Karl Stolberger

Partner

Karl is regularly instructed in general corporate and commercial litigation matters and has advised on a number of complex commercial disputes including in relation to commercial contracts, claims against professionals, fraud claims, and insolvency. Karl has acted for insurers and insureds on liability disputes. He also advises clients on policy coverage issues.

Karl has a particular interest in shipping, transport and international trade law and spent a number of years in the United Kingdom where he specialised in ship finance. He regularly advises on disputes and transactions in the maritime and aviation sectors, including admiralty claims, commercial litigation, marine casualties, conflicts of laws and insurance matters, aircraft and ship sale and purchase and financing transactions and on transport related regulatory and compliance issues. He has had extensive involvement with vessel repair and construction matters, ship registration, chartering issues, project cargoes, port operations, transport and logistics documentation and related agreements, and with cargo claims and securities enforcement.

He is one of New Zealand's leading maritime lawyers and has advised on some of New Zealand’s largest shipping casualties including the groundings of the "Jody F Millennium” and "Rena” and on the collapse of South Pacific Shipping.

Karl was appointed as a Notary Public in 2014.

Karl is the author of the New Zealand chapters on Arrest of Vessels and Flag and Registration of Vessels and Mortgages of Vessels in the Maritime Law Handbook published by Kluwer Law International. He has presented to conferences in New Zealand and overseas and to students at the NZ Maritime School on relevant topics of interest.

Outside of work, Karl sits on the board of the Auckland Missions to Seafarers. He is also a qualified pilot.

EXPERTISE

In addition to his marine and shipping experience, Karl focuses on the following areas:

CONTACT

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Judy Reed

Karl Stolberger BA, LLB (Hons)

Partner

Karl is regularly instructed in general corporate and commercial litigation matters and has advised on a number of complex commercial disputes including in relation to commercial contracts, claims against professionals, fraud claims, and insolvency. Karl has acted for insurers and insureds on liability disputes. He also advises clients on policy coverage issues.

Karl has a particular interest in shipping, transport and international trade law and spent a number of years in the United Kingdom where he specialised in ship finance. He regularly advises on disputes and transactions in the maritime and aviation sectors, including admiralty claims, commercial litigation, marine casualties, conflicts of laws and insurance matters, aircraft and ship sale and purchase and financing transactions and on transport related regulatory and compliance issues. He has had extensive involvement with vessel repair and construction matters, ship registration, chartering issues, project cargoes, port operations, transport and logistics documentation and related agreements, and with cargo claims and securities enforcement.

He is one of New Zealand's leading maritime lawyers and has advised on some of New Zealand’s largest shipping casualties including the groundings of the "Jody F Millennium” and "Rena” and on the collapse of South Pacific Shipping.

Karl was appointed as a Notary Public in 2014.

Karl is the author of the New Zealand chapters on Arrest of Vessels and Flag and Registration of Vessels and Mortgages of Vessels in the Maritime Law Handbook published by Kluwer Law International. He has presented to conferences in New Zealand and overseas and to students at the NZ Maritime School on relevant topics of interest.

Outside of work, Karl sits on the board of the Auckland Missions to Seafarers. He is also a qualified pilot.

UPDATES

Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
11 November 2016

Buying or selling goods internationally?
01 November 2016

New Rules for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. Do you know the risks? Have you got permission to fly?
27 July 2015

Increased Limits of Liability - 1976 Limitation Convention and 1996 Protocol
30 June 2015

Supreme Court decision on Voidable Transaction Defence
05 March 2015