Transport law and air transport law Liability, insurance, contract design

Transport law: Competent advice for carriers and freight forwarders


We are your competent partner for goods transport and freight forwarding law. No matter whether you are an SME or a corporate group, a forwarding agent or an air freight carrier – at dhpg you can always count on comprehensive and above all personal advice. As part of commercial law, transport law under the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch - HGB) includes all the regulations governing the transport of goods – be it by air, sea or land. Here, freight forwarders and carriers in particular depend on comprehensive and international legal advice because cross-border transport is their core business. This makes it all that more important to have an experienced contact partner at your side when it comes to designing freight contracts or forwarding contracts, asserting your claims, engaging in litigation in the event of personal injury or recourse by transport insurers.

Our specialist lawyer for transport law and forwarding law is on hand to advise you

Transport and forwarding law encompasses many legal issues. Our specialist lawyer for transport and forwarding law is on hand to advise you personally on the following aspects:

  • Drafting single mode or multimodal freight contracts and conditions of carriage for
    • road shipments
    • rail shipments
    • air shipments
    • sea shipments
    • inland waterway shipments
  • Comprehensive legal advice on all subcategories of transport law
    • air shipping law
    • freight forwarding law
    • maritime trade law
    • road haulage law
    • rail transport law
    • procedural law
    • insurance law
    • liability law
  • Preparation and conduct of court proceedings, e.g. in the case of
    • personal injury or cargo damage
    • enforcement of claims
    • recourse by transport insurers

Our special expertise: Advising aviation companies

The focus of our advice and representation in the field of transport law is on air shipping law and civil aviation law. We advise and represent international air carriers and aviation companies as well as transport insurers on all liability matters - both in and out of court. What sets us apart is our expertise in multilateral agreements in the field of transport law, such as the CMR, the Montreal Convention (MC) or the CIM. We are also on hand to lobby your interests when it comes to asserting or mounting a defence against personal injury or baggage damage claims under civil aviation law pursuant to the German Civil Aviation Act (LuftVG) or the MC. We are also specialised in designing terms and conditions of carriage and contractual relationships, in particular for charter or code sharing matters.





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