Transport of goods is the blood in the circulation system of the economical system. Germany and especially Frankfurt am Main are the hub für the circulation of goods, be it import or export. The transport of goods bears plenty of liability risks for all participants. The liability issues are not easy to grasp due to the internationality of the business and the complexity of the regulatory framework. Multilple laws, both national and international, come into play. Often, international conventions apply and many traders prefer arbitration agreements.

We counsel carriers, forwarding companies, senders, consginees and any other participating party on all legal aspects of national and international transport law.


National Transport Law / Road Haulage
[arrow_list indent=”20px”] [alist_item]Regulations concerning the Consignment Note[/alist_item] [alist_item]Rights and obligations of the sender / seller[/alist_item] [alist_item]Rights and obligations of the carrier[/alist_item] [alist_item]Liability of the carrier[/alist_item] [alist_item]Rights and obligations of the buyer / receiver[/alist_item] [alist_item]Litigation in transport law[/alist_item] [alist_item]Claiming transportation fees[/alist_item] [alist_item]Regulations regarding warehouses[/alist_item] [alist_item]Movement of goods[/alist_item] [alist_item]Multimodal transport[/alist_item] [alist_item]Laws regarding forwarding companies[/alist_item] [alist_item]Public Transport Law[/alist_item] [alist_item]Transport of Dangerous Goods[/alist_item] [alist_item]Transport Insurance[/alist_item] [alist_item]Damages in transit[/alist_item] [alist_item]Arbitration regarding international transport[/alist_item] [/arrow_list]
European Road Haulage – CMR (CONVENTION
ON THE CONTRACT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE
OF GOODS BY ROAD)
[arrow_list indent=”20px”] [alist_item]International Transport Law[/alist_item] [alist_item]Applicability of CMR[/alist_item] [alist_item]Rights and obligations of the sender[/alist_item] [alist_item]Rights and obligations of the carrier[/alist_item] [alist_item]Liability of the carrier[/alist_item] [alist_item]Rights and obligations of the consignee[/alist_item] [alist_item]Road haulage by multiple carriers[/alist_item] [alist_item]Deadlines, place of jurisdictio, litigation[/alist_item] [/arrow_list]
International Air Transport – Montreal Convention 1999
[arrow_list indent=”20px”] [alist_item]Applicability of the Montreal Convention[/alist_item] [alist_item]Structure and scope of the Montreal Convention[/alist_item] [alist_item]Regulations concerning the Airwaybill (AWB)[/alist_item] [alist_item]Rights and obligations of the sender[/alist_item] [alist_item]Liablity of the air carrier[/alist_item] [alist_item]Deadlines and place of jurisdiction, litigation[/alist_item] [/arrow_list]
International Railway Transport – CIM (Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail)
[arrow_list indent=”20px”] [alist_item]Rights and obligations of the sender[/alist_item] [alist_item]Rights and obligations of the carrier[/alist_item] [alist_item]Liability of the carrier[/alist_item] [alist_item]Rights and duties of the consignee[/alist_item] [alist_item]Litigating obligations and claims based on CIM[/alist_item] [alist_item]Relations between multiple carriers[/alist_item] [/arrow_list]