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Dr. Markus Eichhorst

Markus Eichhorst has many years of experience in mediative dispute resolutions and before courts and arbitration tribunals. He is also an experienced negotiator of contracts. He focuses on national and international disputes in relation to insurance and liability law, commercial and corporate law, labour law and on maritime and and transport law. He worked as a judge in the judiciary and is also active as an arbitrator.

References (selected)

  • Arbitration in relation to construction defects on a superyacht against a foreign shipyard
  • Comprehensive coverage dispute in relation to a hull insurance policy after the total loss of a superyacht
  • Insolvency clawback litigation for a non EU supplier of goods for German retail stores after the insolvency of the German intermediary
  • Liability proceedings for damage to a passenger plane during a towing operation at an airport
  • D&O coverage advice for English insurers as well as D&O defence negotiations and defence proceedings
  • Coverage advice under a cargo insurance policy after the Tianjin explosion with the destruction of numerous new cars
  • Various legal disputes regarding ship accidents (personal injury, collision damage, cargo damage, general average)
  • Ongoing advice and representation of terminal operators, logistics and packaging companies in relation to liability claims and contract disputes
  • Liability proceedings against customs service providers after the customs authorities’ determination of additional charges as consequence of incorrect customs declarations and a neglected risk assessment
  • Arbitration in relation to a ship manager’s alleged liability for damage to the main engine of an ocean-going vessel
  • Dispute over the allegedly faulty erection of wind turbines
  • Corporate law disputes between tax consultants and after the failure of a German-Texan joint venture
  • Liability proceedings for bank in relation to an alleged unjustified termination of ship finance loan agreements
  • Labour law disputes for companies in relation to disputes with employees and works councils, including proceedings against a works council for its approval of the dismissial of a works council member, negotiations with union representatives
  • Employment law support for a restructuring mandate with the splitting of a company and partial business transfers according to § 613a BGB
  • Employment law support for the takeover of the business operations of an insolvent mineral oil trader
  • Negotiation of storage contracts for petroleum products and spare parts for passenger aircraft


  • Markus Eichhorst has been repeatedly recognized as one of Germany's best lawyers for "arbitration / dispute resulution/ mediation" by Handelsblatt in collaboration with "Best Lawyers" (most recently in 2020)
  • Chambers and Partners lists him as "established practitioner, well known for his focus on marine litigation and arbitration."