Advice to the transport sector in Germany

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein impresses with extensive advice to the transport sector on the entire spectrum of relevant matters. By dividing its team into focus groups, the practice is able to cover different issues in a targeted manner and simultaneously advise clients across multiple interfaces. In addition to its market-leading position in maritime commercial law, the firm also demonstrates in-depth expertise in the air, rail and road industries and has particular strengths in aviation as well as in future-oriented matters related to digitisation and mobility. Practice head Oliver Peltzer has expertise in M&A and transport projects and also frequently acts as an arbitrator. Holger Bürskens handles the judicial and extrajudicial representation of companies as well as contracts and negotiations. Ulrich Steppler stands out for representing and advising airlines and companies in the aviation and travel industry, while Marco Remiorz, in addition to transport-related damages claims, also advises carriers on disputes and contractual issues. Both Christine Kranich, who is active in the aviation sector, and Steffen Maelicke made partner in January 2021. Salary partner Carsten Vyvers is one of the key contacts in shipping law.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Peltzer

Testimonials

‘The law firm has outstanding experts in exactly those areas that are of particular importance to our company. We regularly use the expertise of ASD, particularly in the areas of transport law, compliance and insurance law. In practice, we particularly appreciate the high success rate and the very close coordination with the law firm.’

‘We appreciate Markus Schmitt in particular because of his outstanding expertise in commercial tenancy law and compliance.

We value Holger Bürskens in particular for his expertise in the field of transport law and his incomparable way of winning over the court.’

Work highlights

  • Advising Qatar Airways on a request for a preliminary ruling from the ECJ on common rules for compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and in the event of flight cancellations or long delays and repealing Regulation (EEC) No. 295/91.
  • Advice to Deufol from transport and storage law to corporate, tenancy law and compliance. In addition, support for various legal disputes nationwide. Support in contract negotiation and drafting.
  • Comprehensive judicial and extrajudicial advice and representation of Expeditors International.

BBG und Partner

With a focus on infrastructure, boutique offering BBG und Partner has extensive expertise in assisting the public sector, including strategic and operational advice. Financing, public procurement, new mobility concepts and the digitisation of the transport sector are among the team's core competencies, while it is also well versed in contentious matters and claims. The firm was recently particularly active in matters pertaining to the topic of transport transformation as well as in relation to Covid-19. Niels Griem, Malte Linnemeyer and Lorenz Wachinger mainly assist with railway law and public procurement. Strategic advice on the public transport market organization is part of Hubertus Baumeister's expertise, while Sibylle Barth advises the public sector on issues pertaining to mobility and other forms of public services. Lothar Holger Fiedler assists public and private transport companies with regional rail transport issues.

Testimonials

‘Very practice-oriented advice, notes are also written in a way that is easy to understand for “non-lawyers”.’

‘Reliability, competence, good cooperation, industry experts, very well known – also with decision-makers, ministries and authorities.’

‘Dr. Bart and Dr. Landsberg: Reliable contacts, prompt feedback, calm, straight to the point, always friendly, always available.’

‘The law firm has proven expertise in the field of public transport, which is why we have worked with the relevant employees on several occasions.’

‘All employees of the law firm who were entrusted with our mandates have extensive knowledge of both the industry and the associated legal framework. From the very beginning, Dr. Barth is our main contact person and has always looked after us competently or put us in touch.’

‘The advice in the areas of awarding transport services, transport contracts, creating general regulations within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No. 1370/2007 is well-founded and solution-oriented.’

Key clients

Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH

Duisburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft (DVG)

FlixTrain GmbH

Freie Hansestadt Bremen – Abt. Bau/Stadtentwicklung

HEAG

HeidelbergCement AG

Kreis Steinfurt

Kreis Warendorf

Land Berlin, vertreten durch die Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Verkehr und Klimaschutz

Landeshauptstadt Dresden

Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Landeshauptstadt Kiel Eigenbetrieb Beteiligungen (EBK)

Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Groß-Gerau

Landkreis Heidenheim

Landkreis Neustadt a. d. Aisch – Bad Winsheim

Landkreis Vechta

Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Verkehr

Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund GmbH

Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis und Kreis Euskirchen

Ruhrbahn GmbH

VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH

Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH

VMV – Verkehrsgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mbH

wupsi GmbH

Zweckverband SPNV Münsterland – ZVM

Work highlights

  • Representation of Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH before the Munich Regional Court and Munich Higher Regional Court in the context of a transport company’s lawsuit.
  • Advice to the Duisburg supply and transport company on direct awards and questions in public transport.
  • Advising the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (Construction/Urban Development Department) in a dispute regarding the failure to pay contractual penalties and claims for damages.

