Mrs Dharshini Bandara > FLEET HAMBURG > Hamburg, Germany > Lawyer Profile

FLEET HAMBURG
WILLY-BRANDT-STRASSE 57
20457 HAMBURG
Germany

Position

Position: Partner / LL.M.
Specialties: – commercial contracts, charterparties and bill of lading contracts – averages – maritime casualties – marine insurance – shipbuilding – S&P – international trade law – transport and logistics – court proceedings – international arbitration – mediation – arrest

Career

Dharshini was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales as barrister in 1999. Before joining Fleet Hamburg as a founding member, Dharshini worked at the Hamburg office of Ince & Co. since 2002.

Languages

She speakes English, Sinhalese and German

Memberships

Dharshini is Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and  member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA), the German Association for International Maritime Law (DVIS), the Women’s International Shippign and Trading Association (WISTA) and the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV).

Education

Studies: Dharshini studied law at Buckingham and worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Maritime Law in Southampton.  Qualifications: She was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales as barrister in 1999.
Dharshini is an experienced litigator conducting proceedings in the English courts and arbitration tribunals. She specialises in commercial and maritime matters. On the maritime side, she advises clients in relation to all aspects of dry shipping and admiralty disputes. She also represents clients in the English courts in relation to disputes arising from various commercial contracts. Dharshini has considerable experience in assisting various manufacturing, engineering and trading companies with drafting various types of contracts, to include design, service and supply contracts, and general terms and conditions.

Lawyer Rankings

Germany > Transport > Maritime and shipping

(Leading individuals)

Dharshini BandaraFLEET HAMBURG

Fleet Hamburg has a focus on the maritime industry and stands out for its German and English law expertise. As a full-service firm for shipping and international trade, the team led by Dharshini Bandara and Arthur Steinmann assists shipping companies, insurers and trading companies with the full spectrum of maritime law and represents its predominantly European clients in court and arbitration proceedings. Bandara handles the full range of dry and wet maritime law and acts for clients in contentious matters before English courts, while Steinmann is also well versed in the offshore sector, advising manufacturers and suppliers of wind turbines. Philipp Drömann maintains client relationships with international marine insurers and has expertise in maritime employment law. Klaus Kostka has extensive experience in advising developers and manufacturers of ship components, ship and insurance brokers alongside international haulage companies. Christoph Hasche retired in May 2019 but continues to act as of counsel.

Deutschland > Transport > Maritimes Wirtschaftsrecht

(Führende Namen)

Dharshini BandaraFleet Hamburg

Fleet Hamburg legt einen Schwerpunkt auf die maritime Wirtschaft und zeichnet sich insbesondere durch die ausgewogene Expertise im deutschen als auch im englischen Recht aus. Als Full-Service-Kanzlei für Schifffahrt und internationalen Handel betreut das Team unter der Leitung von Dharshini Bandara und Arthur Steinmann Reedereien, Schifffahrtsunternehmen, Versicherer und Handelshäuser in der gesamten Bandbreite des Seerechts und vertritt die vorwiegend europäischen Mandanten auch in Gerichts- und Schiedsverfahren. Bandara befasst sich mit allen Aspekten des trockenen und nassen Seerechts und betreut Mandanten auch in streitigen Angelegenheiten vor englischen Gerichten, während Steinmann zudem im Offshore-Bereich versiert ist und sowohl Hersteller als auch Zulieferer von Windenergieanlagen berät. Philipp Drömann pflegt Mandantenbeziehungen zu internationalen Seeversicherern und verfügt zudem über seearbeitsrechtliches Wissen. Klaus Kostka berät mit seiner langjährigen Erfahrung Entwickler und Hersteller von Schiffskomponenten, Schiffs- und Versicherungsmakler sowie internationale Speditionen. Christoph Hasche trat im Mai 2019 in den Ruhestand ein, steht der Sozietät aber weiterhin als Of Counsel zur Verfügung.