Johanna Tappe, LL.M.


Phone+49 40 30 70 90 712

Johanna Tappe’s profile is characterised by studies with an international focus and flexibility in thinking and acting. Her basic legal training, which she completed at the University of Münster, featured a 2-year specialist foreign-language course for lawyers in English including an internship with the District Attorney’s Office in Santa Barbara/California. She also took the opportunity to extend her specialist knowledge beyond the German legal system to include European law. She passed her first state examination in 2011. She then took an LL.M. course in Global Business Law at La Trobe University in Melbourne. The second state examination followed a period of internships, which included an elective stage with Henkel AG. She gained initial practical experience as Corporate Counsel in the shipping field with Kontor 17 Shipmanagement in Hamburg. Johanna has been an attorney (associate) with Koch Duken Boës since August 2016.


Born in Münster

1st (2011) and 2nd (2014)
legal state examinations in Münster
Kontor 17 Shipmanagement, Hamburg, Corporate Counsel
seit 2016
KOCH DUKEN PARTNER, Hamburg, Attorney (Associate)
(since 2018: KOCH DUKEN BOËS)


German, English, French, Italian

Specialist areas of focus

  • Maritime law
  • Sale & Purchase of vessels, registration
  • Company law
  • Contract law
  • Judicial and extra-judicial dispute settlement