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Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Transport > Advice to the transport sector Tier 1

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein offers a one-stop shop solution for clients from the transport, aviation and logistics sectors and is among the top addresses for air, land and water matters. The team comprehensively covers transport law matters and, thanks to the division into focus groups, also handles interfacing insurance law and digitisation matters as well as sector-specific M&A transactions. In addition to advice, the group is also well versed in contentious issues and arbitration proceedings. Oliver Peltzer heads the practice, in which Holger Bürskens acts as deputy; both are experienced in transport and logistics projects. Clients from the aviation and travel industry regularly instruct Ulrich Steppler and Marco Remiorz frequently assists carriers with contract drafting and disputes. Carsten Vyvers advises on contract negotiations and drafting as well as the defence against claims for damages, while Andreas Fuchs specialises in pharmaceutical logistics and insourcing and outsourcing projects.

Practice head(s):


‘Experts for every specialist area are quickly available at all times. Time-critical work is done quickly and easily.’

‘Andreas Fuchs is outstanding in the field of logistics.’

‘Very in-depth knowledge of the entire transport insurance sector. Outstanding legal knowledge, but also practical and solution-oriented.’

‘Very good international network in the legal, but also technical areas.’

Key clients


Expeditors International

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice and all-round support for Deufol, including transport and storage law, and a seat on the board of directors.  
  • In and out-of-court advice and representation of Expeditors International.
  • Advising Qatar Airways on requests for a preliminary ruling from the ECJ.

Transport > Maritime and shipping

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein offers comprehensive advice to clients in the maritime industry, including transactions, financing, marine insurance and yacht-related issues. The team also covers interfacing matters such as public, public procurement and antitrust law. German and international shipping companies, shipyards, insurers and the offshore industry regularly instruct the group on day-to-day business operations as well as contentious issues. Practice head Jan Dreyer focuses on contract drafting in connection with shipbuilding, ship financing and supply, he jointly leads the team with Olaf Hartenstein, who is experienced in international commercial, maritime and inland waterway transport law. Marine insurance law matters are a key strength of Dieter Schwampe, while Jan Tjarko Eichhorn covers corporate law matters in the maritime economy. Jörg Noltin specialises in maritime employment law and made partner in January 2022.

Intellectual property > Unfair competition Tier 2

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein's competition practice has a clear focus on the chemical, food and cosmetics industries and is also experienced in the sports, media and entertainment sectors, while relevant expertise ranges from product labeling and piracy to pharmaceutical advertising law as well as general advertising matters including environmental advertising. Co-practice head Thomas Körber in Frankfurt is well versed not only in the sports industry but also in the chemical and food sectors, while co-practice head Anton Maria Ostler in Munich frequently supports international clients from the sports, media and digital economy sectors.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, DFL e.V., Bundesliga International GmbH und Sportcast GmbH

Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH /Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Germany GmbH

Karlsruher SC GmbH & Co. KGaA , Karlsruher Sport-Club Mühlburg-Phönix e. V

Büchel GmbH & Co. KG Fahrzeugteilefabrik KG

Asklepios Klinik Gruppe

B&S International B.V.

The Very Good Food Company Inc.

Media Boradcast Satelite GmbH

Siteco GmbH

Stada Arzneimittel AG / Aliud Pharma GmbH

Telio Management GmbH

VWR International GmbH, Avantor Group, Ritter GmbH

Weiss Umwelttechnik GmbH

Werner & Mertz GmbH/tana-Chemie GmbH/Erdal-Rex GmbH

Dentsply Sirona (Weltmarktführer im Bereich Dentalprodukte)

Pharmaserv GmbH/Infrareal GmbH/ Pharmapark Jena GmbH

Big Hug Nutrition GmbH

Dr. Theiss Naturwaren GmbH/Allgäuer Latschenkiefer GmbH

Colliers International Deutschland GmbH

Hans Koeberle, Weissachmühle e.K./Marstall GmbH

Bavaria Weed GmbH

Media Broadcast GmbH

Aurelis Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG

F&E Protective GmbH

Vitamin Well AB/ NOCCO No Carbs Company AB / Barebells GmbH

Jemie B.V.

Pioneer Solutions LLC BV

Apex.AI GmbH

E.L.V.I.S. Europäischer Ladungs-Verbund Internationaler Spediteure Aktiengesellschaft

GILDEMEISTER energy solutions GmbH / STEAG GmbH

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für wirtschaftliche Verwaltung e.V.

Renusol Europe GmbH

Alfons Köster & Co. GmbH

Badgequo Deutschland GmbH und UK Ltd.

