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Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Advice to the transport sector Tier 1

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein is a clear market leader in the areas of transport, aviation and logistics with its various subgroups to enable targeted handling of interface issues. Under the leadership of Oliver Peltzer and deputy Holger Bürskens, the one-stop shop for the transport industry provides wide-ranging advice on sector-specific M&A transactions, contract drafting and disputes. Subgroups in particular demand include the logistics real estate group around Markus Schmitt as well as the segment digitisation and new technology with Claudia Hamm as the key contact. Ulrich Steppler primarily represents airlines and other aviation sector players, while Marco Remiorz assists freight forwarders in disputes and claims. Katja Brecke is a key contact for transactional work and, at counsel level, Carsten Vyvers is noted for his expertise defending against claims of damages and enforcing freight claims.

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'Hands-on, experienced law firm equipped with outstanding knowledge – also in Anglo-Saxon law.'

'ASD's transport law team brings an impressive range and specialized transport knowledge to the table.'

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Expeditors International

Maritime and shipping Tier 1

Since the merger in 2018, Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein has been able to handle the full spectrum of maritime industry work. In addition to traditional topics such as ship financing, shipbuilding and transactions, the broad-based team can also assist with antitrust, public procurement and public law matters. This offering is rounded off by expertise in dispute resolution. Jan Dreyer, who focuses on contract drafting and contract negotiation, jointly heads the practice with Olaf Hartenstein, who covers international commercial, transport and civil procedure law. Dieter Schwampe is noted for his expertise in marine insurance law, where he often acts in litigation. Shipping companies and offshore companies regularly turn to Marco Remiorz for assistance in contract drafting and contract negotiation. Jan Tjarko Eichhorn complements this with in-depth knowledge in restructurings and reorganisations in the maritime industry.

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'With the Hamburg office, Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein has a professional office in the maritime sector.'

'Jan Dreyer is an extremely experienced partner in the Hamburg office and is characterized, among other things, by extensive knowledge of insurance law with a maritime connection. He delivers a high level of professionalism and provides far-sighted and precise advice in the project business. '

'Jan Dreyer is always oriented towards practical solutions.'

'Good communication between the partners and associates in relation to the various specialist areas. Very well organized. '

'' Extremely high level of expertise in the respective special areas, orientation and targeting of practical solutions. This also applies to negotiating tactics and skills. '

'ASD covers the entire range of legal applications of our company from questions of shipping law to private and public construction law, work and sales contract law as well as labor, IT and corporate law. A competent team with good capacity is always available promptly for every relevant area of law. The cooperation is based on trust, taking into account our corporate customs and processes. The consultation results are not merely abstract in nature, but are prepared in such a way that they are directly suitable for practical application. Despite the complexity of the legal questions and the various contact persons on the ASD side, the law firm manages to maintain very personal contact. '

'Jan Dreyer: Always available, quick exchange, practical discussions are always possible, very competent and solution-oriented representation in various legal disputes.'

'The practice has very deep, well-founded knowledge of the maritime sector and masters not only German, but also English law. Special cases from shipbuilding are also no problem. The practice has not only legal, but also technical know-how, which is a very important criterion, especially when it comes to shipbuilding issues. '

'We noticed the ASD team extremely positively in the cruise sector, thanks to their exceptionally specialized lawyers who shine with passion and expertise.'

Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 2

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein's broad technical horizon spans the entire life cycle of a property, while on construction level, it becomes especially apparent in plant engineering and industrial construction projects as well as in its advice to contracting authorities across several asset categories. The expertise spectrum includes project-related adjudication, construction disputes, advice on projects entailing multi-party agreements as well as construction projects that use the planning method BIM; Antje Boldt has extensive experience in the latter two areas. In Frankfurt, Thomas Krall recently increasingly advised on the renovation of existing properties and jointly heads the practice with Thomas Richter, who is well versed in cooperative construction models. Newly appointed partner Simon Kopp  is adept in private construction law.

