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Hamburg – 8 June – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – DLA Piper Rudnick…

Hamburg – 8 June – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (“DLA Piper”) today announced the appointment of Carsten Grau to its Hamburg Marine and Shipping Practice. Carsten joins as the 55th member of the worldwide group, and will spearhead the German arm.

Carsten has a five years legal experience and specialises in national and international commercial civil law, shipping and transport law. He also brings first-hand experience to the role having spent two years as a nautical officer. Carsten, a frequent commentator on marine regulation, has written several papers which have been published in the German trade and legal press.

Tom Birch Reynardson partner of the London Marine and Shipping Practice said ” we are delighted that Carsten Grau has joined our Hamburg office, adding a further location to our European network of shipping lawyers. Hamburg continues to be a major hub for shipping and it was important for us that we had a marine capability there. We have known Carsten for some time and his appointment adds to our capability in the region.”

Commenting on his appointment Ulrich Jüngst, regional managing partner said “Our German practice has grown steadily since last year and I am keen that we continue to progress by developing a full service capability. The appointment of Carsten is very much part of this strategic plan. He is a very capable shipping lawyer and will support the overall development of the German practice and contribute to the wider team of shipping experts that we have across Europe and Asia.”

DLA Piper’s Marine and Shipping group has a substantial global reach with specialist partners and associates situated in the UK. Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Russia, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York.
Carsten joined the Hamburg office on 1 June 2005.

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