Press Release: BHM Penlaw joins with Human Rights at Sea



logo_bhmp_l_webThe international law firm BHM Penlaw with offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and Edinburgh have longstanding relationships and networks to maritime and marine industries as well as to the international non-governmental, governmental and diplomatic scene. Under the guidance of its managing partners Henry Page (Edinburgh and Paris) and Philipp Hermes (Hamburg and Berlin), BHM Penlaw advises Sovereign States, international naval forces, private organisations and international groups of shipping companies and banks in matters pertaining maritime security and commercial matters of shipping. The standing of BHM Penlaw in the business and governmental sector of maritime and marine environment is of great benefit for promoting the Human Rights at Sea Charity. With this partnership Human Rights at Sea achieved a further step to sensitise the maritime stakeholders for the holistic approach of granting human rights at sea emerging protections and remedies and its importance for the entire maritime community.

philipp-hermes-bhm-penlawPhilipp Hermes, Founder and Managing Partner, BHM Penlaw said: “Human Rights are a crucial imperative of each lawyer’s profession life and we are convinced that there are no boundaries for Human Rights. We are partnering with the Human Rights at Sea Charity to raise appreciation of human rights and its protection beyond public awareness, particularly in shipping and maritime periphery.”


David Hammond, CEO, Human Rights at Sea, added: “As the charity continues to develop and highlight to the international maritime community that human rights protections and remedies are not a toxic subject that should be feared, rather embraced as a commercial multiplier if applied lawfully and undertaken with due diligence, I am delighted that the partners at BHM Penlaw have decided to come on board and help us further grow our organisation. We look forward to increased interaction with BHM Penlaw clients and partners to bring “Human Rights at Sea” into common language use and commercial application.”



BHM Penlaw is established in Hamburg under the registered name BHM Penlaw EWIV – EEIG as a European economic interest group to provide full legal services to its clients. It combines the skills and personalities of experienced lawyers in line with an international commercial and maritime focus and with in-depth knowledge to provide legal and strategic advices on German, French and English law from their offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and Edinburgh.

Human Rights at Sea is an independent maritime human rights charity registered in England and Wales established for the benefit of the international community for matters concerning explicit engagement with human rights issues in the maritime environment. Its Mission is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused.


For further information:

David Hammond, CEO

Human Rights at Sea, Langstone Technology Park, Langstone Road, Havant, PO9 1SA, UK




Philipp Hermes, Partner

BHM Penlaw, Holstenwall 10, 20355 Hamburg, Germany





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