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AKD has expertise in international transport and offshore energy, with a focus on ship arrest, judicial sales, charter party disputes and marine insurance representation. The firm bolstered its headcount with the arrival of aviation senior associate Maaike Lustenhouwer in December 2017 from Van Traa Advocaten. Haco van der Houven van Oordt jointly heads the group with Jos van der Meché. Pieter Den Haan, Jan Kromhout, Sebastiaan Moolenaar and Annemieke Spijker are also key names.

Clifford Chance fields a dedicated asset finance team for aviation and shipping, with Hein Tonnaer at the helm. The team advised Unicredit Bank on the corporate financing for TUI Cruises involving use of second ranking security structures, including mortgages, across the existing financed TUI fleet. Angela McEwan and senior associate Cora Zeeman are other key names.

Cox Ten Bruggencate Advocaten is a key name for carriage of cargo insurance, and is a popular choice for logistics companies. Carlijn ten Bruggencate is defending a transport company against claims for contamination of goods and a delivery of products error. Together with fellow co-head Joeri Cox, she is acting for  a logistics provider to the fashion industry, following a series of customer bankruptcies.

Transport and insurance boutique Van Traa Advocaten¬†is well-regarded for its ‚Äėconsiderable knowledge of freight forwarding and shipping matters‚Äô. Marc van Maanen¬†acted for a large international warehousing company in defending a multimillion-euro claim in multiple jurisdictions for alleged loss of metals from a Russian warehouse. Robert Pessers¬†is advising Malaysia Airlines and its insurers on the MH17 disaster. Shipping expert Vincent Pool¬†and aviation lead Pessers head the team. Robert de Haan, Olivier Bohmer,¬†Leendert van Hee¬†and Jolien Kruit¬†are other key names.

Allen & Overy LLP’s lawyers are known for acting in high-value aviation and shipping financing and litigation matters. Peter Eijsvoogel and Zeeger De Jongh are the key partners.

Boonk Van Leeuwen has particular litigation and arbitration expertise in trade and transport. The team also handles transport-related insolvency matters. Maritime specialists Herman Boonk and Michiel Van Leeuwen are the key partners; Eveline Jacobs and shipping expert Johan Smit are also recommended.

Praised for its ‚Äėknowledge and expertise in the marine sector‚Äô, Loyens & Loeff¬†has expertise in lender-side shipping finance. ‚ÄėPractical and hands-on‚Äô team lead Gianluca Kreuze¬†advised ABN Amro on a facility made available for the delivery of a new-built vessel - one of eight entirely financed by the bank. Senior associate Ehsan Shirzadi¬†is also noted.

At NautaDutilh, shipping specialist Erik Geerling, aviation financing expert Teun Struycken, and litigator Kasper Krzeminski are the key names. The Rotterdam-based department has notable strength in ship financing and transactions, aircraft financing and vessel construction.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s team is led by Berend Crans and Wouter Hertzberger. Remco Smorenburg and of counsel Mei Land Man are other key names.

Maritime specialists¬†Smallegange N.V.¬†'enjoys a very high standing among the P&I Clubs and marine insurance brokers/underwriters in The Netherlands'.¬† Cargo specialist¬†Richard Latten, the ‚Äėefficient‚Äė Jan van der Stelt, the ‚Äėexperienced‚Äô Julian Van De Velde, and Willem Boonk, a specialist in charter party disputes, cargo claims, and international trade disputes, are the key names to note.

Wiersma Mensonides has a track record in litigation and arbitration in the transport space. Practice head Aram Vos is a trade and ship finance expert; litigators Reinier van Campen and Taco Wiersma are other key names.

At De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Menno Stoffer, who is an asset finance expert, is the key name.

At Rotterdam-based transport, trade and transport boutique Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten, Jitteke Blussé van Oud-Alblas is the key name. Marc Padberg and litigator and arbitrator Jikke Biermasz are other names to note.

Stek¬†is praised for its ‚Äėoutstanding aviation practice‚Äô. Jeroen Timmermans¬†and senior associate Laetitia Kunst-den Teuling¬†advised TrueNoord Holdings on two aircraft purchases from Castlelake.

At Zwartbol Advocaten, contracts and litigation are areas of expertise and the group also has notable cross-border strength. Managing partner Bas Ort, ship contracts expert Danny Berlijn and Karan Doekhi are key contacts.

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