Firm Profile > Ince > Hamburg, Germany


Maritime and shipping Tier 1

Ince is the result of Ince & Co and Gordon Dadds’ merger in December 2018. The ‘broadly based’ maritime and shipping law team is considered to be ‘readily available’ and has ‘an appropriate view of the economic aspects of a case’. Under the leadership of Markus Eichhorst, who specialises in contentious work, and Jan Hungar, who has a good reputation in financing and transaction matters, the team comprehensively assists national and international shipowners, ship operators, banks and insurers under German and English law. In addition to advising on major damage cases, shipbuilding and charter contracts, the practice also focuses on court and arbitration proceedings. In addition, it is also increasingly involved in the offshore energy sector. Christian Reinert, Julia Wiechell and Götz Rahne joined the partnership. Eckehard Volz, Tim Schommer and Volker Lücke joined Clyde & Co LLP at the end of 2018.

Insurance litigation Tier 5

The opening of Ince’s Cologne office in 2016, its second German office alongside Hamburg, is now bearing fruit. The ‘very well-versed and solution-oriented’ team focuses on assisting liability insurers and reinsurers with coverage matters and on liability defence work. It also has expertise in product liability matters in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and food industries as well as energy sector-related property and technical insurance issues. The practice also acts as D&O monitoring counsel.

One firm, in any case

With a heritage reaching back 150 years, Ince is a dynamic international legal and professional services firm, with offices in seven countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With over 500 people, including over 100 partners worldwide, Ince provides legal advice and strategic guidance to clients ranging from the world’s oldest and biggest businesses operating across numerous industries to ultra-high net worth individuals.


Over 500 lawyers and business services professionals, including over 100 partners.

Ince has 11 offices in 8 countries:

  • UK: London & Cardiff
  • Germany: Hamburg
  • Greece: Piraeus
  • Gibraltar
  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • China: Shanghai & Beijing


  • Maritime
  • Aviation & travel
  • Energy & infrastructure
  • Commodities & trade
  • TMT
  • Gaming & betting
  • Leisure, hospitality & retail
  • Insurance
  • Real estate
  • Private wealth & family


  • Consultancy
  • Dispute resolution
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Banking & finance
  • Employment, pensions & immigration
  • Cyber security
  • Regulatory solutions
  • Licensing
  • IP/IT
  • Competition
  • Construction & engineering
  • Charities & philanthropy
Department Name Email Telephone
Business and finance; Shipping Dr Jan Hungar
Business and finance; Yachts and superyachts Thomas Schwenke
Business and finance; Yachts and superyachts Georg Lehmann
Commercial disputes; Data protection; Shipping; International trade and commodities; Employment Dr Markus Eichhorst
Energy; Data protection; Insolvency Christian Reinert
Insurance and reinsurance Dr Stefan Segger
Insurance and reinsurance Eva-Maria Goergen
International trade and commodities Sami Chowdhury
Yachts and superyachts Julia Wiechell
Photo Name Position Profile
 Claudia Becker  photo Claudia Becker
 Eva-Maria Braje  photo Eva-Maria Braje
 Sami Chowdhury  photo Sami Chowdhury
 Markus Eichhurst  photo Markus Eichhurst
 Marja Helena Hinkelmann  photo Marja Helena Hinkelmann
 Jan Huevels  photo Jan Huevels
 Jan Hungar  photo Jan Hungar
 Georg Lehmann  photo Georg Lehmann
 Martin Malinowski  photo Martin Malinowski
 Andrea Mangelsdorf  photo Andrea Mangelsdorf
 Daniela Pombo  photo Daniela Pombo
 Alicia Vazquez Prendes  photo Alicia Vazquez Prendes
 Iain Preston  photo Iain Preston
 Christian Reinert  photo Christian Reinert
 Thomas Schwenke  photo Thomas Schwenke
 Marko Thies  photo Marko Thies
 Julia Wiechell  photo Julia Wiechell
Number of lawyers : 500+
at this office : 31
Other offices : London
Other offices : Cardiff
Other offices : Piraeus
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Dubai