Governing Bodies

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Nele Matz-Lück (Chair)

Professor for Law of the Sea, Vice President Christian-Albrechts-Unverstiy of Kiel, co-director of the Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law at University of Kiel.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Proelß (Deputy Chair)

Chair in the International Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law
Co-Director of the Institute for the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law
Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg

Thilo Scholl

Dr. Thilo Scholl (Treasurer)

Head of Legal
Abellio Germany

Dr. Christian Finnern

Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Managing Director

Manfred Lohmann

Manfred Lohmann

Bank Director, retired

Board of Trustees

  • Albert J. Hoffmann (Chair)
  • Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Basedow
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Ehlers
  • Dr. Christophe Eick
  • Dr. Inken von Gadow
  • Dr. Ximena Hinrichs Oyarce
  • Prof. Dr. Doris König
  • Gesa Heinacher-Lindemann
  • Prof. Dr. Karin Kammann-Klippstein
  • Prof. em. Dr. Rainer Lagoni
  • Frank Leonhardt
  • Dr. Margaretha Sudhof
  • Manfred Trantofsky

Initial Founders

  • Hamburg Commercial Bank AG (formerly HSH Nordbank AG)
  • Leonhardt & Blumberg
  • DNV (formerly Germanischer Lloyd AG)
  • Containerships – CMA CGM GmbH (formerly Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Jürgen Dipner, Businessman