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Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Maritime and shipping Tier 1

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein was able to further expand its range of services for companies in the maritime industry through the merger between Arnecke Sibeth and Dabelstein Passehl in May 2018. In addition to traditional shipping law, the firm also has expertise in corporate, M&A, project finance, insolvency and restructuring. The team of eight partners handles maritime and inland waterway regulations as well as purchase and sale contracts and ship registrations. Clients include suppliers, shipyards, shipping companies and marine and transport insurers. Another focus is the cruise industry, where the team acts for ocean-going, river and expedition cruise companies on supply and charter contracts, terminal use as well as hotel and entertainment contracts. Jan Dreyer, Dieter Schwampe and Jan Tjarko Eichhorn are frequently recommended.

Transport law Tier 1

Following the merger of Arnecke Sibeth and Dabelstein Passehl to form Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in May 2018, the group now has a broader offering and, in addition to its many years of experience in road and air transport, also has expertise in maritime transport law. Under the leadership of Holger Bürskens, Ulrich Steppler, Marco Remiorz and Jan Dreyer, the team advises national and international airlines, freight forwarders, shipowners, carriers, logistics companies, trading companies, handlers, industrial companies, insurers and underwriters at six locations on the entire spectrum of transport law, with a particular focus on the support of logistics projects and the drafting of framework logistics contracts. Another focus is handling contentious work; the group regularly acts on liability proceedings for core client FedEx.

Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 2

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein’s construction law practice is jointly led by Daniel Pflüger, Christian Felix Fischer and Thomas Krall and frequently handles construction and plant engineering projects for contracting authorities. Thomas Richter advised a real estate investor on the planning and construction of a retail building project in Munich, and BWBG Berliner Wohnbau on issues pertaining to its Mein Falkenberg housing development project in Berlin. In other work, the team assisted architectural firm Snohetta with contractual matters concerning the tender procedure for the Elbtower project and advised a real estate company on the acquisition of land and on the planning and development of a residential and commercial building. Antje Boldt is another name to note.

Real estate Tier 5

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein is particularly active in transactions and financing matters and recently advised Gerch Group on issues pertaining to the financing of the Deutz area project development in Cologne provided by Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. Nadejda Kysel led this matter, while Angela Klingmüller advised two institutional investors on the sale of a nationwide portfolio consisting of 18 properties for €70m, and Maximilian Gutsche assists a German investor with contentious lease matters.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate Kirsten Roselt
Real estate Dr Angela Klingmüller
Real estate Waltraud Langenbruch
Tax Dr Michael Schmidt
Banking and finance Dr Wolfgang Scholl
Construction and engineering Prof Dr Antje Boldt
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
Public sector and procurement Prof Dr Antje Boldt
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
Number of lawyers : 120
at this office : 59
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Other offices : Berlin
Other offices : Dresden
Other offices : Munich

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.