Legal Counsel

Maritime, Transport & Commercial Law

Legal Counsel

Maritime, Transport & Commercial Law


Mr. Ass. Jur. Steffen Hasselberg is an experienced Legal Counsel specialising in the areas of transport and freight forwarding law and commercial and corporate law.

He has 22 years of professional experience in this field.

In addition, he successfully completed the specialist lawyer course for transport and freight forwarding law and has since worked on more than 1000 mandates in this area of ​​law.

Due to his many years of working for an international industrial company, Steffen always pays attention to the economic aspects in his legal advice.

Steffen Advises

  • Insurers, underwriters
  • Average Commissioners
  • Freight forwarders, carriers
  • International Trading Houses
  • SME’s
  • Importers and exporters

Experience Highlights

  • Member of a team of lawyers in an arbitration between insurers and the World Road Transport Organization (IRU) before the Arbitration Court in Paris
  • Representation of an internationally active producer and retailer of leisure products, particularly in the area of ​​customs law on questions of customs clearance, tariff classification, tax procedures and other customs law issues within the framework of the Union Customs Code (UCC)
  • Representation of a trading company for natural raw materials for the food and cosmetics industry in the context of warranty claims in the amount of millions in the field of food and drug law
  • Representation of freight forwarders against international shipping companies due to detention and demurrage claims
  • Representing an import company for essential oils, aromas, perfume oils and flavours against insurers and claimants regarding claims for damages in the millions
  • Regular representation of an insurance company in recourse claims arising from transport damage
  • Part of a team of lawyers accompanying the sale of two large solar systems in other European countries after the manufacturer went bankrupt on behalf of the insolvency administrator
  • Creation of general terms and conditions for various international companies.

Career History

Previous Law firms

  • Attorneys at law Segelken & Suchopar (2001-2006)
  • Law firm Lorenz-Meyer & Scheer (2006- 2008), partner
  • Lawyers Diestel & Partner (2008-2010)
  • Lawyers Appel & Hadenfeld (2010-2012)
  • Hasselberg law firm (2012-2019), founder & owner
  • 2019 Return of license to practice law
  • Legal Counsel Law Firm Werner (2021)
  • Legal Counsel Werner & Partner mbB (2021)


  •  University of Bielefeld
  • University of Kiel
  • University of Goettingen
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg (1999-2001)


  • Lecturer at the Academy of Foreign Trade of the German Society for Wholesale & Foreign Trade (WGA) in Hamburg in the field of transport and forwarding law as well as international commercial law




Steffen is a Legal Counsel in gunnercooke Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, whose registered office is Kurfurstendamm 15, 10719, AG Charlottenburg, HRB 224488 B. All lawyers of gunnercooke Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH are admitted in Germany to practise as Rechtsanwalt or Rechsanwaltin and are members of and regulated by the relevant local Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer)