About Lotte Schat

Lotte is an experienced lawyer active in the maritime manufacturing industry. She previously headed the legal department of one of Europe’s largest shipyards – she is therefore highly experienced in dealing with all the legal aspects involved in the wide range of stages involved in large-scale construction and other projects. Financing is an inherent part of such projects, and Lotte has ample experience in that field as well.

Litigation is a key part of Lotte’s practice. She was involved in complex international arbitration proceedings, both as a lawyer and as general counsel. One of her key assets is that she knows exactly what clients need in such proceedings and is able to provide the best possible legal assistance.

Her experience allows her to understand and represent the interests of different parties, including customers, shipping companies, vessel owners, shipyards, suppliers and lenders. 

Lotte always considers her clients’ commercial interests and the practical implications while providing legal assistance.  

Lotte is committed to her clients and offers in-house courses to them.

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More about

  • Grotius Academy: National and International Contracting (cum laude)
  • Southampton University, UK: LLM Maritime Law, distinction 
  • University of Utrecht, NL: LLM Transnational Commercial law
  • University of Oslo, Norway: exchange
Admitted to bar
  • Netherlands
  • Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
  • Dutch Transport Law Association
  • AIJA
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Lotte Schat has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Transport and trade law


Based on this registration, Lotte is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.