Corpus Sireo Real Estate GmbH

Bonadent GmbH

Carsyntax Group

Theo Sasse e.K./Lagerkorn GmbH

BNS Bergal, Nico & Solitaire Vertriebs GmbH

Chesterton International GmbH Deutschland

QuoScient GmbH

Apollo18 GmbH

Acer Europe SA

Bogenhausener Tor Immobilien GmbH

Axel Toupane und Athlete Management Group

Bavaria Weed GmbH

Brush Technology Ltd.

Cornelia Poletto

EDGE Technologies

erdbär GmbH

Morbern Inc.

Renusol Europe GmbH und RBI Solar, Inc.

Sharkoon Technology GmbH

LEONINE Distribution GmbH

Qatar Airways


Work highlights

  • Advising Werner & Mertz Group, tana-Chemie GmbH, Erdal Rex GmbH and BNS on competition law with a focus on environment-related advertising, chemicals law (in particular the CLP regulation and biocide regulation) and the labeling of cleaning agents and other consumer goods. Obtained numerous landmark judgments in these areas, most recently on the differentiation between cleaning agents and food in the case of so-called dual-use products.
  • Advice to DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH; the League – League Association eV; Bundesliga International GmbH; Sportcast GmbH on all IP matters. Representation in court and administrative proceedings concerning unfair exploitation of reputation, explaining the special reputation based on demoscopic traffic reports.
  • Advising and representing VWR International, Avantor Group, Ritter GmbH in various court proceedings and regarding the expansion of business areas. Preparation for an extensive process with global dimensions in the areas of UWG, GWB, TFEU and patent law.

Real estate and construction > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein offers comprehensive advice on private construction law and assists clients with the planning and construction process of projects, including related acquisitions of land, financing and obtaining building approval.  This complements the expertise in handling projects with multi-party agreements and projects based on Building Information Modeling as well as ways of alternative dispute resolution, such as project-related adjudication proceedings. Public sector clients also benefit from capacities at the interface with public procurement law. Practice head Thomas Richter exclusively focuses on projects and has in-depth expertise in multi-party projects. He is supported, among others, by project development specialist Thomas Krall. In October 2021, the two construction and architectural law experts Antje Boldt and Steffen Holatka joined Rittershaus.

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Other key lawyers:


‘Always up to date.’

‘Thomas Richter: competence, experience, reliability, trust.’

‘High understanding of all technical and economic issues relating to the planning and implementation of construction projects and, above all, of project management issues.’

‘Thomas Richter is excellent.’

‘Many offer high legal quality, but Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein impresses particularly with the quality of service. The client gets get real decision support.’

‘Thomas Richter: Very experienced and knowledgeable; Top negotiator, can put himself in the shoes of the people involved and often finds solutions that nobody had thought of; always has the result for the project and the client represented and not the fee optimization in mind.’

‘Simon Kopp: Calm, matter-of-fact type who impresses with his expertise; very solution-oriented and therefore convincing in negotiations.’

Key clients

Antal Group

Accumulata Immobilien Development GmbH

Aurelis Real Estate GmbH

Barmherzige Brüder gemeinnützige Krankenhaus gGmbH

BayernGrund Grundstücksbeschaffungs- und -erschließungs GmbH

bfm-net GmbH

BohnZirlewagen GmbH & Co. KG Real Estate Process and Management Consulting

BTI Bogenhausener Tor Investment S.àr.l.

DFB-Stiftung Deutsches Fußballmuseum gGmbH

F.X. Rauch GmbH & Co. KG

Gemeinde Oberschleißheim

Gemeinde Poing

Helmut-G.-Walther-Klinikum Lichtenfels GmbH

Jost Hurler-Gruppe

Kemptener Kommunalunternehmen

Klinik Wartenberg Professor Dr. Selmair GmbH & Co. KG

Kommunalunternehmen Klinikum Altmühlfranken AdöR

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG

Meixner + Partner Projektentwicklung Projektsteuerung GmbH

MEAG Munich Re Ergo Asset Management GmbH

OPES Immobiliengruppe

Projektgesellschaft Großherzog-Friedrich-Höfe, Saarbrücken mbH

Sedlmayr Gruppe

SIGNA Gruppe

Stadt Gersthofen

Sächsische Bau GmbH

Vitos Weil-Lahn gemeinnützige GmbH

Wöhr + Bauer GmbH Projektentwicklung

WSP Deutschland AG

Wüstenrot Haus- und Städtebau GmbH

ZAR Real Estate Holding

ZM-I Zilch + Müller Ingenieure GmbH

ZS Beteiligungs GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising the OPES real estate group on the City Hall Square in Copenhagen (Project Helmerhus). This included, among other things, advice on the cooperation agreement and the design & build contract with the general contractor.
  • Project-accompanying advice on the construction of a health campus for a district in southern Germany.
  • Advising the ZAR Real Estate Holding/Project Company on the acquisition and development of the Metz site, including project development contract and building law issues.

