Marc van Maanen

Lawyer, Partner

Marc studied at Utrecht University from 1983 to 1989, followed by International Relations at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica in Heredia, Costa Rica (Central America) in 1990.

Marc started his legal career at Nauta Dutilh in 1991, after which he moved to Van Traa in 1995. Marc specialises in transport law and international trade. His particular interest is in Food & Feed Law. The Legal500 2023 - Food lists Marc as one of the leading Dutch lawyers in Food Law (Legal500 (2024) – Food). He focuses particularly on complex litigation and arbitration. His clients include large logistics service providers, banks, insurers and trading houses.

Marc is recommended by the Chambers Europe (2024 Edition) Transportation: a client appreciates Marc Van Maanen for "his practical approach. He has a huge knowledge of our business." A cliënt about Marc: "My first choice is Marc van Maanen. He knows our company very well and is very skilled in the areas we need him for.  He is not only a lawyer doing his job, but thinks ahead and provides us with very useful information as and when needed". (Legal500 (2024) – Food).

Marc is a guest lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam for the master's course 'Trade Finance Law' and at Utrecht University for the course 'Commercial Law'. Marc frequently speaks at national and international conferences on international trade and transport. He publishes regularly on these topics. Marc is an editor of the Dutch Trade Law Journal.

Marc is a member of the Dutch ICC Banking Commission. He is a board member of the Royal Commercial Law Association. Together with Jolien Kruit, Marc wrote a “preadvies” on Sustainable Transport for this Association. 

International Trade, Transport & Logistics
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish



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