Prof. Dr. Dieter Schwampe 

Admitted to the German Bar in 1985, joined Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in 1985. Advice in all areas of insurance, specifically maritime insurance law (drafting of terms, cover issues, legal representation, recourse actions ) and maritime law (freight contracts, bills of lading, collisions, salvages, general average), and transportation law (road, air, inland water transport ), regularly appointed as arbitrator, more than 100 lectures and presentations at national and international events. 

Legal clerkship in Hamburg (from 1981)

PhD in law (1983–1984)

Memberships: German Maritime Law Association, (DVIS), Hamburg Association of Insurance Sciences, German Association of Insurance Science (DVV), German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA), German Institute of Arbitration (DIS), German-Japanese Bar Association (DJJV) Chairman – German Maritime Law Association; board member of the Hamburg Association of Insurance Sciences, member of the advisory board of the Hamburg Association for Promoting the Insurance Industry(HGFV); member of the executive council – Comité Maritime International (CMI);  vice chairman of the Working Party on Marine Insurance – Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA); member of the Legal & Liability Committee – International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), Leading German expert in transport insurance law. Languages: German, English

Awards: Chambers Europe: Leading Individual 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 (Volume 1), Lawyer International: Maritime Lawyer of the Year 2018, Who’s Who Legal: Most highly regarded Practitioner Transport Law Germany 2018, Legal 500: Leading Individual 2017, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt: Recognized in the areas of Maritime Law and Insurance Law in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, Transportation Lawyer of the Year 2016 und 2014, Client Choice Awards 2015 Insurance

Credentials: Reinsurance arbitration involving more than 46,000 reinsurance contracts over a period of more than 40 years at a claims value in excess of 180 million euros (concluded), Damage to submarine cables by a vessel involving damages worth approx. 70 million euros (ongoing), Sinking of 10 vessels due to a severe storm in port, value of the claims as yet unspecified (ongoing)