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


Certified Specialist in Transport and Forwarding Law

Königsallee 60 C (KÖ-Höfe)
40212 Dusseldorf

T +49 211 30 20 15-36
F +49 211 30 20 15-90

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Doctorate degree: Hamburg 2000
Admitted in: 2002

Universities: Bonn, Köln, Hamburg, Melbourne, Montréal

Practice areas
Legal practice

Dr. Giermann advises clients from trade and logistics on the legal conception and implementation of logistics solutions in the areas of contract logistics, data warehousing and supply chain management. Dr. Giermann drafts and negotiates transport and logistics contracts.

In corporate law, Dr. Giermann advises on the incorporation of companies, the drafting of articles of association and shareholders' agreements, corporate housekeeping, etc. In addition, Dr. Giermann advises and represents clients in the purchase or sale of companies and share interests. Dr. Giermann has particular expertise in the moderation and mediation of disputes between shareholders. 

If a legal dispute cannot be avoided, Dr. Giermann represent his clients in litigation.

Areas of expertise

German Association of Navy Officers (Marine-Offizier-Vereinigung MOV)
German Lawyers’ Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein DAV)
Lawyers’ Association of Düsseldorf (Düsseldorfer Anwaltverein)
German Logistics Association (Bundesvereinigung Logistik BVL)
Anglo-German Club Hamburg


German, English, French

Education and career

In the course of his legal education Dr. Giermann studied and worked in Germany, Australia, Canada, the United States and France. His studies took him to the Universities of Bonn, Cologne and Hamburg, Monash University in Melbourne and McGill University in Montréal. Prior to joining FPS in 2006, Dr. Giermann worked in commercial law firms in Hamburg and Paris. He completed his training as a specialist lawyer for tax law and is a specialist lawyer for transport and forwarding law.

Since 2007, Dr. Giermann has been the author of three commentaries on the German Commercial Code and a number of scientific articles and books in German and English. He is a lecturer at Westfälische Hochschule, a university of applied sciences and had previously been a speaker at legal seminars for many years. Dr. Giermann was also a guest lecturer at Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf. He is a deputy member of the examination committee for specialist lawyers for transport and forwarding law at the Dusseldorf Bar Association. Dr. Giermann was a member of the supervisory board of a listed stock corporation for several years. He is involved in various non-profit organizations, inter alia as a member of the executive board of the German-Israeli Economic Association.

Before studying law, Dr. Giermann completed training as a naval officer. He is a graduate of the German Navy Academy in Mürwik and, among other things, was officer of the watch on corvettes. His current rank is Lieutenant Commander (res.).


JUVE Handbook:
Dr. Heiko Giermann recommended in Corporate / M&A ("very experienced and objective", Competitor).

Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers®:
Since 2020, Dr. Heiko Giermann was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Germany in the field of Corporate Law.