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PO BOX 59280, 1040 KG AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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AKD, Jos van der Meché, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Jos van der Meché

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Work +31 88 253 5395
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Transport & Energy

Position

Jos specialises in cargo liability and mainly represents terminal operators, freight forwarders, multimodal carriers, logistics services providers and their insurers, often on multi-jurisdictional matters. He also handles numerous cases in relation to insurance law. Jos is regularly appointed in connection with cross-border disputes involving cargo ownership, arrests, liens and the like.
Chambers & Partners Europe wrote about Jos: 'Peers applaud "down-to-earth" lawyer Jos van der Meché for his deal-making abilities'. He 'understands the niche of transportation law and is easily accessible'.

Career

Jos obtained his master of laws degree at the University of Groningen in 1989. He began his career in 1991 at the transport insurance company TVM Verzekeringen. In 1996, Jos switched to the legal profession and was admitted to the Rotterdam Bar. Since then he has been working within the Transport & Energy practice group of AKD.

Member

Jos is a member of the IBA's Maritime & Transport Committee and past Chair of its Land Transport Committee. He is also a member of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the Dutch Transport Law Association. He is one of the authors of the book 'CMR: International Carriage of Goods by Road' (2005). He was an editor of the magazine 'Schip en Schade' (Marine Insurance).

Education

Jos obtained his master of law degree at the Rijks Universiteit of Groningen in 1989.


Netherlands

Insurance

Within: Insurance

Senior partners Jos van der Meché, Haco van der Houven van Oordt, and  Pieter Den Haan are the leading advisors at AKD which has a notable track record in the transport sector, including marine/cargo disputes, as well as in energy sector. The team's expertise takes in policy advice and disputes involving P&I clubs, hull underwriters, and terminal owners. Much of its work is multi-jurisdictional.

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Transport

Within: Transport

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.

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