Dr. Jan-Erik Pötschke

Lawyer | Partner

Contact

20459 Hamburg
Schaarsteinwegsbrücke 2
Telephone +49 (40) 37 85 88-23
Telefax +49 (40) 37 85 88-88
poetschke@ahlers-vogel.de

Fields of Law
About me

Dr. Jan-Erik Pötschke is a partner in our shipping department in Hamburg and mainly advises shipowners, shipyards, P&I clubs and ship managers. He studied law in Trier and Freiburg and did his doctorate on the liability of shipowners according to German and English law. His international training included activities in maritime law firms in Mumbai and Singapore. He was admitted to the bar in 1997. After working as an inhouse counsel for an insurance broker in the field of transport insurance, Dr. Pötschke joined our law firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2002. He has extensive experience in the field of charterparty disputes, ship purchases and sales as well as cargo contract disputes and is part of the Casualty Response Team at Ahlers & Vogel, where he advises shipowners and their insurers with regard to shipping accidents both, at home and abroad.

Memberships:

German Association for International Maritime Law
German Association for Transport Law
German Singaporean Law Association

Foreign Languages:

English

Publications

„Die Haftung des Reeders für Ansprüche aus Konnossementen unter einer Zeitcharter nach deutschem und englischem Recht.“
Reihe: Schriften zum Seehandelsrecht, Band 9
LIT-Verlag, Münster 1999, 220 Seiten
ISBN 3-8258-4223-1

„Gütertransportversicherung“ in:
Hamburger Handbuch des Exportrechts, Paschke/Graf/Olbrisch,
Auflage, Verlag C.H.Beck, München 2014,
ISBN 978-3-406-65261-5

„Frachtgeschäft“ in:
Lexikon des Rechts
Loseblattwerk 8 Ordner April 2001 Luchterhandverlag, Neuwied
ISBN 3-472-10700-6.

„Ungewissheit nach Hanjin-Insolvenz“ zusammen mit Rechtsanwältin Katharina Oechsle in:
HANSA International Maritime Journal, Heft 10/2016, S. 32f.

“Overloaded containers a matter of the past“ in:
HANSA International Maritime Journal, Heft 08/2016, S. 42f.

Commentaries:

  •  §§ 476 – 479 HGB Personen der Schifffahrt;
  • § 481 – 494 HGB Stückgutfrachtvertrag;
  • § 527 – 535 HGB Reisefrachtvertrag in: Münchener Kommentar zum Handelsgesetzbuch, Band 7 – Transportrecht, 3. Auflage, Verlag C.H.Beck / Verlag Franz Vahlen, München 2014. ISBN 978-3-406-61027-1
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