Blaum Dettmers Rabstein

With regards to freight forwarding, road, rail and air freight law, Blaum Dettmers Rabstein traditionally focuses on the enforcement and defence of claims arising from transport damages, including major damage events. However, the team around Kay Uwe Bahnsen is also well versed in advising on non-contentious matters and, due to this broad advice offering, counts insurers, commercial and industrial companies, transport and logistics services providers as well as shipping companies among its clients. Bahnsen and Elke Wietoska are experienced in commercial and transport law and at the interface to insurance law, with the former also assisting with freight forwarding law. Christoph Horbach, Daja Böhlhoff and Claus Holzhütter are also recommended for their advice to the transport sector.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper comprehensively covers regulatory issues in the transport sector as part of the firm's litigation and regulatory practice. The group has a focus on the automotive sector and recently saw a significant increase in instructions related to e-mobility and autonomous driving. In addition to its expertise in state aid and public procurement, the team also impresses at the interface to environmental and planning law and assists clients with aviation law issues. Practice head Ludger Giesberts advises on aviation and planning law as well as on public-private partnership projects among other matters. Guido Kleve advises on infrastructure law and also has special knowledge of aviation, subsidy and state aid law. Frank Roth is the key contact for contentious matters in the transport and traffic sector.

Practice head(s):

Ludger Giesberts

Other key lawyers:

Guido Kleve; Thilo Streit; Frank Roth

Work highlights

  • Legal representation of a listed tourism group regarding two state aid lawsuits before the General Court of the European Union.
  • Advising a truck manufacturer on the importance and implementation of road traffic regulations with regard to the development of autonomous vehicles.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH‘s transport law practice is characterised by full-service, cross-practice advice. In addition to public procurement and state aid expertise, the team has wide-ranging knowledge of contract and logistics projects and extensive experience in assisting with contentious issues. Energy, infrastructure and mobility including e-mobility form the industry focus of the team, which is headed by Maximilian Dorndorf, Steffen Gaber and Ulf-Dieter Pape. Maresa Hormes advises on logistics and transport contracts, particularly in the outsourcing sphere, while Gaber, alongside his assistance with distribution issues, also advises the automotive supply industry. Pape primarily advises the public sector and private companies on public procurement. Dorndorf handles contractual projects and mobility matters.

Other key lawyers:

Maresa Hormes

Testimonials

‘Thanks to the long-standing contact, the members of the practice have extensive knowledge of the structures in our company and can provide comprehensive advice.’

Key clients

Fiege Logistik Stiftung & Co. KG

Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH (LNVG)

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR

Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A.

Eneco B.V.

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

BASF SE

Metro Logistics Germany GmbH

JOYSONQUIN Automotive Systems GmbH

Mahle GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advice on public procurement law to Landesverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH on the procurement of trains for the Bremen-Niedersachsen express crossing with a volume of €760 million.
  • Advising Fiege Logistik Stiftung & Co. KG on an order from the BMG for the logistical organization (quality inspection and transport to Shanghai Airport, storage and transport) of deliveries for various protective equipment.
  • Advising Alpiq AG on the implementation of contracts with OEMs as a service provider for the installation of electrical charging points at end customers and on the implementation of contracts on the purchasing side.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright's transportation practice is divided into four distinct areas: aviation, public-private partnerships, rail and roads, as well as shipping. The firm has an excellent reputation in the aviation sector in particular, with transactions and financing representing an important part of its advice. Ralf Springer, Timo Noftz, Dirk Trautmann and Michael Jürgen Werner jointly head the practice: Springer has extensive experience in finance and leasing, particularly in relation to aviation and rail transport; Trautmann stands out for his advice on road infrastructure projects and, like Noftz, also has expertise in rail transport; and Werner handles issues within the transport sector pertaining to antitrust, public procurement and state aid. The group also assists clients with contentious matters, with Jamie Nowak being a key contact here.

