Hendrik Brauns



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Hendrik Brauns has over 15 years of experience in maritime finance.  

Hendrik Brauns advises German and international banks and financial institutions on ship and fleet financing, ECA-covered loans as well as restructurings, reorganisations, sale and purchase of debt receivables, syndicate separations and lease transactions. In addition, he advises banks on the sale and purchase of ships, their arrest and enforcement of mortgages. Another major focus of his activities is advising on insolvency law issues and on general commercial law. 

Following his legal training, Hendrik Brauns worked for over three years at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in the legal department for international business, where he was involved in corporate and acquisition financing as well as US lease and cross-border leasing transactions. 


1995 - 1999

Law studies at the Universities of Trier and Tübingen 


Training as business mediator at distance learning university Hagen


Completion of the legal clerkship with the second state examination at the OLG Stuttgart 

2002 - 2006

Worked in the legal department for the international business of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (focus on corporate and acquisition financing as well as US lease and cross-border leasing transactions) 

since 2006


since 2012



German – English

Chambers Europa 2024

Ranking Transportation: Shipping: Finance in Germany: Band 3

“Hendrik Brauns is held in high esteem for his deep experience in maritime finance.” 

“Hendrik Brauns is extremely diligent in his financing documents and navigating through pages of regulatory standards. He gets the important points right for his clients.”

“He knows the market and its developments very well and always finds a practical solution, avoiding conflicts and finding amicable solutions for all parties.” 


The Legal 500 Deutschland 2023

“Working with Hendrik Brauns and Hauke Rittscher. Both have extensive expertise in the field of maritime finance and reliably deliver very good results without exceeding the budget. The colleagues work proactively and provide unasked suggestions for solutions in case of emerging problems or changes on a structural level. Both colleagues also have a very good understanding of the needs and, where applicable, the special features of the clients. At the same time, the cooperation is also very pleasant and uncomplicated on a personal level.” 



“Often recommended lawyer” 

Hendrik Brauns delivers various lectures, workshops and seminars for clients on selected legal topics. 

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