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Jost Kienzle

Dr. Jost Kienzle


CMS Hasche Sigle
Stadthausbrücke 1-3
20355 Hamburg
Languages German, English

Jost Kienzle is a maritime sector expert with long-standing experience advising on all legal issues that are relevant in this particular industry. His clients include shipyards, shipping companies, funds and trading companies as well as logistics companies and banks.

Jost is also a renowned specialist for handling complex disputes in court and arbitration proceedings. He joined CMS in 1991 and became a partner in 1994.

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Listed for maritime law

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  • PhD on international maritime law topic
  • Research assistant at Hamburg University’s Institute for Maritime Law and Merchant Shipping Law
  • Second state examination in law
  • Trainee lawyer in Hamburg, New York and London
  • Law studies in Hamburg
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  • Deutscher Verein für Internationales Seerecht (DVIS)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)
  • Commercial Law Committee, London
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
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  • Seetransport in Paschke/Graf/Olbrisch, Hamburger Handbuch des Exportrechts, 2. Auflage 2014, Abschnitt Seetransport
  • Arrest in Seeschiffe, Seehandelsrecht und Seerecht, Festschrift für Rolf Herber, LIT 1999
  • Die Haftung des Carrier und des Actual Carrier nach den Hamburg-Regeln, Schriften zum Transportrecht, Luchterhand 1993
  • German Unification and International Maritime Conventions, DirMar 1992, p. 381 ff
  • Recent Maritime Jurisprudence in Germany, DirMar 1992, p. 562 ff
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Lectures list

  • "The time restriction on liability of the partners to a shipowning partnership" Hamburg University, 2004
  • "The insurance of the end product - part-manufacturer in a manufacturing process of several stages", Münsterische Forschungsstelle für Versicherungswesen, 2002
  • "Transactions abroad and their documentation, the replacement of letter of credit documents with electronic tools", Euroform, 1997
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