Prior to joining the German bar, Klaus obtained his qualification as master mariner and as shipping business engineer. Klaus advises and represents clients on the entire range of shipping issues that arise, with a focus on casualty work and complex bill of lading and limitation of liability issues. He is the current co-chairman of the German Maritime Association and the author of a very substantial number of in-depth articles and books on German maritime law. He was heavily involved in the reform of German maritime law which came into force in April 2013. He regularly lectures on maritime law at the University of Hamburg and is the author of the expected new edition of the most prestigious textbook on German maritime law. He is the co-editor of one of the main German journals on maritime and transport law.
- holder of Master's Licence for unlimited world wide trade
- University of Hamburg - doctoral thesis in 2000
- Admitted to the German bar in 1995
- Joined the firm in 1995
German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)
- Member of the Board of the German Association for International Shipping Law (DVIS)
- Titulary Member of CMI
Speed and Consumption claims (doctoral thesis)
- Hamburger Handbuch des Binnenschifffahrtsfrachtrechts (2009) (Handbook on Contracts of Carriage on Inland Waterways, 2009)
- Publication in Hamburger Handbuch on Multimodal Transport
- Numerous publications on shipping and other matters
- Co-editor of one of the main German journals on maritime and transport law "Recht der Transportwirtschaft"