Logistics & Transport

On the international playing field of transport and logistics, the Netherlands and particularly Rotterdam play an important role. This world is continually on the move and the legal dynamics are large. You must deliver the correct items, in the correct amounts, at the correct time, at the correct location. Your challenge is to do this at minimal costs. This means that the right agreements, contracts, conditions and responsibilities are critical factors for your success.

Transport can come to a standstill due, for example, to cargo damage, the occurrence of major accidents or the fact that suppliers or buyers get into trouble or even go bankrupt. In such situations, you often incur direct losses. If this happens, you can call on our experienced specialists. We will protect your interests and will do our utmost, when possible, to get compensation for you.

Multidisciplinary and International

Our lawyers and employers work on these cases in close collaboration with their colleagues in the sectors of Labour Law, Company Law and Insolvency Law both in the Netherlands and abroad. These sectors are internationally oriented. We speak to our clients in their own language. The employees of Kneppelhout speak more than 25 languages, including Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and, of course, German. The lion’s share of the entire Dutch international flow of transport, after all, travels via German territory. So we also have extensive knowledge of German Law.

What can we do for you? We can assist you in the following areas:

  • Liability law
  • Transport law
  • Insurance law
  • Maritime law
  • Inland shipping
  • Transport, forwarding, storage and transhipment
  • Cargo damage and other material damage or injury
  • Debt-collection, (ship) seizure and execution
  • Shipbuilding contracts, stevedore contracts or transport agreements
  • General conditions
  • Right of pledge and right of retention
  • Liability issues
  • Seizure and execution
  • Litigation and arbitration