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Pantheon Underwriters is a German managing general agency specializing in underwriting transactional insurance for M&A and real estate transactions (“Warranty & Indemnity Insurance” or W&I Insurance) as well as special tax insurance.
About Us
Why Pantheon?
We are the go-to partner for
the SME and midcap segment
As one in few, our clear focus is on SME and midcap transactions across Europe which are provided through our office in Frankfurt. As a boutique dedicated to transactional insurance only, our mission is to make the product more accessible for this segment by providing a best-in class underwriting experience with full cost- transparency.
We have re-designed W&I Insurance 2.0 to make it fit better into the M&A process
We have streamlined the underwriting for transactional risk policies to make it even more easy to access, flexible and non-intrusive for the insured and their advisors. A tailored policy can be finalized within 2 days upon receipt of the underwriting materials.
Experience makes
the difference
Our underwriting experts are veterans in transactional insurance and  have underwritten numerous policies in the German-speaking region. Based on deep knowledge and vast experience from transactions in all industries and across all deal sizes, our experts are dedicated to provide “out of the box” solutions which take into account every client’s and every transaction’s individual requirements.  
It's not about local empowerment, it’s about unlocking local power.
After years of underwriting for US and London based insurers in a market which was traditionally driven by London standards, our wish was to shape the W&I insurance product to perfectly fit the German-speaking and continental European market. We believe that the best service is provided locally with a specialization on the regions that we know best. 
A solid foundation for hedging your risks.
Our policies are backed by highly rated carriers with financial strength to secure any transactional liabilities. Same as us, our capacity providers have a strong local presence and significant internal claims handling experience.  
It’s time for a different kind of M&A Insurance.
Pantheon Underwriters seeks to offer an advanced version of M&A insurance. We are transparent, responsive and collaborative. As former M&A experts, we’ve walked in your shoes and understand your challenges. Our underwriting process is designed and committed to your success, because we are successful when you are, too.
Our Products
Pantheon Underwriters offers tailor-made W&I  and tax Policies for M&A and real estate, with a focus on SME and midcap transactions.
About us
Our Team
Pantheon Underwriters was founded in 2022 by Michael and Xianbei who oversee the underwriting and manage Pantheon Underwriters. Before founding Pantheon Underwriters, Michael and Xianbei have both served as Managing Directors and co-heads of the German operations of a London-based provider of W&I insurance. They had also served as senior underwriters at an international US insurer in Frankfurt where they enabled the M&A insurance product to have a break through at a time where the product was not yet as common as it is today.
Xianbei Li
Xianbei had also started her career as an M&A lawyer at international law firm Freshfields in Frankfurt, following which she joined the M&A insurance industry. Similar as Michael, she is admitted to the German bar since 2011 and has more than 10 years of M&A and insurance experience.
Michael Gaul
Prior to joining the M&A insurance industry, Michael had served as an M&A lawyer at international law firms Taylor Wessing and Norton Rose Fulbright in Munich. He was admitted to the German bar in 2011 and has more than 10 years of M&A and insurance experience.
Xinglan Gong
Xinglan is a Senior W&I underwriter at Pantheon Underwriters and is responsible for the underwriting of W&I policies. Xinglan has significant experience in the management of policy binding and post-binding processes which helps our clients by navigating successfully through the policy period. Xinglan holds a master degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining Pantheon Underwriters, Xinglan was, alongside Michael and Xianbei, part of the M&A underwriting team at the London based MGA as well as the international US insurer in Frankfurt.
Franzi Kaiser
Franzi is a W&I underwriter at Pantheon Underwriters and is responsible for the underwriting of W&I policies. Prior to joining Pantheon Underwriters, Franzi was part of the M&A underwriting team at the London based MGA alongside Michael, Xianbei and Xinglan. Prior to this, Franzi gained underwriting experience in financial lines after she finished her combined three years’ study with focus on financial lines insurance at HDI Global SE in Essen.
Kevin Erhardt
Kevin is an Underwriting Analyst at Pantheon Underwriters. He supports the entire underwriting process and administrative tasks. Prior to his current position, he gained extensive knowledge of the insurance industry during his training as an insurance broker (Versicherungskaufmann). He then went on to deepen his professional experience at Deloitte Broker where he was part of the W&I insurance team.
Wladislaw Schneider
Wladislaw is a Project Manager for Digitalisation at Pantheon Underwriters. He is responsible for the digital transformation of the entire underwriting process including policy administration. Prior to his current position, he was part of the M&A underwriting team of another international insurance provider in Frankfurt where he was responsible for IT projects for the W&I insurance product. Wladislaw holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.).
ESG ... committed to values
As a signatory of the United Nations supported Principles of Responsible Investment (“PRI”), Pantheon Underwriters place great value on positive Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) guiding principles. This includes identifying and managing ESG related issues not only within our own company, but also in relation to the transactions and their stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
In building our book, our aim is to maintain a balanced portion of renewable energies transition projects. When selecting risks, we take into account any potential ESG exposure, but also place emphasis on especially well-managed targets from an ESG perspective.
Pantheon Underwriters are in full compliance with applicable environmental laws in our office location, applicable employment laws and good corporate governance principles.
We believe that our team strikingly displays the values of diversity and inclusion as well as equality of opportunity. A safe and friendly working environment which is in balance with our lives outside of work is important for our team and has led to the ability to provide the best service possible even amidst challenging and time-critical transactions.