Press & Publications

29 April 2015

Recently one of our lawyers co-authored an article on the new opportunities that the revised Brussels Regulation (‘Recast’) may offer to claimants who wish to obtain a Dutch pre-judgment garnishee order against garnishees located in other Member States.[1] The English abstract of the article can be found below.

21 April 2015

A Himalaya clause is a contractual provision intended to confer a benefit on an entity that is not a party to that contract.[1]  The name of the clause is derived from the English case of Adler v.

27 February 2015

As many car manufacturers back their products by a three- to seven-year warranty, the superyacht industry’s standard 12-month warranty period hardly seems adequate. Arnold J. van Steenderen, of Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, looks at the issues surrounding after-sales guarantees and how they could evolve.

06 February 2015

On 9 December 2014, the General Court handed down its judgment dismissing the appeal brought by the Netherlands Maritime Technology Association (NMTA) against a Commission decision finding an amended Spanish tax leasing scheme to be compatible with the EU state aid rules. The General Court has concluded that NMTA failed to demonstrate that serious difficulties were encountered by the Commission in its preliminary examination of the notified measure such as to require the Commission to initiate the full investigation procedure under Article 108(2) of the TFEU.

22 January 2015

Recently, Dutch vessels and vessels arriving at Dutch ports have experienced heightened enforcement of environmental regulations. This has led to high fines in the past, for example when vessels are debunkering in Dutch ports. The case discussed in this article is another example of the stringent position the Dutch authorities usually take when it comes to enforcing (maritime) environmental regulations.

22 January 2015

It is common understanding that the insured has to comply with the obligations as laid down in the policy conditions. The policy conditions also set out the consequences when these obligations are not complied with.  

It is not always clear what is expected from an insured. For example in case the wording of the conditions is not clear or could be interpreted in more then one way. 

17 November 2014

The publisher with ties to the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association, LB Research in England, publishes a series of 53 annual reports, which provide international analysis in key areas of law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners and business people. Getting the Deal Through is a database of law and regulation in 53 practice areas and more than 150 jurisdictions containing concise explanations to the most important legal and regulatory matters that arise in business deals and disputes worldwide.

08 August 2014

On 17 April 2014 the European Parliament amended and endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning (“MSP”)[1], aimed at achieving a more coordinated maritime planning process within the European Union. On 23 July 2014 the amended Directive was adopted by the Council. 

22 July 2014

Van Steenderen MainportLawyers has contributed the Dutch chapter for the 2014 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Shipping Law.

"This article appeared in the 2014 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Shipping Law; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.” ( )