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.
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:
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.