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Transportation

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What the team is known for

Dominant domestic and cross-border transportation team. Regularly acts for ship owners, shipyards and insurers on ship arrests, collisions and charter party arbitration. Well regarded for maritime shipping in particular. Offers additional experience in ship finance and building, as well as contractual matters. Provides further onshore expertise, acting for clients in the rail and road infrastructure sectors and freight platforms on warehousing matters.

Strengths

A client reports that the team comprises "a collection of most experienced and knowledgeable lawyers" and highlights the lawyers for their "fast reactions, precise advice and commercially-minded solutions."

Notable practitioners

Guido de Vos has extensive knowledge of national and international aviation regulations and assists with contracts relating to the transportation of goods and passengers. He also represents clients in litigation.

Haco van der Houven van Oordt is highly recommended by market sources for his expertise in maritime disputes. He acts on liability and insurance disputes about collisions, as well as representing clients in allegations of bunker fraud.

Jan Kromhout 's clients include shipyards and shipping companies. He specialises in contractual and transactional matters, such as bills of lading and affreightment, as well as advising on shipbuilding projects.

Jos van der Meché assists with liability disputes relating to goods in transit. He represents freight forwarders, logistics service providers and insurers, and is described by market sources as "a good and reliable lawyer."

Pieter den Haan acts for underwriters and P&I clubs on maritime insurance disputes. He has significant expertise in salvage, collision, arrest and liability cases.

Market sources say Taco van der Valk is "a brilliant academic and very important player in the Dutch shipping law market." He has broad expertise in transport law and focuses on shipping disputes, such as vessel arrests, charter party arbitration and liability litigation. He also assists clients with contractual matters, including bills of lading.

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Overview

AKD's Transport & Trade team enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide for its risk management expertise and ability to come up with legal solutions. Our specialists have a clear understanding of opportunity versus risk and have been involved in many ground-breaking cases.

Obviously, we know all the tried and tested answers to the most common issues. But we do not stop there. In our commitment to producing the best results, we are not afraid to offer surprising perspectives, go off the beaten track and come up with innovative solutions.

When it comes to litigious and non-litigious issues relating to transport and international trade, our team is a field leader. This dedicated team of lawyers deals in an integrated way with shipping accidents and other cases regarding ports, terminals, transportation, offshore, shipbuilding and financing, aviation and logistics. Clients also include local and higher authorities, banks and insurance companies.

The multidisciplinary team combines top-class legal expertise with in-depth knowledge of the markets and industry sectors our clients operate in. Keeping this knowledge up to date is a number-one priority. It enables the team to rapidly identify new developments and analyse their legal impact. With an extensive portfolio of services, the practice group offers corporate solutions to every legal challenge.

Members

van der Houven van Oordt, Haco (Head of Department)

van der Meché, Jos (Head of Department)

Beerman, Philippine

Claessen, Céline

Cobussen, Reinier

De Vos, Guido

Gunst, Jorian

Hamer, Pepijn

Kromhout, Jan

Lustenhouwer, Maaike

Moolenaar, Sebastiaan

Roose, Stefanie

Schat, Lotte

Spijker, Annemieke

van der Valk, Taco

van Spaandonk, Alexander

Wilbrink, Barbara

Zanting, Ruurd

Transportation

AKD

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Location

The Edge

Gustav Mahlerlaan 2970

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1081 LA

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Transportation: Aviation


Guido de Vos
Band 2

Transportation: Shipping


Haco van der Houven van Oordt
Band 1
Jan Kromhout
Band 3
Jos van der Meché
Band 3
Pieter den Haan
Band 2
Taco van der Valk
Band 3