Transport, Traffic & Infrastructure

Transport, Traffic & Infrastructure




With an interdisciplinary team of lawyers that has many years of experience in transport, traffic and infrastructure industries, we offer our clients professional and comprehensive advisory services. These services exceed each individual area of specialist expertise and take into account the economic and legal interconnections that occur in practice. The competencies summarized in the Practice Group range from traditional transport and logistics law and transportation insurance law to comprehensive legal advice on infrastructure projects and project management up to maritime law, including ship financing.

Particularly the higher rate of European and international regulations increases the legal requirements on companies in the transportation and logistics industries and in the public sector. By providing comprehensive advice at an early stage, we can help you to organize and implement projects in an optimum manner and to avoid conflicts.

The main focus of the Practice Group includes:

Transportation and Logistics

  • National and international transport law for all methods of transport including multimodal traffic
  • Logistics law (such as in connection with outsourcing, supply chain management, data warehousing, etc.)
  • Forwarding and warehousing law (including complex warehousing solutions)
  • Transport insurance law (such as insurance for the transport of money and valuables, product consultancy)
  • Pursuing or defending insurance recovery claims (transport insurance and carrier’s liability insurance)
  • Legal advice in matters of antitrust and merger control law and representation of transport and logistics companies
  • Representation  in court and arbitration proceedings

Shipping

  • National and international maritime law including questions relating to bills of lading
  • Law on domestic shipping
  • Maritime contract law (such as drafting of ship management and charter agreements, pool and cooperation agreements, management agreements)
  • Handling and processing of damage events in shipping
  • Havarie-grosse
Expertises in Transport, Traffic & Infrastructure
  • National and international maritime arbitration proceedings (such as GMAA and LMAA)
  • Representation in court of ship owners, ship managers, charterers and insurers 
  • National and international ship arrests
  • Execution of foreign arbitration awards and judgments
  • Acquisition and sale of ships
  • Shipbuilding law
  • Maritime construction law 
  • Ship financing, structuring of shipping funds, creation of prospectuses
  • Maritime insurance law (such as P&I, Charterer’s Liability, etc.)
  • Legal advice to port terminals, shipping companies and suppliers of logistical services in the field of sea port logistics (such as cargo handling companies, stevedoring companies or packaging service providers)
  • Maritime employment law

Traffic

  • Legal advice to the public sector and private investors on infrastructure projects
  • Advising clients on large projects (such as long-term transport agreements or life-cycle projects in road construction)
  • Providing legal advice on the law on state aids in connection with public promotion of transport investments 
  • Planning and realising public invitations to tender in the transport sector
  • Legal advice on the privatisation of tasks in the transport sector
  • Planning and realising restructuring measures, collaborations and PPP projects
  • Legal advice to private rail operators

Distinctions of the practicegroup Transport, Traffic & Infrastructure

JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2015/2016
Legal 500 Germany 2015: in the leading tiers in Public Procurement Law

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