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Lars Rosenberg Overby
, Partner & Attorney-at-Law (H)

Lars Rosenberg Overby joined Hafnia Law Firm as a partner in 2015.

Lars’ main areas of expertise are shipping, offshore and insurance law as well as dispute resolution, and his clients are primarily shipping and energy companies and domestic and international insurers.

Lars represents clients in court and arbitration proceedings and has experience as an acting judge in the Danish Eastern High Court and as an arbitrator in shipping and reinsurance matters. As an accomplished litigator, he has been granted the right to appear in the Danish Supreme Court, before which he has argued more than 15 cases. In international arbitration, he has acted for clients in both Danish, Swedish, English and German proceedings involving shipbuilding, repair and insurance contracts as well as other commercial disputes.

Lars was a member of BIMCO’s Windtime Subcommittee and is currently a member of Comité Maritime International’s Polar Shipping Working Group. Through these and other memberships as well as his work, he has established a strong international network of lawyers, from which he benefits in this work.
Practice Areas

  • Ship building, sale and purchase, conversion, repair, management, brokering and agency
  • Ship collisions, groundings and casualties, incl. salvage, wreck removal and limitation funds
  • Charterparties, contracts of affreightment and bills of lading
  • Carriage of goods and passengers by sea, air, road and rail, freight forwarding and logistics
  • Cargo claims
  • Offshore oil and gas
  • Offshore wind
  • Insurance and reinsurance (regulations and claims), incl. H&M, P&I and warranty and indemnity insurance
Positions of Trust

  • Stiftelsen Georg Stages Minde (chairman of the board)

  • The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • The Danish Supreme Court Bar Association (Højesteretsskranken)
  • The Danish Arbitration Association
  • The Danish Branch of Comité Maritime International (CMI)
  • The International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Maritime Law, Co-author, Karnov Group, 4th ed., 2013
  • Warranty & Indemnity Insurance – What, How and Why? An Overview, ET.2015.133
  • Use of Experts in Arbitration, ET.2015.3
  • Litigation, Sale and Purchase of Businesses, Nyt Juridisk Forlag, 5th ed., 2014
  • Key Aspects of the New WINDTIME Form, Offshore Contracts & Liabilities, Informa Law, 2014
  • Civil Liability (for Oil Pollution) in Polar Marine Environments, CMI Yearbook 2014, 2014
  • Review of “Freight Forwarder and Carrier Liability Insurance” by Jesper Windahl, U.2014B.66
  • Charterparties for Construction of Offshore Wind Farms – Cross Field between Construction and Time Chartering, MarIus 417, 2013
  • Numerous other articles and contributions to comparative guides such as Commercial Litigation, Anuario De Derecho Marítimo, Forum Shopping and Civil Litigation and Insurance and Reinsurance

  • Danish and the other Scandinavian languages
  • English
Experience and Education

  • 2015-: Partner, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 2003-2015: Partner, Kromann Reumert
  • 2002: Acting Judge, Easter Division of the High Court
  • 1997-2002: Associate, Kromann Reumert
  • 1991-1997: Lawyer, Skuld
  • 2010: Supplement on International Arbitration, Association of Danish Law Firms
  • 2006: Arbitrator Training Programme, Danish Bar and Law Society
  • 1991: Master of Laws (cand.jur.), University of Copenhagen

Lars Rosenberg Overby

T +45 33 34 39 13

M +45 20 73 33 53