Jürgen was born in Kassel and studied law at the University of Göttingen with a focus on commercial and corporate law as well as competition and antitrust law. After finishing his studies he gained first practical experiences by completing internships at a freight forwarding company and an insurance broker. Since then he is particularly focused on transport law and carrier’s liability.
In 1987 Jürgen earned his doctoral degree with a thesis on freight forwarder’s liability. During that time he served his legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Hamburg and Washington D.C., USA.
In 1988 he qualified as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and started his career as an associate lawyer in an international business law firm in Düsseldorf. In 1991 he founded his own law firm which is now known as ADVOS law firm. Jürgen's practice has a particular focus on carrier's liability and legal advice on and drafting of contracts, in particular insurance contracts.
He is co-author of a commentary on the CMR (Thume (Publ.) commentary on CMR) and co-Author of another commentary on transport law.
Jürgen is Certified Specialist in Transport and Freight Forwarding Law as well as Certified Specialist in Insurance Law. Furthermore he is chairman of the pre-audit certification committee in respect of prospective Certified Specialists in Transport and Freight Forwarding Law.
Since 2008 he is board member of the German Association for Transport Law.
"Die Haftung des selbsteintretenden Spediteurs", Versicherungsrecht 1984, 813.
„Individualvereinbarungen und AGB im neuen Transportrecht“ in Transport- und Vertriebsrecht 2000 – Eine Festgabe für Herrn Prof. Dr. Herber, Luchterhand-Verlag, 1999
„Ökonomie des Transportrechts oder ökonomisches Transportrecht?“ in Sonderbeilage zur Transportrecht 2004, Seite XXXVII.
„Rechtliche Handhabung typengemischter Verträge“, Transportrecht 2008, Seite 374.
"Lohnfuhr und Charter", Transportrecht, Seite 419.
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