Caprivistrasse 33, 22587 Hamburg
+49-40-32 43 33
We are a Hamburg-based law firm with an international focus. Our clients are private individuals and medium-sized companies from Germany, Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America, which we assist in German law and in the context of their cross-border transactions.
With our offices in Hamburg, Antibes and established partnerships with local experts in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Miami and San José, Costa Rica, as well as Malta and Tel Aviv we offer a reliable presence combined with in-depth expertise of the local legal systems and the business customs and environment in those locations. We consider ourselves not merely as legal advisers, but to always take into account their business goals.
Henning Schwarzkopf, our founder, represents the spirit, tradition and the international dynamics of the firm. After his studies at the University of Hamburg, an internship with Graham & James in San Francisco and the bar exam he went on to study at the University of Miami, Florida graduating with a Master of Comparative Law (focus: international law and admiralty).
Several years as the representative of a German law firm in Miami, Florida and as legal counsel for a trust company in Monaco followed until he returned to Hamburg. As an advisor for several European clients Henning Schwarzkopf began to redirect the firm´s attention to China, Hong Kong and, recently, to Singapore. In the meantime, a solid professional network has been established and clients rely on local expertise combined with a European tradition.
As an experienced offshore sailor and admiralty lawyer, Henning Schwarzkopf has been one of the pioneers of yachting in China and one of the early members of APSA – Asia Pacific Superyacht Association, based in Hong Kong.
Henning Schwarzkopf is a regular speaker on international corporate law at conferences in Europe and Asia.
Henning Schwarzkopf has the benefit of being assisted by Bransom Bean, who is not a lawyer but contributes his wealth of expertise and experience as a trained engineer, banker (responsible to world-wide loan commitments of a British bank), former U.S. Navy officer (submarines), business coach and offshore race veteran (BT Global Challenge circumnavigation west-about against wind and currents).
Bransom Bean will be responsible for the non-legal matters in our yachting and escrow divisions.
As an author of numerous articles in technical yachting magazines and founder/member of highly regarded superyacht associations, he contributes his extensive international network for the benefit of our clients.