Dr. Ja­kob Hoff­mann-Gram­bow

La­wy­er, Part­ner

+49 40 374778 - 45

Ja­kob spe­cia­li­zes in cor­po­ra­te law (in­clu­ding M&A tran­sac­tions), in insu­rance and re-insu­rance law as well as avia­ti­on law.

He ad­vi­ses cli­ents on all cor­po­ra­te law is­sues and re­pres­ents cli­ents’ in­te­rests in court. His fo­cus lies in ad­vi­sing part­ner­ships, pu­blicly-held com­pa­nies, li­mi­t­ed lia­bi­li­ty com­pa­nies and their part­ners and share­hol­ders. Ja­kob is fre­quent­ly in­s­truc­ted to act for cli­ents in re­la­ti­on to the es­tab­lish­ment to dis­so­lu­ti­on of com­pa­nies, and in the con­text of dis­pu­tes bet­ween share­hol­ders, in­clu­ding ari­sing out of de­fi­ci­ent re­so­lu­ti­ons. Ja­kob al­so has par­ti­cu­lar ex­per­ti­se in ad­vi­sing on the res­truc­tu­ring and ac­qui­si­ti­on of com­pa­nies. In ad­di­ti­on, he has in-depth know­ledge and ex­pe­ri­ence of the law go­ver­ning foun­da­ti­ons (e.g. when it co­mes to struc­tu­ring suc­ces­si­on).

In the area of insu­rance and re-insu­rance law, Ja­kob fo­cu­ses on ad­vice and re­pre­sen­ta­ti­on of insu­rance and re-insu­rance com­pa­nies in dis­pu­tes ari­sing un­der insu­rance and re-insu­rance re­la­ti­onships, espe­ci­al­ly com­plex co­vera­ge is­sues.

Ja­kob al­so acts for cli­ents in the field of avia­ti­on and air trans­port, whe­re he has pro­found know­ledge of bo­th the in­dus­try and the law. He fo­cu­ses on pro­vi­ding ad­vice and re­pre­sen­ting com­pa­nies in the avia­ti­on in­dus­try and their insu­rance com­pa­nies in and out of court on all is­sues of avia­ti­on law and other busi­ness law is­sues re­la­ting to avia­ti­on, espe­ci­al­ly at the in­ter­face wi­th cor­po­ra­te law.

Fur­ther­mo­re, Ja­kob ad­vi­ses and re­pres­ents our cli­ents re­gu­lar­ly on other com­plex mat­ters of com­mer­cial law, espe­ci­al­ly con­cer­ning trans­port law and in­vol­ving a ma­ri­ti­me con­nec­tion.

  • Uni­ver­si­ty of Kiel, doc­to­ral the­sis in 2010, le­gal trai­nee­ship wi­th a Ger­man air­line and an avia­ti­on aut­ho­ri­ty
  • Ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man bar in 2012
  • 2012-2014: Rechts­an­walt in an in­ter­na­tio­nal law firm in Ham­burg (cor­po­ra­te law)
  • Joi­n­ed the firm in 2014
  • De­fi­ci­en­ci­es in the re­so­lu­ti­ons of foun­da­ti­ons ha­ving le­gal ca­pa­ci­ty un­der ci­vil law. In: Fest­ga­be für Pe­ter Kreutz zum 70. Ge­burts­tag, 2009, pp. 29-45 (in Ger­man)
  • Mer­ger by new for­ma­ti­on and mer­ger by ab­sorp­ti­on bet­ween foun­da­ti­ons ha­ving le­gal ca­pa­ci­ty un­der ci­vil law, 2010 (doc­to­ral the­sis, in Ger­man)
  • The ope­ra­ti­on of a re­pla­ce­ment air­craft as a “re­asonable me­a­su­re” pur­su­ant to Ar­tic­le 5 (3) Re­gu­la­ti­on (EC) No 261/2004? In: RRa 2013, pp. 213-218 (in Ger­man)
  • Mer­ger of foun­da­ti­ons? – Amal­ga­ma­ti­on and take­over by way of re­so­lu­ti­on. In: DZWIR 2015, pp. 301-312 (in Ger­man)
  • Air Ser­vice Agree­ments as the ba­sis of sche­du­led in­ter­na­tio­nal air ser­vices. In: RdTW 2017, pp. 161-174 (in Ger­man)
  • The can­cel­la­ti­on of an air car­ria­ge by the pas­sen­ger. In: RdTW 2018, pp. 1-7 (in Ger­man)
  • Com­ment on BGH, judgment dd. 20 March 2018, X ZR 25/17 (ex­clu­si­on of ter­mi­na­ti­on of a con­tract for car­ria­ge by air). In: NJW 2018, pp. 2041-2042 (in Ger­man)
  • Re­cal­cu­la­ti­on of the air­fa­re due to non-com­pli­ance wi­th the ti­cket se­quence. In: RdTW 2022, pp. 258-264 (in Ger­man)
  • The na­tio­na­li­ty of the air car­ri­er, and the avia­ti­on foun­da­ti­on. In: Fest­ga­be der Dok­to­ran­den für Hart­mut Oet­ker zum 65. Ge­burts­tag, 2024, pp. 103-124 (in Ger­man)