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    Maritime law and inland waterway law

World trade is international by nature. It crosses oceans and continues into inland waters. The legal regimes and customs of trade to be taken into consideration are likewise international.

SEGELKEN & SUCHOPAR co-ordinates complex processes – worldwide. Our international network of renowned maritime law offices enables us to act nearly anywhere at any time. We advise on the locally applicable laws and latest developments or actively advocate for our clients.

We are there when legal disputes must be carried out or rights of the parties involved with the cargo must be secured. We handle recourse actions against shipowners as well as matters of the conflict of laws and general average for transport insurers operating nationally and worldwide. We advise on framework agreements, charter-parties and transport insurance and hull policies. Our clients appreciate our expertise and persistence – as well as our dedication in difficult arbitration proceedings.

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    Contact persons
Portraitfoto Dr. Jan Albers LL.M.
Lawyer

Dr. Jan Albers LL.M.

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Portraitfoto Thomas Mälzer
Lawyer

Thomas Mälzer

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Portraitfoto Tristan Cyrill Exner
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Tristan Cyrill Exner

Portraitfoto Philipp Frenz
Lawyer

Philipp Frenz LL.M.

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)

  • shiparrested.com

 

Office:Hamburg

E-mail:albers@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

Philipp Frenz LL.M.

Philipp Frenz studied law at the Universities of Hanover and Budapest. He was awarded a Master of Laws in Speyer after completing his thesis on the challenges of employment law in the platform economy. After his legal clerkship in the Higher Regional Court district of Celle, Mr. Frenz was admitted to the bar in 2023.

Fields of activity:

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • Maritime transport and inland waterway  law

Foreign languages:

  • English

Memberships:

  • German Bar Association

  • German Association for International Maritime Law

  • German Association for Transport Law

 

Office:Hamburg

E-mail:frenz@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 40 376805-0