Logistics, Transport and Forwarding Law

We have decades of experience in logistics law, forwarding law and transport law. Representation in liability cases under transport law is one of our strengths.

In order to provide the best possible security for companies active in the area of logistics, we advise on the content of contracts for the provision of logistics services.

Transport, logistics and forwarding are particularly affected by special legal regulations. Services are often provided internationally. Therefore, transport law is subject to specific legislation and international agreements that are tailored to the respective means of transport.

Road freight transport, for example, is governed by the provisions of the CMR, rail transport by the provisions of the Railway Transport Act and CIM, air transport by the provisions of the Air Transport Act, the Montreal Convention and the Warsaw Convention, inland waterways by the Inland Waterways Act and maritime transport by the Hague Rules and the Hague-Visby Rules. The assessment of legal issues in the logistics, transport and forwarding industry therefore requires know-how and experience in these special standards.

Our lawyers are authors of a number of publications in the field of transport law.

Areas of focus:

  • Advising freight forwarders, carriers, logistics service providers in the organisation of logistics services
  • Advising on the drafting of logistics contracts, forwarding contracts, freight contracts
  • Advising in connection with insurance law issues in the field of logistics, freight forwarding and transport business
  • Representation in court proceedings and arbitration proceedings in the field of forwarding and transport law, in particular in liability cases

Contact person:

Dr. Stefan Kofler

Dr. Silvia Moser, M.A.

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