Our rankings

We are regularly reviewed by clients and fellow lawyers both domestically and abroad. This keeps us on our toes and it is something we are proud of. In some cases, fellow lawyers even become clients.

Clients provide us with feedback and reviews directly or through one of the various authoritative organisations that perform such surveys and analyse the capabilities of law firms and their lawyers across the world. These organisations, such as Legal500, Who is Who Legal, Best Lawyers and Chambers, also base their assessments on feedback and reviews they receive from fellow lawyers in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the world.

Client feedback "it is a leading team in the field when you look at the quality, knowledge, expertise and the level of practical assistance they offer." - Chambers and Partners 2019

Who's Who Legal 2020:

The 2020 edition of WWL (Who’s Who Legal) Transport contains 9 mentions of lawyers with Van Traa Advocaten across three different practice areas.

Nominees have been selected based on comprehensive, independent survey work with both counsel and practioners worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed. 


Robert Pessers
(Global Elite Thought Leader)


Robert Pessers
Marc van Maanen

Leading individuals
Van Traa Advocaten’s Robert Pessers is “an excellent litigator” comment peers. He has extensive experience representing insurers and aviation companies in liability disputes.
Vincent Pool at Van Traa Advocaten is a top-notch shipping lawyer who is highly regarded among peers for his expertise in damages and liability claims.
Jolien Kruit impresses market commentators with her superb work advising clients on accidents and cargo claims pertaining to the shipping sector. 

What the team is known for (Chambers 2019)

Impressive transportation practice, with a first-rate maritime offering complemented by significant aviation expertise. Noted experience in insurance and liability claims across the transport sector. Acts for cargo owners on international trade and logistics issues, such as cargo forwarding, recovery issues and warehousing. Regularly represents leading domestic and international shipping and logistics companies in maritime collisions, cargo damage cases and general average matters. Notable strength in aviation law, regularly assisting airline companies and insurance companies with litigation, including ground handler disputes, passenger claims and liability issues.

Chambers and Partners 2019:

Interviewees are impressed by the department's sector expertise, enthusing that "they are second to none in the area of transportation, in terms of strength, depth and expertise.

[it is] "a well-run, efficient and responsive firm."

Clients are impressed by the firm's dependable service, describing the team as "very reliable." Further sources add that the team "act quickly and efficiently and in their clients' best interests."

Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Van Traa Advocaten specialises in insurance and liability serving domestic and international insurers and brokers. The group undertakes policy advisory and contentious work in areas including professional liability and fraud and is in demand for its transport-related expertise. The team has been asked to advise on the proposed regulatory framework on asbestos and undertakes a broad range of high-value personal injury claims. Managing partner Robert de Haan and Derk-Jan Van der Kolk are the key contacts.


Transport and insurance boutique Van Traa Advocaten is well-regarded for its ‘considerable knowledge of freight forwarding and shipping matters’. Marc van Maanen acted for a large international warehousing company in defending a multimillion-euro claim in multiple jurisdictions for alleged loss of metals from a Russian warehouse. Robert Pessers is advising Malaysia Airlines and its insurers on the MH17 disaster. Shipping expert Vincent Pool and aviation expert Robert Pessers lead the team. Robert de Haan, Olivier Böhmer, Leendert van Hee and Jolien Kruit are other key names.

The 2018 edition of the ‘Best Lawyers in the Netherlands’ contains nine mentions of lawyers with Van Traa Advocaten across six different practice areas.

Lawyers can only be mentioned in this ranking by being nominated by clients or by other lawyers.

The following lawyers with Van Traa come (highly) recommended:

Insurance Law: 

Robert de Haan
Peter Drion


Aviation Law: 

Robert Pessers


Trade Law & Litigation:

Robert de Haan  
Marc van Maanen 

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