Thomas Wanckel is a Partner and Head of Shipping department at Segelken & Suchopar, Hamburg and Berlin. Born in 1953, he studied in Hamburg and Providence/Rhode Island, and was admitted to the Hamburg Bar in 1984 and also to all German Appeal Courts.
In his career of more than 25 years in shipping and marine insurance law, Thomas specialized in subrogated cargo underwriters work, charter party disputes, collisions and GA. He advises major German and international Cargo Underwriters.
He has been Lecturer at underwriters’ in-house seminars and at the International Cargo Recovery Conferences in New York 2008 and London 2010 and Tokyo/Shangai 2012, as well as at other Conferences in Istanbul, Odessa and St. Petersburg. Moreover, Thomas is Arbitrator, Member of the German Maritime Arbitration Association, the German Maritime Law Association, the Shiparrested.com network and the German Association for Transport Law.