Other key lawyers:

Jamie Nowak; Markus Radbruch

Testimonials

‘The aviation team at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Munich, led by partner Markus Radbruch, is our central point of contact for all complex legal issues in our field of business. The team brings together lawyers who have both a German and an English or other foreign license. The fast, competent and uncomplicated advice on both German and English law is a decisive advantage.’

‘The Munich Aviation team is very skilfully and pragmatically managed and coordinated by Markus Radbruch, who is very committed to his clients. He has extensive experience and a good feeling for all aspects of aviation in its various facets (the different perspectives of airlines, lessors, banks/financiers, dealers, manufacturers, etc. are very familiar to him).’

‘Top consulting firm for aircraft financing, very high level of know-how about aircraft financing of all kinds, partners in particular bring this knowledge personally and do not just delegate it to their employees like many other law firms.’

Are available as a comprehensive contact with transparent open communication. Are very well networked in this sector in every respect and can illuminate legal problems from all sides. In addition, you will not be surprised by excessive bills (or deviations from the original cost estimate) – as is the case with many other law firms. The cooperation is always fair and transparent from start to finish. You get the feeling of being that special client, to whom you are always fully available.’

‘Ralf Springer and Markus Radbruch have a high level of expertise and many years of professional experience in the aircraft financing sector. Difficult issues are recorded and implemented in the best possible way and explained in a way that everyone can understand. Partners are personally involved (which is not the case with many other law firms) with their extensive knowledge and experience, and are reliable and fully supportive of the client. Pleasant goal-oriented negotiation. It is very difficult to find someone who offers the same level in the German aircraft finance sector.’

‘The team works extremely effectively, pragmatically, directly and customer-oriented, is technically excellent and has a wide range of content, covers projects in other geographies/jurisdictions effectively through the international locations/employees.’

‘Markus Radbruch is always available and answers quickly with pragmatic approaches. Very pleasant and professional.’

‘Norton Rose’s aviation team is characterized by very deep expertise in the aviation sector and relies on the practical feasibility of their proposed solutions when providing advice.’

Key clients

KGAL GmbH & Co. KG

SunExpress Deutschland GmbH

Aircraft Finance Germany GmbH

Latam Airlines Group S.A.

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

European Investment Bank

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur

Work highlights

  • Advising the leading German aviation investment and asset manager KGAL in connection with the sale-and-lease-back of an A350-900 from Lufthansa AG.
  • Advising various aircraft leasing companies in connection with the Condor protective shield proceedings.
  • Advising the BMVI in the legal dispute over the A1 mobil; Accompanying the licenser in the pre-court proceedings.

REMÉ Rechtsanwälte

REMÉ Rechtsanwälte's transport sector advice focuses on transport liability, in which context the group assists with damages in national and cross-border air, rail and road transports. The group is also particularly adept at recourse management and defence. However, insurance companies, underwriters, transport companies and the shipping industry also instruct the firm to assist with other transport-related matters, such as contract law. Practice head Ingo Gercke frequently handles litigation as well as non-contentious issues. Christoph Singer assists with insurance law issues, while Andreas Zink focuses on recourses both in and out of courts.

Practice head(s):

Ingo Gercke

Testimonials

‘The team offers practical advice that always leads to cost-effective dispute resolution. Remé is ready to deal tough with opponents and the results speak for themselves.’

I have been working with Ingo Gercke for many years now and he is one of the leading lawyers in his field.’

‘The law firm has a very high professional service quality. The rather small team is very well attuned, the tone is professional and friendly and the client is courteous without know-it-all and arrogance. The team is clearly led by the decision-makers in a cooperative and clear manner. Agreements with clients are reliably adhered to, feedback and answers to questions via e-mail are given quickly and are always well prepared. Remé as a whole are technically excellent, clear and friendly in transport and maritime law!’

‘The partners Gercke and von Werder are clearly the bearers of Remé’s service quality. Gercke is a communicative, professionally and personally clear and humorous lawyer with a very pleasant personality. Von Werder is one of the very few lawyers based at the Seeplatz Hamburg who does not convey maritime law from the high horse of a specialist, but in a pleasant manner also in economic contexts that are important for industrial clients. While Gercke is more at home in transport and land freight law as well as recourse, von Werder devotes himself to the predominantly maritime law issues in a highly specialized manner. Both show themselves as “perfectly coordinated”.’

‘The practice Remé Rechtsanwälte is characterized by a high level of professional competence and, above all, by a solution-oriented approach to problem solving. Remé’s employees are highly motivated to achieve the best solutions for us and our clients.’

