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Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Maritime and shipping Tier 1

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein continues to use the synergies from the 2018 merger between Arnecke Sibeth and Dabelstein & Passehl, enabling the practice to handle a broad spectrum of maritime industry work. Its offering includes financing, shipbuilding and maritime employment law advice as well as assistance with transport insurance and contentious issues. Team head Jan Dreyer acts for shipping companies, banks, offshore suppliers and has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating contracts pertaining to the shipbuilding and supply industries, while Dieter Schwampe is recommended for maritime insurance and maritime law. He is also regularly appointed as arbitrator. At the interface between the maritime industry and corporate law, Jan Tjarko Eichhorn demonstrates particular expertise in the establishment of joint ventures and cooperation agreements.

Transport law Tier 1

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein acts far beyond the boundaries of classic transport law and, following the successful merger between Arnecke Sibeth and Dabelstein & Passehl in 2018, is increasingly proving its broad bench strength when assisting with major projects and worldwide transport chains. The firm's particular areas of expertise include valuables-in-transit and matters arising from its cooperation with the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. Team head and experienced transport industry advisor Holger Bürskens is regularly involved in the structuring and supervision of various transport and logistics projects. Assisting forwarders with contentious and non-contentious matters and handling transport contracts are part of Marco Remiorz's key areas of expertise. Ulrich Steppler and Katja Brecke are key individuals in the aviation space, a core competence of the team, where they advise airlines and companies in the aviation and travel industry on transactions, contracts and liability issues. With counsel Carsten Vyvers, who defends against claims for damages and asserts claims for freight compensation, the firm also has a strong bench at the junior level.

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‘Counsel Christine Kranich is very reliable, solution-oriented and flexible, thinks pragmatically and is very well connected, particularly in the aviation industry.’

Key clients

Federal Express


Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 2

The construction law team at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein puts substantial emphasis on the entire life cycle of project developments of properties. Besides its traditional strengths in assisting contracting authorities with plant engineering projects, the firm most recently focused on the realisation and marketing of inner-city locations on behalf of building societies. In this context, the team demonstrates expertise in relation to asset categories hotels and office buildings as well as shopping centres. Michael Grünwald is the key contact for long-lasting matters with transactional aspects, while practice head Thomas Richter specialises in the implementation of cooperative construction models in agreement with public authorities during complex project developments.

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Key clients

Bogenhausener Tor Immobilien GmbH

SIGNA Real Estate

SBT Immobilien Gruppe

Zurich Insurance plc

Unfair competition Tier 4

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein focuses on advising companies in regulated industries, such the food, chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors, on various contentious and non-contentious competition law matters, while the team led by Thomas Körber and Anton Maria Ostler also has extensive experience in sports law. In January 2019, Alexander Feitzinger, who handles media and internet law alongside competition and distribution law work, was elevated to the partnership.

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Key clients

Apollo 18 GmbH

Bianca Jasmin Murthy

Colliers International Deutschland GmbH

DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH

Dentsply Sirona

Erdal-Rex GmbH

Renusol Europe GmbH

tana-chemie GmbH

Weiss Umwelttechnik GmnH

Werner & Mertz GmbH

Real estate Tier 5

The real estate practice at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein is clearly geared towards the M&A sector. Thus, based on the main contacts Wolfgang Scholl and Alexander Lehnen's competencies, corporate and tax advice to national project developers and investors on internal reorganisations and asset management stand particularly out. The firm also occasionally acts on behalf of international asset managers in transactions.

Key clients


Swiss Life

East Guardian AG



Hanse Merkur Grundvermögen

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

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.