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Dr Jan Dreyer

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Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

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Marine Trade Energy, especially shipbuilding and supply industry, offshore energy, ship finance, plant construction, insurance law, general trade and commercial law.


Attorney at law, Partner of Dabelstein & Passehl since 1996, Partner of Arnecke SIbeth Dabelstein since 2018.


Admitted to the bar in August 1989 in Hamburg, Germany 1991-1993 lawyer at international law firm, Hamburg, 1992 doctorate in insurance law, 1993-1996 in-house lawyer at the German shipyard, Blohm + Voss AG, Hamburg, 1996 lawyer at Dabelstein & Passehl, 2013-2017 Managing Partner, 2007 qualified as “Fachanwalt für Versicherungsrecht” (specialised lawyer for insurance law) at the Hamburg Bar Association. Jan Dreyer was named in the “Top Ten Law Personalities” in the new Lloyd’s List Top 100, 2011. Legal 500 ranked as: Leading Individual Maritime and Transport Law 2013-2017, Legal 500 EMEA and US Editions 2014-2017: “Jan Dreyer is a very good and very qualified all-rounder“, Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2018, “European Legal Experts”, “Who is Who Legal“ and “Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers”: Expert in the areas of shipping law and insurance law. Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2014-2018 – Maritime Law and Transportation Law. Ranked in Chambers & Partners - Leading Individual 2015-2018.




German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA), IBA International Bar Association Maritime and Insurance Committees (Chair 2013/2014, Maritime and Transport Committee), Versicherungswissenschaftlicher Verein e.V. Hamburg, Hamburg Lawyers’ Association, section insurance law, transport law; German Association for International Maritime Law (DVIS).


1978-1980 trained as a banker in Hamburg with Dresdner Bank AG, 1980-1985 law school at the Universities of Hamburg and Freiburg i.Br., Germany.

Germany: Transport

Maritime and shipping

Within: Leading individuals

Jan Dreyer - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Within: Maritime and shipping

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein was able to further expand its range of services for companies in the maritime industry through the merger between Arnecke Sibeth and Dabelstein Passehl in May 2018. In addition to traditional shipping law, the firm also has expertise in corporate, M&A, project finance, insolvency and restructuring. The team of eight partners handles maritime and inland waterway regulations as well as purchase and sale contracts and ship registrations. Clients include suppliers, shipyards, shipping companies and marine and transport insurers. Another focus is the cruise industry, where the team acts for ocean-going, river and expedition cruise companies on supply and charter contracts, terminal use as well as hotel and entertainment contracts. Jan Dreyer, Dieter Schwampe and Jan Tjarko Eichhorn are frequently recommended.

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Transport law

Within: Transport law

Following the merger of Arnecke Sibeth and Dabelstein Passehl to form Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in May 2018, the group now has a broader offering and, in addition to its many years of experience in road and air transport, also has expertise in maritime transport law. Under the leadership of Holger Bürskens, Ulrich Steppler, Marco Remiorz and Jan Dreyer, the team advises national and international airlines, freight forwarders, shipowners, carriers, logistics companies, trading companies, handlers, industrial companies, insurers and underwriters at six locations on the entire spectrum of transport law, with a particular focus on the support of logistics projects and the drafting of framework logistics contracts. Another focus is handling contentious work; the group regularly acts on liability proceedings for core client FedEx.

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Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

  • Priority rental rights in insolvency

    Parties to rental contracts for commercial premises often agree priority rental rights. In practice, this concept is used to cover a whole series of legal structures. These range from fixed options for the tenant to a promise made by the landlord as a business policy that if any additional premises become available, they will be offered to the tenant. In 2010 the Berlin Court of Appeal issued a ruling on such priority rental rights in insolvency; the decision has recently been published.
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