Germany: Transport 2018

We highlight 43 practitioners in this chapter who stand out for their expertise in handling a wide array of aviation, shipping and rail law matters including financing, logistics, transactions, insurance and crisis management.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Peter Urwantschky Urwantschky Dangel Borst, Neu-Ulm
2. Jan Dreyer Dabelstein & Passehl Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg
3. Dieter Schwampe Dabelstein & Passehl Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg
4. Nikolai Ehlers Ehlers Ehlers & Partner, Munich

LEBUHN & PUCHTA boasts the leading transport group in the country, achieving five nominations this year.
Ulrich Stahl is “very well known for his litigation work” in the transport sector, and is highlighted for his particular focus on insurance and reinsurance and shipping law.
Johannes Trost is regarded by peers as “a great lawyer”. He possesses over 20 years’ experience in the field of shipping law, an area in which he is considered a real expert.
Dieter Armbrust wins praise for his first-rate shipping practice, which encompasses a wide array of matters including insurance and reinsurance, litigation and transactions.
Edward Maguin is a shipping law specialist recognised for his adept handling of contracts, the sale and purchase of vessels and related disputes.
Heinrich-Werner Goltz also garners recognition this year for his outstanding work in the shipping sector, most notably on the corporate side.

AHLERS & VOGEL sees four prominent lawyers recognised in this edition for their excellent work across the transport sector.
Hartmuth Sager is “a very well-known figure” in the German market who is commended by market sources for his fantastic work advising clients on shipping and transport law.
Jan-Erik Pötschke is widely recognised among peers and clients alike for his strong expertise in the space. Clients include ship managers, clubs and owners.
Philipp Landers regularly handles both international and domestic shipping law matters, and is particularly noted for his superb maritime insurance practice.
Martin Rosenzweig focuses his top-notch practice on ship building and related financing matters, and is highlighted as a standout name in the space.

Specialist shipping firm FLEET HAMBURG receives four nominations this year.
Klaus Kostka is a transport specialist who is highly regarded for his impressive work handling both contentious and regulatory matters across the shipping and aviation industries.
Christoph Hasche is internationally respected as a leading name in the transport arena. He counsels clients on a wide range of matters from day-to-day business to disputes proceedings.
Axel Salander and Eva Bodenbach are also recognised for their exceptional expertise in the sector.

Aviation boutique URWANTSCHKY DANGEL BORST sees three standout individuals recognised for their top-tier work in the field.
Peter Urwantschky is the foremost transport practitioner in the country, according to our research. He is well versed in dealing with the whole gamut of aviation matters, including insurance and contractual issues.
Rainer Amann draws high praise from peers for his market-leading expertise in the aviation sector, while Claudia Hess stands out for her top-tier work representing a wide range of clients from airlines to insurance companies.

DABELSTEIN & PASSEHL RECHTSANWÄLTE also receives three nominations this year.
Jan Dreyer is “a fantastic lawyer” according to respondents who note, “He’s really up there with the best.” He is recognised for his work on shipping and insurance and reinsurance matters, areas in which he truly excels.
Dieter Schwampe is “absolutely excellent”, and stands out among peers for his adept handling of insurance matters throughout the maritime sector.
Esther Mallach is one of the go-to names in shipping law in Germany, widely respected for her strong expertise in the area.

At WATSON FARLEY & WILLIAMS three impressive individuals are highlighted for their first-rate work in the space.
Maren Brandes draws widespread praise from market commentators who note he enjoys “a great reputation in the market as a ship finance lawyer”.
Clemens Hillmer is regarded among respondents as “a marine finance specialist” who is recommended for his leading expertise in the field.
Christian Finnern is frequently engaged in handling a wide range of maritime law issues on behalf of ship owners, investors and managers.

We identify three standout names at SCHACKOW in this chapter.
Kai Busch receives plaudits from numerous sources and is highly sought after by clients for his brilliant work dealing with shipping law, charter contracts, insurance matters and disputes proceedings.
Thomas Brinkmann is widely recognised as “an excellent maritime attorney”, noted for his tremendous industry knowledge.
Julius Drumm is a well-established figure in the German maritime market, and is greatly respected for his top-tier work in the space.

At EHLERS EHLERS & PARTNER, Nikolai Ehlers boasts a world-class aviation practice. He is frequently engaged in handling sale and leasing, aircraft financings and related insurance matters on behalf of industry clients. 

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