BHM Penlaw was established under the registered name BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG as a European economic interest group to provide full legal services to its clients.

BHM Penlaw combines the skills and personalities of experienced lawyers in line with international commercial focus and with in-depth knowledge to provide legal advice on German, French and English law from their offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and Oxford.

BHM Penlaw has longstanding relationships and networks to industries as well as to the national governmental and the international diplomatic scene. It acts for Sovereign States, international organisations and private entities and offers consultation to banks, international groups of companies as well as to big, medium-sized and small enterprises and start-ups.

Legal services are not provided by BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG but exclusively through its members and the associated lawyers.

BHM Penlaw is supporting various organization, including the World Ocean Council, the international business alliance for Corporate Ocean Responsibility, and the concept of Human Rights at Sea as an independent maritime human rights platform covering human rights issues occurring within the maritime environment for the benefit of the international community.

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BHM Penlaw gives legal advice to various industries, e.g the corporate and commercial sectors, the maritime, aviation and energy sector, the capital markets and cross border transactions, in French, German and English Law, as well as in European Law and International Law.

The true international profiles and experiences of our team guarantee the unique approach of our work and our ability to work in all of the three languages. An overview of the BHM Penlaw lawyers is available under profiles.

BHM Penlaw conducts legal proceedings with judicial and arbitrational institutions and has particular expertise in the enforcement of judgments/awards, against debtors whose assets are difficult to locate or to seize, including sovereign states. BHM Penlaw advises on problems relating to the seizure of assets in Europe and elsewhere.



Privacy: protecting your privacy is important to BHM Penlaw.  Personal information is collected solely for technical purposes. In no case is collected data either sold or made available to third parties.

The following information gives you an overview of the purposes of data collection, and the measures we apply to protect your privacy.

Privacy Declaration

  • (hereafter ’website’) is a website of BHM Penlaw EWIV-EEIG, Jägerstrasse 70, 10117 Berlin, Germany and its members (collectively hereafter ‘BHM Penlaw). BHM Penlaw is committed to the protection of the personal data afforded to users of the website in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bestimmungen des Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes – BDSG – in the current version as of 25 May 2018) and the Telemedia Law (Telemediengesetzes – TMG – in the current version).Use of the website does not normally require details of customer related data. Should a user of the website open an account requiring the profile of the service provider then personal data is collected. The collection of personal data on the website by BHM Penlaw is at the discretion of the user.The type and extent of the data collection is explained to the user of the website as follows.
    1. Terminology
      1.1 The terms as defined in the general terms and conditions of use of this data protection declaration apply provided not otherwise regulated in this data protection declaration.
      1.2 Cookies are text files stored on the user’s computer which enable analysis of the use of the website by the user.


    1. Collection of personal data
      2.1 BHM Penlaw collects basic data (company, first name, last name, car specifications, email address and password) on registration at the website. This personal data is used by BHM Penlaw to enable individual customers for booking the designated BHM Penlaw services and prompting the service procedures.
      2.2 The user agrees to the storage and use of their relevant personal data on completion of the contact form on the website. The personal data is used only when required for the processing of BHM Penlaw services. The personal data is treated confidentially and not disclosed to third parties.


    1. Collection of non-personal data
      3.1 Data is stored on the access to every website in a log file. This data is not related to persons. BHM Penlaw acquires data related to the access which is then stored for statistical purposes.
      3.2 This data is collected exclusively for internal purposes. This includes, when appropriate, names of files retrieved, date and time of the call, amount of data transmitted, reports on successful calls, the web browser, the domain requested and the anonymous IP address of the computer making the enquiry.


    1. Use of Cookies
      4.1 BHM Penlaw inserts cookies on the website to enable web-based applications to manage the status of the online visitor and to ensure smooth navigation between the individual services and the content on the website. Cookies are stored on the hard drive of the computer making the enquiry and cause no harmful effect.
      4.2 A cookie only contains information that is sent to the enquiring computer – it is not possible to scan private data using cookies. BHM Penlaw receives no access to personal information should cookies be accepted by a user. BHM Penlaw is able to identify the enquiring computer by using cookie applications.
      4.3 Session cookies are used on the website. These cookies are automatically deleted from the hard drive of the enquiring computer at the end of the browser session.
      4.4 BHM Penlaw also uses cookies which remain on the hard drive of the enquiring computer. Any subsequent visit automatically recognises that a visit has previously been made from the computer making the enquiry. These temporary cookies are stored (a life cycle of up to 2 years) on the hard drive of the enquiring computer and automatically delete themselves after the prescribed period.
      4.5 Most browsers routinely accept cookies. Cookies may be accepted or prohibited by setting security parameters. The user should use the ‘Help’ function provided by the respective internet browser to establish how to change the cookie setting. Should cookies be prohibited then certain features are not available on the website and other websites are not properly displayed where applicable.


    1. Data Protection Declaration for the Use of Google Analytics
      5.1 This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. (hereafter ‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by cookies on the use of the website by the user is typically transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
      5.2 When the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, the IP address is then shortened by Google within the borders of the countries of the European Union or in other member states of the Treaty of the European Economic Area. The complete IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional circumstances. On behalf of BHM Penlaw, Google uses this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to generate other services associated with the use of the website and internet for the website providers.
      5.3 Google does not match the IP address transmitted by the user browser to other data from Google. Users are able to prevent cookies from being stored by configuring their browser software accordingly; and in this case BHM Penlaw would point out that where applicable a user may not be able to make use of all functions of the website to the fullest extent. Furthermore, users are able to prevent Google from logging the use of the website as recorded by the cookie, as well as their processing of the data generated by the cookie and the use of the website (incl. your IP address), by downloading and installing the browser plug-in:
      5.4 For more information on conditions of use and data protection please refer to Google Analytics Terms and Conditions or Google Analytics Overview.


