Dr. Clemens Hillmer

Dr. Clemens Hillmer

Clemens advises on all aspects of maritime financing (including container boxes), with a focus on asset-/structured finance, leasing transactions, restructurings/work-outs and loan portfolio transfers, as well as on the commercial matters relating to the sale, purchase, employment, operation and recycling of maritime assets.
Clemens is recommended as a leading finance lawyer by directories Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, JUVE Handbuch and Who’s Who Legal. In Chambers clients praised that his “main strengths are his speed and ability to offer practical solutions, as well as efficient communication”. Furthermore, he was described as “a well-reputed expert in the financing of portfolio acquisitions and in refinancing loans.”
He has also been awarded “The Best Lawyers in Germany” in the field of Asset Finance Law by Best Lawyers in cooperation with business magazine Handelsblatt.

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EU ETS – Who is liable to the authorities: Shipowners or managers?

A hotly debated topic regarding the extension of the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to include maritime emissions, is who should be responsible for submitting emissions allowances on the relevant submission date to the relevant administering authority (ETS obligations), in particular in instances where a shipowner has delegated the responsibility to comply with the ISM Code to a manager, highlights Dr. Clemens Hillmer LL.M., WFW Hamburg Partner.

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