Real estate and construction > Project development Tier 3

Germany > Consumer goods and food law Tier 4

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein advises national and international food and consumer goods manufacturers on various issues, including product development, the marketability of individual ingredients, labeling and delimitation issues as well as market entry, distribution, competition law proceedings and trademark matters. Practice head Thomas Körber is experienced in IP law and regularly advises on food supplements, novel foods, cleaning products, cosmetics and spirits.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Big Hug Nutrition GmbH

Vitamin Well AB/ No Carbs Company AB / Barebells GmbH

The Very Good Food Company – The Very Good Butcher Company – The Very Good Cheese Company

B&S International B.V.

Stada Arzneimittel GmbH

Dr. Theiss Naturwaren GmbH / Allgäuer Latschenkiefer GmbH / Pasta Roma GmbH

Werner & Mertz GmbH and tana-Chemie GmbH

erdbär GmbH

Biohof May

tana-Chemie GmbH

Badgequo Deutschland GmbH und UK Ltd.

Hans Koeberle, Weissachmühle e.K./Marstall GmbH

HSH Chemie GmbH

Theo Sasse e.K. /Lagerkorn GmbH

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive and ongoing advice to Vitamin Well AB/ No Carbs Company AB on all questions relating to food and competition law.
  • Advising Big Hug Nutrition GmbH on fortified beverages from the product idea to market entry.
  • Extensive reviews and litigation for Werner&Mertz GmbH to differentiate between food and biocidal products.

Corporate and M&A > M&A Tier 4

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 5

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein‘s real estate team offers an interdisciplinary approach, which covers all relevant corporate, tax and supervisory law matters. The main focus is on transactions, their financing and due diligence processes. The expertise of Thomas Richter, Jan Wunschel and Alexander Thiermann corresponds with the practice's approach; they jointly head the team and are also well versed in asset management. Stefan Meusel (real estate transactions) und Aldo Trentinaglia (real estate transactions and project developments) joined in January 2023 from Zenk Rechtsanwälte.


‘Alexander Thiermann: Specialist in commercial tenancy law and transactions. Pragmatic, economically oriented consulting approach with an eye for the essentials. You can tell that he attaches great importance to partnership and long-term cooperation. He’s also very well connected.’

‘Distinctive expertise, high assertiveness, reliable deadline monitoring, excellent quality of advice.’

‘Alexander Lehnen is always a competent and reliable contact person. He tries to give his clients excellent and timely advice. He’s always managed to do that with us.’

‘The team is very well coordinated!’

‘No automated assembly line work, high availability, high degree of communication skills.’

‘Individual care and approach to the assigned complexes, interdisciplinarity, the ability to “think around the corner”.’

‘All my questions are answered pragmatically, purposefully and thus also in a time-saving manner.’

‘High responsiveness (also and especially with partners) and fair, transparent invoicing, without putting together huge teams of lawyers for each mandate.’

Key clients

2CP Cube Capital Partners AG

Akron Group

Birte Mang

Bürgerwind Uetze 1 GmbH & Co. KG  Bürgerwind Uetze 2 GmbH & Co. KG

Deutsche Investment Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

DeWert Wertinvestment GmbH


Gerch Gruppe


Institutional Investment Partners GmbH

IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH/KINGSTONE Investment Management GmbH

IntReal Internationale Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH/Sondervermögen Barton Wohnen Individual

ImmoRaising AG (Graw Gruppe)

Isaria (Tochtergesellschaft Deutsche Wohnen)

LLB Immo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft m.b.H


Schroders Real Estate Asset Management GmbH

Schroders Real Estate KVG mbH/Sondervermögen

SERGO Germany GmbH

Sodexo Group

Stena Recycling AB (Schweden)

Sternbach-Kliniken GmbH / Orthmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH

TAS Asset +Investment Management GmbH

Travnik Group

UCC Holding AG (Schweiz) Verifort

Wüstenrot Haus- und Städtebau GmbH

ZAR Real Estate Holding

The firm: The law offices of Arnecke Sibeth PartGmbB and Dabelstein § Passehl PartGmbB merged on 1 May 2018.

