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AKD, Pieter Den Haan, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Pieter Den Haan

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Transport & Energy


Pieter’s practice includes wet and dry shipping also in respect of inland navigation. He is well-known for Admiralty work, ranging from collisions, salvage, wreck removal, total losses, groundings and shipboard fires to general shipping disputes. He is particularly well-known in the market for providing expert advice in the wake of maritime casualties. Pieter's involvement as the lawyer on the Seawheel Rhine"/"Assi Eurolink", "Probo Koala" and Transito/Ceeblender cases is testament to his ability when dealing with some of the most complex cases of recent times. He is considered an expert on limitation of liability issues. Pieter acts on behalf of many leading Hull underwriters and P&I Clubs on contentious marine insurance matters, including Hull & Machinery, P&I, and FD&D disputes. He has particular experience of dispute resolution arising from the arrest of ships, the marine casualties, and ship sales. As a keen regatta sailor on water as well as on the ice, he advises on contracts for the design, construction, purchase and operation of yachts. He is also well known for his work on yacht insurance cases. Pieter has been consistently listed in both Legal 500 and Chambers in recent years, where he comes particularly highly recommended for collision disputes.



Within: Insurance

Best known for its wide-ranging maritime insurance capabilities, AKD’s practice is headed by Jos van der Meché and Haco van der Houven van Oordt. Litigation associates Robert Hoepel and Vivian van der Kuil are often active in the energy industry. Pieter den Haan is also recommended.

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Within: Transport

Widely known for its longstanding maritime expertise, AKD’s ‘first-class’ team is noted for its ‘innovative, tailor-made approach’. The ‘strategic, client-orientedHaco van der Houven van Oordt, who co-heads the group with Jos van der Meché, is ‘a brilliant advocate’ and ‘very experienced in ship arrests’. Pieter den Haan, Jan Kromhout, Sebastiaan Moolenaar and Annemieke Spijker are also recommended.

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