Attorneys / Notaries

Dr. Carsten Harms


Certified Specialist in Insurance Law
Certified Specialist in Transport and Forwarding Law

Große Theaterstraße 31
20354 Hamburg

T +49 40 37 89 01-0
F +49 40 36 62 98

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Doctorate degree: Freiburg 1987
Admitted in: 1986

Universities: Marburg, Genf, Freiburg

Practice areas
Legal practice

Dr. Harms is lecturer of insurance and transportation law at the Deutsche Anwaltsakademie and the University of Münster.
Dr. Harms is partner since 1988. He has specialized in maritime, transportation and insurance la​w and is acting for insurers as well as big and middle sized companies. His field of practice comprises commercial law, especially international commercial law. In cases of civil liability, especially liability of attorneys, Dr. Harms is instructed by insurers for many years. Dr. Harms is also practicing as arbitrator.

Areas of expertise

German Association for Transportation Law
German Committee of International Law of the Seas
Board of the Transportation Law Section within in the German Lawyer’s Association DAV


German, English, French


Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers®
Dr. Carsten Harms selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Germany in the fields of Insurance Law as well as Transportation Law.

Dr. Carsten Harms was awarded as "Lawyer of the Year" in the field of “Insurance Law” in the region Hamburg in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

In the top law firm ranking by WirtschaftsWoche, Dr. Carsten Harms was elected by an independent jury as one of the best attorneys for Insurance Law in Germany in 2020 and in 2015.