Dr. Jan U. Hungar

Managing Partner, Managing Director  
+49 (0) 40 38 0860

Further roles: Managing Partner Ince Consultancy, Managing Partner of Ince Tax & Trust, Director at Ince Gibraltar
Department Maritime, Banking & Finance, Corporate, Admiralty  
Qualified Germany, 1999 
Languages German, English

In addition to his law degree, Jan has a degree in industrial engineering for maritime trade Jan is also registered as a German lawyer with the Hamburg Bar Association, the Hamburg Tax Advisor Association and with the SRA as a foreign lawyer in England and Wales. His clients, predominantly in the maritime sector, benefit greatly from the depth and breadth of his expertise.

Jan represents domestic and international banks, shipping companies, shipyards, ship and pool managers, owners, charterers and insurers, as well as leasing, energy and investment companies.

Jan advises on matters relating to the shipping industry, including commercial vessels, yachts, containers, port facilities, port and ship equipment, oil rigs and off-shore equipment. Jan is also experienced in advising on matters relating to the energy industry.

The scope of transactions he works on range from marine and energy related M&A, joint ventures and off-shore set-ups, to asset deals, ship and corporate finance and leasing and chartering matters.

Jan also advises on debt, corporate and financial restructurings, marine and energy investment projects and various financial instruments for the shipping and energy industries. His expertise also covers shipbuilding and construction, ship sale and purchase, sale and leaseback and ship management matters, as well as workout, enforcement and admiralty matters.

Jan is recognised by the leading legal directories for both shipping and banking.

Professional associations & memberships

  • Hamburg Lawyers Bar Association
  • Hamburg Tax Advisors Association
  • Hamburger Anwalts Verein
  • SRA (England & Wales)
  • FSC (Gibraltar)


  • The Legal 500, JUVE Handbuch


Georg Lehmann

+49 (0) 40 38 0860

Qualified Germany, 2003 
Education (University) Hamburg University, Berlin University 
Languages German, English, Spanish

Georg is a ship finance expert with a corporate background who predominately advises lenders in ship financing transactions, restructurings and corporate law. He further advises on cross-border leasings of all kinds of maritime assets, as well as on yacht and super yacht projects.

Georg’s practice is focused on ship financing and corporate law. His clients include national and international banks, private equity funds, ship owners, shipyards and warranty and indemnity insurers.

Georg regularly acts for German and international banks, drafting loan and security documentation for the financing of different types of vessels, including super yachts. Georg advises banks in connection with restructuring of their loans and in work out/enforcement mandates. He also advises in the financing of other maritime assets, such as containers and (cross-border) leases.

His corporate law practice encompasses all types of company set-ups, including joint ventures and M&A for companies predominately in the maritime sector. He also advises providers of warranty and indemnity insurance in all aspects of German corporate law. Furthermore, he advises on pool contracts, ship management contracts, sale & purchase transactions and shipbuilding contracts in respect of all kind of vessels and yachts.


“My clients are always very satisfied with the quality of my advice and response time”

Professional associations & memberships

Member of the Hamburg Bar Association  

What you may not know about Georg

I’m a member of the Latin America desk due to my close Mexico connections.


Christian Reinert

Partner*) & Proxyholder 
+49 (0) 40 38 0860

Department Business Recovery, Restructuring & Insolvency, Energy & infrastructure
Qualified 2009 
Education (University) Maîtrise-en-droit (Univ. Bordeaux) 2005 First State Exam (Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen) 2007 Second State Exam (Zweites Juristisches Staatsexamen) 2009 
Languages German, English, French, Portuguese and very basic Greek.

Christian assists clients on all aspects of corporate and loan restructurings, often involving multiple jurisdictions. He also represents their interests in insolvency proceedings and handles enforcement actions, including ship arrests. Furthermore, he advises on shipping related regulatory issues, including money laundering, data protection and economic sanctions and embargos.

In connection with his restructuring practice, Christian also helps clients with all sorts of employment law issues (contentious and non-contentious), in particular those which may arise in the context of downsizing and outsourcing.

A further significant part of Christian’s work concerns renewable energy. Having been involved from the early days of Germany’s offshore wind industry, Christian advises a broad client base, including contractors, wind farm owners, ship yards and ship owners, on all major aspects of successfully establishing and running a wind farm.


“When advising clients, my ambition is to satisfy two objectives: to think outisde the box and to understand clients’ true needs. I don’t want to sell clients a roadster if they actually need an estate car (and vice versa).”

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
  • Member of the EEHH Renewable Energy Hamburg

What you might not know about Christian

Christian has a passion for Portuguese culture and is thus a keen Portuguese learner. Consequently, he is a member of our German Latin American Desk, handles various projects to expand the firm’s presence in Latin America to assist both German and Latin American companies and private persons in civil and corporate law matters with a particular focus on Brazil.

*) Not a shareholder, but appointed as nominated Partner of Ince Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. Kein Gesellschafter sondern ein nominierter Partner der Ince Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.


Jan Heuvels

+49 (0) 162 249 5159

Department Insurance 
Qualified Registered solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Registered foreign lawyer with the Hamburg Bar, Germany.
Education (University) Oxford University, MA Jurisprudence 
Languages English, German

With nearly 30 years’ experience as an insurance lawyer, Jan specialises in international arbitration and commercial dispute resolution, with particular expertise in the mining and construction sectors. He represents captives, insurers, reinsurers and brokers in complex, high value and often multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has a strong reputation for sensible and strategic advice.

