Dr. Heiko A. Giermann, LL.M. (McGill)

Partner
Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Certified Specialist in Transport and Forwarding Law
Guest lecturer Westfälische Hochschule (University of Applied Science)
Profil-Dr. Heiko A. Giermann, LL.M. (McGill)

Dr. Giermann is a partner in our firm and specializes in logistics, general commercial and corporate law/M&A with a focus on clients in national and international trade and logistics. He is a specialist lawyer for transport and forwarding law.

In the field of logistics law, Dr. Giermann supports his clients in particular in the areas of contract logistics, data warehousing and supply chain management. In the area of Corporate/M&A, Dr. Giermann advises on issues such as the drafting of articles of association for partnerships and corporations, the formation of companies, the structuring of shareholder relationships, disputes between shareholders and transactions.

Dr. Giermann advises and represents his clients both in and out of court.

Until joining KUNZ 2021, Dr. Giermann worked as a partner in commercial law firms in Hamburg from 2002 to 2006 and as a partner in the Düsseldorf office of a supra-local commercial law firm from 2006 to 2021.

Since 2015, Dr. Giermann has been a lecturer at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences and was a lecturer with the BME Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics from 2007 to 2015. He also lectured as a guest lecturer from 2014-18 and organized work-shops on the topic of start-ups in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Düsseldorf.

From 2011 to 2019, he was a member of the supervisory board of a publicly traded corporation. He is involved in various non-profit organizations, including since 2013 as a member of the Federal Board of the German-Israeli Economic Association e.V. Dr. Giermann is a deputy member of the preliminary examination committee for specialist lawyers for transport and forwarding law at the Düsseldorf Bar Association.

He studied law in Bonn, Cologne and Hamburg as well as Melbourne (Monash University) and Montréal (McGill University). He is a graduate of the Naval Academy in Flensburg-Mürwik and is currently an Admiral Staff Officer to the Chief of Naval Staff as a Commander (Res.).

Dr. Giermann is frequently recommended in the JUVE Handbook in the area of corporate law / M&A ("very experienced and factual", competitor). Since 2020, Dr. Heiko Giermann is listed in The Best Lawyers™ (Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers®) in Germany in the area of Corporate Law.

 

Memberships:

German Bar Association (DAV)

Düsseldorf Bar Association

Working Group Transport and Forwarding Law of the DAV

Federal Logistics Association (BVL)

German-Israeli Business Association (DIW)

Naval Officers Association (MOV)

Rotary

 

Languages

German, English, French

Publications

  • Pfändungsschutz für Corona-Soforthilfe, Kommentar zu Landgericht Köln, Beschluss vom 23.04.2020, Az.39 T 57/20, 7 May 2020, https://blog.fps-law.de/gesundheit/pfaendungsschutz-fuer-corona-soforthilfe/
  • Entschädigung von Selbständigen und Unternehmen nach dem Infektionsschutzgesetz (IfSG) wegen Corona-Schutz-Maßnahmen, gemeinsam mit Dr. Jan T. Tenner, 26 June 2020, https://blog.fps-law.de/handel-und-transport/entschaedigung-von-selbstaendigen-und-unternehmen-nach-dem-infektionsschutzgesetz-ifsg-wegen-corona-schutz-massnahmen/
  • Entschädigungs-Ansprüche wegen rechtswidriger Corona-Schutz-Maßnahmen, gemeinsam mit Dr. Jan T. Tenner, 28 July 2020, blog.fps-law.de/gesundheit/entschaedigungs-ansprueche-wegen-rechtswidriger-corona-schutz-massnahmen/
  • Mitautor Häublein/Hoffmann-Theinert, Nomos-Kommentar zum Handelsgesetzbuch, 1. Aufl. 2017 (S. 2444-2457, Lagerrecht, §§ 475-475h HGB)
  • Mitautor Ensthaler, Gemeinschaftskommentar zum Handelsgesetzbuch, Luchterhand Verlag, 8. Auflage 2015 (S. 2290-2390, Speditions- und Lagerrecht sowie Allgemeine Deutsche Spediteurbedingungen - ADSp)
  • Mitautor Beck’scher Online-Kommentar zum Handelsgesetzbuch, seit 2013 (Lagerrecht, §§ 475-475h HGB)
  • Mitautor Ensthaler, Gemeinschaftskommentar zum Handelsgesetzbuch, Luchterhand Verlag, 7. Auflage 2007 (S. 2766-2868, Speditions- und Lagerrecht sowie Allgemeine Deutsche Spediteurbedingungen - ADSp)
  • § 656 Abs. 2S. 2 HGB und das überkommene Rechtsinstitut der Skripturhaftung, in: Transportrecht (TranspR) 2005, 189-203
  • The Evidentiary Value of Bills of Lading and Estoppel, in: Bd. 15 der Schriftenreihe zum Seehandelsrecht der Universität Hamburg, LIT Hamburg, Münster, London 2004 (200S.)
  • Zwei Brüder, zwei Kapitäne – Das maritime Leben der Kapitäne und Cap Horniers Wilhelm und Walter Giermann, in: Der Albatros 2004, Heft 1, Seiten 1-11
  • Bearbeiter Chapter 31, Co-Determination, in: Campbell/Campbell/Rüster (Ed.), Business Transactions in Germany (FRG), Mathew Bender New York/San Francisco, 2004
  • Bearbeiter Chapter 5A, International Litigation in Germany, in: Campbell/Campbell/Rüster (Ed.), Business Transactions in Germany (FRG), Mathew Bender New York/San Francisco, 2004
  • Herausdrängen von Minderheitsaktionären einer Aktiengesellschaft, in: Monatsschrift des Deutschen Rechts (MDR) 2003, 372-374
  • Einlagensicherung und Bankeninsolvenz, in: Zeitschrift für das Gesamte Kreditwesen (ZfGK) 2003, 456-457
  • The Security of Investors in Germany, in: International Business Law Bulletin (IBLB), 5/2003
  • Die Einrede der Verjährung als Obliegenheit im Sinne des § 254 Abs. 2 BGB, in: Versicherungsrecht (VersR) 2001, 1475-1480
  • Der diskriminierungsfreie Durchleitungsanspruch gemäß § 6 Abs. 1 EnWG und die Verweigerung der Durchleitung in der Praxis, in: Recht der Energiewirtschaft (RdE) 2000, 222-231
  • Die Haftung des Verfrachters für Konnossementsangaben, Bd.15 der Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Seerecht und Seehandelsrecht der Universität Hamburg, LIT Hamburg, Münster, London 2000 (319 S.)

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