Dr. Klaus Dimigen
+49 40 37 48 14 0


German, English

Dr. Klaus Dimigen


Klaus Dimigen advises banks in the area of restruc­turing long term ship financing loans as well as the separation of banking syndi­cates related to long term ship finan­cings. Klaus Dimigen further gives advice to banks and shipowners in connection with the termi­nation, enfor­cement and transfer of shipping loans. He gives advice to shipowners regarding the sale and purchase of vessels and the entering into charter and management contracts. He also gives advice to shipowners on all corporate and insol­vency related issues. Finally, he advises non bank capital providers in connection with alter­native ship financing models and struc­tures. He enjoys a long lasting relati­onship with Turkish shipowners and shipping banks.

Klaus Dimigen is a member of the Inter­na­tional Bar Association. Further, Klaus Dimigen is a regis­tered lawyer admitted to practice in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He provides opinion letters related to this jurisdiction.

Studies at the University of Passau
since 1993
Employment with EHLERMANN RINDFLEISCH GADOW (since 1997 admitted to the bar)
Completion of the legal clerkship in Hamburg with the second state examination
Doctorate at the University of Hamburg on the maritime topic "Bareboat­charter and Bareboat-Registration"
since 2001


Develo­p­ments in US Environ­mental Law: Liability Risks of the Lender

RIW 4-1998


Bareboat­charter und Bareboatregistrierung
LIT Verlag, Münster, Hamburg, London, 1999


Bridge equity financing for shipping funds
Grund­lagen der Schiffsfinanzierung, Frankfurt School Verlag, 2008


Flag and registration
Grund­lagen der Schiffsfinanzierung, Frankfurt School Verlag, 2008

Advance payment finan­cings of used tonnage
Grund­lagen der Schiffsfinanzierung, Frankfurt School Verlag, 2008

Colla­teral for pre-delivery financings
Grund­lagen der Schiffsfinanzierung, Frankfurt School Verlag, 2008


Marshall Islands
Lexology Getting the Deal Through / Shipping 2021

Klaus Dimigen holds various lectures, workshops and seminars for clients on selected legal topics. He is a lecturer at the HSBA – Hamburg School of Business Adminis­tration and teaches on aspects of “Maritime Law” for the part-time course Shipping (MBA).


Often recom­mended lawyer”

Chambers Global 2022

Banking & Finance – Germany

Klaus Dimigen is admitted to the practice of law in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which renders him an attractive contact point for clients seeking in-depth expertise in this juris­diction. Clients charac­terise Klaus Dimgen as “respon­sible, decisive and strai­ght­forward as well as supportive.”

General Business Law – Marshall Islands

Empfoh­lener Anwalt“ (as the only lawyer from Germany)

… can boast several years of experience in relation to Marshall Islands legal matters. He represents clients such as banks and ship owners in a range of ship financing transac­tions, including ship sales and purchases, restruc­tu­rings and charter agree­ments. Market sources consider him the “main person in Europe for Marshall Islands shipping issues.”

Who’s Who Legal 2022

Global Leader in the field of “Transport – Shipping”

National Leader im Bereich “Germany – Transport – Shipping”

Klaus Dimigen regularly advises financial insti­tu­tions and shipping companies on a broad range of transac­tional matters.”