Due to his technical background (he is not only a lawyer but also a graduated ships engineer), Martin Launer mainly advises clients in the area of technical law, especially in the engineering and construction sector. Here, he advises over the whole life cycle of projects from first contract negotiations, over project execution to arbitration and litigation. Further, he deals with product liability, product safety, transportation and logistics law.
Martin mainly advises on complex plant construction and logistic projects especially in FIDIC, NEC3, LOGIC, VOB/B and BIMCO contract drafts. In such projects, he further supports our clients in contract- and claims-management and is involved in arbitration and litigation (both as party advisor and arbitrator). In this sector he provides seminars together with the VDMA and VDI.
He advised and negotiated contracts for several large scale projects e.g. in the offshore wind business (cables, foundations and turbines), power plant and supply construction (combined cycle power plant in France, gas power plant in South Africa, grid expansion in Germany) He supported several client during the installation of offshore wind turbines, cables and foundations in the North and Baltic Sea. He further acted as party representative and arbitrator in several large scale litigations in the power plant-, transportation-, and rail-way sector.
Martin studied ships engineering law in Flensburg and law in Kiel. He worked as an engineer on seagoing vessels and at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel. In his legal traineeship, he worked at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).