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The Thirties

In 1929, attorney Dr. Alfred Heynen joins the partnership. After the death of Dr. Klée-Gobert in April 1933 the partnership consisted only of Dr. Schlueter and Dr. Heynen.

Dr. Heynen was mainly active under civil law. A particular focus of his work was corporate and commercial law. In particular, he was involved in forwarding and inland waterway matters. At that time, Hamburg was the central inland shipping center in northern Germany. At that time there was lively inland shipping traffic on the Elbe to central and eastern Germany and especially tothe then Czechoslovakia, which operated its own inland waterway port in Hamburg.

After the Second World War and the establishment of the GDR, inland waterway traffic on the Elbe was massively hampered, with the result that Duisburg became the leading German inland waterway hub. This also has a serious effect on the clientele of Dr. Heynen, whose main focus shifted more and more to freight forwarding and corporate law.

Dr. Heynen had played actively as an amateur footballer at ETV Eimsbüttel in his youth. As a result, he became known throughout Germany, but especially in northern Germany. The ETV remained Dr. Heynen faithful until his death. From his sporting activities, Dr. Heynen is known to all the "football greats" of the time, including Uwe Seeler's father, Erwin Seeler, who was the same age. Like his son, he was also an internationally known and valued football player. By profession he was a warder. Dr. Radischat could still remember how Dr. Heynen and father Seeler greeted them warmly in the 1930s when father Seeler pushed his barge under the Reesendamm bridge. At the time, the law firm was in the immediate vicinity of the bridge, at the corner of Jungfernstieg and Alterarkaden. The house was badly damaged by bombs during the war. The chancellery was completely destroyed.

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