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Dr Eva Bodenbach

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Fleet Hamburg LLP


Position: Partner 
Specialties: - shipbuilding - S&P - energy and offshore - charterparties and bill of lading contracts - averages - maritime casualties - piracy - marine insurance - international trade law - transport and logistics - court proceedings - maritime arbitration - mediation - arrest


Before Eva Bodenbach joined Fleet Hamburg as a founding member, she was an associate in the shipping department of Taylor Wessing since 2002 and a partner since 2006.


She speakes German, English and Spanish.


Eva is a member of the German Association for International Maritime Law (DVIS), the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA), the German Association for Transport Law (DGTR) and the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) .


Studies: She studied law at Heidelberg and Madrid and submitted her thesis on the subject of public international law. During her legal training Eva worked with international law firms in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Qualifications: Eva is admitted as Rechtsanwältin and is specialised in maritime, transport and logistics law.
She represents and advises numerous ship owners and operators in particular in relation to shipbuilding and management, ship sale and purchase and financing contracts. She also advises offshore operators and suppliers on construction and engineering contracts, charterparties as well as supply and service contracts. Eva also advises many multi-national corporations and manufacturers in relation to logistics, transportation, distribution and agency matters. 

Germany: Transport

Maritime and shipping

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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