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    Commercial law & international private law

In the area of trade law we handle the drafting of national and international trade and service agreements as well as all types of cases of breach of contract.

Common transnational guidelines were found for trade, e.g. Incoterms for global trade. But there is no single simple reference work in either European or international trade – this is where our expertise and many years of experience are needed.

We are also by your side for the drafting and implementing of general terms & conditions for businesses as well as for the enforcement of or defence against claims for breach of contract.

Our network is indispensable in this area as well. Our co-operations with other law offices enable SEGELKEN & SUCHOPAR to represent the interests of its clients worldwide in legal proceedings both out of court as well as in court.

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    Contact persons
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Susanne Reichstein

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Dr. Cliff Meesenburg

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Stefan Nau

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Jan Thede

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Dr. Jan Albers LL.M.

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Dr. Christian Völker

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Thomas Mälzer

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Tristan Cyrill Exner

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Benedikt Pollmeier

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Lawyer

Susanne Reichstein

Susanne Reichstein is a lawyer specialised in insurance law and labour law. She studied law in Hamburg and has been admitted to practise law since 1994.

Fields of activity:

  • Insurance law

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • Labour law including maritime labour law

  • Trade law and corporate law

Foreign languages:

  • English

  • French

Memberships:

  • German Bar Association

  • Working Group on Transport and Forwarding Law of the German Bar Association

  • Working Group on Insurance Law of the German Bar Association

  • German Association for Transport Law

  • Hamburg Actuarial Science Association

  • International Bar Association

 

Office:Hamburg

E-mail:reichstein@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 40 376805-0

Lawyer

Dr. Cliff Meesenburg

After studying law in Freiburg im Breisgau with a specialisation in civil and European law, Dr Cliff Meesenburg performed his clerkship in Berlin, Leipzig and Tokyo. He has been admitted to practise law since 1999. His doctoral thesis was ‚The principle of the protection of legitimate expectations in European financial administration law‘ and he is a lawyer specialised in insurance law.

Fields of activity:

  • Insurance law

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • Building and architects law

Foreign languages:

  • English

Memberships:

  • German Bar Association

  • Working Group on Insurance Law of the German Bar Association

  • Working Group on Transport and Forwarding Law of the German Bar Association

  • German Association for Transport Law

 

Office:Berlin / Hamburg

E-mail:meesenburg@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 30 226287-0

Telephone:+49 40 376805-0

Lawyer

Stefan Nau

Stefan Nau studied law in Freiburg im Breisgau and performed his clerkship in Berlin. He has been admitted to practise law since 1998 and works as a lawyer specialised in labour law.

Fields of activity:

  • Labour law

  • Corporate law

  • Contract law

  • Real estate law

  • Insolvency and restructuring consulting

  • consulting on CO2 markets and climate certificates, especially forest climate projects (forestry law)

Foreign languages:

  • English

  • Italian

Memberships:

  • German Bar Association

 

Office:Berlin

E-mail:nau@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 30 226287-0

Lawyer

Jan Thede

Following his training as an industrial clerk, Jan Thede studied law in Hamburg and Tübingen. He has been admitted to practise law since 2002. He is a lawyer specialised in insurance law as well as transport and forwarding law.

Fields of activity:

  • Insurance law

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • Commercial law

Foreign languages:

  • English

  • French

Memberships:

  • German Bar Association

  • German Association for Transport Law

  • German Association for Actuarial Science

  • Working Group on Transport and Forwarding Law of the German Bar Association

 

Office:Hamburg

E-mail:thede@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 40 376805-0

Lawyer

Dr. Jan Albers LL.M.

Dr Jan Albers studied law in Hamburg and obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Hamburg. He received a PhD scholarship from the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs and wrote his dissertation on the topic of ‚Responsibility and Liability in the Context of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes by Sea: Existing Rules and the 1999 Liability Protocol to the Basel Convention‘. 2009/2010 he was an employees of the United Nations International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Management IFLOS Summer Academy). He has been admitted to practise law since 2014.

Dr. Albers is co-editor of the journal „Recht der Transportwirtschaft (RdTW)“ and comments on the law on bills of lading (§§ 513-515 HGB) in the BeckOGK HGB (beck-online.GROSSKOMMENTAR HGB).

Fields of activity:

  • Commercial and economic law

  • Maritime transport and inland waterway law

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • Insurance and marine insurance law

  • Waste law

Foreign languages:

  • English

Memberships:

  • German Association for International Maritime Law

  • German Association for Transport Law

  • German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)

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Office:Hamburg

E-mail:albers@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 40 376805-0

Lawyer

Dr. Christian Völker

Dr. Christian Völker studied law at the Universities of Tübingen and Constance and received his PhD on issues of international judgment recognition. After completing his legal clerkship in Strasbourg, among other places, he has been admitted to practise law in 1997. Since 2005 he is a lawyer specialised in transport and forwarding law and since 2006 as well in insurance law.

Fields of activity:

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • Insurance law

  • Labour law

  • Trade law (purchase of goods, distribution)

  • German-French legal relations

Foreign languages:

  • French

  • English

Memberships:

  • German Bar Association

  • German Association for Transport Law

  • Working Group on Transport and Forwarding Law of the German Bar Association

  • Working Group on Insurance Law of the German Bar Association

  • German-French Lawyers Association

Office:Hamburg

E-mail:voelker@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 40 376805-0

Lawyer

Thomas Mälzer

Before studying law in Heidelberg, Thomas Mälzer completed an apprenticeship as a bank clerk. He has been admitted to practise law since 1998. He is a lawyer specialised in transport and forwarding law.

Fields of activity:

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • Maritime commercial law

  • Insurance law

  • Insolvency law

Foreign languages:

  • English

Memberships:

  • German Association for Transport Law

  • German Association for Maritime Law

  • Actuarial Science Association of the University of Hamburg

 

Office:Hamburg

E-mail:maelzer@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 40 376805-0

Lawyer

Tristan Cyrill Exner

Tristan Cyrill Exner studied law with a focus on „Maritime Business Law“ in Hamburg, where he also completed his legal clerkship.
He was admitted to the bar in 2022.

Fields of activity:

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • Maritime transport and inland waterway law

  • Marine insurance law

  • Commercial law

Foreign languages:

  • English

Memberships:

  • German Association for International Maritime Law

  • German Association for Transport Law

 

Office:Hamburg

E-mail:exner@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 40 376805-0

Lawyer

Benedikt Pollmeier

Benedikt Pollmeier studied law in Würzburg and Hamburg. During his legal clerkship, he worked for a large law firm in the field of renewable energies / large-scale plant construction. He was admitted to the bar in 2021. Before joining SESU, he worked as a litigator in corporate law.

Fields of activity:

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • Insurance law

  • Corporate law

  • Commercial law

Foreign languages:

  • English

Memberships:

  • German Association for Transport Law

 

Office:Hamburg

E-mail:pollmeier@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 40 376805-0