Maritime Contracts Lawyers

Our service portfolio naturally also includes advice on all the typical maritime contracts and terms and conditions. We regularly advise clients on the drafting and review of

  • Charter parties (C/P)
  • Bills of lading (B/L)
  • Sea waybills
  • Pool agreements
  • Ship management contracts

Disputes – help you can rely on

We represent shipping companies and P&I clubs, as well as cargo interests and their insurers, in disputes relating to damage to all kinds of cargo. We also advise and represent our clients in charter party disputes across all sectors (bulk, container, tanker, LNG), mostly in the form of arbitration proceedings.

Contract disputes typically involve:

  • Cargo claims
  • Demurrage and freight disputes
  • Safe berth/safe port
  • Cancellation claims
  • Bunker disputes
  • Enforcement and arrest
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Christoph Zarth
Christoph Zarth
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Maritime Group, 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...
Jan Wölper
Jan Wölper
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Jan Wölper specialises in advising and representing companies in the maritime industry. His clients include numerous leading container and tanker shipping companies, shipyards and marine insurers...
Jost Kienzle
Dr. Jost Kienzle
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
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,...
Jenny Buchner
Dr. Jenny Buchner
Coun­sel
Rechtsanwältin
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 commercial...
Carina Lutter
As­so­ci­ate
Rechtsanwältin
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,...