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AKD

PO BOX 59280, 1040 KG AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 88 253 5000
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Fax +31 88 253 5001
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Web:
www.akd.nl
AKD, Pieter Den Haan, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Pieter Den Haan

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Work +31 88 253 5420
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Transport & Energy

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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.


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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