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Port & Trade Maritime Lawyers

Among other things, the lawyers of Leeman Verheijden Huntjens Advocaten assist clients with the conclusion of international commercial contracts and the realisation thereof. In addition to advice, we do of course also offer assistance in the event of contract disputes. Examples include quick attachment, preliminary relief proceedings, legal proceedings or international arbitration.

Commercial cases with international aspects are among the most complex cases brought before the court. And we know how to do it. Our lawyers have a name to uphold. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of international commercial law, a growing number of clients contact us with complex international matters in the field of documentary payments or the settlement of security rights.

Banks too rely on our lawyers with their sector-specific knowledge of the port and trade.

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Conference on 60 years CMR reveals differences in application treaty

On 6 and 7 October, the International Conference 60 years CMR took place. I was pleased to attend the conference. The following is a brief report of several interesting issues that were discussed.

Every cloud has a silver lining

On the last day of 2015, one of the Netherlands’ largest department stores has been declared bankrupt. V&D's bankruptcy had negative consequences on various parties. For example on Senz, a supplier of storm umbrellas. Senz had supplied V&D with umbrellas of which a large part remained unpaid.

Dutch bankruptcy law

Bankruptcy in The Netherlands is governed by the Dutch Bankruptcy Act. Intra-EU cross-border insolvency proceedings are governed by Council regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings. Cross-border insolvency proceedings that do not fall within the scope of the EU Insolvency Regulation will be governed by the general rules of Dutch Private International Law.

Debt collection in the Netherlands

LVH Advocaten offers professional debt collection services for any size commercial debts in the Netherlands. The firm has ample experience in collecting outstanding debts for our international client base and is committed to pursue debtors in the Netherlands quickly and efficiently to ensure a maximum return at a minimum cost.

Bouwe Bos


+31 (0)10 209 27 63

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Ship arrest in the Netherlands

The port of Rotterdam and the Rotterdam court are well-known amongst creditors who have a recoverable claim on seagoing vessels. Experience shows that ships usually can be seized easily and quickly. This is true compared to other jurisdictions. The court, lawyers and bailiffs are accustomed to acting quickly and enabling an arrest; it can happen that, at night, a ‘water’ lawyer asks a judge at his home for an arrest, after which the bailiff goes to the ship that same night. The vessel is then under arrest.

Liability of Directors

This article briefly discusses a number of regularly occurring grounds for the liability of directors of legal entities.

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