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MEENT 94, 3011 JP ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Work +31 10 413 7000
Fax:
Fax +31 10 414 5719
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Web:
www.vantraa.nl
Van Traa Advocaten, Robert de Haan, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Robert de Haan

Tel:
Work +31 10 22 45 523
Email:
Van Traa Advocaten

Work Department

Transport/Insurance & Liability

Position

Managing partner, transport and Insurance law.

Career

Robert has worked as a lawyer at Van Traa since 1983. He principally handles cases regarding transport and insurance law. He has extensive knowledge of maritime insurance, and he focuses on transport insurance disputes, company liability insurances and ‘wet recourse’ topics.

Robert’s clients have included a number of leading insurance companies, and he has advised on litigation related to business interruption claims caused by Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy

Languages

Dutch & English

Member

Robert is a member of the Disciplinary Court in The Hague, the Bar Association disciplinary court, and he is a co-founder of the NVA (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vervoerrecht Advocaten) which is the Dutch Association of Transport Lawyers. Furthermore, he is a member of the Association for Insurance Science (Vereniging voor Verzekeringswetenschap (VvVW)) and the Sociëteit De CausaRie.

Robert is also a member of the editorial board of the Liability and Insurance Law in Practice Magazine (Tijdschrift Aansprakelijkheids- en Verzekeringsrecht in de praktijk). Furthermore, he regularly publishes on transport law subjects in Weg & Wagen magazine, and he contributed to the book “Bourse Insurance, Co-Insurance in Theory and in Practice” ("Verzekering ter Beurze, Co-assurantie in theorie en praktijk").


Netherlands

Insurance

Within: Insurance

Van Traa Advocaten specialises in insurance and liability serving domestic and international insurers and brokers. The group undertakes policy advisory and contentious work in areas including professional liability and fraud and is in demand for its transport-related expertise. The team has been asked to advise on the proposed regulatory framework on asbestos and undertakes a broad range of high-value personal injury claims. Managing partner Robert De Haan, Derk-Jan Van der Kolk, and aviation claims expert Gerbrich Oreel are the key contacts.

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Transport

Within: Transport

Transport and insurance boutique Van Traa Advocaten is well-regarded for its ‘considerable knowledge of freight forwarding and shipping matters’. 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.

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