Ulf Andre Bertheau

Ulf Andre Bertheau

Ulf Andre Bertheau

T +49 40 18067 10959


Of Counsel , Location Head
Industries Sea , Logistics , Mobility & Logistics

Areas of practice

Advice with regard to the building, rebuilding, purchasing and selling of merchant ships and the drafting of the financing contracts associated therewith; advising shipping companies on the drafting of installation contracts for offshore wind farms. Advising shipping companies and ship management companies on all issues relating to their business activities.


After studying in Freiburg and Munich, Ulf Bertheau completed his legal traineeship in Bremen and Hamburg. From 1987 to 2001 he was in-house counsel at the Egon Oldendorff shipping company in Lübeck. Since 1996, he has also acted for numerous shipping companies, issuing houses and shipyards. In 2001, he joined a law firm specialising in shipping law and was a partner at Luther from 2011 to 2014. From 2014 to 2017, he headed a shipyard, Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft, and then returned to Luther as Of Counsel.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2016): Listed in "Maritime and shipping".
  • JUVE Guide (2015/2016): Listed in "Region Hamburg".

  • Advising issuing houses from the capital market industry on an ongoing basis on the structuring and restructuring of shipping projects;
  • Advising German wharfs on an ongoing basis with regard to negotiations regarding new building contracts;
  • Ongoing advice with regard to negotiations regarding the installation of offshore wind farms, including financing;
  • Advising shipping companies on the enforcement of claims arising from conflicts with charterers.

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