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Transport & Logistics Dutch Lawyers

Where else would you find a team of lawyers specialised in the legal support of players in the logistical process but in Rotterdam. Whether it concerns shipyards, airline companies, logistical service providers or storage and transshipment companies, time is often a factor in the world of logistics and the parties need to be able to switch fast. We know the market and we are familiar with your activities and the specific legal challenges involved.

Our expertise enables us to give you quick and proper advice about logistical contracts and shipbuilding contracts, but also about joint ventures and other types of collaboration. We have specialist knowledge of the law that applies to the various transportation modalities (sea, inland waterways, road, air and rail). In addition to typical maritime issues such as collisions, assistance and general average, we also have experts for the “drier” aspects of law, such as planning and zoning law. Naturally, clients also know where to find Leeman Verheijden Huntjens Advocaten for issues such as the seizure of a ship or dealing with delay claims.

Among other things, our lawyers act on behalf of airline companies, shipowners, their liability insurers, hull insurers, affreighters, carriers, logistical service providers, parties arranging carriage and shipyards.

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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.

Carrier liable for damage after delivery

On 21 June 2016, the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal has rendered an interesting decision on the period of liability of the carrier. The main rule is that the carrier has done his duties, when he delivers the received goods without damage or delay. Therefore, the moment of delivery is an important moment for the transport contract. Parties may disagree on whether or not there has been a delivery and, therefore, whether or not it is the end of the liability period of the carrier.

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.

Peter Verheijden

commercial cooperations, mergers and acquisitions, employment law and employer representation 

+31 (0)10 209 27 75
Bouwe Bos


+31 (0)10 209 27 63
Michelle Reevers

aviation, commercial contracts, business and shareholders

+31 (0)10 209 27 75
Justin de Vries

insolvencies and reorganisation, business and shareholders

+31 (0)10 209 27 52

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Use of smartphones by drivers: prevent liability!

Recently, there was an article in Nieuwsblad Transport on a test performed by transport insurance company TVM, intended to improve safety on the roads. According to the article, research had shown that in many cases (or, according to the article, in no less than 71% of accidents) distractions play an important role, which distractions include the use of smartphones.

A receiver can object to a liquidation based on a winding-up petition filed by the legal person itself

On 18 December 2015, the Supreme Court passed an important judgement on the possibility for a receiver to object to a liquidation based on a winding-up petition filed by the legal person itself.

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