Jan is regularly consulted on ‘corporate risk’ by large companies, their captives and re/insurers, including on claims and coverage issues relating to high value liability, property and business interruption claims and related subrogated recovery actions.

He is a contributor to a number of publications and conferences including the International Bar Association and AIDA Europe on legal and market issues. He is also the past chair of the Insurance Committee of the International Bar Association, and a member of the British Insurance Law Association and Insurance Institute of London.

Jan was International Senior Partner of Ince in London from January 2015 to August 2018, is an experienced leader in legal management and consultancy services and is recognised by the leading legal directories.


“Commercial, strategic and legal advice in one.”

Professional Association & Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Hamburg Lawyers Bar Association
  • FSC (Gibraltar)
  • International Bar Association (past Chair of the Insurance Committee)
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • Insurance Institute of London

What you may not know about Jan

Having worked in industry before becoming a lawyer, Jan’s focus is on using his legal skills to achieve commercial and strategic benefits for his clients.

Chambers UK, Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Lawyer Monthly


Eva-Maria Braje

Managing Associate 
+49 (0) 40 38 0860

Department Commercial Disputes, Maritime, Insurance 
Qualified Germany 2004, England & Wales 2017. 
Education (University) Trier, Cardiff 
Languages English, German

Eva is a dispute resolution specialist who brings 15 years of advocacy as well as in-house experience to her clients. She is dual qualified in England & Wales and Germany and is a bar accredited transport specialist.

Eva specialises in complex transport and transport insurance claims for national and international clients. She handles mainly contentious shipping and logistics matters as well as general commercial and trade disputes.

Her experience includes defending logistic service providers on complex multi-party disputes, negotiating settlements in multi-layer insurance and liability cases and representing parties in high end recovery proceedings as well as handling of GA and salvage-claims.

Eva is a lecturer for international transport and transport insurance law for postgraduates at the Martin-Luther University.


“My clients can rely on a hands-on and very communicative approach with a strong commercial focus embedded in any domestic or international legal framework.”

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the German Transport Law Association and the German Maritime Law Association, 
  • Member of the German Maritime Arbitration Association
  • Member of the Hanseatic Chamber of Lawyers and the Law Society of England & Wales.


Daniela Pombo

Senior Associate  
+49 40 380860

Department Maritime, Insurance, Commercial 
Qualified Germany, 2019 
Education (University) University of Mannheim 
Languages German, Spanish, English, French

Daniela advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of maritime and commercial law, as well as insurance disputes. Beyond these more traditional areas, she helps clients to identify the legal impact of new technologies on their business and act on potential commercial opportunities.

Daniela advises clients in relation to all aspects of corporate and restructuring law and handles enforcement actions often involving multiple jurisdictions. In addition, she assists clients on contentious and non-contentious matters related to aspects of commercial and insurance law.

With the emergence of new technologies, including artificial intelligence and blockchain, Daniela also helps clients to assess the legal impact that these new developments have on their activities and maximise any commercial opportunities that may arise.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of The Hamburg Bar Association
  • Member of The German Association for International Maritime Law
  • Member Argentinian-German Lawyers Association

What you may not know about Daniela

Daniela was born and raised in Colombia. During her studies and as a trainee lawyer, Daniela worked in various international law firms with a particular focus on cross-border matters with Latin America. Now, as a member of our German Latin American Desk, she is involved in various projects to expand the firm’s presence in Latin America to assist both German and Latin American companies and private persons in civil and corporate law matters.


Marko Thies

Senior Associate 
+49 (0) 40 38 0860

Department Litigation, Maritime, Insurance 
Qualified Germany, 2018 
Education (University) Passau 
Languages German, English, Spanish (Beginner), French (Beginner)

Marko advises domestic and international clients on all areas of maritime law, insurance disputes and commercial law.

He advises on contentious and non-contentious domestic and international matters, with a focus on the shipping sector, as well as commercial and insurance disputes. He also advises yacht clients on newbuilding contracts, as well as second-hand sale and purchase arrangements and the financing and refinancing of vessels. During his time in the firm he had a six month secondment in the legal department of a large German shipping liner.

Prior to joining the firm, Marko worked at a large German commercial law firm in the areas of energy and aviation. He has also worked in the legal department of the Hamburg Police Force.

Professional Association & Memberships

  • Hamburg Bar Association


Alexandra Ewert

Corporate Finance Manager 
 T +49 (0) 40 38 0860

Department Maritime Education (University) Welfenakademie Braunschweig 
Languages German (mother tongue), English (fluent)

Alexandra specialises in advising clients in the maritime sector on asset and corporate financing and restructuring, as well as sale & purchase transactions and bad book loan sales.

Alexandra advises banks, ship-owners and shipyards, both domestically and internally, across the spectrum of issues which arise in the financing of vessels. In addition, she advises on sale and purchase transactions. Due to her experience gained as a relationship manager for a leading international ship financing bank, she is able to combine economic and legal insight to provide the best possible advice to her clients. Furthermore, she is familiar with all issues related to the day-to-day business of banks, such as payment transactions and swaps.


““She is always thinking two steps ahead, is very pragmatic, reliable and focused on the main topics of an issue. She strives to find the best solution for her clients and will work tirelessly for it.”