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  • Julia Wiechell

    Julia Wiechell
    Partner, Hamburg

    Shipping, Commercial Disputes, Yachts and Superyachts

    T. +49 (0) 40 38 0860
    julia.wiechell@incelaw.com

Julia acts for owners, charterers, and managers in contentious and non-contentious matters in all matters of shipping law. She is a German Rechtsanwalt and qualified in 2003 after joining the firm in Hamburg in 2002.

Prior to joining the firm she worked in the claims and insurance department for a leading Hamburg ship owner and liner operator. Her focus is on sale and purchase transactions in yachting and commercial shipping. Julia has extensive experience in yachting matters and has specialised in this area.

Shipping

Her daily work involves the sale and purchase of all types of vessels, including newbuildings. She also advises owners and managers on general shipping matters. Often, Julia acts for family-owned traditional shipping companies. 

Yachting

As a keen sailor and her years of experience in the industry, she is an expert in yachting matters, acting daily for private clients in connection with all matters relating to their yachts. This includes shipbuilding, sale and purchase transactions, lease set-ups, corporate house-keeping and general claims management.

Business and finance

Julia advises on corporate structures for shipping clients and assists with ship registration in Germany and the common flag states. 

Clients

Owners, charterers, managers, yacht owners and private clients

Work highlights

>  Accompanying the purchase of a 65 m motor yacht by a private client including contract negotiations, advising on ownership structure, registration of the yacht and liaising with technical managers.

>  Assisting a German entrepreneur in the purchase of his 108 feet motor yacht newbuilt including negotiations with the yard, advising on ownership structure, tax and export handling.


>  Negotiating a ship building contract regarding a 110 feet motor yacht for a German entrepreneur, accompanying the building phase.

>  Advising a German ship manager on details of a new  management contract, preparing the shareholders' meeting in preparation of the change of the manager.

>  Assisting a Canadian ship owner in the acquisition of two tanker vessels/representation at closing.

>  Accompanying the sale and pre-buy procedure of an aircraft by a German entrepreneur and assisting in export procedure to the US.

>  Assisting a German private client in purchasing a 40 m yacht berth in Spain.

Expertise:
Shipping, Commercial Disputes, Yachts and Superyachts

Qualified:
2003