Harald Zeller

Harald Zeller

Dr. iur., Captain (Master Mariner)
Independent Consultant & Arbitrator

Zeller Associates GmbH
Van-der-Smissen-Str. 1
22767 Hamburg

Phone: +49 (0)40 - 30 68 76 11
Fax: +49 (0)171 - 124 21 93
zeller@zeller-arbitration.com
https://zeller-arbitration.com

Languages

Curriculum vitae

  • since 2019: Independent Consultant
  • 2018 - 1997: Founder & Managing Partner of Zeller Associates Group
  • 1997 - 1983: Munich Re (Tty, Fac and Claims)
  • 1985: Dr iuris (Thesis in Marine Insurance Law) (summa cum laude)
  • 1983: Bar Admission
  • 1982: Full Law Degree (University of Hamburg) (with honours)
  • 1976: Licensing as (Full Foreign Going) Master in the Merchant Marine
  • 1974: Economic Engineer in Marine Transportation / Nautical Officer’s First Mate Certificate (both with distinction)
  • 1962 - 2013: Wide-spread practical seafaring experience on ships of various types and sizes in coastal and international trade

Experience

For many years, Mr. Zeller has been involved in advising German and international companies legally and commercially in settling disputes, incl. full arbitration proceedings (mostly as Umpire but also as sole arbitrator or as co-arbitrator), with special emphasis and experience in cross-border or interculturally difficult problems.

Memberships

  • DIS Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, Berlin
  • ASA Swiss Arbitration Association, Geneva
  • GMAA German Maritime Arbitration Association, Hamburg
  • HAC Hamburg Arbitration Circle, Hamburg
  • DRJV Deutsch-Russische Juristenvereinigung, Hamburg
  • DNV / NV Deutscher Nautischer Verein, Hamburg / NI The Nautical Institute, London

Publications

  • The Legal Status of Refugees at Sea, 1982 (in German)
  • The Cover of Liability Risks in Marine Insurance, 1985 (Dissertation at the University of Hamburg - in German; summa cum laude)
  • A Classification of Charter Parties, 1986 (in German)
  • Containerization, 2000 (published by Munich Re)
  • Charterers‘ Liability Ins., 2007 (in German; co-author Dr. Jan. T. Eichhorn)
  • Problems of State Supervision in Marine Defence / Legal Costs Insurance, 2011 (in German)
  • The New German Law on the Arrest of Ships, 2013 (in German)

Numerous papers, lectures and speeches given on various subjects on international forums, amongst them

  • Insurance and Reinsurance (markets, players and legal issues)
  • Run Off (market and services)
  • Polar Shipping – navigational, legal and practical aspects
  • Recoveries & Debt Collection in Trade, Shipping and Marine Insurance
  • Ship Operation – Claims & Insurances
  • Large Marine Liability Claims (i.a. Costa Concordia)
  • P&I and Defence Insurance
  • Piracy / War Insurance
  • Oil Pollution
  • Insurance of Shipbuilding and Repair
Alexander Mittmann, Antje Baumann, BAUMANN Resolving Disputes Antonius Jonetzki, GSK STOCKMANN Axel Boës, Koch Duken Boës Axel Neelmeier, Schulz Noack Bärwinkel Rechtsanwälte PartmbB Birgit Wöhren, GSK STOCKMANN Burkhard Zaubel, TEMIDA Carsten Grau, L2C Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater Christian Mayer-Giessen, Graf von Westphalen Christina Müting, REMBERT. Rechtsanwälte Christoph Hardt, c/o Flick Gocke Schaumburg Partnerschaft mbB Christoph Torwegge, Osborne Clarke Christoph von Burgsdorff, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Daniel Meier-Greve, Kanzlei für Prozessführung Dominic Thiele, Litigator-Hamburg.de Dominik Ziegenhahn, Raschke von Knobelsdorff Heiser Eckart Brödermann, Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Elke Umbeck, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Florian Krause-Allenstein, SK Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB Gilbert Tassilo von Knobelsdorff, Raschke von Knobelsdorff Heiser Günter Schmeel, c/o LUTHER Partnerschaft Harald Zeller, Zeller Associates GmbH Inka Hanefeld, Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Jan Erik Spangenberg, MANNER SPANGENBERG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB Jan Heiko Köhlbrandt, Archer Daniels Midland Co. - ADM Germany GmbH Jan Heiner Nedden, Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Jens-Christian Posselt, Dierkes Partner Johannes Deiß, Neuwerk Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB Justus Jansen, GSK STOCKMANN Jörn Hombeck, Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Klaus Andreas Nagel, Dr. K. A. Nagel Klaus-Olaf Zehle, Mediation GmbH / EQUIDIS GmbH Lutz Carlos Moratinos Meissner, SIMON und PARTNER Marcus Bauckmann, Markus Schuback, HANSALAWYERS Mathias P. Schlichting, Hanselaw Hammerstein und Partner PGmbB Matthias W. Kroll, Dr. Nietsch & Kroll Rechtsanwälte Monika Hartges, Institut für Mediation, Konfliktmanagement und Ausbildung (IMKA Hamburg) Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts, Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Oliver Korte, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte Peter N. Pekrun, Rembert Rechtsanwälte Philipp Krupke, Raimond Emde, Graf von Westphalen Reinhard Bork, University of Hamburg Richard Happ, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Simon Manner, Susanne Perker, Gockel & Perker Rechtsanwälte Ulrich Theune, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Zoran Domić, SCHLARMANNvonGEYSO