‘The partners from Werder and Gercke identify with us as clients and always have a solution-oriented approach to our problems. Both understand our business and our task.’

Key clients

AIG Europe SA

Zurich Insurance plc

Dachser SE

Work highlights

  • Legal representation of a transport insurer in a transport damage due to the loss of catalytic converters with a high value.
  • Advising a transport insurer on recourse against a Polish carrier due to temperature damage to pharmaceuticals during transport.
  • Advising a logistics company on the defense against a theft of game consoles during an international road transport.

ADVOS Rechtsanwälte

ADVOS Rechtsanwälte advises transport insurers and companies in Germany and abroad, while civil and public law issues are handled by a team of five specialist lawyers for transport law. The group also defends clients against damages claims and assists with recourse management, while freight forwarding and logistics issues represent additional focuses for the firm.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Clients from the transport and traffic sectors regularly rely on Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek‘s special expertise in assisting with public transport procurement projects by the public sector and transport associations. The group also extensively advises transport and logistics companies on transactional matters with a particular focus on terminal projects and cross-border transactions. Infrastructure projects are handled by practice heads Martin Imhof and Carsten Schrader, while Ute Jasper‘s competencies lie in the public transport sector. The transport practice’s litigation team is headed by Cord Tomhave.

Practice head(s):

Carsten Schrader; Martin Imhof

Other key lawyers:

Ute Jasper; Cord Tomhave

Work highlights

  • Advising Duisburger Hafen AG on the development and construction of the Duisburg Gateway Terminal.
  • Advice to the Verkehrsbund Mittelsachsen on the preparation and implementation of the award procedure for the delivery and long-term maintenance of the vehicles, as part of the vehicle financing and the financing of the workshop building that is still to be built.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's mobility and transportation sector group focuses on the three areas of aerospace and defence, automotive and transport logistics. The group thereby covers various issues such as transactions, public procurement and the drafting of transport and logistics contracts. Furthermore, the team very routinely assists with innovative issues in the transport and traffic industries, which was further strengthened by the establishment of its future of mobility task force. Patrick Ayad heads the sector group and primarily advises on regulatory matters and international contract drafting. Detlef Haß is well versed in litigation and arbitration proceedings, while Florian Unseld advises clients on operative business in the automotive, transport and logistics sectors.

Other key lawyers:

Peter Huber

Testimonials

‘Extraordinary demeanor in high-pressure transaction situations; practical and pragmatic advice that will make business successful.’

‘Calm and composed under pressure; technically very good, but not at the expense of deals.’

‘The HL team advises quickly and adequately and clearly differentiates according to the aspects relevant to my business.’

‘Florian Unseld is accessible and offers quick help. He provides sound advice based on his own expertise and quickly exchanges ideas with other specialists within the firm’s internal network.’

‘Very committed team with broad knowledge from both the OEM and the supplier perspective.’

‘Patrick Ayad is very practical and responsive.’

Key clients

Active Tools

Daimler

Deutsche Logistik Holding

FloxMobility

Ford Motor Company

Hyundai Motor Europe

Mitsubishi Motors

Volkswagen Gruppe

Waymo

Work highlights

  • Advising Daimler on the global corporate restructuring in three divisions: Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans, Daimler Trucks & Buses and Daimler Mobility.
  • Comprehensive advice from FlixMobility.
  • Advised Ford Motor Company on its global alliance with Volkswagen.

Kuss Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbb

Kuss Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbb's transport practice focuses on dispute resolution and damages. A team of four, split between Cologne and Hamburg, thus assists with major international damages, recourse actions and complex arbitration and litigation proceedings, but also advises on other transport, shipping and logistics matters, such as transactions and contract drafting. Corinna Kuss and Robert Kuss jointly head practice, with the latter also assisting with logistics projects and claims, while Corinna Kuss primarily advises foreign clients.

Practice head(s):

Corinna Kuss; Robert Kuss

Testimonials

‘High competence and assertiveness.’

‘Robert Kuss: Immense experience and great negotiating skills.’

‘Specifically, I have known Mr Kuss personally since 2003 and have been able to look over his shoulder ever since. His legal advice has always helped my liability claims. I value him as an experienced and very competent specialist lawyer, and he can explain the background to the layperson very well and in a way that is easy to understand – an “explanatory bear” in the best sense of the word.’

