Vanessa Steinbacher, B.A.
“bar certified specialist in transportation and forwarding law”
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Vanessa Steinbacher is a bar certified specialist in transportation and forwarding law.
A bar certified specialist is a lawyer with proven expertise and practical experience in a particular area of law. The title is awarded by the Regional Bar Associations after having intensively examined whether the necessary prerequisites are fulfilled according to the Rules on Bar Certified Specialist Lawyers (Fachanwaltsordnung). The lawyer has to demonstrate knowledge and skills in his specialty area reaching far beyond those generally gained during education, training and practical job experience. Prior to achieving the status of specialist, the lawyer has to attend a 120 hour specializing course and pass several examinations. Moreover, the handling of a certain number of cases in the specialized area must be proven. A lawyer bearing the title “bar certified specialist” has to prove every year to have further expanded his expertise to the prescribed extent.
The German Rules on Bar Certified Specialist Lawyers (Fachanwaltsordnung) provide for a bar certified specialist in transportation and forwarding law to demonstrate special knowledge in the following areas:
- law on national and cross-border road transport including the law of general terms and conditions and transport insurance conditions,
- law on national and cross-border transport by sea, rail and by air,
- multimodal transport law,
- law on the transport of dangerous goods, including relevant provisions governing penalties and fines,
- freight forwarding insurance law,
- private international law,
- customs law and customs clearance in cross-border transports as well as transfer taxes,
- peculiarities of litigation and arbitration
This internationally oriented course of studies imparts, besides extensive knowledge in business administration (business administration, economics, bookkeeping, accounting, marketing and also personnel management ), comprehensive and highly practice-oriented competences for all fields of activity requiring the modern business administrative tools.
A comprehensive language training as well as training courses in presentation techniques and soft skills complement the qualification profile.
The six-semester course of study at the Cologne Business School, which according to the German business news magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” is one of the best universities of applied sciences for business administration, is concluded after having written a scientific thesis being awarded the degree “Bachelor of Arts in Media Business Administration”.
German, English, French
Vanessa Steinbacher attended the secondary school „Gymnasium Herkenrath“ prior to studying business administration. In 2002 she acquired a „Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration“ at the University of Hertfordshire.
Subsequently Vanessa Steinbacher worked for the marketing department of the publishing group “Handelsblatt” and wrote for the magazine „Junge Karriere“.
Vanessa Steinbacher studied law at the University of Cologne, her focus being on media and telecommunications as well as intellectual property law. During her studies Ms. Steinbacher worked for several well-known media companies and an international law firm. After her clerkship, Vanessa Steinbacher was admitted to the bar in 2012.
Rechtsanwältin Vanessa Steinbacher advises and represents companies in the fields of transportation and forwarding law as well as intellectual property law.
Vanessa Steinbacher is a member of the following associations:
„Deutscher Anwaltsverein – DAV“ (German Bar Association)
„Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transportrecht e.V.“ (German Association for transportation law)