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Florian Bestmann

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Florian Bestmann

Florian Bestmann

Associate

People

Florian Bestmann

Florian Bestmann

Associate

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Florian qualified as a German lawyer in 2019 and joined Clyde & Co in April the same year. During his legal traineeship he spent part of his training at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, a commercial chamber at the Regional Court of Hamburg and worked for a leading international cargo and marine insurance company.

His focus is on advising domestic and international insurance companies in maritime and non-maritime related matters including complex insurance disputes such as cover defense, claims handling, third-party liability and recourse actions. Also he has experience in marine and yacht insurance as well as cargo policies and the underlying contract of carriage.

Florian further advises clients in relation to aspects of the yachting industry including new building contracts.

Education

Florian studied law at the University of Hamburg

Experience
  • Assisting underwriters on claims handling under yacht hull insurances
  • Advising H&M underwriters on cover exclusions for damage to machinery on container vessel
  • Representing H&M underwriters of superyacht regarding cover exclusions
  • Assisting underwriters in fraudulent yacht claims
  • Advising clients on yacht new building contracts

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Florian is a German lawyer and advises on all matters relating to maritime and non-maritime insurance law, domestically and internationally, contentious and non-contentious.

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Full Profile

Florian qualified as a German lawyer in 2019 and joined Clyde & Co in April the same year. During his legal traineeship he spent part of his training at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, a commercial chamber at the Regional Court of Hamburg and worked for a leading international cargo and marine insurance company.

His focus is on advising domestic and international insurance companies in maritime and non-maritime related matters including complex insurance disputes such as cover defense, claims handling, third-party liability and recourse actions. Also he has experience in marine and yacht insurance as well as cargo policies and the underlying contract of carriage.

Florian further advises clients in relation to aspects of the yachting industry including new building contracts.

Education

Florian studied law at the University of Hamburg

Experience
  • Assisting underwriters on claims handling under yacht hull insurances
  • Advising H&M underwriters on cover exclusions for damage to machinery on container vessel
  • Representing H&M underwriters of superyacht regarding cover exclusions
  • Assisting underwriters in fraudulent yacht claims
  • Advising clients on yacht new building contracts
Sectors

Sectors

  • Cargo & Bills of Lading

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Marine

  • Marine Insurance

  • Yachts & Superyachts