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Dr. Eckehard Volz acts for both shipowners, underwriters and clubs particularly on coverage issues arising out of major maritime accidents and related P&I claims.

With his seagoing background and nautical experience, Eckehard is well placed to advise on all aspects of Admiralty Law, P&I and Marine Insurance. He has extensive experience of handling Admiralty matters and has been involved in a number of major casualties, including collisions, groundings and salvage cases.

In addition to his expertise in marine insurance cases Eckehard has been involved in a number of cases on prospectus liability (E&O) and on managing directors’ liability (D&O). His experience includes negotiating, litigating and arbitrating D&O and E&O matters for both, the insured and for the insurers.

Eckehard has been working as a German lawyer (“Rechtsanwalt”) since 2005. He joined Ince & Co in 2007.

Shipping

Eckehard acts for shipyards, shipowners, shipping companies, charterers, P&I clubs and hull underwriters in all aspects of shipping law.

Energy

Eckehard acts for operators, insurers, suppliers and major energy industry contractors, in both the onshore and offshore sectors. He advises on the drafting, and negotiation of contracts, including construction and engineering projects, as well as charterparties.

Recent experience includes:

  • advising owners on the charter party for an offshore installation vessel (to be employed offshore German coast);
  • drafting and advising on the terms of an agreement for engineering, loading, transport and crane operations of WTG for an offshore wind farm;
  • advising an insurer on claims for loss/damage to an oil pipeline.

Insurance & Reinsurance

In addition to his expertise in shipping matters Eckehard handles marine insurance cases. He acts for both owners, underwriters and Clubs particularly on coverage issues arising out of major maritime accidents and related P&I claims.

Expertise:
Energy & Infrastructure, Insurance, Shipping

Qualified:
2005

Joined Ince:
2007