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Van Traa Advocaten

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Netherlands > Insurance

The team at Van Traa Advocaten has ‘a practical and commercial approach‘ to matters, focusing especially on insurance and complex liability cases within the transport and construction industries, and high-stakes personal injury claims. Robert de Haan carries out policy advisory work, as well as bringing ‘a commercial approach to resolving all disputes‘, and has particular expertise in the marine sector. The key name to note for aviation claims is Gerbrich Oreel. Practice head Robert Pessers leads a team which is assisting all insurers handling claims, totalling over €50m, arising from a broken waterpipe leading to the complete evacuation of the VU Medical Centre.

Netherlands > Transport

Drawing on ‘top-level expertise‘ and offering a ‘pragmatic‘ approach, Van Traa Advocaten provides a comprehensive service covering all aspects of transport law. Head of the transport, shipping and logistics department and stand-out litigator Vincent Pool handled a number of complex, high-profile disputes in the sector in 2019, including representing a leading logistics service provider against a multimillion-dollar container demurrage and detention claim. Head of the aviation team Robert Pessers is advising Malaysia Airlines following the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014. Robert de Haan, Olivier Böhmer, Jolien Kruit and Leendert van Hee are also key lawyers. Cargo specialist Richard Latten was a new arrival in 2020.