    1. Data Protection Declaration for the Use of Google +1
      6.1 Google +1- interface enables users to publish information worldwide. Google +1-interface provides users with personalised content from Google and the partners of BHM Penlaw. Google stores both information provided by the user for content +1 as well as information on the site users have seen by clicking on +1. Each +1 may be inserted as a reference in conjunction with the profile name and the photo of the user in Google services such as search results or the Google profile of the user or other locations on websites and displays in the internet.
      6.2 Google records information on +1 activities of the user to enhance Google services for the user and others. Google +1 interface requires the user to set up a worldwide, visible and public Google profile where the name selected is a minimum for the profile. The name is then used for all Google services. In some cases the name replaces another name that users adopted when sharing content via the corresponding Google account. The identity of the Google profile may be shown to users who know the users or who possess other information identifying the user.
      6.3 Besides the uses explained above, information provided by the users is utilised in accordance with the current Google data protection provisions. Google publishes statistics that are likely to be collated on +1 activities of the users or forwards this on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.


    1. Data Protection Declaration for the Use of Twitter
      8.1 Twitter service functions are integrated on the website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, U.S.A. (hereafter ‘Twitter’). The use of Twitter and the ‘Re-Tweet’ function enables websites to be connected to the corresponding Twitter account of the user and notified to other users. Data is transmitted to Twitter in this process.
      8.2 BHM Penlaw would point out that BHM Penlaw receives no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its application by Twitter as provider of the website. Further information is available in the Twitter data protection declaration at
      8.3 Users are able to change their data protection account settings at Twitter at


    1. Data Protection Declaration for the Use of LinkedIn
      9.1 There are plugins integrated on the website of the social network LinkedIn of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. hereafter ‘LinkedIn’).
      9.2 LinkedIn plugins are recognisable by the LinkedIn logo or the ‘share’ button on the website. A direct connection is set up via the plugin when calling the website between the browser of the user and the LinkedIn server.
      9.3 LinkedIn then receives information that the user with the corresponding IP address has visited the website. When the ‘share’ button is clicked by the user while the user is logged in to the related account then the user is able to link the content of the website to their LinkedIn user account. LinkedIn is then able to match the visit to the website to their user account.
      9.4 Details relating to the collection of data (purpose, extent, further processing, use) as well as on the rights of the user and possible settings are available from their data protection guidelines at


    1. Right of Revocation / Right to Information
      10.1 Users may revoke the collection, processing or use of their data by BHM Penlaw at any time. Users also have the right to information as well as notification of corrections, blocking or deletions of their stored information. Provided no deletion of legal, contractual, commercial or tax-related retention periods or other reasons based in law dictate otherwise then the user data is blocked instead of deleted.
      10.2 BHM Penlaw is ready to provide information on the data stored on the respective user on request. Kindly direct any related questions or queries to



  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL (previously visited webpage)
  • Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of server request

Such data are collected for without designating any specific individual. Such data are not compiled with other data sources, and they are routinely deleted after statistical evaluation.




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Authors of this web site

BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG, a European economic interest group according to the Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 of 25th July, 1985, registered under official number HRA54249 with the commercial registry with the Local Court of Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany, with the following registered members:

Henry Page, 34 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris, France

Philipp Hermes, Eppendorfer Weg 57, 20259 Hamburg, Germany

Penlaw Ltd., 37A South Parade, Oxford, OX2 7JN, United Kingdom

Philipp Hermes and Dr. Rosa Sanchez are Rechtsanwälte. They are admitted to practise at the German bar and are members of the Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg. Supervisory Body: Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer, Bleichenbrücke 9, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, Phone: 040-35 74 41-0, Fax: 040-35 74 41-41 E-Mail:

The job title as defined by the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany is “Rechtsanwalt”.

The legal profession in Germany is governed by the following laws and regulations: Code of conduct for German lawyers (BRAO – Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung), Professional code of conduct for lawyers (BORA – Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte), Regulation regarding Legal Professionals with Specialist Qualifications (Fachanwaltsordnung), Act on the Remuneration of Lawyers (RVG – Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz), Code of conduct for lawyers in Europe (Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft – CCBE), Act on the practice of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland – EuRAG) v. 9.3.2000 (BGBI I S.182), Law Implementing the Directives of the European Community pertaining to the professional law regulating the legal profession. (Note: All statutes and regulations are available here).

Professional liability insurance: ERGO, Germany. Area of application: worldwide.


The content of this website has been prepared by BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG for general information purposes only. We endeavour to ensure that the information is current and accurate but give no warranty or representation that it is free from omissions and errors.

Viewers of the website must be aware that the material contained on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice, nor does it create a lawyer-client relationship. BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG will not be liable for any losses incurred as a result of relying upon information contained on this website, nor any other linked website. We recommend that you always seek legal advice and representation from a suitably qualified professional on any specific matter. If you require legal assistance, members of BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG would be happy to assist.

For your convenience, we have included on our website hypertext links to other third-party websites which may be of interest. We are not responsible for the content of these third-party websites nor can we guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on these sites.


The content of this website is copyright of BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG 2014. All rights are reserved.

The copyrights of the images on the lawyers’ profiles are with Friedrun Reinhold, Hamburg, and on the lawyers’ print version profiles are with Patrick Lux, Hamburg.

You may re-copy information from these pages to third-parties as long as you state clearly on the copy that the source of information was BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG and include our website address ( and ensure that third parties are aware of these copyright terms and that they must abide by them.

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