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Tobias Nesemann

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Fleet Hamburg LLP

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Transport / Logistics / Cruise Industry / Dispute Resolution Team


Position: Partner
Specialities: Maritime tourism & Cruise industries - Transport and logistics - European and International procedure and private law - Personal injuries/Maritime labour law


After completing his education and training as a Police Constable, Tobias Nesemann commenced his legal education at the University of Hamburg. He completed his legal training (Referendariat) in Hamburg and in Lower Saxony. Part of his training was completed in the legal department of a large accountancy firm. Tobias started with Fleet Hamburg in 2012 as a legal trainee (Referendar) and was employed as associate after finishing his second examination. He is a partner of the firm since January 2018.


He speaks German and English.


Tobias is a member of the German Association for International Maritime Law (DVIS) and the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA).


Studies: He studied law in Hamburg. Qualifications: Tobias is admitted as Rechtsanwalt.
Tobias has a particular expertise in maritime labour law including collective bargaining agreements as well as in handling personal injury and crew claims. He also regularly advises freight forwarders.

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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