Dabelstein & Passehl

Comment: This recommended Hamburg firm is one of the top names for advice to the maritime sector and a first stop for instructions involving port infrastructure. In advice to insurers and P&I clubs on damages claims, D&P also advises shipping companies on international matters on a large scale, e.g. JVs. D&P caused a buzz in the market with advice on offshore wind projects, not only for regular client Frisia. Many firms praise the “reliable partnership” and “close and strong cooperation” in complex instructions.
Strengths: Long tradition in all-round advice to the maritime sector.
Recommended: Dr. Dieter Schwampe, Dr. Jan Dreyer (“sound and reliable advice”, competitor), Dr. Oliver Peltzer (“pleasant style, excellent legal expertise and practical”, competitor), Dr. Jan Backhaus, Esther Mallach.
Practice: All-round advice to the maritime sector on German and international law, incl. on restructuring shipping companies, refinancing and changing shipbuilding contracts, employment law in the maritime segment. Insurance claims concerning shipbuilding, accidents and salvages, reinsurance disputes. Advice on onshore and offshore projects, also transactions. Also active in litigation and arbitration. Office in Leer. (8 equity partners, 5 salary partners, 3 counsel, 12 associates)
Clients: ?? All-round advice to Frisia Offshore regarding offshore activity, incl. passenger transport for Alpha Ventus and Riffgat; Scheepswerf Damen Gorinchem on building contract for research vessel; ongoing advice to navigation and radar systems manufacturer on product liability; civil engineering company on contract with electricity grid operator (laying and repairing undersea cable system).
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