Robert de Haan

Lawyer, Partner

Robert has been working as a lawyer at Van Traa since 1983. Robert mainly handles cases regarding transport and insurance law, with a focus on transport insurance disputes, company liability insurances and ‘wet recourse’.

Robert is well-known within the transport and insurance branch. Who’s Who Legal refers to Robert as ‘leading practitioner’ in the area of Insurance & Reinsurance and Shipping. Furthermore, Robert is recommended by Chambers Europe (2020 Edition), Insurance and Transportation: “Robert de Haan is well regarded for his extensive track record advising on insurance matters within the transport industry, including cargo, logistic liability and construction all-risks. One interviewee observes: "It's nice to work with him because he thinks of solutions and is not afraid to advise you whilst others sit on the fence. He will tell me when something is not in my interest. He has broad experience of shipping matters, representing clients in matters relating to liability and cargo disputes. He is singled out by clients for his expertise in shipping insurance-related matters and also advises on onshore transportation matters, including train collisions."

Robert a member of the Disciplinary Court in The Hague, the Bar Association disciplinary court, and co-founder of the Dutch Association for Transport Lawyers (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vervoerrecht Advocaten (NVA)). He is a member of the Association for Insurance Science (Vereniging voor Verzekeringswetenschap (VvVW)) and the Sociëteit De CausaRie. Robert is also a member of the editorial board of the Liability and Insurance Law in Practice Magazine (Tijdschrift Aansprakelijkheids- en Verzekeringsrecht in de praktijk). Furthermore, he regularly publishes on transport law subjects in Weg & Wagen magazine and contributed to the book “Bourse Insurance, Co-Insurance in Theory and in Practice” ("Verzekering ter Beurze, Co-assurantie in theorie en praktijk").

Insurance & Liability, Transport & Logistics
Dutch, English, German


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