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Super Yachts

(Super) Yachts and their particular legal issues and challenges

We have domestic and foreign clients in all areas of the super yacht industry and are members of several industry associations and organizations, including APSA - the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association. Advising clients in different capacities, roles and with varying goals we are familiar with the entire spectrum of the law relating to (super) yachts.

With our offices in Hamburg, Antibes, Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as Shanghai for Chinese yards we are present at the most relevant locations of the yachting business and can act as a local player.

Our focus reflects our clients´ activities:

New built and refit agreements of yachts

  • Types of agreements
  • Rights and obligations
  • Financing and payment procedure in relation to the progress of the project
  • Guarantees, performance bonds and insurances
  • Project management, construction supervisors
  • Financing, collateral, leasing

Design of yachts

  • The legal relationship between the owner and yacht designer; liability insurance
  • Rights and obligations of all parties
  • intellectual property law (copyright, patents, trademarks)

Operation of the yacht

  • Ownership structure and registration (flag)
  • Tax structures (VAT)
  • Yacht management
  • Crew agreement

Sale & Purchase of a Yacht

  • Broker agreements
  • Guarantees