Dr. Kai Busch LL.M.

Partner in Hamburg

Dr. Kai Busch LL.M.

Partner in Hamburg

Dr. Kai Busch ist schwerpunktmäßig im schifffahrtsbezogenen Transportrecht (P&I Sachen, Charterverträge, Bereederungs- und Crewingverträge), im Versicherungsrecht, sowie im Off-Shore Bereich beratend und als Parteivertreter in Verfahren vor Zivil- und Schiedsgerichten tätig. Er wird regelmäßig als Schiedsrichter in Verfahren nach den Regeln der GMAA, der DIS sowie der ZPO bestellt. Zu seinem Tätigkeitsfeld gehören auch andere Bereiche des ineinander verzahnten maritimen Wirtschaftsrechts wie etwa Prospekthaftung (Schiffsfonds), Havarien, Schiffbauverträge sowie multimodale Transporte und Logistik.



Deutsch, Englisch



Rechtsanwalt seit 1997, Fachanwalt für Transport- und Speditionsrecht seit 2007



Universität Bayreuth; Dr. jur.; LL.M. (Manchester University)



Chambers and Partners (Transportation: Shipping: Litigation – Germany) 2021 – Band 1


Kai Busch is a market-leading practitioner in shipping transportation and offshore matters, as well as insurance law. His wide-ranging practice is based on many years of experience in both commercial advisory and contentious mandates. He is highly versed in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Examples of his work include advice on P&I cases, charter and crewing contracts, and prospectus liability in shipping funds.“

Chambers and Partners (Transportation: Shipping: Litigation – Germany) 2020

Kai Busch has built an outstanding reputation around his expertise in shipping and transport, marine insurance and offshore disputes. Highly skilled as litigator, arbitration counsel and arbitrator, he is frequently active on P&I cases as well as ship management, crewing and charter contract disputes.“

Chambers and Partners (Transportation: Shipping: Litigation – Germany) 2019

Kai Busch represents clients from the maritime sector in litigation and is often appointed as an arbitrator on domestic and international proceedings. He is particularly active on shipping insurance matters, including P&I matters. Clients enthuse that he is „very calm, smart, analytical and is someone we can rely on.“ Busch also advises clients on charter disputes and general average cases.“

Persönliches Ranking in „Ranked Lawyers“: „Band 1“ von drei Bands


Legal 500 (The Legal 500 > Deutschland > Maritimes Wirtschaftsrecht) 2021

Persönliches Ranking: „Führende Namen

Legal 500 (Deutschland – Transport – See- und Schifffahrtsrecht) 2020

Persönliches Ranking: „Führende Namen

Who’s Who Legal (Shipping – All – Germany) 2021

„Kai Busch is highly sought after by clients who praise his knowledge of P&I cases and shipping contracts.“

Who’s Who Legal (Shipping – All – Germany) 2020
„Kai Busch is “a name certainly worth mentioning” according to peers who single him out for his strong track record advising clients on a range of matters, including charter and crewing contracts.“



  • GMAA German Maritime Arbitration Association
  • DVIS- Deutscher Verein für Internationales Seerecht
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transportrecht e.V.
  • Nautischer Verein zu Hamburg


Dr. Kai Busch
+49 (0)40 30373015
+49 (0)40 30373099

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