Maritime Law

Maritime law and merchant shipping law are two central fields of O&W. Our law office for maritime law in Hamburg is assisting business enterprises for more than 25 years already in all their questions concerning maritime law. Especially in maritime law it is important to have a competent lawyer as contact person at your side, because often difficult legal questions have to be solved in an international context.

Our office in Hamburg is giving advice for all your questions on maritime law. Every lawyer specialized in maritime law in our office has extensive knowledge and special contacts in the maritime trade.

Our particular strenghts lie in dealing with:

Important topics in maritime law

For many years O&W has been assisting enterprises in the field of maritime law. This is a selection of our present projects and those of the past:

  • Bunker disputes

    O&W has been assisting an important German ship bunker supplier for his claim for sales prices against the ordering party and the vessel/the charterer and concerning the possibilities of an arrest. In other proceedings O&W has been representing purchasers of bunker supplies after the bunker supplier was inable to pay.

  • Collision of a ferry with a lighthouse

    For recourse proceedings O&W gave advice to the hull underwriters of a vessel. The recourse was against the crew of a ferry after the latter crashed into a lighthouse in Danish territorial waters. The lighthouse and the vessel were heavily damaged.

  • Working hours in offshore projects

    O&W supported an important and globally successful enterprise for offshore exploration in questions of working hours in the offshore field and especially concerning the applicability of provisions of the offshore rules on working hours.