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Van Traa Advocaten

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Van Traa Advocaten is a boutique firm with a particular specialisation in insurance matters relating to transport, notably in the maritime industry, as well as handling the insurance aspects of high-profile aviation, road and rail incidents. The team additionally advises clients on both product and professional liability claims and coverage disputes, especially within the medical field.

Strengths

One client describes Van Traa as a "skilled law firm that is able to speak the language of the insurer and the insured."

Work highlights

Represented Malaysia Airlines and its insurers in the investigation into the crash of flight MH17.

Notable practitioners

Robert de Haan offers clients expertise in event insurance, construction insurance and professional liability claims. He is a popular choice as counsel for underwriters and transport sector clients.

Robert Pessers acts for clients on product liability cases, business interruption insurance and damages claims. He is frequently instructed by clients from the aviation industry and advises them on high-profile incidents. Clients describe him as being "approachable, highly skilled, sharp and amiable."

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Overview

Van Traa is the reliable partner for (inter-)national insurers and brokers when confronted with complex coverage disputes and multiple liability issues following a high-impact event.
Van Traa is very strong in the construction and transport (marine, aviation and rail) industry. The experience and capabilities to deal efficiently with the multi-faceted aspects and consequences of complex insurance and liability questions, are undisputed.
Van Traa is known for its involvement in all high impact events that occurred in the Netherlands or are related to the Netherlands, such as natural disasters, collisions, crash accidents resulting in inter alia corporate and personal liability insurance questions, professional indemnity and other contractual and tort law issues.

In addition, Van Traa is experienced in strategic advice on crisis management on operational and PR level. For instance, Van Traa assists clients, where and when needed, with crisis communications (content and timing of public and private statements).

Members

Pessers, Robert (Head of Department)

de Haan, Robert

van der Kolk, Derk-Jan

Industries

Aviation

Construction

Energy

Marine

Rail

Transportation

Insurance

Van Traa Advocaten

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Location

Meent 94, 3011 JP,

PO Box 21390 3001 AJ

Rotterdam

South Holland

Netherlands

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Netherlands

Insurance


Robert de Haan
Band 3
Robert Pessers
Band 4