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Lawyers for maritime contracts

Carefully drafted contracts and terms & conditions are a key success factor in the maritime industry. Our maritime contract lawyers understand the critical issues and can advise companies on all the usual agreements needed in the industry. This includes drafting and reviewing charter parties, bills of lading, sea waybills, pool agreements and ship management contracts. 

Our experts also provide their clients with advice and assistance in charter party and other contractual disputes, including in arbitration proceedings. These cases often involve damage to cargo, demurrage and freight disputes and bunker disputes. 

Our lawyers for maritime contracts are also very familiar with issues around safe berth/safe port and enforcement. Their clients include shipping companies and P&I clubs as well as cargo interests and their insurers. 

Want to find out more? Please feel free to get in touch with our experts at any time. Their contact details are listed below. 

More detailed information on our expertise in maritime contracts is available here.

Christoph Zarth
Christoph Zarth
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Maritime, CMS Germany
Germany, Hamburg
Christoph's focus is on the maritime industry. He is acting for clients from various sectors, in particular shipping, transport and logistics, shipbuilding, engineering, offshore wind energy as well as...
Jenny Buchner
Dr. Jenny Buchner
Principal Counsel
Germany, Hamburg
Jenny Buchner’s practice focuses on all forms of dispute resolution, representing clients in court as well as in arbitration proceedings. She is a member of the Commercial Team and advises on civil...
Carina Lutter
Dr. Carina Lutter
Senior Associate
Germany, Hamburg
Carina started specialising in the maritime sector already during her university studies. She is now advising companies on all legal aspects in this field. Her clients include shipping companies, shipyards...