Mr Marc van Maanen > Van Traa Advocaten > Rotterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Traa Advocaten

Work Department

International Trade | Transport & Logistics




Marc specialises in transport law, international trade and documentary payment. He mainly focuses on complex procedures and (international) arbitration. His clients are large logistics service providers, trading companies, banks, insurers and aviation companies. Marc started his career at Nauta Dutilh in 1991 and joined Van Traa in 1995.

Marc is recommended by the leading legal directories.


English, German, Spanish and Dutch.


Marc is a member of the German Transport Law Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transportrecht E.V.) and the ICC Banking Commission  and he is on the editorial board of the Trade Law Magazine (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht) as well as a board member of the Trade Law Association (Vereeniging Handelsrecht).

In addition, Marc is a lecturer at the postgraduate Grotius Trade Law specialisation course and guest lecturer at the Erasmus University Rotterdam for the master subject ‘Trade Finance Law’.

Furthermore, Marc is a regular speaker at national and international conferences regarding international trade and transport. He regularly publishes on these subjects.


Marc studied at the Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht between 1983 and 1989. Subsequently, he studied International Affairs at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica in Heredia, Costa Rica (Central America) in 1990.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: Food

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.