Arnecke Sibeth’s main practice areas, with a pronounced international orientation, are corporate, M&A, real estate transportation, aviation and logistics, public law, public procurement law, competition law and employment law.

Dabelstein & Passehl’s  team are experienced, highly specialised lawyers practising in maritime commercial law. Maritime, transport & logistics, insurance and renewable energy law form the core practice, broadened in recent years by M&A, financing and restructuring.

Dabelstein & Passehl also brought more than 80 years of tradition, as well as fundamental Hanseatic principles, which now flow into the newly merged entity of Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein.

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein (ASD) is distinguished for its excellent legal advice from offices in Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden. The firm’s office in Leer, the former EMS office of Dabelstein & Passehl, is dedicated to one of the most important locations of the maritime industry in Germany – namely the region surrounding the cities of Hqaren, Leer and Emden.

Now totaling more than 150 fee-earners and 44 equity partners, ASD is best placed to resolve complex and particularly challenging tasks in its core practice areas efficiently, pragmatically and with an economic-based approach.  This is thanks to its renowned specialists, all with longstanding legal expertise in national and international projects, which allows the firm to provide individual legal advice and assistance from a well-coordinated interdisciplinary team. ASD is the only German member of MERITAS legal network and the largest German member in the INTERLAW network. ASD corresponds and negotiates in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish and Polish.

We at ASD are at our clients’ disposal at any time 24/7 all year round.

Real estate Kirsten Roselt
Real estate Waltraud Langenbruch
Tax Dr Michael Schmidt
Banking and finance Dr Wolfgang Scholl
Construction and engineering Thomas Krall
Transportation and aviation logistics Holger Bürskens
Transportation and aviation logistics Ulrich Steppler
IP/e-commerce Claudia Hamm
Commercial Thomas Hertl
Commercial Dr Werner Blau
Healthcare and life sciences Dr Werner Blau
Corporate and M&A Bernd Thalmann
Corporate and M&A Michael Siebold
Corporate and M&A Dr Wolfgang Scholl
Litigation Dr Robert Safran
Hospitality Michael Siebold
Employment Annette Knoth
Sports, media and entertainment Michael Siebold
Sports, media and entertainment Dr Thomas Körber
Energy and renewables Dr Wolfgang Scholl
Chemicals Georg Arnecke
Automotive Bernd Thalmann
Alexander Engelhard photo Alexander EngelhardCounsel
Number of lawyers : 120
at this office : 59
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Other offices : Berlin
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Other offices : Munich


Die Wirtschaftskanzlei ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN („ASD“) mit mehr als 150 Rechtsanwälten, Notaren und Steuerberatern ist der Luftfahrtinitiative aireg für Erneuerbare Energien in Deutschland (Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany) beigetreten.

Kanzlei ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN berät die ImmoRaising AG beim Verkauf eines Ausbildungszentrums e

Die Real Estate Unit von ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN hat die ImmoRaising AG beim Verkauf eines Ausbildungszentrums einer deutschen Behörde an das schwedische Unternehmen Hemsö beraten.

Maximilian Gutsche wechselt von ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN zu Jost Hurler

Dr. Maximilian Gutsche scheidet zum 30. April 2020 als Equity Partner bei der Wirtschaftskanzlei ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN aus und wird neuer Geschäftsführer der Jost Hurler Gruppe in München. Dr. Gutsche bleibt ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN als Of Counsel erhalten.

Further Growth at ARNECKE SIBETH with the addition of Korea specialist

As announced ARNECKE SIBETH is growing further: the addition of Alexander Son on 1 September will strengthen ARNECKE SIBETH’s IP/IT/Commercial team. He will join the Munich office as an Equity-Partner not only to support the Practice Group but principally to develop a Korea-Desk at the firm.

Son has practiced as a lawyer in Munich since 2001, specialising in Intellectual Property rights. He was responsible in his last role at the German branch of US Firm Ratner Prestia for large clients such as Humax Digital, Seoul Semiconductor and Daewoo Electronics.

Arnecke Sibeth’s Growth Trajectory Excels

Further new faces in the Firm: On August 1, a market recognized Real Estate Tax Team will join Arnecke Sibeth. Future Partner Alexander Lehnen will be joined by two further experts from Crowe Keeberg Real Estate. The new additions were all formerly with Big 4 Accountancies. They will strengthen the Firm’s Real Estate practice, which already includes more than 50 lawyers across all of its locations.