Legal Practice Areas Netherlands Bar Association (NOvA)

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Dutch lawyers are obliged to register legal practice areas in the register of the Netherlands Bar Association (NOvA). Lawyer must register for at least one and at most four primary legal practice areas. The register is publicly available on the website of the NOvA.

Based on this registration, our lawyers are required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered primary legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the NOvA.

Below you will find the registered practice areas of our lawyers:

Rutger Blaauw:

  • Corporate Law (Ondernemingsrecht)
  • Transport and Commercial Law (Transport- en Handelsrecht)
  • Contract Law (Verbintenissenrecht)

Ton Jumelet:

  • Civil Procedural Law (Burgerlijk procesrecht)
    - Litigation

Folmer Krumpelman:

  • Employment Law (Arbeidsrecht)
  • Transport and Commercial Law (Transport- en Handelsrecht)

Sophie Stein:

  • Criminal Law (Strafrecht)
    - Criminal law relating to environmental matters (Milieu strafrecht)

Marcel Verhagen:

  • Civil Procedural Law (Burgerlijk procesrecht)
  • Transport and Commercial Law (Transport- en Handelsrecht)

Markwin Wattel:

  • Civil Procedural Law (Burgerlijk procesrecht)
    - Arbitration (Arbitrage)
    - Attachment and Enforcement Law (Beslag- en executierecht)
    - Litigation

Osman Yesildag:

  • Civil Procedural Law (Burgerlijk procesrecht)
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Practice areas

Transport & International Trade

The Transport and International Trade Team focuses on all legal issues concerning international land and sea transport. The wet practice is an international litigation practice. With our 24HR Emergency Response service, we are always available for urgent matters in the field of transport, port and trade.

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Insurance & Liability

The Practice Group Insurance & Liability has a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of cases. The Practice Group Insurance & Liability assists and acts against insurance companies as well as other parties in respect of claims based on e.g. damage of goods, transport damage, personal injury and liability for (professional) faults.

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The practice group Business assists clients in all matters pertaining their business. International and national companies seek the expertise of our lawyers on a variety of issues. Wherever necessary, the team cooperates with the specialized lawyers of other practice groups, e.g. Employment, Insurance and Transport & International Trade.

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Real Estate

Beside their advisory role in drafting development agreements and cooperation agreements, the lawyers of this team litigate before the Dutch Courts and the Court of Arbitration for the Building Industry in the Netherlands. The Practice Group acts for project developers, building contractors, public government agencies and lessors and lessees of real estate.

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Our Practice Group Employment assists both employers and employees. Clients are national and international companies, governmental agencies, professional associations and individuals.

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Contact us

RotterdamOffice (6th floor)
Westblaak 179
3012 KJ Rotterdam

Telephone: +31 10 820 86 20
Fax: +31 10 412 40 11