Daniel Smith

 Managing Partner

Daniel joined CARNEADES Legal in 2020. He is a German attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt) since 2013.

Daniel advises in particular shipyards and suppliers in the maritime and offshore wind industry as well as shipowners in all areas of the private (“maritime”) construction law and accompanies clients in all project phases, i.e. in preparations, contract negotiations, in the execution of shipbuilding, repair, refit and/or subcontracts, with supplement management issues up to the delivery of the products to the buyer, as well as in the enforcement of (warranty) claims, with claims settlement and if required litigation.

Daniel’s further focus is on advising in the field of renewable energies on (international) construction contracts (often based on LOGIC / FIDIC), claims settlements and (if necessary) litigation in the offshore wind industry.

As inhouse legal counsel (Syndikusrechtsanwalt) for a northern German shipyard group Daniel advised the managing boards as well as the respective specialist departments of the companies in respect of all company, contract, compliance and construction related legal aspects concerning newbuild, refit and repair projects (superyachts, commercial and marine vessels) as well as to other steel and bridge construction projects. Before that hand Daniel worked for an international law firm for several years advising on shipfinancing, sale and purchase transactions of ships as well as companies, and advised in disputes in the field of offshore wind energy projects (Supplytime 2005, Windtime).

Daniel Smith has specialised knowledge on private construction projects and advises clients in all phases of a project such as tendering, negotiation and execution of shipbuilding contracts, in particular in conjunction with sub-contractors, amendments to contracts and change orders, the delivery to the purchaser, enforcement of (warranty) claims and damages. Another focus of his work is to advise clients regarding international contract matters and disputes in the on- and offshore wind industry.