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’.

The Legal500 Europe has referred to Jolien as a 'Rising star on Transport' in The Netherlands: “Jolien is considered to bring considerable expertise and strength to a variety of complex and multifaceted dry shipping matters. Her particular knowledge of dealing with the legal repercussions of general average principals is of particular benefit for clients."

In addition, Jolien is recommended by Chambers Europe, Transportation (2021 Edition): Jolien Kruit is well versed in a variety of shipping issues, including ship arrest, general average and cargo damage claims. A client describes her as "highly intellectual but also commercial and able to balance that really well."

Jolien is a member of the Dutch Association for Transport Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vervoerrecht (NVV)), member of the board of the NVV General Average Committee (Averij-grossecommissie van de NVV) and a member of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association).

Transport & Logistics
Dutch, English, German



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