‘Robert and Corina Kuss are fantastic. Very bright and give clear, helpful advice. They are particularly strong in transportation and maritime matters, including insurance recoveries.’

‘Robert Kuss always has an open ear and gives great insights and advice, in English and in German. He’s available 24/7.’

‘Corinna’s kiss is very smart and pleasant.’

‘The company is extremely professional, with great expertise and broad-based experience. This guarantees very fast, efficient, appropriate and targeted advice and – if appropriate – dispute settlement – even in very complex, international cases. What is unique is the very personal support and excellent adaptation to the various constellations and expectations, which can be very different in each case.’

‘Robert Kuss and Corinna Kuss are the two icons of this company. Absolutely highly professional and at the same time very direct and uncomplicated and therefore efficient and always solution-oriented.’

Orth Kluth Rechtsanwälte

With its origins in rail transport, Orth Kluth Rechtsanwälte's mobility team has expanded its consulting services to the entire transport sector. Under the joint management of Anselm Grün and Michael Sitsen, the firm primarily acts for companies in matters pertaining to the Passenger Transport Act, traffic transformation, infrastructure, energy law and rail. In addition, the team is geared towards future-oriented topics such as e-mobility and mobility platforms due to its IT and data protection expertise. Dominika Stachurski focuses on regulated transport markets; here, Grün also particularly advises on railways, electro-mobility and public transport. Sitsen is instructed to assist with public procurement and public law issues, while Christiane Hoffbauer advises on vehicle supply contracts.

Practice head(s):

Anselm Grün; Michael Sitsen

Testimonials

‘Collegial teamwork, development of practical and workable solutions, good legal work.’

The team works together so smoothly that, as a client, I always have the impression that my concerns are being dealt with with the necessary commitment.

I appreciate the level of professional exchange in all the individuals I work with. It is also important to me that individual legal positions can sometimes be controversial.

Of particular note is the collaboration with Dr. Stachurski, who also raises topics on the fringes of the cases to be processed and has already identified problems that required more intensive processing as a result. In short, she not only works through the orders, but also looks at the overall field and gives good impetus. I also appreciate the direct and paperless communication with all lawyers. All lawyers are always very easy to reach and are called back very promptly.

Key clients

Cantus Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH

DE Infrastruktur GmbH

Mobility Inside GmbH & Co. KG

National Express Rail GmbH

Rhein-Main-Verkehrsbund Servicegesellschaft mbH

RightNow GmbH

Transdev GmbH

Raue

Clients rely on Raue in public transport, regional rail transport, aviation and motorway matters. The team is led by Kornelius Kleinlein and Wolfram Hertel and assists with regulatory issues, procurement procedures and, increasingly, e-mobility and traffic transformation issues. Aviation is primarily Kleinlein's area of expertise, while Wolfram handles issues pertaining to public transport, regional rail transport and motorways.

Segelken & Suchopar

Segelken & Suchopar covers the whole array of transport and shipping law and also represent clients in recourse and other contentious matters. The group's expertise encompasses contract drafting and day-to-day advice to the transport sector.

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing specialises in aviation, infrastructure and e-mobility and, in this context, not only handles regulatory issues but also environmental and planning matters; however, the team also experienced an increase in instructions from the railway and airport sectors. Norbert Kämper's predominantly focuses on airport planning and various issues related to specialist planning and environmental law. He jointly heads the practice with Michael Brüggemann, whose advice also covers public procurement and state aid issues in the transport sector. Timo Stellpflug handles technology-based projects and digitisation matters.

Other key lawyers:

Timo Stellpflug

Key clients

American Airlines

BP Europa SE

BVG – Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation

DKV Mobility

ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH (ECM)

EMSA – European Maritime Safety Agency

Enterprise Autovermietung Deutschland B.V + Co. KG

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Flughafen Zweibrücken / Brinkmann & Partner

Flughafengesellschaft Berlin Brandenburg BER

Hamburg Port Authority

Helaba

Huber Automotive AG

OHB SE

Schwarz Gruppe

Sixt Leasing AG

Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Toyota

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice to DKV Mobility as part of a strategic partnership.
  • Comprehensive advice on the sale of Sixt SE’s anchor stake in Sixt Leasing SE to Hyundai Capital Bank Europe GmbH.
  • Comprehensive advice to the car subscription company FAAREN on all legal issues in connection with a seed financing round.

