In the field of maritime commercial law we have unique expertise built up over decades of experience. With over 20 lawyers in Hamburg and London, we are one of the leading law firms in this field.
Our clients include corporates as well as high net-worth individuals. We advise banks, institutional and private investors, private equity and hedge funds, family offices, issuing houses, leasing companies, ship and container management companies, shipping companies, shipyards, consultants and other companies without maritime ties.
Areas of practice
We advise on domestic and international transactions and on dispute resolution. In most cases these are maritime and corporate matters as well as ship finance transactions. We advise on German and English law, on the law of the Marshall Islands and on selected questions of Liberian law. We focus on the following areas:
Ship sale and purchase
Ship sale and purchase, including the preparation of transaction documents and organisation of the sale process.
Restructuring, reorganization and insolvency law
Development and implementation of restructuring solutions and insolvency processes within the framework of existing financings.
Arrest and forced sale
Ship arrests and auctions of ships both domestically and internationally.
Awards and Rankings
Legal500 Germany 2019
Ranking Transport: Maritime and Shipping Law / Ship Financing
– Tier 1
“… offers very fast solutions, also to unusual problems”
“… has extensive industry knowledge”
Chambers Europe 2019
Ranking Transportation: Shipping:Finance – Band 1
“… is known for excellent shipping boutique celebrated for its dedicated ship finance practice”
“… clients praise the team for its “co-operative approach” and the firm’s good reputation in the shipping area”
“… possibly the number-one firm for ship finance.”
Legal500 EMEA 2018
Ranking Transport: Ship Finance – Tier 1
JUVE Manual 2017/2018
“It is considered by competitors to be very well connected in the shipping industry”
Global Law Experts Awards 2016
“Maritime Finance Law Firm of the Year in Germany”
Acquisition International Magazine
“Most Innovative Law Firm of 2016, Germany”
Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award 2016
“Maritime Finance Law, Firm of the Year in Germany”