Transport and Logistics Law

We advise mainly industrial and commercial clients on tenders for logistics contracts and on the drafting of contracts, whether in the form of individual agreements, framework agreements or general terms and conditions for the provision of logistics services.

We see our work as legal risk management: together with clients’ experts, we identify the risks inherent in their supply chains and seek to reduce them for the benefit of our clients, mainly by way of contractual provisions but also in combination with special forms of documentation, special insurance solutions, etc.

Advice on warehousing and transport matters

In the transport area, we draft contractual provisions for air, marine, rail, road and multimodal transport operations, both on a national and international scale. This concerns both the procurement and the distribution side where we have special expertise to offer in remuneration systems and service level agreements. In the area of warehousing contracts, we advise on tenders and, apart from that, mainly on outsourcing projects and third-party contracting, specifically on the establishment and operation of large warehouses and distribution centres, including operative Internet commerce.

We represent clients in damage or loss cases in the context of logistics operations, whether in arbitration or ordinary courts, but also in dealing with the insurers involved.

Areas of industry expertise

We have particular experience in serving the following industries:

  • Food
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Automotive
  • Plant engineering and construction
  • Electrical and electronics manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Textiles

Complementary expertise in customs and export control

This, combined with our expertise in customs and export control, allows us to offer a range of advice unrivalled in Germany and enabling clients to maintain a safe procurement and distribution network across the globe. Drawing on our procurement expertise, we also advise clients along entire supply chains, taking into account of course recent and forthcoming developments in law.

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