Press & Publications

18 May 2016

HISWA Holland Yachting Group members win both ‘superyacht of the year’ prizes

03 May 2016

The latest superyacht figures have just been released and they make excellent reading for the Dutch industry. Holland was responsible for a quarter of the world’s deliveries in terms of value in 2015. According to the data of SuperYacht Times, the Dutch yards launched 22 superyachts worth some €1.18 billion in total. This represents an average of €54 million a yacht, twice that of the average build worldwide (€26.7 million).

15 March 2016

Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd v Dau Si Senh and Others C-519/13

On 16 September 2015 the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) rendered judgment on a request for a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters1 (“the Regulation”) (Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd v Dau Si Senh and Others C-519/13)2.

Dispute in the main proceedings

01 March 2016

Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers officially signed a sponsorship agreement with HISWA Holland Yachting Group on 24 February 2016.

23 February 2016

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (“MLC”) was adopted by the International Labour Organisation (“ILO”) on 23 February 2006.

27 January 2016

The importance of internal communication within insurance companies

Publication Court of Appeal 19 May 2015, S&S 2016,11 (ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2015:1088)

25 January 2016


On 11 September 2015 the Dutch Supreme Court rendered judgment (C&J Veldhuizen Holding B.V. v Beurskens Allround Cargo B.v., S&S 2016/1) on the interpretation of provisions relating to carriage by road performed by successive carriers, in particular Articles 34 and 39 of the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road, Geneva, 19 May 1956 (“CMR”).

27 November 2015

On 23 November 2015 the Rotterdam District Court – Private Law Division announced it is ready to accept the usage of English as the working language in proceedings on the merits in the areas of maritime and transport law as well as the international sale of goods. Provided only professional parties are involved counsel to the plaintiff and defendant may agree to apply for conducting legal proceedings in the English language. The court will then follow the parties’ choice whereby certain rules of procedure have been developed to ensure smooth proceedings.

25 November 2015

Avra Towage B.V. in Rotterdam (“Avra”) operated seven seagoing tugs (‘North’, ‘East’, ‘South’, ‘West’, ‘Compass’, ‘Northwind’ and  ‘Southwind’) through seven single-ship-companies owning the respective vessel. Avra went bankrupt on 20 May 2014 and it then transpired Avra had failed to maintain adequate pension arrangements for the seafarer’s crewing the tugs. Eleven seafarer’s started a legal battle against Rabobank, the first mortgagee of the seven tugs involved, arguing that their claims may be recovered from the proceeds of sale of  the vessels they served on.