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.


GMAA Workshop: EU ETS und seine Anwendung in der Schifffahrt

Die Zukunft des Seeverkehrs: EU ETS und Treibhausgasneutralität Die Schifffahrtsbranche befindet spätestens mit der Einführung des Europäischen Emissionshandelssystems (EU ETS) im Seeverkehr in einer Transformationsphase. Die German Maritime Arbitration Association hat die Bedeutsamkeit dieses Themas erkannt und veranstaltet daher am 4. Juli 2024 einen Workshop zu dem Thema. Dafür hat sie uns, Henrike Koch (Partnerin […]

No enforcement against frozen property without prior authorisation

The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) decided on January 25, 2024, under case number IX ZR 19/22, that without authorization from the German Federal Bank, frozen funds and economic resources cannot be seized under Regulation (EU) 2016/44. The case involved G. GmbH, which secured an arbitration award against the Libyan state fund L., entitling it […]


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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