On July 18th the first Cologne Cargo Claims Conference will take place in Cologne. The CCCC is intended for risk managers, underwriters and Claims handler involved in in the prevention and management of international cargo claims. Download Flyer here

December 2013

Our Hamburg office is now located in the Miramar House, Schopenstehl 15,20095 Hamburg.
The office is run by Robert Kuss, who will be working at both locations in Cologne and Hamburg.

November 2013
KUSS  Rechtsanwälte GbR is now KUSS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB.  This registered partnership company with limited professional liability has been introduced in July 2013 a variant to the partnership company, which was created as an alternative to the German Limited Liability Partnership LLP). This partnership with limited professional liability towards the creditors, for any damages resulting from faulty professionalism is limited to the corporate assets. Personal liability of each partner is excluded. In return, each  Rechtsanwalts-Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB maintains a professional liability insurance with a minimum coverage of € 2.5 million.

October 2013
On October 3rd 2013, Corinna KUSS gave a lecture in Paris before the CIP (Cercle des Intervenants du Transport) about:
“Les particularités  du droit Allemand des transports”


October/November 2013

On the occasion of the 2013 FALL MEETING OF THE MLA AND 18TH CONGRESS OF THE II M in Puerto Rico, on Oct. 30th 2013, Robert Kuss has spoken before the Carriage of Goods and Marine Insurance Committees about “The new German maritime trade code”.

September 2013
Welcome our new apprentice: Charleen Kurpanik is joining us from Berlin. She will complete her training as a legal assistant in our firm.

July 13th 2013
An atmospheric summer evening at KUSS Rechtsanwälte: “Die Kölner Lichter” (Fireworks) are held each year directly in front of our offices located at  Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer.   A stunning backdrop for a get-together with our  clients, colleagues and friends!

April 2013
The new Maritime Law has been brought into force. The  previously applicable maritime law which goes back to  the ADHGB of 1861, has been restructured, condensed and modernized. Legal institutions such as the shipping partnership and  ship’s protest proceedings were abolished and nautical fault and fire as liability exclusion have been removed from the law. Instead, the opportunity was created, to add the latter through terms and conditions again to the contract. Bareboat and time charter are now regulated by law. The legislature has included the executive carrier into the maritime law. The possibility of the ship’s arrest was agreed to dramatically. In addition, the law which introduced the maritime law led to some important changes in the general transport law. Whether the reformation of maritime law will lead to a substantial change in the legal practice remains to be seen.

We happily advise and train your staff regarding this new law. Contact us!