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 suggests that the firm offers good value for money, with sources reporting that the team is "always cost-effective, which is very important for us - Chambers and Partners 2018


Chambers and Partners 2018:

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.

This commentator adds that 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 "they are always very quick and available for calls."

Legal 500 EMEA 2018

"Clients of 'peerless' transport and insurance boutique Van Traa Advocaten include [...] Malasia Airlines and Steinweg Handelsveem. Robert de Haan is 'outstanding in transport Insurance and carriage of goods law'. Robert Pessers 'always gets it right' and 'diligent' CMR and shipping specialist Vincent Pool is in 'high demand'. Leendert van Hee and Jolien Kruit are also recommended.

Our clients also give high praise to our expertise in cases concerning complex questions of liability:

"Van Traa Advocaten is particularly strong in high-end liability cases in the transport sector. Department head Robert Pessers is 'accurate, pleasant and thoroughly knowledgeable'"

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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