedrich. With their extensive expertise they anchor the high standard of quality of surveys, loss adjustment and recovery of claims.

Harald von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Geschäftsführer Reck & Co. Swiss und Leiter der ausländischen Niederlassungen


Harald von Seydlitz-Kurzbach joined Reck & Co. as an experienced surveyor in 1992. As part of his work he took over management and expansion of the recovery and industrial business. In 2002 he became a partner and managing partner.

As a master mariner (master´s licence, AG) and MBE, Harald von Seydlitz-Kurzbach has extensive nautical experience on general cargo, heavy cargo, product tanker, RoRo, livestock and bulk cargo ships. He plays a major role in developing our offices in France, Belgium and Switzerland, and is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in GMAA arbitration proceedings.


Marc Friedrich joined Reck & Co. in 1997 as a lawyer in the recovery department, which he now heads. He further developed his specialist knowledge through a postgraduate course in European and international law. He also gained relevant experience in marine and transport law at prominent law firms in London and New York. He has been a partner and managing partner in the firm since 2009. Marc Friedrich gives regularly speeches at international professional events and he was a lecturer in transport law at Bremen University for 10 years. As a commercial mediator he finds solutions even in difficult negotiating situations.

Marc Friedrich, Geschäftsführer von Reck & Co und Leiter Recht & Regress
Franz Kasten, Geschäftsführer der Reck & Co. GmbH


Franz Kasten joined Reck & Co. in 2004 as the fifth generation of the Kasten Family. He was appointed managing partner in 2009. His responsibilities cover all the activities of the survey and claim handling departments.

He gained his experience in the transport industry a logistics graduate for 11 years in various logistics companies in Germany, Luxembourg and Hong Kong. He regularly speaks at international insurance congresses.


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