RA Dipl. Jur. Alexander Werner
Mr. Werner is a well-known lawyer and bar-certified Specialist for Maritime and Transport Law from Hamburg, which has an 10 years professional experience with more than 350 mandates in this
particular legal area.
Mr. Werner finished his law studies in Hamburg in 2005. His master thesis in international law was rated with honors. He successfully completed his preparatory service in
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, during which he worked for courts in Schwerin and Grevesmühlen, law firms in Hamburg and HEC School of Management in Paris.
During the preparatory service, he also served as lecturer at the University of Hamburg at the chair of Prof. Dr. Luchterhand in the Constitutional Law department.
Prior to the recognition as bar-certified Specialist for Maritime and Transport Law by the Attorney’s Chamber of Hamburg, Mr. Werner already represented freight forwarders and hauliers from Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Ukraine in questions of national and transnational freight transport in a variety of transport cases. The various cases included for example the assertion of and defense against claims arising from freight damages according to
CMR, demurrage claims and preliminary costs, claims and defense against exercised rights of lien as well as the legal representation against authorities. Mr. Werner obtained particular success in the
defense against claims against freight carriers for supposedly qualified faults, such as theft in Sweden and Lithuania.
By the representation of Mr. Werner, two threatening insolvencies of freight carriers and transport companies could be averted.
As bar-certified Specialist for Maritime and Transport Law, Mr. Werner has already repeatedly enforced claims from charter agreements and bills of lading, e.g. between a German client and a
Swiss shipping company due to a container damage.
Mr Werner also successfully mediated between several Indian, Chinese and African importers of goods and their carriers on owed demurrage & detention costs.
On behalf of a surveyor and a large German insurance company, he examined the possibilities for the enforcement of damages into the millions of euros concerning a wrecked quayside in the port of
Hamburg as well as the possible enforcement of this claim by arresting the ship in ports in Spain and Canada.
Lawyer Werner also successfully represented a German client in the field of inland waterway transport law in the case of the reverse processing of a purchase contract for three inland
Judicially or by conduct of case management, Mr. Werner also represented companies in the field of multimodal transport, e.g. a Polish timber importer in the assertion of claims against a German
forwarder and a Chinese carrier arising from an unlawful right of lien.
For a major railway company, he also developed a framework agreement for the use of a multimodal container terminal
in Warsaw/Poland. In March 2015, Mr. Werner was keynote speaker at the important trade fair for transportMutimodal Europe 2015 in Warsaw / Poland.
As bar-certified Specialist for Maritime and Transport Law, Werner took over the representation of clients in the area of insurance law in several cases. He successfully repelled recourse claims for a
Polish client against a swiss insurance company and, together with his Polish co-operation partners, led proceedings against a large insurance company in the transport sector in Poland.
As a further part of his field of work, Werner is also addressing questions in the area of customs law and customs clearance. He had repeatedly successfully suppressed the post-clearance recovery of
taxes in import tax documents on goods imported to the EU.
Furthermore, Mr Werner e.g.
represented a chemical company from Poland in the defense of claims from performance disrupts from the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
At the beginning of the year 2015, Mr. Werner was responsible for the introduction of the highly respected constitutional complaint of foreign transportists against the German Minimum Wage Law
(MiLOG) at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe.
As a speaker, Mr. Werner, at the invitation of the Port of Hamburg Marketing e.V., presented his latest legal issues in transport law, freight forwarders and shipping law in Warsaw/Poland in March
2015, and is heading the “Sea Freight Special” course at Date Up GmbH Hamburg.
Mr. Werner is a reference person of the German transport newspaper (DVZ) in questions of transport law, e.g in
the context of the “DVZ Telephone Campaign” on questions of cross-border and comparative transport law in Germany and Poland in September 2014 or most recently in November 2016 at the
“DVZ Symposium” on the introduction of the General German Freight Forwarding Conditions (ADSp) 2017. On the subject ADSp 2017, Werner was last published in the journal Zoll.Export in
August 2017 with the article “ADSP 2017 – Of Amendments and Compromise”.