The world is in constant motion. From raw material to end product, from start to finish, new demands are constantly being placed on goods, people and routes. Sustainable logistics, new mobility concepts, but also faltering supply chains demand a feel for the pulse of the times and creative solutions - also in legal advice.

Whether it is the new awareness of consumers and companies for their ecological and social footprint, the increased regulatory requirements or the effects of the closely networked global merchandise economy - we help our clients to achieve their goals within the ever-changing framework conditions. This applies to "classic" industries such as shipbuilding, aviation and automotive as well as to new digitalized mobility and logistics concepts.

In which future project can we make you legally mobile? Read more about our consulting services in selected industries:

Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is undergoing a transformation. Not only e-mobility and autonomous driving, but also new requirements for environmental compatibility and changing mobility needs require the adaptation of existing products and business models. We can assist clients with our extensive expertise in this area. Together with our clients we develop practical solutions along the production, supply and distribution chains for all players in the automotive industry. Regardless of whether our client is an OEM, Tier 1/Tier 2 supplier or other market participant in this segment. We advise in daily business as well as in transactions and in disputes.

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Aviation

The aviation industry is not only a key player in the Hamburg metropolitan region, but also an important driving force on a global scale. It literally not only connects continents, but also acts as a multiplier for numerous sectors of the economy. It is a highly complex and global system with numerous players: aircraft industry, airlines, airport operators, air traffic control, security companies, etc. Not to forget the ground services such as ground handling or non-aviation services such as parking management, travel value businesses, etc., which are becoming increasingly important.

However, the industry is facing enormous challenges. Recent and possible future disruptions and the increasing requirements for sustainability and climate neutrality demand structural changes. We support you in achieving your goals with customized legal solutions.

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Digital Business

The amount of digital business models in the global economy is constantly rising. The rapid development of new technologies enables companies to introduce a wide range of scalable products to the market. Whether platform services, artificial intelligence or the use of blockchain technology for secure and transparent transaction processing, we help to develop and implement new business models in a legally secure manner. Our experts have extensive experience concerning the legal framework and requirements in the field of digitalization and can help you to exploit the potential of new technologies in compliance with the law.

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Energy

In the traditional energy sector, we have been advising companies for many years on the structuring of distribution chains, the drafting and negotiation of distribution and supply contracts (including contracts with non-European suppliers) but also on energy-related transactions, e.g. corporate structuring, plant construction contracts or the purchase and sale of energy producing companies (partly also through participation in foreign public tenders).

Our practice touches on various areas of law, including contract law, antitrust law, commercial and corporate law, employment law, insurance law, copyright law, IT, public tenders, private international law, comparative law, arbitration and procedural law.

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Hydrogen

The use of hydrogen in industry and transport as a versatile energy carrier of the future is increasingly being researched and tested. We offer legal advice on the development and implementation of new business models, cooperations, joint ventures or introductions of H2 technology as part of growth and future strategies.

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Logistics

For us, logistics means not only transport and traffic but the entire value chain from planning, management and control of the flow of materials and associated information from procurement through production and distribution to disposal. Of course, contracts alone are not enough to ensure the smooth handling of services and goods, especially in production and procurement logistics. Nevertheless, a good contract provides a solid basis that the necessary interfaces are defined and being complied with through KPIs and it serves as a financial safeguard in case of disruptions in the logistics cycle. We advise individual general and special service providers, forwarders, manufacturers, warehousing companies, as well as system integrators and software providers in all legal matters, from corporate law advice, the structuring of distribution channels, IT outsourcing and subsequent IT insourcing to the contractual design for daily business. We cover national but also cross-border situations. In view of the enormous challenges and opportunities in this industry due to digitalization, 3D printing, robotics and autonomous driving, it is just as important to take into account how the requirements for sustainability and diversification are changing, not only due to our information society.

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Maritime Industry

For the innovative core of the maritime industry, the shipbuilding and shipbuilding supply industry, we offer comprehensive legal advice in day-to-day business, national and international projects and transactions of all kinds and sometimes also act as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings. We also advise owners and managers of maritime container portfolios on legal aspects of the logistics side of the maritime industry, whether shipping companies, shipbrokers, forwarders or insurers. Here, in addition to transport and logistics issues, the advice extends to various areas of law, including compliance (dual-use goods), regulatory approvals or tenders. Clients benefit from our considerable expertise in the areas of comparative law and private international law.

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Mobility Concepts

Mobility plays a big part in our daily life, which has undergone a major change in recent years. Our goal is to offer our clients comprehensive legal advice and support them in developing and operating sustainable and future-oriented mobility solutions. Whether it is about legal requirements for car sharing or taxi apps or about the drafting of contracts in the field of e-mobility - we are at your disposal with our many years of experience and know-how and look forward to supporting you in the implementation of your mobility projects.

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Your key contacts

Partner

Philipp von Dietze

Partner

Christoph Oertel

Partner

Johannes Struck

Partner

Eckart Brödermann

Partner

Christine Dempe

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Eckard von Bodenhausen

Partner

Sibylle Weuster

Quotes from the Team

The law is our toolbox for increasing our clients' economic success.

190620_raetzke_broedermann_jahn_0111 Dr. Katharina Helmdach
Senior Associate