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

Law Firm

for maritime commercial law and arbitration in Hamburg 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 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.


Restitution of Nazi-looted art: New law aims to facilitate enforcement of claims

On April 17th, the German Federal Ministry of Justice proposed a bill to facilitate the enforcement of claims for the return of cultural property unjustly seized during the Nazi era. New provisions include information requests and rules regarding statutes of limitations. ©Rui Alves/Unsplah The proposed legislation seeks to streamline the process for reclaiming Nazi-confiscated cultural […]

Navigating the Complexities of the EU Emissions Trading System: The Mandate

The maritime industry’s integration into the EU Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) in 2024 remains a challenge for shipping companies concerned: With the prospect of the many more reporting obligations and submission deadlines to come, shipowners are increasingly considering delegation options to manage MRV and EU-ETS obligations effectively. Only last week the German Administering Authority (DEHSt) […]


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Address Koch Boës

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