Fleet Hamburg

Willy-Brandt-Stra├če 57

20457 Hamburg

Die Hamburger Elbphilharmonie

Dr. Arthur Steinmann

Attorney at Law, Partner


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As a specialist in transport and shipping law, Arthur Steinmann advises clients on all facets of maritime law, as well as national and international commercial and insurance law. His clients include shipping companies, ship managers and their insurers, as well as logistics and trading companies. In addition to assisting with contract drafting, Arthur also represents his clients in contentious matters before courts and arbitration tribunals and acts as an arbitrator.

Languages: German, English

Arthur Steinmann assists clients in the following industries:

Die Hamburger Elbphilharmonie
Energy and Offshore
Dispute Resolution


2011 - Founding Partner, Fleet Hamburg

2011 - Specialist for Transport and Freight-forwarding Law

2006 - Associate, Taylor Wessing

2006 - Doctorate on the Dispute Resolution System of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

2003 - Second State Examination in Law

1999 - First State Examination in Law


  • Advising a German cargo insurer in connection with the impact of the accident of the MV "Ever Given" in the Suez Canal on coverage under marine insurance policies as well as coordination with the UK carriers
  • Advising a distributor of chemicals on the reorganization and merger of its warehousing and forwarding business
  • Advising a Norwegian insurer in connection with a collision in German waters, and representing those interests before the German courts
  • Defending a South Korean supplier in the German courts, in respect of warranty claims in connection with a new LNG construction project
  • Representing clients in the defense of over 180 parallel prospectus liability claims before the Regional Court and the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg


  • "Steinmann is a dedicated lawyer who is not only legally well-versed but is always able to de-escalate a situation with his genuine humour." (Chambers and Partners)
  • Arthur Steinmann is held in high esteem by market commentators who regard him as "down to earth, smart and effective" in his approach. (Who's Who Legal)
  • Clients reveal that Arthur Steinmann "not only legally examines problems but also thinks commercially." He is a specialist for transport and freight-forwarding law and regularly advises international clients on maritime disputes concerning insurance, insolvency-related claims, and joint venture issues.
    (Chambers and Partners)
  • Arthur Steinmann is one of the "Leading Names" in maritime law (Legal 500).

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