Current activity

Attorney at law, deputy managing partner of Dabelstein & Passehl, Hamburg

Professional focus

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  • Marine trade energy, especially shipbuilding and supply industry
  • Offshore energy
  • Ship finance
  • Plant construction
  • Insurance law
  • General trade and commercial law

Areas of law

My career

  • 1978-1980 trained as a banker in Hamburg with Dresdner Bank AG
  • 1980-1985 law school at the Universities of Hamburg and Freiburg i.Br., Germany
  • 1985 qualified with first state exam (erstes Staatsexamen)
  • 1989 qualified with the second state exam (zweites Staatsexamen) and admitted to the bar in August 1989 in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1989-1991 part time work as lawyer at Dres. Ahner & Prien, Hamburg, post graduate studies for law doctorate, University of Hamburg
  • 1991-1993 lawyer at the national law firm Schön Nolte Finkelnburg & Clemm (now Latham & Watkins LLP), Hamburg
  • 1992 doctorate in insurance law
  • 1993-1996 in-house lawyer at the German shipyard, Blohm + Voss AG, Hamburg
  • 1996 lawyer at Dabelstein & Passehl
  • since 2000 deputy managing partner
  • 2007 qualified as “Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht” (specialised lawyer for insurance law) at the Hamburg Bar Association

Arbitration experience

As arbitrator: a total of 16 proceedings As chairman: 1 proceeding As co-arbitrator: 7 proceedings As counsel: 8 proceedings Subject of proceedings: maritime law, shipbuilding contracts, charter parties and shipmanagement contracts, off-shore installation contracts

Publications

  • Die Reiserücktrittskostenversicherung, 1992
  • Rechtliche Gesichtspunkte bei Lieferverträgen für energietechnische Anlagen, VDI Berichte 1337, 1997
  • Making a yard's supplier liable for a shoddy vessel, Lloyd’s List 01.10.2004
  • Die Rechtsstellung des führenden Versicherers, Liber Amicorum for Gerrit Winter, 2007
  • German KG system passes the "stress test", Lloyd’s List 19.05.2010

Languages

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  • English

Memberships

  • German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)
  • IBA International Bar Association (Senior Vice Chair 2010/2011 Maritime and Transport Committee)
  • Versicherungswissenschaftlicher Verein e.V. Hamburg
  • Hamburg Lawyers’ Association, section insurance law, transport law
  • German Association for International Maritime Law (DVIS)
  • Verein der ehemaligen Wirtschaftsjunioren zu Hamburg

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