The Captain of a ship needs the finest and most accurate tools to fix his position and the best crew to support him. In the same way a shipowner has to make sure that his service providers are a reliable part of his business support systems. A tiny inaccuracy can make the difference between a safe journey and running aground.

Our focus is to service our clients with our widespread support offering tailor-made solutions for the marine industry, using our professional network to make the journey safe.

We provide

  • Insurance Products for Marine, Energy and Special Risks
  • Tailor-Made Solutions
  • Risk Analysis and Evaluation
  • Claims Handling, Advice and Support
  • Documentation
  • Banking Services

„The secret of getting ahead is getting started.“

Mark Twain

About Us

„We want to make a difference“

Henrik, Nicolas and Ulf established OWL together with Jan Leuchtenberger as an independent specialist insurance broker based in Hamburg with focus on the maritime industry.

In May 2018 OWL was acquired by Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT), one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services headquartered in London. This partnership follows a long and successful trading relationship between the two businesses and a mutually held client-first ethos. Our specialist expertise further enhances JLT’s global marine offering and strengthens those areas in which they already have deep knowledge and expertise.

Each member of the OWL team has long-standing knowledge and experience in risk management, broking and claims handling from servicing clients and insurers throughout the world. We believe in a close working relationship and in an open and transparent dialogue with our business partners. Our network enables us to create comprehensive and tailor-made solutions for our clients.

Please see press release here.

Henrik Oel

Henrik Oel

Managing Director

Henrik started in shipping as a shipbroker trainee for Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG in 1996. Afterwards he moved to London and worked at Lloyd´s of London for the Brockbank Syndicate and the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group for almost two years. Back in Hamburg he spent two and a half years with Döhle Assekuranzkontor GmbH & Co. KG and thereafter 12 years with Junge & Co. Versicherungsmakler GmbH in various positions.

„Transparency is vital for placing a good and competitive insurance product with a long term perspective.“

Nicolas Wolff

Nicolas Wolff

Managing Director

Nicolas began his shipping career with the German Navy back in 1987. Coming ashore he worked for Deutsche Bank AG in Hamburg for two years before he studied economics and insurance at the University of Regensburg. He holds a Masters in Business Economics and Insurance Business Management and has worked as a marine insurance broker since 1997, servicing clients for almost two decades.

„Working in a demanding field of business means you have to have a close relationship with your business partners built on trust and understanding.“

Ulf Lixfeld

Ulf Lixfeld

Managing Director

Born into a shipping family Ulf went to sea at the age of 15, gaining valuable seagoing experience. After his apprenticeship as a shipbroker at Sloman Neptun he went to the University of Muenster for his law studies, which he finalized as a fully qualified lawyer. Ulf started his insurance career at Junge & Co. Versicherungsmakler GmbH as a claims handler in 2002, finally heading the marine claims department.

„Dealing with claims in their entirety you need a solid practical background in shipping and the ability to anticipate at an early stage the theoretical challenges lying ahead.“

Joel Mayberry

Joel Mayberry

Director/ Senior Broker
Frank Schwetke

Frank Schwetke

Senior Broker
Marek Perczak

Marek Perczak

Sylvia Drexler

Sylvia Drexler

Broking Support
Nicole Ramm

Nicole Ramm

Controlling/ Accounting
Katrin Schnack

Katrin Schnack

Claims Management
Marc Lamm

Marc Lamm

Claims Management


Please come and visit us at:

OWL Marine Insurance-Brokers GmbH & Co. KG
Morgan Haus
Große Bäckerstraße 9
20095 Hamburg

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Große Bäckerstraße 9, 20095 Hamburg, Germany


OWL Marine Insurance-Brokers GmbH & Co. KG
Morgan Haus
Große Bäckerstraße 9
20095 Hamburg

+49 (0)40 369 179 200

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Legal Notice
General information pursuant to Section 5 of the German Electronic Information and Communication Act (TMG):
OWL Marine Insurance-Brokers GmbH & CO. KG
Große Bäckerstr. 9
20095 Hamburg

Represented by:
OWL Marine Verwaltungs GmbH, Hamburg Register of Companies HRB 135790, Managing Directors: Henrik Oel, Nicolas Wolff, Ulf Lixfeld

Contact details:
Telephone: 040 / 36 91 79 20-0
Fax: 040 / 36 91 792-92

Registration details:
Registration in the Register of Companies.
Court of Registration: Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
Registration number: HRA118906
Tax Payer´s Account Number: 48 / 748 / 04784

Supervisory Authorities:
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
Register of Insurance Brokers
Registration D-6V9H-UI9F2-20
Authorisation pursuant to Section 34d(1) of the German Industrial Code, Supervisory Authority: Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Adolphsplatz 1, 20457 Hamburg

