About Pieter den Haan

Pieter den Haan is a lawyer and Counsel at AKD who specialises in wet and dry shipping, including inland navigation. He has made a name for himself in maritime law in cases relating to, for example, salvage, wreck removal, total losses, groundings and shipboard fires. He has particular experience with disputes on collisions, limiting liability, salvage and maritime insurance. Pieter’s work also involves resolving disputes following the arrest of ships, marine casualties and ship sales.

Pieter acts on behalf of many leading hull underwriters and P&I Clubs on contentious marine insurance matters, including Hull & Machinery, P&I, and FD&D. These clients appreciate his specialist advice in the wake of maritime casualties and his engagement and expertise in complex cases such as Seawheel Rhine/Assi Eurolink, Probo Koala, Baltic Ace and Transito/Ceeblender.

His knowledge and experience as a keen (regatta) sailor on water as well as on ice enables him to advise on contracts for the design, construction, purchase and operation of yachts. He is also well known for his work on yacht insurance cases.

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More about

  • Leiden University: Dutch Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Pieter den Haan 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, Pieter 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.