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Martin Karst
, Attorney-at-Law

Martin Karst joined Hafnia Law Firm in 2019 and became an Attorney-at-Law same year.

Before joining Hafnia Law Firm, Martin obtained an LLM in International Maritime Law at Swansea University and spent three years at a major Danish law firm working with litigation as well as public procurement and contracts.

The main areas of Martin’s expertise are wet and dry shipping, offshore business, contracts, public procurement and litigation.

Martin has extensive litigation experience from the Danish courts as well as litigation experience from the Danish Maritime & Commercial Court and international arbitration.
Practice Areas

  • Danish and international litigation and arbitration
  • Bunker contracts and disputes
  • Shipbuilding and repair contracts and disputes
  • Collisions
  • Salvage
  • Oil pollution
  • Insurance
  • Charterparties
  • Offshore business
  • Negotiation of contracts
  • Public procurement
  • Personal injury litigation
Memberships

  • The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • The Danish Branch of Comité Maritime International (CMI)
  • The Danish Branch of Young CMI
  • Young Arbitrators Copenhagen
  • YoungShip
Publications

  • Editorial contributions to The Law of Ship Mortgages, 2nd edition by Osborne, Bowtle and Buss
Languages

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

  • 2019 – : Attorney-at-Law, Hafnia Law Firm
  • 2016 – 2019: Assistant Attorney, Kammeradvokaten / Law Firm Poul Schmith
  • 2015 – 2016: Editorial Assistant, Watson, Farley & Williams LLP, London
  • 2014 – 2015: Legal Assistant, Kammeradvokaten / Law Firm Poul Schmith
  • 2013 – 2014: Instructor in Law of Obligations & Property, EU and Public Law, Aarhus University
  • 2013 – 2014: Legal Assistant, Law Firm of Tommy V. Christiansen, Aarhus
  • 2012 – 2013: Legal Clerk at the Danish Courts, Viborg
  • 2010 – 2012: Volunteer and Director at Legal Aid, Aarhus
  • 2016: Cand.jur. (Master of Laws), University of Aarhus
  • 2015: LLM, International Maritime Law, Swansea University
  • 2014 LLB, Aarhus University
  • 2012: B.Sc. in Business Adm. & Commercial Law, Aarhus University
  • 1997: Dover Court International Preparatory School, Singapore

Martin Karst

T +45 33 34 39 19

M +45 40 52 38 81

E mka@hafnialaw.com