Since 1982 we have been offering our clients legal advice in the key areas of ­corporate and commercial law­ as well as maritime commercial law­.

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.

Clients

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 Greek and Liberian law. We focus on the following areas:

Ship finance

All legal aspects of the­ financing and refinancing of ships.

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Ship sale and purchase

Ship sale and purchase, including the prepa­ration of­ transaction documents and organi­sation of the sale process­.

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Corporate law, mergers and acqui­si­tions

National and­ inter­na­tional corporate law, including both domestic and cross-border M&A transac­tions.

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Restruc­turing, reorga­niz­ation and insol­vency law

Develo­pment and imple­men­tation of restruc­turing solutions and insol­vency processes within the framework of existing­ finan­cings.

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Arrest and forced sale

Ship arrests and auctions of ships both domesti­cally and inter­na­tio­nally.

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Regis­tration

Ship and ship mortgage regis­tra­tions both in Germany and inter­na­tio­nally.

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Charter contracts

Prepa­ration and negotiation of charter and pool agreements­.

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Ship management contracts

Prepa­ration and negotiation of ship management agree­ments.

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Shipbuilding, ship conversion

Shipbuilding, ship repair and ship conversion transactions­.

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Dispute resolution

Court and arbitration proceedings­ in Germany, England and the Marshall Islands.

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Container transac­tions

All aspects of the purchase and sale, management and financing of containers.

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Offshore

All aspects of offshore transac­tions.

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Cruise

Advice on all aspects of building and ­financing cruise ships­.

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Marshall Islands law

All aspects in relation to the law of the Marshall Islands.

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General commercial law

All aspects of contract, trade and commercial law.

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Lawyers

Hendrik Brauns

Hendrik Brauns

Benjamin Chen

Benjamin Chen

Sven Deters

Sven Deters, LL.M. (Cape Town)

Johann-Sebastian Diemann

Johann-Sebastian Diemann, LL.M.

Dr. Klaus Dimigen

Dr. Klaus Dimigen

Colin Ferris

Colin Ferris

Shin Fukue

Shin Fukue

Hanno Geißler

Hanno Geißler, LL.M.

Dr. Julia Glocke

Dr. Julia Glocke

Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson

Hanna Marbun

Hanna Marbun, LL.M.

Marvin Nimoh

Marvin Nimoh, LL.M. (Boston)

Rebecca Oliver

Rebecca Oliver

David Owens

Adam Parmenter

Adam Parmenter

Dr. Stefan Rindfleisch

Dr. Stefan Rindfleisch

Dr. Hauke Rittscher

Dr. Hauke Rittscher

Stefanie Rogge

Stefanie Rogge

Dr. Carolin Schmeding

Dr. Carolin Schmeding

Chris­tiana Soukri

Christian Stedler, LL.M. (London)

Laura Thompson

Maje Tode

Maje Tode

Awards and Rankings

The Legal 500 Germany 2020

Ranking Transport: Maritime and Shipping Law­ / Ship Financing – Tier 1

…is very well networked in the shipping and financial sector­”

Clients in the shipping sector include private equity investors and hedge funds as well as ship owners, which involves the firm in numerous ship finance transac­tions”

Chambers Europe 2020

Ranking Trans­por­tation : Shipping : Finance in Germany – Tier 1

Highly regarded boutique with a renowned ship financing practice.”

Clients say: “…flexible and service-oriented law firm“, “… focuses on a pragmatic and solution-oriented approach to consulting” and “… the team is very efficient, committed and reliable, with a good standing in the finance market.””

The Legal 500 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

Highly regarded boutique with a renowned ship financing 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.”

JUVE HANDBUCH 2019/2020

Again and again, the firm skilfully employs the know-how of its English lawyers.”