Dr Heinrich-Werner Goltz is the senior partner of LEBUHN & PUCHTA. Heiner focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate and commercial law, as well as on transactional shipping work, including ship finance. Heiner has very substantial experience in his area of practice and is frequently recommended by his peers. He has advised numerous shipping groups in connection with the restructuring of their corporate activities and has a widely acknowledged understanding of clients’ commercial needs and how to transpose them successfully into a transaction. Heiner advises clients for example in matters involving the succession of a business, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, employment contracts for senior management, changes of corporate form and mergers. The resolution of difficult shareholder disputes is an area in which Heiner has acquired very substantial experience over more than 30 years’ practice.

Heiner also has in-depth experience of closed-end funds. He acts in particular for the founding partners and advisory boards.

On the shipping side, Heiner advises clients on the sale and purchase of ships, including all matters related to loan and equity finance and the structuring of the shipowning vehicles. Heiner also advises clients on ship management issues.

He is regularly appointed as arbitrator and represents clients in litigation.

Heiner is mentioned in the Legal 500 and in the German JUVE legal handbook: “first-class” (competitor, JUVE 2017/2018 and 2015/2016); “the experienced Dr Heinrich-Werner Goltz is regularly recommended” (JUVE 2014/2015); “very competent” (competitor, JUVE 2013/2014).