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    Transport and forwarding law

The transport of goods is continuously growing in European and international trade. The enormous growth rates are also accompanied by an increase in the number of legal problems. Rapid and appropriate solutions must be found so that procedures will function and trade relationships will remain stable.

We at SEGELKEN & SUCHOPARare well-versed in all of the problems of transport and forwarding law, know the economic backgrounds, perform recourse for transport insurance companies and handle the defence against policyholders of carrier liability insurers. We advise forwarding agents, carriers and logistics companies in the configuration of complex contractual relationships as well as in their day-to-day business.

Our law firm is a household name in the industry for transport and forwarding law – both domestically and internationally.

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Susanne Reichstein

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Dr. Heiko Saur LL.M.

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Dr. Cliff Meesenburg

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Jan Thede

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Dr. Jan Albers LL.M.

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Thomas Mälzer

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Alexander Ibsch

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Dr. Christian Völker

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Tristan Cyrill Exner

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Benedikt Pollmeier

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Philipp Frenz LL.M.

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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. Heiko Saur LL.M.

Following his training as a shipping specialist, Dr Heiko Saur studied law in Hamburg and has been admitted to practise law since 1997. His doctoral thesis was ‚The modification of liability principles in freight, forwarding and warehousing law due to the Transport Law Reform Act‘. He obtained a Master of Insurance Law from the University of Münster in 2004. He is a lawyer specialised in insurance law as well as transport and forwarding law.

Fields of activity:

  • Insurance law

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • Maritime law

  • Handelsrecht

Foreign languages:

  • English

Mitglied im:

  • 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

 

Office:Hamburg

E-mail:saur@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

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)

  • 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

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Alexander Ibsch

Before studying law in Berlin, Alexander Ibsch completed an apprenticeship as an insurance salesman. He has been admitted to practise law since 2012.

Fields of activity:

  • Insurance law

  • Transport and forwarding law

  • General civil law

  • Product liability law

Foreign languages:

  • English

 

Office:Berlin

E-mail:ibsch@sesu.de

Telephone:+49 30 226287-0

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

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

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