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Dr. Christoph Hasche

Christoph Hasche retired from private practice and the partnership in May 2019. Since then, as of Counsel of this firm, he continues to be available as arbitrator and mediator for alternative dispute resolutions.

Christoph Hasche was one of the founding partners of FLEET HAMBURG. During his 37 year career as a successful lawyer he has advised and represented clients in the maritime industry and trading houses in relation to their day to day business. His experience encompasses arbitration, maritime tourism, international commercial law and transport law. 

References (selection)

  • Arbitrator in a dispute over the valuation of repair services on a large private yacht
  • Arbitrator in two proceedings concerning claims under a pool contract
  • Arbitrator in a dispute about the remuneration of a product developer under a consultancy agreement; Sector: Food industry
  • Arbitration in London on the question whether a shipowner is obliged vis-à-vis the charterer to sail in pirate territory


  • Christoph Hasche is a seasoned figure in the maritime sphere. He continues to act as arbitrator and mediator in out-of-court disputes and is at hand to provide of counsel consultation to his firm. (Chambers and Partners, 2020)
  • Christoph Hasche has been recognized as one of the “Leading Individuals” for Maritime and Shipping (Legal500, 2019)
    In 2019, Who’s Who Legal listed Christoph Hasche in its chapter “Shipping” as one of the “Thought Leaders – Germany”.
  • Christoph Hasche is „winner of a 2019 International Advisory Experts Award - Maritime Law within Germany”.
  • “Christoph Hasche offers extensive experience in shipping litigation and arbitration, with a focus on the cruise industry. He is extremely well versed in handling cross-border mandates concerning the arrest of vessels, and is described by clients as "an excellent attorney who really knows how to get down to the matter at hand and explain it profoundly."” (Chambers and Partners, 2019 and 2018)
  • “Christoph Hasche is a celebrated figure in shipping disputes, with in-depth knowledge of both litigation and arbitration proceedings. Clients laud him as a "very competent" partner who "always has time for us." He brings particular experience in cruise ship queries, and offers pronounced cross-border expertise, representing international shipowners and acting on international arbitrations.” (Chambers and Partners, 2017)
  • “Christoph Hasche is ‘efficient and provides high-quality advice’.“ (Legal 500, 2017 and 2015) 
  • „Christoph Hasche has ‘very broad experience with shipping litigation,’ according to sources, who also observe that he brings a ‘practical approach’ to matters. He acts on both cross-border and domestic shipping disputes. (Chambers & Partners, 2016)
  • Christoph Hasche is winner in the work area “Shipping & Transport” (Client Choice, 2016) 
  • Christoph Hasche was awarded as “FINANCE MONTHLY GLOBAL AWARDS WINNER Maritime & Shipping Lawyer of the Year Germany” in 2016 and 2014.
  • Christoph Hasche is recommended (Legal500, 2015 and 2013)
  • Christoph Hasche - "He gets things done in all sorts of disputes." (Chambers & Partners, 2015)