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Dr Jan Hungar

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Business & Finance, Shipping




Dr. Jan Hungar is the managing partner of the Hamburg Office and the head of the Hamburg shipping and energy transaction teams. In addition to his law degree, Jan also obtained a degree as an industrial engineer for maritime trade (Dipl. Wirt. Ing. Seeverkehr). Jan is registered as a German lawyer with the Hamburg Bar Association and as a foreign lawyer in England and Wales.

 Jan advises on matters relating to the shipping industry, including commercial vessels, yachts, containers, port facilities, port and ship equipment, oil rigs and off-shore equipment as well as matters relating to the energy industry.

 The scope of transactions he works on ranges from marine and energy-related M&A transactions, joint ventures and off-shore set-ups to asset deals, ship and corporate finance transactions and leasing and chartering matters.

 Jan also advises on debt, corporate and financial restructurings, marine and energy investment projects and on various financial instruments for the shipping and energy industries. His expertise also covers shipbuilding and construction, ship sale and purchase, sale and leaseback and ship management matters as well as workout and enforcement matters.

 Jan represents domestic and international banks, shipping companies, shipyards, ship and pool managers, owners, charterers insurers as well as leasing, energy and investment companies.

 Jan´s recent work has included advising: liner- and shipping companies in merger & acquisition and in joint venture transactions and on their financial restructuring; international banks and syndicates on the financial restructuring of ship loans and fleet financings; private equity investors in the acquisition of shipping loan portfolios and ships; and banks on the workout and enforcement of loans. Jan has among others advised HAPAG LLOYD in their financial restructuring and he acted for CCNI in the merger with HAMBURG SUED.

 Jan is ranked and recommended in “The Legal 500” 2017 in the “shipping” and “banking” categories.


German, English

Germany: Transport

Maritime and shipping

Within: Leading individuals

Jan Hungar - Ince

Within: Maritime and shipping

Ince is the result of Ince & Co and Gordon Dadds’ merger in December 2018. The ‘broadly based’ maritime and shipping law team is considered to be ‘readily available’ and has ‘an appropriate view of the economic aspects of a case’. Under the leadership of Markus Eichhorst, who specialises in contentious work, and Jan Hungar, who has a good reputation in financing and transaction matters, the team comprehensively assists national and international shipowners, ship operators, banks and insurers under German and English law. In addition to advising on major damage cases, shipbuilding and charter contracts, the practice also focuses on court and arbitration proceedings. In addition, it is also increasingly involved in the offshore energy sector. Christian Reinert, Julia Wiechell and Götz Rahne joined the partnership. Eckehard Volz, Tim Schommer and Volker Lücke joined Clyde & Co LLP at the end of 2018.

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