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Antal Bau GmbH

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

bpd Immobilienentwicklung GmbH

BTI Bogenhausener Tor Investment S.àr.l.

BohnZirlewagen Development Consulting GmbH

DFB-Stiftung Deutsches Fußballmuseum gGmbH

Doblinger Unternehmensgruppe

Drees & Sommer GmbH/Drees & Sommer AG

Falcon Signa 04 GmbH (SIGNA-Gruppe)

Flughafen München GmbH

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


Project development Tier 2

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein permeates real estate projects across all asset categories, as well as specifically in the plant engineering and industrial construction spheres, and hereby often advises along the entire life cycle of a building with the help of several teams: the group assists with land acquisitions and adjustments, financing and building law, planning and construction issues as well as, if necessary, with the utilisation of the completed object. The practice, which is led by Thomas Krall and Thomas Richter, also possesses specific expertise in cooperative construction models in agreement with public authorities, in projects handled via building information modelling, as well as in project-related adjudication.

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BPD Immobilienentwicklung GmbH nebst diversen Objektgesellschaften

Doblinger Unternehmensgruppe

Fiduciary Capital GmbH

Meixner + Partner Projektentwicklung Projektsteuerung GmbH

München Karstadt am Bahnhof S.à r.l.

Projektgesellschaft Großherzog-Friedrich-Höfe, Saarbrücken mbH

Wüstenrot Haus- und Städtebau GmbH

Unfair competition Tier 4

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein impresses with highly specialised experts in the food, chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors who act both in forensic as well as comprehensive advisory capacity. Alongside its competition expertise, clients can also rely on the team in trade mark, copyright and patent law issues. The group's other sector focuses include the sports, media and entertainment industries. Thomas Körber in Frankfurt, who handles defence and marketing of rights in the sports sector among other matters, and the Munich-based Anton Maria Ostler, who is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, jointly head the team.

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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

Asklepios Klinik Gruppe

Siteco GmbH (und alle angeschlossenen 15 Unternehmen)

Stada Arzneimittel AG

Telio Management GmbH

VWR International GmbH

Weiss Umwelttechnik GmbH

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

Dentsply Sirona

Pharmaserv GmbH/Infrareal GmbH/ Pharmapark Jena GmbH

Dr. Theiss Naturwaren GmbH/Allgäuer Latschenkiefer GmbH

Colliers International Deutschland GmbH

Hans Koeberle, Weissachmühle e.K./Marstall GmbH

Media Broadcast GmbH

Aurelis Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG

Thaler Sports GmbH & Co. KG /CG Verwaltungs mbH

Vitamin Well AB/ NOCCO No Carbs Company AB

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

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

Leistung S.L.U.

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 Weeds 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


Energy Tier 5

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein handles transactions as well as project work. Practice co-heads Wolfgang Patzelt in Munich and Margarete von Oppen in Berlin offer many years of experience in the wind and photovoltaic sectors in particular. Patzelt focuses on planning and environmental law, while much of von Oppen's work pertains to public law, and EEG issues in particular.

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' Wolfgang Patzelt works very well in the projects. Very good availability. 'Lives' with the projects, so to speak, 'with heart and mind'. Identifies with the task. We feel we are in very good hands with him. Excellent lawyer. '

Real estate Tier 5

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein advises project developers, real estate investors as well as housing associations in relation to commercial and housing property acquisitions, although alongside its transactional expertise, the team also has experience in advising real estate market players on corporate, financing and tax matters; here, Alexander Lehnen frequently assists with the tax structuring of real estate investments as well as fund structuring. Alexander Thiermann, who is well versed in real estate transactions, made partner and Wolfgang Scholl is the key contact for transactions and financings.

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BTI Bogenhausener Tor Immobilien S.à.rl

Gerch Group AG


GWG Städtische Wohnungsgesellschaft München mbH

Ratisbona Asset Management

Trei Real Estate GmbH


Wöhr & Bauer GmbH

Wüstenrot Haus- und Städtebau GmbH

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.