CBH Rechtsanwälte

At CBH Rechtsanwälte, public transport and mobility are at the heart of its transport practice. The group extensively advises clients from regulated passenger transport sectors on innovative topics such as e-mobility and the traffic transformation as well as on regulatory, procurement and state aid issues. Practice head Jan Deuster specialises in advising the public sector on financing, organization and market access for public service and infrastructure companies. Associate Lara Itschert is particularly well versed in public procurement law and associated advice on tenders to contracting authorities and bidders.

Practice head(s):

Jan Deuster

Other key lawyers:

Lara Itschert

Key clients

Johann Bunte, Eiffage

Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK)

Ruhrbahn AG

wupsi GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advice to the Zweckverband ÖPNV in Lower Saxony on all legal issues relating to public transport, from the procurement of assets to funding and the awarding of public transport services.
  • Advising a city in Hesse on a concept for awarding contracts for the construction and operation of all public charging stations in the city area.

Clyde & Co LLP

Clyde & Co LLP's transport practice is characterised by a focus on dispute resolution, especially in the event of damages, as well as by its contract and public law expertise in advising transport sector companies. The group is also particularly adept at recourse management and assisting goods transport insurers. Volker Lücke and Stefan Ullrich jointly head the transport and logistics team. Lücke's expertise ranges from contract drafting to dispute resolution, while Ullrich, who made partner in May 2021, focuses on assisting with transport insurance law and international major damages.

Practice head(s):

Volker Lücke; Stefan Ullrich

Other key lawyers:

Tim Schommer

Testimonials

‘The team is very friendly and responds very well to the individual needs of the clients. Is always very approachable, everyone is a team player and supports each other and knows what is currently on the desk of the teammates. Therefore, as a client, you have the feeling that everyone is pulling together to develop the best solution. In addition, everyone in the team is an excellent lawyer who brings with them very good specialist knowledge that makes them indispensable.’

‘Stefan Ullrich: As a contact partner, he always takes the time to be there for us with his solution-oriented and extremely forward-looking and competent manner. What sets him apart is that he always reacts immediately – there is never a long wait for a call back or an email reply.’

FLEET HAMBURG

FLEET HAMBURG impresses with its advice to the transport sector both under German and English law and extensively assists companies with matters ranging from contracts to legal disputes. Eva Bodenbach advises on all facets of transport law and jointly heads the team with Arthur Steinmann, who is also well versed in freight forwarding law and represents clients before courts and arbitration tribunals. Dharshini Bandara primarily advises clients on English law and regularly assists insurers in connection with road transport.

Testimonials

‘State-of-the-Art Advice; Specialists in the field of transport, logistics, sea freight, air freight, rail, average handling.’

‘Accessibility and 1-to-1 support. Pragmatic advice, decision-oriented.’

‘Tech and start-up know-how. Advising growth companies, handling/ communicating with growth companies.’

PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft)

PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft)'s transport practice foots on three pillars: public transport, regulatory advice and transport infrastructure projects, with clients being advised seamlessly across different practices. In the public transport sphere, the group primarily assists public authorities and transport companies, while the team has further expertise in the operation, financing and construction of transport infrastructure in the airport sector. Public procurement and state aid lawyer Georg Queisner jointly leads the practice with Gerung von Hoff, who is well versed in public procurement matters as well as contract, antitrust and public law.

Testimonials

‘Very broad advice to the public sector.’

‘In our opinion, PwC Legal has broad and well-founded expertise with a wealth of experience. This is one of the key strengths, as is the ability to see the practical implementation of legal requirements. In addition, it should be emphasized that close and equal coordination with the client is important. A reliable, timely and comprehensive completion of tasks is characteristic.’

‘Dr. Gerung von Hoff because of his expertise and because he is able to properly assess our need for advice and design the advice accordingly.’

Key clients

European GSA

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur

Bundesamt für Güterverkehr

Deutsche Bahn AG

Landkreis Havelland

JV Shipping SAL Jumbo

Work highlights

  • Advising the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digitization on the operation of the truck toll system.
  • Advice on procurement law to the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency on the structuring and conception of procurement and funding procedures for the programs EG NOS and Galileo.
  • Ongoing advice on procurement law and representation of the Federal Office for Goods Transport in review proceedings.