Dr. Ni­co­las Schün­gel

La­wy­er, Se­ni­or As­so­cia­te

+49 40 374778 - 63

Ni­co­las re­pres­ents and ad­vi­ses na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal com­pa­nies of all si­zes across the en­ti­re spec­trum of busi­ness law. His fo­cus lies on com­mer­cial law, insu­rance law and trans­port law. Ni­co­las has par­ti­cu­lar ex­per­ti­se in ship­ping law and in­land ship­ping law. He re­pres­ents cli­ents be­fo­re the or­di­na­ry courts of law and in ar­bi­tra­ti­on pro­cee­dings. He acts in par­ti­cu­lar for insu­rance com­pa­nies, ship­ping com­pa­nies as well as freight agents and tech­ni­cal con­sul­tants.

Ni­co­las is an ex­pert in the Ger­man law of ge­ne­ral avera­ge, and the York-Ant­werp Ru­les, and ad­vi­ses on al­ter­na­ti­ve so­lu­ti­ons to mi­ni­mi­se the risk of pro­tra­c­ted, time-con­sum­ing and ex­pen­si­ve GA dis­tri­bu­ti­on pro­ce­du­res. He comm­ents on the sta­tu­to­ry re­gu­la­ti­ons on ge­ne­ral avera­ge (Sec. 588 ff. Com­mer­cial Code) in the re­now­ned com­men­ta­ry beck-online.Großkommentar.

Ni­co­las is al­so part of the Scan­di­na­vi­an Desk and he stu­di­ed at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lund in Swe­den.

  • Law and busi­ness ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on stu­dies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Greifs­wald (LL.B.), Lund (Swe­den) and Ham­burg (Ma­gis­ter in insu­rance law, Mag. Jur.); wi­th a fo­cus on insu­rance law, com­mer­cial law and cor­po­ra­te law
  • le­gal trai­nee­ship wi­th sta­ti­ons i.a. at the 6th Ci­vil Se­na­te of the Han­sea­tic Hig­her Re­gio­nal Court (al­so Ma­ri­ti­me Court) and at the Fe­de­ral Ma­ri­ti­me and Hy­dro­gra­phic Agen­cy
  • Ad­mit­ted to the Ger­man bar in 2019
  • Joi­n­ed the firm in 2019
  • Ger­man As­so­cia­ti­on for In­ter­na­tio­nal Ship­ping Law (DVIS)