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Mathias Steinø
, Co-Founder, Partner & Attorney-at-Law (H)

Mathias Steinø is a co-founder of and partner in Hafnia Law Firm.

His main areas of expertise are financing and litigation with an emphasis on shipping, international contracts and insurance. His clients are primarily banks, ship owners, insurance companies and traders in the maritime industry.

Mathias is an active advisor on financing and recovery issues to banks and borrowers. He has successfully led a number of claims through the Danish courts and in international arbitration, and he is among the youngest members of the Danish Supreme Court Bar Association.

Mathias lectured at Copenhagen University over a period of 12 years and was elected ‘lecturer of the year’ in 2009. Mathias is also a frequent speaker on international conferences and holds a lecturing position in shipping and trade at Copenhagen Business School.
Practice Areas

  • Domestic and international litigation and arbitration
  • Ship sale and purchase
  • Ship and trade finance
  • All aspects of the ship supply industry (contracts, disputes and arrest)
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Insurance and reinsurance

Positions of Trust

  • Since 2016: Krisale Shipbrokers A/S (chairman of the board)
  • Since 2013: The Danish Branch of Comité Maritime International (member of the board)
  • Since 2013: KHKK Invest A/S (member of the board)
  • Since 2012: Offshore & Marine Contacts ApS (member of the board)
  • Memberships

    • The Danish Bar and Law Society
    • The Danish Supreme Court Bar Association (Højesteretsskranken)
    • The Danish Branch of Comité Maritime International (CMI)
    • The Danish Arbitration Association
    • Young Arbitrators Copenhagen
    • The International Bar Association (IBA)
    • The International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

    • Conflicts over priority of claims in ships, The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court 150 Years, Karnov Group Denmark, 2011 (co-author)

    • Danish and the other Scandinavian languages
    • English
    • French

    Mathias Steinø

    T +45 33 34 39 04

    M +45 40 22 86 11