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Henrike Koch, Dr. Axel Boës, Afra Gyekye, Anna Kopylova and Bettina Gotthardt

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for maritime commercial law and arbitration in Hamburg

KDB.legal Koch Boës is a highly specialized law boutique in Hamburg with a strong focus on maritime and commercial law as well as arbitration.

Clients of KDB.legal Koch Boës are particularly shipping companies and shipyards, but also private equity investors and service companies from other industries such as media, sports and gastronomy.

Henrike Koch and Dr. Axel Boës have gained their experience and expertise over more than 20 years in different companies and positions before starting the law boutique in summer 2015. Those broad and in-depth experiences enable Henrike Koch and Dr. Axel Boës to not only work closely with their clients on legal issues, but also to offer a tailored approach to corporate management and strategy challenges.

They’re offering accompanying advice and support their clients from the beginning of a problem analysis over strategy development until its successful implementation. A mandate always ends with a holistic and critical evaluation of the progress and the targets achieved, both in economical and legal aspects.

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Russian courts’ new approach to reciprocity: Post-sanctions compliance

The Moscow District Arbitrazh Court refused to recognize decisions from US courts, stating a lack of evidence of reciprocity under international principles. Decisions made before February 28, 2022, were considered irrelevant in the ruling (case No. A40-242631/2022, dated 24 July 2023) The court cited Government Decree No. 430-r of March 5, 2022, which listed “unfriendly […]

Is it still possible to serve documents in Russia under the Hague Convention or can the German court go straight to public service?

Overview In a legal dispute between a German claimant and a Russian respondent, the Berlin Higher Regional Court (Kammergericht) dealt with the question of the admissibility of arbitration proceedings based on a dispute over the fulfilment of contractual obligations. In its landmark decision (dated 1 June 2023, case no 12 SchH 5/22), the Berlin Higher […]

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KDB.legal Koch Boës
Rechtsanwälte

Colonnaden 21
D – 20354 Hamburg

Tel. +49 40-30 70 90 70
Fax+49 40-30 70 90 717

Phone+49 40-30 70 90 70