Mrs Silvia Gawronski > Van Traa Advocaten > Rotterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Traa Advocaten

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Silvia specialises in administrative (procedural) law. She was admitted to the Bar in 2011. She advises on topics regarding Quality, Health, Safety & Environment / (Q)HSE, varying from food- and product safety, organic agriculture, in- and export, innovative products, to (storage and transport of) explosives, nuclear safety, waste, mining and hazardous materials. Her special interest lies with supervision & enforcement and (administrative) sanctioning.

Silvia regularly lectures and publishes on the interface of these topics and is the Food Law country expert for the Netherlands by Escalex/IFIS. She is the author of the Kluwer Models for Environmental Law and a member of the Dutch Association for Food Law.

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Silvia graduated in Dutch Constitutional and Administrative Law on the role of the government in live threatening incidents (Leiden University, LL.M. with honours) and from Oxford University (M.Jur). During her studies she also studied at the Graduate School of Polish Law at the University of Warsaw and studied at the University of Siena. In 2016 she completed the renowned Grotius specialisation in Administrative Law next to her work.

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Netherlands > Industry focus: Food

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Silvia GawronskiVan Traa Advocaten

Experts in logistics, trade and insurance for the food industry, Van Traa Advocaten has ‘a lot of experience with how to handle authorities’. The firm assists clients across the entire food supply chain, including companies engaged in the production, import and export to storage, transport, and distribution and trade of commodities to the final food products. Particular areas of strength for the practice are food safety, marketing and quality issues, as well as an increasing focus on organic food matters. International trade specialist Marc van Maanen co-leads the team with associate Silvia Gawronski, who focuses on administrative procedures, notably those related to food, consumer products and QHSE.