Firm Profile > Van Traa Advocaten > Rotterdam , Netherlands

Van Traa Advocaten
MEENT 94
3011 JP ROTTERDAM
Netherlands

Transport Tier 1

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 BohmerLeendert van Hee and Jolien Kruit are other key names.

Insurance Tier 2

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.

Van Traa Advocaten is a boutique law firm, based in Rotterdam. Since its establishment in 1898, the firm has specialised in the practices of International TradeTransport and Logistics and Insurance and Liability.

Van Traa’s clients include both national and international companies, such as trading companies, transport and Logistic Service Providers, Financial Service Providers such as banks, brokers and insurers, aviation companies, construction companies and contractors and shipping companies.

The firm’s ethos is to provide clarity for their clients and solve even complex problems quickly and efficiently. Van Traa’s team of experts is almost 30 strong, and they are an agile and flexible firm able to designate specialised teams to large cases or provide tailored, expert legal advice for smaller lawsuits.

Many of Van Traa’s lawyers remain actively involved in academic research, meaning they are continually well-informed of the latest developments within their areas of legal expertise.

Department Name Email Telephone
Transport and logistics | Shipping: dry shipping | Railroad law | Marine Insurance | Insurance: general and personal liability, property and construction Robert de Haan
Transport and logistics | Shipping: dry shipping Vincent Pool
Aviation (aircraft financing, passenger and cargo claims, regulatory matters, accidents, insurance, licences and charters) | Insurance: general and personal liability, property and construction | Professional indemnity (lawyers, brokers, contractors and architects) Robert Pessers
International Trade and Commodities | Aviation (aircraft financing, passenger and cargo claims, regulatory matters, accidents, insurance, licences and charters) Marc van Maanen
Maritime accidents: hull and machinery (hull and machinery: collision, salvage, offshore and shipbuilding contracts) | Marine insurance | Olivier Böhmer
Insurance and Liability | Personal injury | Professional indemnity (lawyers, brokers, contractors and architects) Derk-Jan van der Kolk
Transport and logistics | Shipping: dry shipping Leendert van Hee
Transport and logistics | Shipping: dry shipping | Maritime accidents: hull and machinery (hull and machinery: collision, salvage, offshore and shipbuilding contracts) Jolien Kruit
Transport and logistics | Aviation (aircraft financing, passenger and cargo claims, regulatory matters, accidents, insurance, licences and charters) Gerbrich Oreel
Professional indemnity (lawyers, brokers, contractors and architects) Peter Drion
Transport, logistics and liability Jan Willem Bruidgeom
International trade and commodities Steven Oude Alink
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Olivier Bohmer  photo Mr Olivier Bohmer
Mr Jan Willem Bruidegom  photo Mr Jan Willem Bruidegom
Mr Peter Drion  photo Mr Peter Drion
Mrs Jolien Kruit  photo Mrs Jolien Kruit
Mrs Gerbrich Oreel  photo Mrs Gerbrich Oreel
Mr Robert Pessers  photo Mr Robert Pessers
Mr Vincent Pool  photo Mr Vincent Pool
Mr Robert de Haan  photo Mr Robert de Haan
Mr Leendert van Hee  photo Mr Leendert van Hee
Mr Marc van Maanen  photo Mr Marc van Maanen
Mr Derk-Jan van der Kolk  photo Mr Derk-Jan van der Kolk
Number of lawyers : 30
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Contact : Robert de Haan