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 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

Johann-Sebastian Diemann

Johann-Sebastian Diemann

Dr. Klaus Dimigen

Dr. Klaus Dimigen

Colin Ferris

Colin Ferris

Jonas Fritsch

Jonas Fritsch

Shin Fukue

Shin Fukue

Hanno Geißler

Hanno Geißler

Dr. Julia Glocke

Dr. Julia Glocke

Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson

Hanna Marbun

Hanna Marbun

Marvin Nimoh

Marvin Nimoh

Rebecca Oliver

Rebecca Oliver

Adam Parmenter

Adam Parmenter

Dr. Stefan Rindfleisch

Dr. Stefan Rindfleisch

Dr. Hauke Rittscher

Dr. Hauke Rittscher

Stefanie Rogge

Stefanie Rogge

Anna Schmalz

Anna Schmalz

Dr. Carolin Schmeding

Dr. Carolin Schmeding

Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Maje Tode

Maje Tode

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”