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Dr Arthur Steinmann

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Fleet Hamburg LLP


Position: Partner
Specialties: - charterparties and bill of lading contracts - marine insurance - shipbuilding - S&P - financing - international trade law - energy and offshore - transport and logistics - maritime arbitration - arrests


After the first state exam he worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and Public International Law in Heidelberg. After completing his second state exam in Hamburg he joined the department for International Trade and Environment at the University of Goettingen, where he submitted a doctoral thesis on a WTO-related topic. Arthur is a founding member of Fleet Hamburg after having practiced with the transport group at Taylor Wessing in Hamburg since 2006. He lectures on International Economic Law at the Dresden International University (DIU)


He speakes German and English.


Arthur is member of the German Association for International Maritime Law (DVIS), the German Association for Transport Law (DGTR)  as well as the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA).


Studies: Arthur studied law at Heidelberg and Leeds. Qualifications: He is admitted as a Rechtsanwalt and is a Bar-certified specialist lawyer for transport and logistics law.
Representing shipping and commercial clients in the German courts and arbitration proceedings as well as mediations, Arthur is specialized in maritime and general transport and logistics law as well as international trade and commercial matters. Arthur represents his clients both in commercial negotiations as well as in German law disputes. His clients include shipowners, charterers, operators and their respective insurers, in particular P&I clubs. In his practice Arthur also advises suppliers and producers of wind energy components in the offshore sector as well as clients in connection with ship sale and purchase and financing contracts. Finally, Arthur also assists clients in the defense of liability for statements made in a prospectus (KG funds).

Germany: Transport

Maritime and shipping

Within: Next generation lawyers

Arthur Steinmann - Fleet Hamburg LLP

Within: Maritime and shipping

Clients note that Fleet Hamburg LLP is ‘a reliable, punctual and competent partner’, which convinces through ‘short processing times, pronounced business sense and a high level of service’. It acts for German and international shipping companies, trading houses, suppliers, shipyards and marine insurers on all questions of maritime commercial law, including court and arbitration proceedings. Also noteworthy is its expertise in English law; the ‘excellent and goal-orientedDharshini Bandara and Axel Salander, who is praised for providing ‘balanced and realistic advice’, are admitted in England and Wales. Other key figures are Christoph Hasche, the ‘thorough and convincingArthur Steinmann, the ‘preciseKlaus Kostka and Eva Bodenbach, who ‘has an eye for the essentials’. New clients include two cruise shipping companies, a European agrochemical company and two European shipowners. Ann-Kathrin Burchard left the firm and Tobias Nesemann made partner.

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