Dear Sirs,

We are happy to inform you that Dabelstein & Passehl will be merging with ARNECKE SIBETH with effect from 1st January 2018.

As from spring 2018 we will operate jointly under the roof of ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN. With then six offices in Hamburg, Leer, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Berlin, and Dresden we offer our clients as full service law firm a comprehensive regional presence in important business centers in Germany and an even broader range of services.

ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN will become the largest provider of legal services for national and international trading enterprises with almost 50 lawyers practicing in the sectors of maritime industry, transport, logistic, and aviation in Germany. Further core competences such as insurance, energy/offshore and corporate/finance will benefit as well through increased capacities, additional know-how and presence in locations crucial to the industry – especially through the Frankfurt am Main, Berlin and Munich offices. In addition a real estate practice for which ARNECKE SIBETH is highly regarded will be developed in Hamburg strengthening the strategic development of the Hamburg office.

The merger also furthers our international orientation. Dabelstein & Passehl has been operating in their core competences worldwide for over 80 years, excellently complementing the international service range of ARNECKE SIBETH including memberships in the elite networks INTERLAW and MERITAS.

In future, the new unit will be led by three managing partners: the team includes Dr. Marco Remiorz (Hamburg) and deputy managing partner Dr. Jan Eichhorn (Leer) from Dabelstein & Passehl as well as Dr. Wolfgang Scholl (Frankfurt am Main) and Dr. Maximilian Gutsche (Munich) from ARNECKE SIBETH.

We aim to strengthen our core competences through a successful cooperation of both firms and to assist you as our clients and business partners in future with an even broader service base and additional competence in the relevant markets. Our individual service approach will remain as is.