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Jolien Kruit Partner at VAN TRAA ADVOCATEN N.V.


Jolien has been working at Van Traa since 2005. She is specialised in maritime law and related international private law issues. She regularly publishes and lectures on various maritime law subjects.

After completing her master studies in Leiden, she went on to do a Master in Maritime Law in Southampton (2005). In 2017, Jolien obtained her PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam with her dissertation 'General Average, Legal Basis and Applicable Law'. Prior to this, in 2004, she had already published the book ‘General average and the presence of fault’.

The Legal500 Europe has referred to Jolien as a 'Next generation lawyer on Transport' in The Netherlands in their 'Guide to up-and-coming lawyers in Europe, Middle East & Africa'. Furthermore, Jolien is recommended by Chambers Europe, Transportation (2018 Edition): 'Jolien Kruit has a growing reputation in the maritime sector, with strong expertise in contentious dry shipping matters. She is well regarded for her expertise in general average issues, an area in which sources say "she is a go-to lawyer". She acted for interested parties on a cargo damage case relating to the stranded vessel MV 'Harns'.'

Jolien is a member of the Dutch Association for Transport Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vervoerrecht (NVV)), member of the board of the NVV General Average Committee (Averij-grossecommissie van de NVV) and a member of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association).

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