Florian Jacobs

Lawyer / Associate Partner
  • Specialist Lawyer for Building and Architectual Law
Große Theaterstraße 31
20354 Hamburg

Florian Jacobs has been a lawyer since 2011 and has been with FPS in Hamburg since 2012. He has extensive experience in litigation, in particular in major proceedings and claims, e.g. in the event of conflicts after the completion of complex construction projects. In construction and architectural law, he advises clients such as property developers as well as contractors, architects and engineers during construction. In addition, he has been a specialist lawyer for transport and shipping law since 2015 and also advises his clients on insurance and transport law issues.

  • Expertise
    • Transport and shipping law

      Global logistics is a complex network of different modes of transport by land, air and sea. This system is exposed to significant risks – logistics providers and forwarders therefore need legally watertight contracts and legal advisors who know the business inside out. Our law firm provides legal services from one single source, whether devising the logistics concept, drafting entire contracts – including formulating and revising general terms and conditions – or representing clients in disputes. We represent carriers, shippers, loading agents, consignees and insurers who provide freight forwarder’s liability and transport cover in out-of-court and judicial disputes involving liability for damage in transit and other legal issues. If necessary, we draw on a network of specialist law firms in many European countries and beyond. Our lawyers are also founding members of the Chinese European Legal Association (CELA), which was set up in 2008 to support and promote dialogue and interaction between China and Europe in the fields of law and legal culture. CELA runs the Chinese European Arbitration Centre GmbH (CEAC), which focuses on dispute resolution.

    • Insolvency law advice

      If a restructuring plan fails, our experts are on hand to support not only business owners and management teams, but also stakeholders, including in relation to insolvency law issues and challenges. In the event of a crisis involving a business partner, this starts with advising companies on maintaining and continuing business relationships and extends to safeguarding and asserting security rights and claims, both before any insolvency proceedings have begun and after. FPS also advises on matters concerning supplier and banking pools. Other areas covered by our insolvency law advice include issues relating to IP/IT law, tax law and tenancy and real estate law.

    • Insolvency-related litigation

      Our lawyers assist companies and management teams as well as creditors and insolvency administrators in all proceedings relating to insolvency law. This particularly applies to representation in avoidance proceedings, but also in all matters concerning the liability of different parties involved in insolvency proceedings.

    Language skills

    German English
  • Education
    since 2017Senior Associate at FPS 
    2023Certified Specialist Lawyer for Construction and Architectural Law
    2015Transport and Forwarding Law studies
    since 2012 Lawyer at FPS 
    2011Lawyer in a law firm specialising in aviation insurance in Hamburg
    2011Admission to practise law in Germany 
    2011Second state law exam
    2009Assistant to the Executive Board in an aviation insurance company in Hamburg
    2008First state law exam
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