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Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

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Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Leer, Munich

Dr Jan Tjarko Eichhorn

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Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

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Restructuring and recapitalization of maritime financings, corporate and insolvency law


Attorney at law, Partner at Dabelstein & Passehl, Hamburg / Leer since 2013 Comprehensive legal advice for shipping companies; establishment of joint ventures and other cooperation agreements; legal advice (i. a. for bank and shipping companies) in connection with restructuring measures and the sale and utilization of securities; restructuring and recapitalization of shipping companies (both one-ship companies and fleets); profound knowledge on insolvency law esp. in connection with maritime financings, legal counseling of large and medium-sized companies in all questions of international trade and corporate law both in the maritime and the non-maritime sector


Qualified as a German lawyer in 2007, joined Dabelstein & Passehl’s Ems Office in the city of Leer in 2008, Partner at Dabelstein & Passehl since 2013


German, English


Member of the German Association for International Maritime Law (DVIS) and the Nautical Society Emden


Studied law at the Georgia-Augusta-University in Göttingen and at the University of Hamburg, qualified as a German lawyer in 2007, doctoral thesis in international insurance law at the University of Hamburg, legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Brunswick incl. trainings at Dabelstein & Passehl in Hamburg, a law firm specialised in maritime and maritime insurance law in New York, the Chamber of Commerce at the Regional Court of Göttingen

Germany: Transport

Maritime and shipping

Within: Next generation lawyers

Jan Tjarko Eichhorn - 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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    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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