Member of the Hamburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Adolphsplatz 1, 20457 Hamburg
Description of business: Insurance Broker; Federal Republic of Germany

Professional Regulations:

  • Section 34d of the German Industrial Code (GewO)
  • Sections 59-68 of the German Law on Insurance Contracts (VVG)
  • German Regulation on Insurance Brokerage (VersVermV)
The professional regulations may be consulted and downloaded on the homepage operated by the Federal Justice Ministry and by juris

In case of disputes between the insured and insurance intermediaries, the following mediation offices can be contacted:
Versicherungsombudsmann e.V.
Postfach 08 06 32, 13006 Berlin
Ombudsmann private Kranken- und Pflegeversicherung
Leipziger Straße 104, 10117 Berlin

Limitation of liability for internal content
The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.
According to section 7, para. 1 of the TMG (Telemediengesetz – Tele Media Act by German law), we as service providers are liable for our own content in accordance with general laws. However, according to sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.

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Downloading and copying of this page is only permitted for private non-commercial use. If the contents of this page were not created by the operator, the copyright of third parties will be respected. In particular, third party content will be marked as such. Should you nonetheless notice any breach of copyright, we request that you inform us. Any such contents will be promptly removed whenever we become aware of any breaches of copyright.

Data Protection Statement

OWL Marine-Insurance Brokers GmbH & Co. KG
At OWL Marine Insurance-Borkers GmbH & Co. KG (OWL), we respect your privacy. The protection of your personal data (such as your name, email address or telephone number) is therefore of particular importance to us. Our data protection practice complies with the legal regulations; in particular with the provisions of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (Datenschutzgrundverordnung, DSGVO) and the
German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG).

With this privacy statement, we advise you about how, to what extent and for what purposes we process data by way of our website.

1. Processing of your Personal Data in our Website: Purposes, Legal Bases and Recipients
You are essentially able to use our internet site without providing your personal data. Data processing occurs when you voluntarily provide your personal data, for example, when you contact us.

1.1. Data processing to enable Website usage
When you visit our website, we collect personal information that enables you to use it (usage data).

This includes

  • your IP address
  • your browser type and browser version
  • the previously visited web page (Referrer URL)
  • screen resolution
  • date and time of access
  • your internet service provider
  • device information

We use this information to improve our online presence.

1.2. Cookies
When you visit our website, information may be stored in the form of a cookie on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a Web server to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to ensure the functionality of the website. You are free to disable the saving of cookies in your browser and have the possibility to delete them from your hard drive at any time. In this case, you may not be able to use all the features of this site.

2. Transmission to third parties
We only transmit any personal data as far as this is necessary for carrying out our service. In this context personal data is forwarded to service providers which we assigned to support us with carrying out our services. These service providers are obliged to comply with all data protection regulations.

In addition we transmit personal data for tax and accounting purposes and as may be required by law.

For the rest, we only transmit personal data to third parties if there is a legal permit or if you have previously agreed to this. You may revoke any consent given at any time with effect to the future. We only pass on your data to public authorities in accordance with legal obligations or by means of an official order or court decision and only if this is legally permissible in accordance with the data protection regulations.

3. Security
We have implemented extensive security provisions and measures to protect personal data stored by us from unauthorized access, misuse, destruction and loss; however, we must point out that unencrypted data transfer via the internet cannot provide any guarantee that access to your data by third parties is prohibited. Complete protection of your data during unencrypted transfer from your system to our server is not possible in technical terms.

4. Deletion
In compliance with our legal obligations to retain data we will delete your personal data once it is no longer needed for the purposes of carrying out our services.

5. Your Rights
You have several rights in accordance with the data protection regulations, such as in principle the right

  • to request a confirmation whether your personal data has been stored at all
  • to correct any incorrect data
  • to delete data which is no longer needed
  • to limit the processing in certain scenarios/ cases
  • to object to the processing if it is based on legitimate grounds and if it would lead to any contrary interests established by it
  • of objection to the processing for direct marketing purposes
  • of data transferability, i.e. the transfer of data that you have provided, in electronic form to yourself or to a third party
  • to revoke any consent granted with effect to the future

6. No automated individual decision making, including profiling
We do not use your personal data for any automated individual decision making within the meaning of article 22 I DSGVO.

7. Amendment of this data privacy statement
It may be necessary to adapt our data protection policy to changing framework conditions of an actual and legal nature. The data privacy statement published on our pages is kept up to date.

8. Contact
We value your trust. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries relating to the processing of your personal data.

Please contact our Data Protection Officer:
Marc Lamm
Tel.: +49 40 3691 792-32