Jolien Kruit

Lawyer, Partner

Jolien has been working at Van Traa since 2005. She is specialised in maritime law and related international private law issues. She regularly publishes and lectures on various maritime law subjects.

After completing her master studies in Leiden, she went on to do a Master in Maritime Law in Southampton (2005). In 2017, Jolien obtained her PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam with her dissertation 'General Average, Legal Basis and Applicable Law'. Prior to this, in 2004, she had already published the book ‘General average and the presence of fault’.

In addition, Jolien is recommended by Chambers Europe, Transportation (2024 Edition): Jolien Kruit advises clients on liability and damages claims, including for oil spills and damage to underwater cables. She also assists clients with general average claims and disputes over the contamination of goods. An interviewee enthuses that  "Jolien Kruit knows her law very well. She is very interested in commercial solutions and gets straight to the point. She is a guru in the market." The Legal500 has named Jolien as leading individual in 2023.

Jolien is member of the Comite Maritime International’s International Working Group on maritime decarbonisation and of the Sustainable Transport Insurance Group. In addition, she is member of the Dutch Association for Transport Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vervoerrecht (NVV)), chair of the NVV General Average Committee (Averij-grossecommissie van de NVV) and member of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association).

Transport & Logistics
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